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407 Burnam Capitalization/Investment
 Sigma Development Corporation, LLC
Capitalization Leader/Contact:
Cheston Easter

Board President:
Ted Able

Board Secretary:
David Coffelt

Board Members:
Don Nikodim

Larry Schuster

Steve Cronin

Board Members:

Ted M. Abele
Ted Abele is a 1973 graduate of the University of Missouri and an Alpha Gamma Sigma Class of 1970 initiate. Abele holds both BS and MS degrees in Agricultural Economics and Finance from University of Missouri and Texas A&M University respectively. Born in Nevada Missouri, he and his wife Miriam are residents of Belton Missouri. Ted is the CEO of Continental Capital Corporation, a Missouri based holding company engaged primarily in the acquisition, development, management, and disposition of real assets in the Midwestern U.S. Abele is also Managing Director of Black Knight Real Estate LLC, which provides investment and real estate acquisition counsel to private equity and institutional investment entities. He has served on various professional and corporate boards and maintains an active speaking itinerary across the country.

David Coffelt
David Coffelt is a 1974 graduate of the University of Missouri and an Alpha Gamma Sigma Class of 1971 initiate. He holds a degree in Agricultural Economics and currently resides in Harrisonville, Missouri. David is President of Coffelt Land Title, Inc. which has 5 offices and 30 employees serving the greater Kansas City Metropolitan communities.

David is a long time member of the American Land Title Association and has served the Missouri Land Title Association as its Past President, Past Board of Directors member, and chair of various committees. David continues to serve each year as a Missouri Land Title Institute Instructor.

Donald Nikodim
Don Nikodim is an original native of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Initiated in 1971, Don received BS and MS degrees from MU in 1974 and 1977 respectively. Don taught VO-AG/FFA at Odessa and Liberty Missouri from 1974-1978. He served as Executive Director of the Poland China Swine Association in Galesburg, Illinois 1978-1981, and a University of Mo Extension Farm Management Specialist from 1981-1983. He is currently Executive Director of the Missouri Pork Association and has served in that capacity since 1983. He has been very active in the AGS Building Association and an active chapter advisor for many years. Mr. Nikodim currently resides in Columbia, Missouri with wife Betty.

Steve Cronin
Steve hails from Archie Missouri and was a 1967 initiate of Alpha Gamma Sigma. He graduated from MU with a degree in Agronomy in 1969. Mr. Cronin spent the majority of his working career in the fertilizer industry. He held various positions, including sales rep, distribution manager, VP of sales, and Potash Product Manager and was responsible for pricing and coordinating company strategy with production and sales. Steve served as President and Vice President of the MN Plant Food and Chemical Industry, and on the board of the National Fertilizer and Solutions Association. He is a Columbia resident.

Larry Schuster

Larry holds a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics with a focus on architectural studies from UMC. Following his experience as a facilities manager for a storage facility in college, as well as a farm manager of a 600+ acre farm he was a self employed owner of Pioneer Window Works for twenty-five (25 years) prior to merging with Marathon Building Environments in 2009. Today he continues to manage Pioneer Window Works for the parent company by serving as the department manager, project manager and sales manager.

Larry has served as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the City of Columbia, MO, former City Councilman for the City of Columbia, MO, former Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board Member and a current board member for the MO Club for Growth. He is also a board member of Breakwater Bay Club Condominiums at The Lake of the Ozarks. Mr. Larry Schuster is an AGS class of 1975 initiate. He and his wife Betty, who is a certified financial planner, live in Columbia.


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