Board of Directors



Officers


Chair of the Board Roshann Parris
President and CEO
Parris Communications Inc.
Chair Elect Terry Dunn
President and CEO
JE Dunn Construction Group, Inc.
Vice Chair Ralph Reid
Executive Director, Sprint Foundation; Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Sprint
Treasurer Terry Bassham
Chairman, President and CEO
KCP&L and Great Plains Energy
Immediate Past Chair Russell Welsh
President and CEO
Polsinelli
James A. Heeter
President and Chief Executive Officer
KC Chamber

Executive Committee


Matthew J. Condon
CEO
Athletic & Rehabilitation Center
Karen Daniel
CFO
Black & Veatch
Peter J. deSilva
President & COO
UMB Financial Corporation
Steve Doyal
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Warren Erdman
Executive Vice President Administration and Corporate Affairs
Kansas City Southern
Dave Fowler
Retired Office Managing Partner
KPMG LLP
David Gentile
President and CEO
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kansas City
Greg Graves
Chairman and CEO
Burns & McDonnell
Cliff Illig
Chairman and CEO
TIFEC, LLC
Jonathan M. Kemper
Chairman and CEO (Kansas City)
Commerce Bank
Denise L. Kruse
President and CEO
AdamsGabbert, LLC
Clyde McQueen
President and CEO
Full Employment Council
Leo E. Morton
Chancellor
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jeffrey L. Provost
Lead Client Service Partner
Deloitte LLP

Board Members


Irvin V. Belzer
Legal Counsel/Corporate Secretary, Partner
Bryan Cave LLP
John Bluford
President and CEO
Truman Medical Centers
R.A. "Bucky" Brooks III
Principal
Copaken Brooks
Jane Chu
President and CEO
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Rev. Thomas B. Curran
President
Rockhurst University
Mark D. Donovan
President
Kansas City Chiefs
Frank Ellis
Chairman and CEO
Swope Community Enterprises
Nick Franano
CEO
Novita Therapeutics, LLC
David W. Frantze
Partner
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Christopher Gentile
President
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
Michael Hagedorn
President & CEO
UMB Bank, n.a.
Don Hall Jr.
Civic Council Chair, President and CEO
Hallmark Cards, Inc
Linda Hanson
Regional Market President-Kansas City Region
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Joyce Hayhow
President and Publisher
Kansas City Business Journal
Kara Hendon
SVP, Senior Partner & General Manager
FleishmanHillard
Jon Jackson
Senior Vice President and CAO
The University of Kansas Hospital
David J. Janus
Market President
First National Bank of Kansas
Jani Johnson
President & Chief Executive Officer
Saint Luke's South Hospital
Rick Kahle
President - KC Employee Benefit Division
Lockton Companies, LLC
Jason Klumb
Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board Chair
Regional Administrator U.S. General Services Administration
Mel Lagarde
President, Midwest Division
HCA MidAmerica Division
Brett Lewis
Office Managing Partner
Grant Thornton LLP
William P. Lucas
President
Crown Center Redevelopment Corp.
Patrick J. McCown
CEO
McCownGordon Construction, LLC
Greg Mcfarlane
Chief Financial Officer
H&R Block
Tom Metzger
President
Bank Midwest
Chris Migneron
Associate Vice President Architecture Office Leader
HNTB
Eric M. Morgenstern
President and CEO
Morningstar Communications
John Murphy
Chairman
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Rand L. O'Donnell, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Danny O'Neill
President
The Roasterie
Mi-Ai Parrish
Publisher and President
The Kansas City Star
Todd Pleimann
Managing Partner -Kansas City
RubinBrown LLP
Jeanette Hernandez Prenger
President and CEO
ECCO Select
Kevin Rauckman
CFO
Garmin International, Inc.
James Sangster
Vice Chairman
UMB Bank, n.a.
Brad Smith
President
BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
Brad Sprong
Office Managing Partner
KPMG LLP
Brent Stewart
President and CEO
United Way of Greater Kansas City, Inc.
Maurice Watson
Chairman
Husch Blackwell LLP
Julie Wilson
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
Cerner Corporation

Elected Officials


Peggy Dunn
Mayor
City of Leawood, Kansas

Ed Eilert
Chairman
Johnson County
Board of Commissioners

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

Sly James
Mayor
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Troy Schulte
City Manager
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Ron Shaffer
Mayor
City of Prairie Village, Kansas