2022 Program 

Date | Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time | 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location | Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom - KC Convention Center

KC is winning and winning big. That's why we're ready to #LevelUpKC at this year's 2022 KCADC Annual Meeting.

Renowned for bringing together KC's top corporate and civic influencers, this year's luncheon will be not different. Together, we'll celebrate our region's transformational successes, offer insight on the exciting economic opportunities ahead and energize among our business community.

Are you ready to #LevelUpKC?

Keynote Speaker | Omar Johnson

Omar-Johnson (8)Omar Johnson is a standout marketing and branding entrepreneur, former CMO at Beats by Dre, former VP Marketing at Apple and founder of one of the most innovative brand management companies on the planet.


His work with international brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, and Campbell Soup got him named a “Brand Genius” by Adweek and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Innovative CMOs.”

Omar will share insights on leadership through the art of listening, and what it takes to elevate an idea from basic concept to next-level success.  

Featuring:

brian-robertsBoard of Directors Co-Chair
Brian Roberts

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer - Midwest Operations
Lockton Companies



ray-kowalikBoard of Directors Co-Chair
Ray Kowalik

Chairman & CEO
Burns & McDonnell




Ora ReynoldsBoard of Directors Incoming Co-Chair
Ora Reynolds
President and CEO
Hunt Midwest Enterprises




Tim CowdenKCADC
Tim Cowden
President and CEO
KC Area Development Council



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