Class of Tomorrow’s Leaders Announced



Kansas City, MO - The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce congratulates our newest class of Centurions. These 35 young professionals will begin the two-year, self-directed program that prepares emerging leaders across Greater Kansas City.

“Centurions' motto of ‘learn, serve, lead’ means this next generation of leaders is not only continuing to lead Kansas City forward, but they’re also committed to lifting up our community right now,” says KC Chamber President & CEO Joe Reardon.

The newest Centurions were selected based on a rigorous application and interview process. The members of the Spring Class of 2021 are:

Kristina Aberle, Uhlig, LLC
Jessica Blubaugh, Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation
Kalli Brelsford, Missouri College Advising Corps
Kelli Broers, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.
Suzie Carpenter, Black & Veatch
Nate Chastain, Lockton Companies
John Coler, RFP360
Jessica CrozierInQuest Marketing
Jennifer Dameron, Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Emily Darling, KU Endowment Association
Zack Donnelly, John A. Marshall Company
Davin GordonAltCap
Michael Gosling, Hoefer Wysocki
Jen Houston, UMB Financial Corporation
Kyle KennedyOdimo, LLC
Michael Kenny, Warriors’ Ascent
Valerie Kramer, Bank Midwest
John Lippe, Heartland Succession, LLC
Greg Moore, Charlie Hustle, LLC
Angela Murphy, MSTS
Angela Orr, Kansas City Area Development Council
Erika O’Shea, Sullivan Higdon & Sink
Nancy Phelps, KC Chamber
Adam Provost, U.S. Engineering Company
Kelsey Rockey, Parris Communications, Inc.
Kelly Rosch, Accenture
Rob Schlicht, HCA Health Care (Hospital Corporation of America)
Karly Scholl, CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Andrew Shepard, The Shepard Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo
Meghan Still, Beveridge Seay, Inc.
Jamie Thomas, Wells Fargo Bank
Judd Treeman, Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
Annie Watson, Turn the Page KC
Jeff Whelan, Country Club Bank
Courtney Windholz, PROOF.

Centurions is Kansas City's oldest and premier leadership development program. For 43 years, alums have included CEOs, federal judges, heads of nonprofit organizations, lawmakers, and many more of the region’s most impactful leaders.