Rodney Schad, of Versailles, was appointed to the Public Defender Commission.
Schad has served on the Morgan County Commission since 2013. He previously served as a Missouri state representative for the 115th District, an owner and manager for a construction company in Versailles, and a teacher at Tri-County Technical School in Eldon.
Schad currently serves on the Quality Industries Sheltered Workshop Board, the Show-Me Christain Youth Home Board, and as a director for CoMo Electric Cooperative and Central Electric Cooperative.
Schad also attended classes at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The Missouri State Public Defender System is governed by the commission. The term of office of each commissioner is six years or until a successor is selected. Commissioners may succeed themselves.