The Missouri Senate Thursday confirmed the appointment of a St. Albans resident to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

In September Gov. Eric Greitens appointed Robert G. Brinkmann and Terry L. Ecker to the commission.

Brinkmann and his wife, Kim, live in St. Albans. He is chief executive officer of Brinkmann Constructors, a company he founded in 1984. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, Brinkmann is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.

Brinkmann is active in many civic organizations including Junior Achievement, chair emeritus of the board of trustees for Missouri S&T, member of the board of directors for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Foundation, member of the St. Louis Police Chief’s Club, member of the Academy of Civil Engineers, and “Honorary Trooper” of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Ecker and his wife, Susan, raise corn, soybeans and cattle on their farm northwest of Elmo.

The terms of Brinkmann and Ecker, both Republicans, expire March 1, 2023. They have been serving on the commission since their appointment on Sept. 8, 2017.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is a six-member citizens’ panel that governs MoDOT. It can have no more than three members from any one political party. Members are appointed to staggered six-year terms by the governor and must be confirmed by the Senate.

Other members of the commission are Chairman Mike Pace, West Plains; Vice Chairman Gregg Smith, Clinton; Tom Waters, Orrick; and John Briscoe, New London.