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 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.

Centurions Alumni Association 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
  • 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

2021-22 Alumni Board

ELECTED POSITIONS

President

Tanesha Ford, Class of 2016

President-Elect

Kamera Meaney, Class of 2020

Past President

Jon Hile, Class of 2012

Secretary

Lindsey Rood-Clifford, Class of 2017

Treasurer

Lathem Scott, Class of 2017

Past Active Steering Committee Chair (Pinnacle)

Demetrius Peterson, Class of 2021

Past Active Steering Committee Chair (Apex)

Gina Lichte, Class of 2022

APPOINTED POSITIONS

Civic Initiatives Co-Chairs

Ryan Weber, class of 2015
Susan Schaefer, class of 2021
Mario Urquilla, class of 2016
Jauqua Preston Wilkins, class of 2022

Legacy Fundraiser Co-Chairs

Audra Clark, class of 2020
Caroline VanDeusen, class of 2016
Jackie Feeney, class of 2020
Adam Abrams, class of 2014
Jenny Stasi, class of 2020

Membership/Marketing Co-Chairs

Angela Kennedy, class of 2021
Lisa Shaw, class of 2000
Demetrius Peterson, class of 2021

Projects Co-Chairs

Gretchen FitzGerald, class of 2017
Susie Morris, class of 2012
Lisa Womack, class of 2021
Mia Gonzalez, class of 2022

Social Co-Chairs

Solissa McKay, class of 2020
Judd Treeman, class of 2021
Rita Strickland, class of 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Chairs

Kim Gile, class of 2020
Wale Akinmoladun, class of 2020
Saadia Mahmood, class of 2019
Kendra Burgess, class of 2022

Active Liason (Apex)

Beth Collins, Class of 2023

Active Liason (Pinnacle)

Jennie Nguyen, Class of 2023

CENTURIONS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

As of August 2022

A-G

Kristina Aberle
Wale Akinmoladun
Kathryn Allen
J. Anderson
Rachel Arnett
Brooke Bailey
Seth Baker
Libby Bane
Lauren Bascue
Tom Bender
Nathan Benjamin
Erik Bergrud
Jessica Best Stewart
Austin Bickford
Chris Bigelow
Mary Birkel
Kimiko Black Gilmore
Megan Boos
Idonna Bragg
Joshua Brewster
Emma Brooke
Dan Brown 
Kellie Bryan
Holly Buckendahl
Steve Burbridge
Kendra Burgess
John Burgess
Alexander Burke
Tim Burkhalter
Kent Cable
Jay Campbell
Suzie Carpenter
Courtney Chapman
Nate Chastain
Terry Christenberry
Sarah Cisper
Audra Clark
Adam Cox
Melissa Dailey-Newman
Jennifer Dameron
Megan Day
Mike DeBacker
Greg DeCamp
Roper DeGarmo
Marie Dispenza
Aaron Dispenza
Kyle Donaldson
Julie Dragoo
Krystle Dunn
Taylor Dunn
Drew Eanes
Mark Ebbitts
Drew Elliott
Jim Erickson
Gretchen FitzGerald
Katie Fitzgerald
Trevor Flannigan
Matthew Flynn
Michael Fowler
Evan Fox
Jennifer Funk
Diane Gallagher
Estuardo Garcia
Katie Garcia
Adam Gebhardt
Kim Gile
Lori Goben
Mia Gonzalez
Sheri Gormley
Tami Greenberg
Emily Gretzinger

H-O

Elizabeth Haden
Quint Hall
Scott Hall
Suzy Hall
Terry Harlow
Desarae Harrah
Sarah Harrington
Mike Hauser
Georgiane Hayhow
Mary Heinrich
Tyler Henson
Shawn Hickey
Jon Hile
Allyson Hile
Scot Hill
Jacqueline Hill
Chris Hotop
Jen Houston
Jeff  Hughley
Michelle Innes
Jake Jacobson
Jessica James
Mike Jeffries
Heather Jones
Ryan Keller
Michael Kelley
Angela Kennedy
Michael  Kenny
Roxsen Koch
Julee Koncak
Andrew Lang
Mark Larrabee
Mary Larson Diaz
Melissa Lavin
Sunita Lavin
Steve Lawrence
Katherine Lee
Gina Lichte
Troy Lillebo
Bonnie Limbird
Andre Logan
Andrew Logan
Katie Lord
Maria Maffry
Jennifer Malone
Stephen Mapes
Justin Mathews
Janelle Matlosz
Jennifer Matney
Houston McConnell
Ashley McDonald
Kieth McGovern
Kamera Meaney
Stephanie Meyer
Kate Migneron
Sean Miller
Pamela Miller
Joanne Montgomery
Greg Moore
Susan Morris
Bridget Moss
Christine Murray
Rachel  Murray  
Robert Nagel
Genny Nicholas
Jennifer Nicholson
Tanesha Nooner-Ford
Ivan Nugent
Jordan O'Grady
Nathan Oleen
Dianne Powell Oliver
Nathan Orr
Erika O'Shea
Jon Otto

P-Z

Dede Palmer
Lauren Palmer
Demetrius Peterson
Jeff Phillips
Julie Pine
Ted Place
Scott Potter
Monica Powers
Jauqua Preston Wilkins
Will Pryor
Matt Ralston
Michael Raupp
Michael Reardon
William ''Bud'' Reynolds
Amanda Richardson
Susann Riffe
Jocelyn Rivard
Drew Robinson
Lindsey Rood-Clifford
Dan Ryan
Susan Schaefer
Ken Schaefer
Karly Scholl
Matthew Schulte
Lathem Scott
Stephanie Seger
Scott Seitter
Mukul Sharma
Lisa Severin Shaw
John Shoemaker
Stephanie Siders
Robert Silvy
Monica Smith
Marissa Starke
Jenny Stasi
Matt Staub
Brian Stewart
Meghan Still
Scott Strawn
Erin Stucky
Scott Swaggert
Annie Swartz
Holly Swyden
Lucinda Noches Talbert
DePrice Taylor
Jesus Torres-Sosa
Judd Treeman
Megan Turner
Chris Underwood
Wendy Van Duyne
Ann  Van Zee
Shanelle Varone
Shalea Walter
Cherelle Washington
Caitlin Waters
Julie Welch
Julie Wellner
Richard Wetzel
Frank White
Cale Wilson
Angela LaRose Witt
Gregory Wolf
Lisa Womack
Amanda Yoder