Officers

Staff Officers

OfficersBio
DSC_0921Director
Bob Oeth
Years with HBS: 10*
Upon leaving the military in 1975, Robert Oeth joined the family business and at the same time started working at his local American Legion Post with their Boys State program. In the 1990s, became District HBS chairman and in 2000 became active with HBS at ISU campus. He then became Director of HBS at the closing of HBS 2012. He is married (Debby) for 41 years, and has 1 daugther and 2 sons, both HBS Alumni. he is also a Life Member of Post 351 in Elberfeld,IN.
edd13d37-37ec-4362-a43d-650e42bc5427Associate Director
Chuck Mason
Years with HBS: 22*
Chuck retired from US Steel with just short of 45 years of service. He is also active at South Haven Post 502 as the Adjutant. Additionally, he is active in the South Haven Lions Club.
b5ef78b2-2620-4452-872f-f8d351ae21acAssociate Director of Programs and Communications
Scott Weyler
Years with HBS: 28*
Scott Weyler served as a counselor for 18 years before moving up to Assistant Dean and then Associate Director. In addition to being an Associate Director, Scott is the 2nd district enrollment chairman. Scott is also an honorary life member of the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster where he served as a former post commander.
DSC_0472Dean of Elections
Jerry Wagenblast
Years with HBS: 52*
Jerry Wagenblast is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Valparaiso University. It has been my privilege to serve Hoosier Boys State in a number of capacities since 1965.
unnamed (1)Dean of Counselors
Bob Riley
Years with HBS: 46*
Bob is a retired math teacher for MSD of Washington Township (Indianapolis) who worked from 1972-2012. He is now the Adjunct Math Instructor at Ivy Tech Community College - 1998-present.
DSC00507Dean of Conventions
Steve Bowman
Years with HBS: 41*
Steve Bowman is a retired Educator, Veteran US Navy 68-72 - Radioman 2nd. He is a former HBS Director, now serving as a district chairman - passionate for HBS, truly believing in the program. Steve is the husband to Merry Kaye, a father of 3 and a grandfather of 6.
DSC_0492Dean of Conventions
Gary Twomey
Years with HBS: 37*
Gary Twomey is a committed staff member of the HBS program, starting his life with us in 1978.
scan0004Dean of Curriculum
Gary Steinhardt
Years with HBS: 11*
Dr. Steinhardt is a professor of Agronomy at Purdue University. Specialty is soil science. Served in the active Army and Reserve for 30 years including a year in Vietnam and commanded a unit mobilized but not deployed for Desert Shield/Storm. Past Department Northern Vice Commander.
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Brandon Krause
Years with HBS: 14*
Brandon attended HBS in 2001 and returned as a counselor in 2004. His background includes radio broadcasting and marketing. Currently, he is studying to attend graduate school for his MBA. He was originally from Hammond, IN and now resides in Addison, IL.
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Office Manager
Andy Weyler
Years with HBS: 17*
Andy has been on the HBS staff for 17 years as counselor and part of the office staff. He graduated from Wabash College in 2014 and is currently teaching at Ben Davis High School. He is a 27-year SAL member and attended HBS as a delegate in 2008.
Office Manager
Karen Depue
Years with HBS: 1*

Board of Directors

PositionName
ChairmanJames May
Director Bob Oeth
Associate DirectorChuck Mason
Associate Director of Programs and Communications
Scott Weyler
Finance OfficerAnthony Riley
SecretaryHugh Dagley

Executive Section

 
YearsName
3 YearChuck Mason
3 YearJack Cook
3 YearRobert Oeth
2 YearsSteve Bowman
2 YearsScott Weyler
2 YearsThomas Frederick
1 YearsMark Gullion
1 YearsRobert Bach
1 YearsRichard Holmes