Centurions Alumni

After successful completion of the two-year Centurions leadership program, our graduates are uniquely trained and connected.  The Centurions Alumni Association allows members to maintain that momentum after graduation and make a positive impact on the Kansas City area.  

Centurions Alumni Association (CAA) provides alumni with unique programming, community involvement, and resources to help them keep in touch with each other and the active program. Through this ongoing involvement, alumni can serve their community well after they graduate while staying connected to Centurions classmates as they grow into Kansas City’s leadership.

CAA also provides:

  • Assistance and support to the Centurions Leadership Program, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and other community organizations.
  • A forum for members to discuss and learn about community issues.
  • Association members with opportunities to become and stay actively involved on boards and commissions and in community affairs.
  • An awareness of community issues, resources, and diversity.

Each member’s investment helps to fund projects and resources that make the program successful, including:

  • Stewardship of the Centurions Alumni Association Foundation, which annually awards two partial Centurions scholarships for small business candidates.
  • Planning and operating several social and service activities throughout the year, including: 
  • Events centered on civic issues and leaders
  • Annual holiday party
  • Alumni social events
  • Greater Kansas City Day spring fundraiser
  • Awards reception with actives
  • Annual meeting and elections
  • Raising awareness of and overseeing the nomination and award process for the Bernard Powell Award, named for one of the program’s most memorable charter members

2018-19 Alumni Board

Jennifer Kraenzle, Class of 2013

President Elect
Jennifer Matney, Class of 2016

Past President
Desarae Harrah, Class of 2012

Past Active Steering Committee Chair
Frank Allen, Class of 2018

Megan Hunter, Class of 2013

Jermee Jones, Class of 2011

Legacy Projects Co-Chairs
Edgar Palacios, Class of 2017
Tom Vansaghi, Class of 2009

Legacy Golf Tournament Committee
Kristen Nelson, Class of 2018
Angie Grant, Class of 2018

Membership and Communications Chair
Becky Schieber, Class of  2013

Projects Co-Chairs
Meredith Webster, Class of 2018
Rhonda Dolan, Class of 2018

Civic Initiatives Co-Chairs
Katie Hall, Class of 2017 
Patrick Sallee, Class of 2015

Social Co-Chairs
Kelli Christman, Class of 2012
Edgar Palacios, Class of 2017

2018-19 Centurions Alumni Association Members

Gloria Abercrombie
Adam Abrams
Frank Allen
Lydia Allen
Rachel Arnett
Seth Baker
Charlotte Barksdale
Mark Basola
Chad Beashore
Michael Bell
Joe Bellinger
Kate Bender
Laura Berger
Erik Bergrud
Jessica Best Stewart
Gerron Blackwell
Kara Bouillette
Idonna Bragg
Eric Braverman
Amy Bretall
Dan Brown
Jim Brown
Amy Brozenic Kimbrough
Tiffany Bruce
John Burgess
Mike Burke
Jay Campbell
Manuel Campos
Matthew Carr
C. Jeffrey Carson
Jason Carter-Solomon
Ramin Cherafat
Terry Christenberry
Kelli Christman
Matt Clark
Sharon Cleaver
Nicole Clifford
Christopher Cribb
Sam De Jong
Tyler Dean
Chris DeVolder
Leslie Dickerson
David Dickey
Marie Dispenza
Rhonda Dolan
Julie Dragoo
Mark Ebbitts
Shelley Ericsson
Elizabeth Fast
Gretchen FitzGerald
Katie Fitzgerald
Trevor Flannigan
Tanesha Ford
Connor Francis
Amanda Garbach
Matt Gigliotti
Kimiko Gilmore
Chris Goodwin
Kyri Gorges
Angela Grant
Tami Greenberg
Chris Gutierrez
Jennifer Hack

Mary Hall
Chad Harris
Sara Harris
Kyle Hartman
Scott Havens
Georgiane Hayhow
Tracy Hazen
Lindsey Heinz
Jessica Hembree
Tyler Henson
Janelle Hersperger
Philip Hickman
Scot Hill
Colleen Hochberg
Kersten Holzhueter
Nikki Howell
Heather Humphrey
Jennifer Ingraham
Chad Iseman
Joan Israelite
Sheri Johnson
Tricia Johnson
Heather Jones
Todd Jones
Jennifer Jordan
Matt Jordan
Sam Jordan
Douglas Joyce
Ryan Keller
Tyler Kirby
Roxsen Koch
Frank Koranda
Jennifer Kraenzle
Matt Krull
Adam LaBoda
Sunita Lavin
Steve Lawrence
Seth Lindsey
Jacob Littrell
Andre Logan
Fawn Lopez
Kara Lowe
Mike Maddox
Keri Maginn
Paul Malir
Teresa Martin
Janelle Matlosz
Jennifer Matney
Rev. Justin Matthews
Donald Maxwell
Laurie McCormack
Steve McDowell
Julie McKee
Rachel Merlo
Kate Migneron
Jared Miller
John Minnis
Mark Moberly
Susie Morris
Bridget Moss
Leah Mountain
Megan Mulvilhill
Ryan Myers

Robert Nagel
Ellen Neidlinger
Jessica Nelson
Kristin Nelson
Jennifer Nicholson
Lucinda Noches Talbert
Nathan Orr
Jon Pahl
Tom Paolini
Gregory Payne
Douglas Peete
Bradley Pemberton
Ashlee Peterson
Karl Phares
Jeff Phillips
Rob Pitkin
Ted Place
Scott Potter
Darren Prenger
G. William Quatman
Nicolle Ratliff
Michael Reardon
Susann Riffe
Laurie Roberts
Jodi Robinson
Lindsey Rood-Clifford
Eva Schulte
Matthew Schulte
Lisa Schultes
Lathem Scott
Stephanie Seger
John Shoemaker
Jeff Simon
Patti Sosa
James Steimer
Jeanne Steinberg
Brian Stewart
Scott Strawn
Jody Summers
Ann Swarts
Annie Swartz
Holly Swyden
Terry Trafton
Angelo Trozzolo
Jeff Turner
Kerrie Tyndall
Kent Ummel
Wendy Van Duyne
Joy Vann-Hamilton
Tom Vansaghi
Jackie Vavroch
Holly Villasi
Scott Vincent
Kevin Ward
Doug Washington
Matthew Webb
Meredith Webster
Julie Welch
Julie Wellner
Sean Wheeler
George White
Amy Young
John Zimmerman