Board of Directors

David Hall | Hallmark Cards, Inc. | CO-CHAIR

Hall_Dave_Executive Vice Chairman
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
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Lisa Ginter | CommunityAmerica Credit Union | CO-CHAIR

CommunityAmerica Credit Union
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Beth Soukup | JE Dunn Construction | Immediate Past Co-Chair

Beth SoukupChief Financial Officer
JE Dunn Construction
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Chuck Caisley | Evergy |Past Co-Chair

Chuck-CaisleySenior Vice President, Marketing & Public Affairs and Chief Customer Officer
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Scott Andreasen | H&R Block

AndreasenVice President and Deputy General Counsel Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer
H&R Block
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Bill Baird |Representing City of Lee's Summit

Baird-5x7 2018Mayor
City of Lee's Summit
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Dr. Kimberly Beatty | Metropolitan Community College

Metropolitan Community College
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Rob Bratcher| Commerce Bank

Bratcher Bio PhotoPresident
Commerce Bank
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Pete Browne | Kissick Construction Company

Kissick Construction Company
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Greg Canuteson | City of Liberty, MO

City of Liberty, MO
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Jeff Carson | Enterprise Bank & Trust

CarsonPresident, Kansas City Region
Enterprise Bank & Trust
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Karrie Clinkinbeard | Armstrong Teasdale LLP

ClinkinbeardK_hiOffice Managing Attorney
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
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Kipp Cooper | Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS

KippChief Executive Officer
Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS
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Keith Copaken | Copaken Brooks

Keith Copaken HeadshotPrincipal
Copaken Brooks
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Tim Cowden | Kansas City Area Development Council

Tim_BW_0181-minPresident and CEO
Kansas City Area Development Council
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Chris DeVolder | HOK

DeVolder_ChrisSenior Principal
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Billy Douglass | HCA Midwest Health

William DSenior Vice President of Business Development
HCA Midwest Health
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Rachel Dwiggins | BKD CPAs & Advisors

R DwigginsPartner
BKD CPAs & Advisors
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Jay Felton | Lathrop GPM LLP

Lathrop GPM LLP
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Bill Ferguson | Central Bank of the Midwest

Bill Ferguson PicPresident & CEO
Central Bank of the Midwest
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Penny Postoak Ferguson | Representing Johnson County, KS

13-Penny Postoak Ferguson_55rCounty Manager
Johnson County, KS
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Spencer Fields | Willis Towers Watson

fields_spencer12Kansas City Office Leader
Willis Towers Watson
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David Frantze | Stinson LLP

Stinson LLP
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Dr. Douglas Girod | University of Kansas

University of Kansas 
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Brett Gordon | McCownGordon Construction

brett-gordonChairman of the Board
McCownGordon Construction
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Dr. Marc Hahn | Kansas City University

Marc HahnPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City University  
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Karen Hogan | Turner Construction Company

Karen-BWVice President & General Manager
Turner Construction Company
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Jenny Housley | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

housley_jennyChief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
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Dr. John Jasinski | Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University
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Michael Kanaley | Global Prairie

KanaleyManaging Director, Operations
Global Prairie
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Dale Klose | PNC Bank

KloseRegional President-Kansas City
PNC Bank
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Ray Kowalik | Burns & McDonnell

KowalikChairman & CEO
Burns & McDonnell
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Mark Larrabee | Arvest Bank

LarrabeePresident & CEO
Arvest Bank
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Brett Lewis | Grant Thornton LLP

image002Office Managing Partner
Grant Thornton LLP
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Matt Linski | Bank of America, N.A.

LINSKI_Matt_03.2_8_background_reduced-(003)Market President
Bank of America, N.A.
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David Long | Kansas City Aviation Department

D-Long(Web)Deputy Director of Aviation – Properties & Commercial Development
Kansas City Aviation Department
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Shawn Long | The University of Kansas Health System

Shawn Vice President, Corporate & Community Outreach
  The University of Kansas Health System
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Quinton Lucas | City of Kansas City, Missouri | Representing the Economic Development Corporation

City of Kansas City, Missouri
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Maria Maffry | BNIM

Chief Business Development Officer
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Maureen Mahoney | Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK

Chief of Staff to Mayor David Alvey
Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK
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Korb Maxwell | Polsinelli PC

Korb Maxwell HeadshotShareholder
Polsinelli PC
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Michael Mayer | Cushman & Wakefield

MayerMikeManaging Principal
Cushman & Wakefield
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Steve Mills | Spire, Inc.

Steve-MillsVice President and General Manager - Missouri West
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Richard Muller | VanTrust Real Estate, LLC

MullerExecutive Vice President, Kansas City
VanTrust Real Estate, LLC
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Richard B. Myers | Kansas State University

Myers head shot.12-2018President
Kansas State University
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Todd Pleimann | RubinBrown LLP

PleimannManaging Partner
RubinBrown LLP
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Stacie Prosser | Kansas City Business Journal

ProsserMarket President and Publisher
Kansas City Business Journal
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Ora Reynolds | Hunt Midwest Enterprises

ReynoldsPresident and CEO
Hunt Midwest Enterprises
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Jim Rine | UMB Bank, n.a.

UMB-JimPresident & CEO
UMB Bank, n.a.
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Brian Roberts | Lockton Companies

Roberts Brian HRSenior Vice President - Director of Operations
Chief Diversity Officer
Lockton Companies
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Clinton Robinson | Black & Veatch

ClintRobinsonAssociate Vice President, Director of State & Local Government Affairs
Black & Veatch
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Jim Roy | QPS Employment Group | Representing KC SmartPort - Ex Officio

Roy_HeadshotSenior Regional Vice President
QPS Employment Group
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Harland Russell | Representing Leavenworth County, KS

HarlandRussellPresident - Leavenworth County Development Corporation
Leavenworth County, KS
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Reid Schultz | R/S Electric Corp.

ReidSchultzExecutive Vice President | Kansas City Market Leader
R/S Electric Corp.
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Rich Smith | Henderson Engineers

Rich SmithCEO/President
Henderson Engineers
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Jake Sorenson | Aerotek, Inc.

SorensonDirector of Business Operations
Aerotek, Inc.
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John Stauffer | DEG

DEG_John_Stauffer_2018 headshotManaging Director, Strategic Planning
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Jon Stephens | Port KC

JonStephensPresident and CEO
Port KC
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Nathan Tesmer | J.P. Morgan Chase

Tesmer.Nathan WEBRegion Head - Central States
J.P. Morgan Chase
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Kristin Tyson | CrossFirst Bank

Tyson_Kristin_BWPresident, Kansas City
CrossFirst Bank
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Nicole Van Denabeele| Bank Midwest

NicoleVanDenabeelePresident and Chief Accounting Officer
Bank Midwest
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Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls | William Jewell College

William Jewell College
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Carolyn Watley | CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. | Representing the Greater KC Chamber - Ex Officio

Carolyn WatleyVice President of Community Engagement
CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.
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Molly Weaver | Children's Mercy Hospital | Representing TeamKC - Ex Officio

Molly-BWSenior Director, Talent Acquisition
Children's Mercy Hospital
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Eileen Weir | Representing the City of Independence, MO

Mayor Weir PhotoMayor
City of Independence, MO
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Rob Welker | Hoefer Wysocki Architecture

Rob Welker - KCADC ColorPresident and Partner
Hoefer Wysocki Architecture
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Richard Wetzel | Centric

Wetzel new USEPartner
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Patrick Whalen | Spencer Fane LLP

Pat WhalenChairman
Spencer Fane LLP
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Bridgette Williams | Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City

Bridgette Photo 2018Executive Director
Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City
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Cale Wilson | Terracon

Wilson, Cale 3Principal
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David Zimmer | Newmark Grubb Zimmer

DavidZimmerVice Chairman
Newmark Grubb Zimmer
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