(St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 28, 2023) Boone Center, Inc. (BCI)—a nonprofit that improves the lives of adults
with disabilities through employment opportunities—announced new leadership changes, including two
internal promotions that took effect February 6.
Jeremy Sutton, who was curriculum manager at the BCI Skills Center, has been promoted to its chief
program officer. With BCI since 2018, Sutton now leads vocational training programs with a focus on the
continued development of strategic employer partnerships, student recruitment and innovative programs
to further workforce development efforts for adults with disabilities.
Matt Jannings, who was at the director level, has been promoted to chief program officer, competitive
employment. With BCI since 2020, Jannings now assumes larger responsibilities in managing
employment services for adults with disabilities who want to work competitively in the community. As he
expands his staff to serve a growing number of clients, he is also focused on growing employment-based
experiences for young people to aid in their transition to adulthood.
To align her role with the new leadership structure as it relates to BCI’s employment continuum, Katie
Jones, who manages BCI’s organizational employment program, was assigned a new title of chief
program officer, organizational employment. With BCI for 18 years, Jones continues to oversee support
services for adults with disabilities employed directly by BCI Packaging. She also represents BCI at the
county and state levels where she advocates for support, resources and employment choice for adults with
Sutton and Jannings’ promotions were made following the resignation of former Skills Center Executive
Director Todd Streff.
“Our talented leadership team is always willing to step up,” said BCI CEO Troy Compardo. “With these
new and expanded roles, Jeremy and Matt can really dig into their respective areas as we continue
delivering on our mission for the benefit of adults with disabilities who want to work.”
Founded in 1959, BCI inspires and supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,
challenging personal growth and development through a continuum of innovative employment
opportunities. Headquartered at 200 Trade Center Dr. W in St. Peters, Mo., BCI currently employs more
than 230 adults with disabilities under its organizational employment program and serves dozens more
with employment services, vocational training, and follow-along services under its competitive
employment program and Skills Center. For more information, call (636) 978-4300 or visit