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KC Chamber's 2020 Centurions Class Announced



The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce congratulates the 43 young professionals selected for the Chamber’s newest class of Centurions. Centurions is a two-year, self-directed leadership program that focuses on learning about regional Kansas City issues and service to the community.
 
KC Chamber President & CEO Joe Reardon says, “The Centurions program has been preparing young people for leadership roles for 42 years now. It’s been incredibly successful, and is distinguished by its distinct focus on understanding and serving the Kansas City region. Congratulations to our newest class!”
 
The new Centurions were selected based on a rigorous application and interview process. They are:
 
Wale Akinmoladun Spencer Fane
Jackie Baker Nonprofit Connect
Stacy Barter The Roasterie, Inc.
Justin Beets UMB Bank
Kelisen Binder The Binder Firm
Audra Clark City Year Kansas City
Nancy Curran Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC)
Trent Dansel Olsson Associates
Leah DiCarlo Centric
Drew Eanes Engie Services U.S
Drew Elliott Kansas City Public Television / The Bridge
Evan Fox Helix Architecture + Design
Chantell M. Garrett Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 
Kim Gile Kansas City Public Library
Matt Glenn McCownGordon Construction
Beth Haden Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Terry Harlow H&R Block
Brice Harrison VanTrust Real Estate
Emily Harrold Gould Evans
Brooke Hillis Honeywell
Neesha Hitchcock Children's Mercy Hospital
Stafford Hughes Cerner Corporation
Ryan Humphrey BOK Financial
James Isom Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Inc.
Jessica James AMC Theatres
Michael Kelley BikeWalkKC
David Kim Armstrong Teasdale
Christine Lara Black & Veatch Corporation
Steven Levy Civic Council of Greater Kansas City
Kamera Meaney Truman Medical Centers
Stephanie Miller United Way of Greater Kansas City
Dan Moye Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City
Julie Pine Lead Bank
Leonard Popplewell Kessinger Hunter & Company
Sarah Reape The Literacy Lab
Nikki Romolo Sporting Kansas City
Morgan Schulte First National Bank of Omaha
Monica Smith City of Kansas City, Missouri
Jenny Stasi Trozzolo Communications Group
Sylvya Stevenson Criterion Systems
Jesus Torres-Sosa Pulse Design Group
Megan Turner HCA MidAmerica
Jennifer Vitela Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
 
Because of demand and the high quality of candidates, the Chamber expanded the Centurions program earlier this year, adding a spring class to the two-year program.