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Our Officers

The IOA has 5 elected officers who carry out 2 year terms each. On even years the position of President and Secretary are elected. On odd years the positions of Vice President, Sergeant At Arms and Treasurer are elected.

Below is a brief summary of the officers who currently serve as your representatives to the community.

Meet The Elected Officers of the IOA

Byron at Sturgis with his 2001 Gilroy Indian Chief Motorcycle

BYRON EFIRD – PRESIDENT

Byron has held the position of President for the IOA since its inception. A passionate rider, he and his wife Cendy have logged 10s of 1,000s of miles from Sturgis to Daytona and everywhere in between.When he is not leading rides through the Ozarks, Byron is the Sales Manager of Teeter Chevrolet in Hot Springs, Ark. He and his wife have 2 sons and 3 granddaughters.

David is the VP of the Indian Owners Association. Pictured here with his Indian Chief at the Branson rally held each May

DAVID BOOKER – VICE PRESIDENT

I am the Western District Commissioner of Cooper County, retired after 32 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Terryville and I have a blended family with five children between us them being her 3 boys and my 2 girls currently we have 13 Grandchildren and we recently learned there will be an additional in March of 18. All of our kids got married within a 12 month period so in March of 18 the ages of the Grandkids will range from 11 to newborn. We live on a family farm on the outskirts of Pilot Grove, MO.

Don was elected and serves as the IOA Sergeant at arms in May 2017. Don helps enforce enrollment in the organization and makes sure that peace and harmony are maintained.

DON THACKER – SERGEANT AT ARMS

I own 1 bike my 2014 Chief Vintage, my wife Angela has 1 bike a 2015 Scout. We have been married 40 years. We have two children and six grand kids. Don’t work but Angela does for Northrup Grumman. Ret. USAF

Chris

CHRIS LEE – TREASURER

BIO Chris is a Charter member and motorcycle enthusiast. Owning the major American brands, Indian, HD and Victory. I served in the US Army as an Armor Officer and reside in Louisiana where I met the love of my life, Paula. I have 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren. As a Financial Advisor, CFP, ChFC, my passion for finances carries over to this association.

Secretary for the Indian Motorcycle Owners Association.

SUMMER LADOU – SECRETARY

I was born in and raised in West Texas. Went to college in Alpine at Sul Ross State University. I have 2 step children 1 granddaughter. I work at Lightning Oilfield Services I am HR/HSE. In 2013 I met my fiancé Marty Benton, became part of the Benton family and also became a avid lover of Indian Motorcycles. Shortly there after became a Charter Member. Loving meeting other enthusiasts.