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Board of Directors


Chair Elect Gordon Lansford, III
President and CEO
JE Dunn Construction Company
Treasurer Carolyn Watley
CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair Karen Daniel
Black & Veatch
Joe Reardon
President and Chief Executive Officer
KC Chamber

Executive Committee

Zane Burke
Cerner Corporation
Ramin Cherafat
Chief Executive Officer
McCownGordon Construction
Warren Erdman
Executive Vice President, Administration and Corporate Affairs
Kansas City Southern
Wendy Guillies
President and CEO
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
David Harrison
VanTrust Real Estate, LLC
Clyde McQueen
President and CEO
Full Employment Council
Roshann Parris
Founder and CEO
Parris Communications Inc.
Stacie Prosser
Market President & Publisher
Kansas City Business Journal
Charlie Shields
President and CEO
Truman Medical Centers
Danette Wilson
President and CEO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Board Members

Whitney Bartelli
Bank Midwest President - NBH Bank Chief Marketing Officer
Bank Midwest
Kevin G. Barth
President and Chief Operating Officer
Commerce Bank
Kimberly Beatty
Metropolitan Community College
Tony Berg
President and Publisher
The Kansas City Star
Barbara A. Bichelmyer, Ph.D.
Interim Chancellor and Provost
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Adam Blake
Brent K. Bloss
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
Doug Boessen
CFO & Treasurer
Garmin International, Inc.
Tony Bowen
Chief Financial Officer
H&R Block
Jean Paul Bradshaw, II
Partner in Charge - Kansas City
Lathrop Gage LLP
W. Perry Brandt
Office Managing Partner
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Chuck Caisley
Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs
Kelly Carnago
Andrews McMeel Universal
Michael Copeland
Regional Administrator
U.S. General Services Administration, Heartland Region
Scott Coup
President, Kansas City Region
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Rev. Thomas B. Curran S.J.
Rockhurst University
Mike Daley
Vice President, Corporate Controller
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
Jackie DeSouza-VanBlaricum
Research Medical Center
Steve Doyal
Senior Vice President (Ret.)
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Mark Garrett
Chief People Officer
Smithfield Foods
Bill Gautreaux
Managing Partner
MLP Holdings Inc.
Lisa Ginter
Chief Executive Officer
CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Douglas A. Girod, M.D.
The University of Kansas
Marc B. Hahn, D.O.
President and CEO
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Kara Hendon
SVP & Senior Partner, General Manager of Kansas City
Mark Hinderks
Managing Partner
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Jay Hummel
Senior Vice President - Direct Sales and Service
American Century Investments
Heather Humphrey
General Counsel, Sr. Vice President Corporate Services
Jani Johnson, RN, MSN
Chief Executive Officer
Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Craig Kuckelman
Managing Partner
Deloitte LLP
Mark Larrabee
President and CEO
Arvest Bank - GKC
Theresa Martin
Executive Vice President/Producer
Lockton Companies
Bridget McCandless, M.D.
President and CEO
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Madeleine M. McDonough
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Steve McDowell
Kate McKinney
Martin Pringle
Chris Migneron
Vice President
Ike Nwabounwu
Chairman & CEO
Alpha Energy & Electric, Inc.
Nate Orr
Spencer Fane LLP
Timothy T. Petty
Market President Kansas City/Oklahoma
US Bank
Brenda Sharpe
President and CEO
REACH Healthcare Foundation
F. Chase Simmons
Vice Chairman & Chair-Elect
Jeff Simon
Office Managing Partner
Husch Blackwell LLP
Brad Sprong
Managing Partner
Mike Talboy
Director of Government Affairs
Burns & McDonnell
Michael A. Viazzoli
Chief Executive Officer and President/Executive Vice Presidenet
Mobank/BOK Financial
Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
William Jewell College
Shalea Walter
Marketing Officer
Arvest Bank
Chris Wilson
Executive Director, Strategic Innovations & Transactions
The University of Kansas Health System

Public Officials

David Alvey
Mayor & CEO
City of Kansas City, Kansas/
Unified Government of Wyandotte

Kirby R. Brown
Deputy to the Commanding General
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
and Fort Leavenworth

Peggy Dunn
City of Leawood, Kansas

Ed Eilert
Johnson County
Board of Commissioners

Sly James
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Troy Schulte
City Manager
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Eileen Weir
City of Independence, Missouri

Frank White, Jr.
County Executive
Jackson County, Missouri