John Josendale was elected mayor of St. Joseph in April 2022. A native of St. Joseph, John attended public elementary schools and Missouri Military Academy before graduating from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a BS in Business Administration. Later, while working, John earned a master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University.
John served as a Senior Executive and Business Leader for forty-eight years with success in market development and managing change in a diverse industry and highly competitive US and international environment. He worked in sales, business development, and operations. serving in capacities of direct sales, product management, regional management, and global management.
John currently serves on the Buchanan County Tourism Board and was a former member of the TIF commission. He has served on boards including Children First School (Chairman), Bishop LeBlond High School, Pony Express Museum, Family Guidance Center (Chairman), Gold Bank (Local Chairman), Albrecht-Kemper, United Way (Loaned Executive & campaign division chair), Allied Arts Council and the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce.
John is married to Jennifer Josendale, and they have three children and three grandchildren.