Gov. Jay Nixon announced appointments on Wednesday to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, which owns the Edward Jones Dome.

Nixon appointed Bruce Thomas Sommer, a Democrat from Glendale, Edward J. Tabash, a Republican from St. Louis City, and M. Zane Yates, a Republican from Oakville.

The authority oversees financing, design and construction of the stadium and convention center construction.

Sommer retired in 2009 after serving for 18 years as the senior vice president of the Saint Louis Convention and Visitors Commission and as director of the accompanying America’s Center. He is an Army veteran, a past St. Louis alderman and former member of the cabinet of St. Louis Mayor Vincent Schoemehl Jr.

Tabash is retired as a partner from MRCT – Benefits Plus, a St. Louis business that provides employee benefits. He began Benefits Plus in 1992, and it later merged with Maher Rosenheim Comfort Tabash to become MRCT-Benefits Plus. Tabash previously was a vice president of marketing for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Yates is the senior director of business development for the Centene Corp. He served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1990 to 1996 and was the assistant Republican floor leader.

Sommer and Tabash serve through May 31, 2018. Yates’ term ends in 2016.

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David Hunn is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.