Connecting Early Career Professionals in KC
genKC offers early career professionals opportunities to enhance your personal and professional skill set. We want to connect you to Kansas City because we want you to stay.
To serve early career professionals by providing a variety of professional development, community involvement and networking opportunities, facilitating the development of a variety of skill sets, equipping them to become the future leaders of the Kansas City region.
genKC and its members are firm believers in giving back to the community. One of genKC’s goals is to support the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 initiative promoting quality early childhood education.
KC Connections is the community partner expo where early career professionals are invited to learn about different, regional community service, professional development, volunteer leadership positions and networking opportunities. The goal of the event is to introduce early career professionals to new organizations to help grow their professional network. We partner with over 20 Kansas City organizations to share information about volunteer and board opportunities for early career professionals.
genKC’s annual holiday party, an evening of fun conversation, delicious food and tasty beverages, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. The cost of admission is one gift card or donation to support a local charity.
A panel of leaders share their experiences and expertise, providing valuable insight into how early career professionals can lay the groundwork for a brighter future. This series is a great opportunity for professional development and networking event for early career professionals in Kansas City.
Early career professionals meet with top leaders from a number of different industries and career paths in an intimate roundtable rotation. These leaders are both highly accomplished and influential and come from across the Kansas City community. They’ll share their unique experiences and expertise, providing you with insights to grow and build your own careers.
This summer sellout event features a panel of genKC leaders sharing stories and wisdom about getting their careers off the ground with an audience of summer interns from companies all across the metro area, directly followed by an intern and genKC social and networking reception.
genKC’s annual competitive wine tasting competition exclusively for early career professionals! Fun, interactive networking opportunity that will expose early career professionals to different neighborhoods throughout the region.
At genKC’s annual trivia night event, teams of 8 compete for the title of “Trivia Extraordinaire”! This event is a fun networking event for individuals and groups alike.
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genKC Executive Committee
Jacob Robertson - Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation
Caleb Hasan - Accenture
Nate Sterns - McCownGordon Construction
Brady Forbes - Country Club Bank
Jenny Doan - Black & Veatch
Tristin Kuhn - Kansas City Chiefs
Trevor Johnson - H&R Block, Inc.
Christopher Thomas - Children's Mercy Hospital
Thomas Hiatt - Spencer Fane LLP
Nancy Musick - Foulston Siefkin LLP
Lee Prutsman - Visit KC
Katie Tauchert - Mercer Health & Benefits
Caroline Hamera-Menges - Garmin International
Abigail Schoenrade - Stinson LLP
Gretchen Metzger - Hallmark Cards
Ariel Penner - Ronald McDonald House Charities
Advanced Membership Sponsors
- Arvest Bank
- Bank Midwest
- Black & Veatch
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
- BOK Financial
- Children’s Mercy
- Country Club Bank
- Foulston Siefkin
- Henderson Engineers
- Honeywell FM&T
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Kansas City Royals
- Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
- Lathrop GPM LLP
- Lockton Companies
- Shook Hardy & Bacon
- Southwest Airlines
- Spencer Fane
- The University of Kansas Health System
- Turner Construction Company