My Background

Proven Leader, Healthcare Executive

Jeff Bloemker has lived in Smithville for more than a decade. Jeff is a hospital Chief Executive Officer and his wife, Jodi works at the United Way. Jeff and Jodi have an eight year old son Jeremiah, who is in third grade and active in Smithville Storm baseball. Their love for Smithville has led them to serve to better our community.   

Locally, Jeff is a member of a Smithville service organization and serves as a district officer. He has also been active in the Northland including serving on the board of the Northland Chamber of Commerce.    

At the State level, Jeff was appointed by the Governor to the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission. He subsequently was elected Chairman and served on the Missouri Veterans’ Commission.    

Jeff has been a healthcare executive since moving to Smithville after spending eight years shaping policy in Washington, D.C. He served in the George W. Bush administration. During that time, he gained expertise in defense, basing strategies, force structure, privatization and economic development issues. He also served as a political appointee to the Department of Defense as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment.    

Before that, Bloemker served with the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, where he identified candidates for presidential appointments in the national security community. Bloemker also worked in the U.S. Senate on the staffs of Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Rod Grams (R-Minn.).    

Bloemker has a master’s degrees in health administration from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota.