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KC Chamber Announces New Centurions



Venerable leadership program expands, adding spring cohort

For 42 years, the Centurions Leadership program has been grooming young men and women for leadership in their companies and their community.  This year, the KC Chamber expanded the popular and competitive program, adding a second cohort of the leadership program.
 
“We’re expanding the Centurions program because we know it works,” says Joe Reardon, President & CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.  “Over the years of the program, Centurions graduates have gone on to become federal judges, CEOs, nonprofit executives and more.  Centurions alumni are usually deeply connected to our community and understand the importance of community service and civic leadership.  We need more of them.”
 
Centurions is a two-year program that looks deeply at community issues like education, entrepreneurship, transportation, and government, and requires a heavy commitment to community service.  Candidates for the program grow through a rigorous application and interview process.
 
We’re pleased to announce the candidates selected for our new Centurions class:
 
Libby Bane, Commerce Bank
Michael Bean, RubinBrown LLP
Adam Bormann, Government Employees Health Association
Leanne Breiby, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Sean Brough, Protiviti
Alex Callow, Finkle + Williams Architecture
Mike Corner, JE Dunn Construction
Shawn Cross, McCownGordon Construction
Bruce Eddy, Community Mental Health Fund
Jackie Feeney, American Heart Association
Morgan Franklin, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City
Calvin Girard, KCP&L
Michelle Goth, Ripple Glass
Ryan Gray, Hallmark Cards Inc.
Henry Hodes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Anne Hucker, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Monique Johnston, Full Employment Council
Derek Klaus, Visit KC
Julee Koncak, Burns & McDonnell
Andrew Lang, Starlight Theatre
Andy Logan, Logan Logan & Watson, L.C.
Katie Lord, Jeffrey Byrne + Associates
Solissa McKay, Kauffman Scholars, Inc.
Eric Munninghoff, CBIZ
Christy Nitsche, Union Station Kansas City, Inc.
Mark Nuss, UMB Bank
Alyssa Parsons, BNIM
Paul Ramlow, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Ashley Renfrew, HNTB Corporation
Amanda Richardson, Grant Thornton LLP
Matt Staub, Proxima
Julie Steenson, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Jabbar Wesley, Novel City Chamber of Innovation
Cale Wilson, Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Michael Wizniak, University of Missouri – Kansas City