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Board of Directors


Chair Elect Michael Hagedorn
President & CEO
UMB Bank, n.a.
Vice Chair Gordon E. 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 Operating 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
President 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

Frank Allen
Manager, Consumer Affairs
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Ken Bacon
President and CEO
Shawnee Mission Health
Whitney Bartelli
Bank Midwest President - NBH Bank Chief Marketing Officer
Bank Midwest
Kevin G. Barth
President and Chief Operating Officer
Commerce Bank
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 LLP
Chuck Caisley
Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs
Scott Coup
President, Kansas City Region
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Rev. Thomas B. Curran S.J.
Rockhurst University
Mike Daley
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Bank Midwest
Jackie DeSouza-VanBlaricum
Research Medical Center
Tim Donahue
Regional President - Kansas/Missouri
Steve Doyal
Senior Vice President (Ret.)
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Mark Garrett
Chief People Officer
Smithfield Foods
Douglas A. Girod, M.D.
The University of Kansas
Gregg Givens
Senior VP, CFO, and Treasurer
DST Systems, Inc.
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
Larry Hisle
Executive Director
Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board
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
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
Tim Meacham
Chief Operating Officer
Lockton Companies, LLC
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 Smith
President, Midwest Region
BMO Harris Bank
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
Chris Wilson
Executive Director, Strategic Innovations & Transactions
The University of Kansas Health System

Public Officials

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

Mark Holland
Mayor & CEO
Kansas City, Kansas &
Unified Government of
Wyandotte County

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