Staff

Kent A. Embree, Executive Director

A QHS alum from the class of 1985, Kent joined the QPS Foundation in September of 2017 and brings over 20 years of marketing communications experience to the Foundation. He received his BA from the University of Iowa in 1989 and has worked in graphics and marketing in various capacities across several industries. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kent was the Marketing Manager for The Salvation Army in Quincy for 7 years and helped launch the Kroc Center brand in 2011. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Mississippi Valley Council of Boy Scouts. Kent is married to Denise (Huntley) Embree (Class of ’86), and they have two sons, Evan and Garrett. Evan is an Eagle Scout and recently graduated from QHS in the class of 2017, and Garrett goes to QJHS. The Embree family has a love of the outdoors, Boy Scouting, marching band, and everything Blue Devil!

 

DSC_1730Mindy K. Holthaus, Administrative Assistant

Mindy is a proud QHS alum and is passionate about education.  Mindy is married to Nathan and they  have 3 children, all in Quincy Public Schools.  She is active in PTA, Quincy Community Theatre,and Lifepoint Bible Church.   She loves making a difference in the lives of children and helping to support our educators.  Mindy has a BFA in Theatre from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Before having children, she was the theatre director for Alton Senior High School in Alton, Illinois.