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

2020-21 Alumni Board

ELECTED POSITIONS

President

Jon Hile, Class of 2012

Past-President

Jennifer Matney, Class of 2016

Past Active Steering Committee Chair (Fall)

Jennifer Vitela, Class of 2020

Past Active Steering Committee Chair (Spring)

Leanne Breiby, Class of 2020

President-Elect

Tanesha Ford, Class of 2016

Secretary

Kate Migneron, Class of 2012

Treasurer

Lathem Scott, Class of 2017

Alumni Liaison

Emily Darling, Spring Class of 2021
Marissa Starke, Fall Class of 2021

APPOINTED POSITIONS

Civic Initiatives Co-Chairs

Merrell R. Bennekin, Class of 2007
Paul Fogel, Class of 2005
Bonnie Limbird, Class of 2012

Legacy Fundraiser Co-Chairs

Leslie Dickerson, Class of 2018
Angie Grant, Class of 2018
Michelle Novak Innes, Class of 2001

Membership Co-Chairs

Estuardo Garcia, Class of 2019
Lisa Shaw, Class of 2000

Marketing Co-Chairs

Austin Bickford, Class of 2017
Ashley Renfrew, Class of 2020

Projects Co-Chairs

Gretchen FitzGerald, Class of 2017
Kamera Meaney, Class of 2020

Social Co-Chairs

Theresa Garza, Class of 2019
Frank White III, Class of 2019
Nikki Romolo, Class of 2020

CENTURIONS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

A-G

Kristina Aberle
Adam Abrams
Wale Akinmoladun
Rachel Arnett
Janelle Aubrecht
Brook Bailey
Gregory Ballew
Libby Bane
Brittany Barrientos
Stacy Barter
Debbie Bass
Chad Beashore
Tom Bender
Kate Bender
Nathan Benjamin
Merrell Benniken
Jessica Best Stewart
Austin Bickford
Mary Birkel
Kimiko Black Gilmore
Jeff Blaesing
Jessica Blubaugh 
Megan Boos
Idonna Bragg
Kalli Brelsford
Amy Bronzenic
Daniel Brown
Kellie Bryan
John Burgess
Timothy Burkhalter
Kent Cable
Alex Callow
Jay Campbell
Manuel Campos
Suzie Carpenter
C. Jeffrey Carson
Richard Chamberlain
Courtney Chapman
Nate Chastain
Audra Clark
Nicole Clifford
John Coler
Kelly Cooper
Daniel Cosgrove
Adam Cox
Jessica Crozier
Melissa Dailey
Jennifer Dameron
Emily Darling
Bert Darling
Michael DeBacker
Greg DeCamp
Ellen DesJardins 
Hank DeVry
Mark DiCarlo
David Dickey
Marie Dispenza
Rhonda Dolan
Zack Donnelly
Chris Dove
Julie Dragoo
Andrew Eanes
Mark Ebbitts
Drew Elliot
Nathalie Elliott
David Epstein
Jim Erickson
Sally Everhart
Jackie Feeney
Gretchen FitzGerald
Katie Fitzgerald
Paul Fogel
Diane Gallagher
Estuardo Garcia
Kim Gile
Matt Glenn
Eric Gorman
Tami Greenberg
Emily Gretzinger

H-O

Elizabeth Haden
Terry Harlow
Desarae Harrah
Chad Harris
Brice Harrison
Emily Harrold
Bradford Hart
Kevin Heikes
Tyler Henson
Vanessa Herring
Shawn Hickey
Jon Hile
Scot Hill
Brooke Hillis
Henry Hodes
Kersten Holzhueter
Chris Hotop
Jen Houston
Richard Hu
Anastasia Huggins
James Humphrey
Ryan Humphrey
Robert Hunter
Jennifer Ingraham
James Isom
Jake Jacobson
Jessica James
Mike Jeffries
Sheri Johnson
Heather Jones
Matthew Jordan
Sam Jordan
Michael Judy
Ryan Keller
Michael Kelley
Angela Kennedy
Michael Kenny
Derek Klaus
Roxsen Koch
Adam LaBoda
Andrew Lang
Vercie Lark
Mark Laverentz
Sunita Lavin
Melissa Lavin-Hickey
Steve Lawrence
Troy Lillebo
Bonnie Limbird
Andrew Logan
Andre Logan
Katie Lord
Maria Maffry
Kerri Maginn
William Mahood
Paul Malir
Teresa Martin
Justin Mathews
Janelle Matlosz
Jennifer Matney
Robert McCormack
Solissa McKay
Kate McKinney
Kamera Meaney
Stephanie Meyer
Amanda Middaugh
Kate Migneron
Pamela  Miller
Sean Miller
Greg Moore
Susan Morris
Bridget Moss
Eric Munninghoff
Rachel Murray
Christine Murray
Morgan Mutert
Robert Nagel
Genny Nicholas
Tanesha Nooner-Ford
Ivan Nugent
Kristen O'Connell
Nathan Oleen
Dianne Powell Oliver
Erika O'Shea

P-Z

Steve Paddock
Edgar Palacios
Lauren Palmer
Dede Palmer
Tom Paolini
Gregory Payne
Douglas Peete
Karl Phares
Nancy Phelps
Julie Pine
Ted Place
Jeff Placek
Leonard Popplewell
Monica Powers
Suzanne Prendergast
Darren Prenger
Will Pryor
Matt Ralston
Paul Ramlow
Nicolle Ratliff
Kerri Reisdorff
Ashley Renfrew
Amanda Richardson
Susann Riffe
Laurie Roberts
Kelsey Rockey
Robert Rogers
Tony Rohr
Lindsey Rood-Clifford
Kelly Rosch
Elizabeth Rowe
Dan Ryan
Kenneth Schaefer
Karly Scholl
Matthew Schulte
Lathem Scott
Stephanie Seger
Scott Seitter
Lisa Severin Shaw
Marc Shaffer
John Shoemaker
Robert Silvy
Monica Smith
Jenni Stasi
Matt Staub
James Steimer
Sylvya Stevenson
Brian Stewart
Meghan Still
Scott Strawn
Tiffany Stuck
Erin Stucky
Megan Sturges Stanfield
Nick Suarez
Annie Swartz
Holly Swyden
Jesus Torres-Sosa
Judd Treeman
Megan Turner
Christopher Underwood
Joy Vann-Hamilton
Thomas Vansaghi
Shanelle Varone
Holly Villasi
Scott Vincent
Jennifer Vitela
Shalea Walter
Ryan Weber
Meredith Webster
Alissa Wehmueller
Julie Welch
Jeff Whelan
Frank White
Michael Williams
Cale Wilson
Michael Wizniak