County Executive Announces Hiring
of Director of Collections

July 7, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced today the hiring of V. Edwin Stoll, a Lee’s Summit, Missouri attorney, as director of the County’s Department of Collections. The department collects taxes for more than 60 taxing jurisdictions within Jackson County, including city governments and school districts.

As a 1979 University of Missouri-Columbia Law School graduate, Stoll has an extensive legal background that includes tax planning and cases involving income, estate, excise and employment taxes, as well as federal income tax collection disputes. He also has vast experience in real estate and general corporate/business legal matters.

Stoll was a partner with Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP from 2002 to 2009. He assumes his new duties with the County after serving this year as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Providence Business Group Inc.

“Ed has the expertise we were seeking in a Collections Director,” said Sanders. “He brings decades of experience to the County and is committed to adding to the professionalism of our Collections Department. He already has a long record of public service to his community, Jackson County and the State of Missouri.”

Stoll was a varsity letterman basketball player for University of Missouri-Columbia and played from 1972 to 1976. During his career, Stoll has served on numerous boards, commissions and committees, including the Board of Education of Consolidated School District No. 2 in Jackson County (1996-99); the Missouri Development Finance Board (1992-96); the Missouri Housing Development Commission (1987-91 including a ’90-91 term as chairman); the Desegregation Monitoring Committee of the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri (1990-93); the Board of Directors of the National Conference of State Housing Boards (1990-91); and the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Historical Society (1989-94). More recently, he has served on the Lee’s Summit, Missouri Charter Review Commission (2006-07), and his association with the Boy Scouts of America-Heart of America Council dates back to 1998. Stoll currently serves as an assistant district commissioner for the council’s Thunderbird District.