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Beth Soukup | JE Dunn Construction | CO-CHAIR

Beth SoukupChief Financial Officer
JE Dunn Construction
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David Hall | Hallmark Cards, Inc. | CO-CHAIR

HallExecutive Vice Chairman
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
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Chuck-CaisleySenior Vice President, Marketing & Public Affairs and Chief Customer Officer
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Rosana Privitera Biondo | Mark One Electric Company, Inc. | PAST CO-CHAIR

Mark One Electric Company, Inc.
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Scott Andreasen | H&R Block

AndreasenVice President and Deputy General Counsel Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer
H&R Block
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Bill Baird |Representing City of Lee's Summit

Baird-5x7 2018Mayor
City of Lee's Summit
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Whitney Bartelli| Bank Midwest

Bank Midwest
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Dr. Kimberly Beatty | Metropolitan Community College

Metropolitan Community College
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Rob Bratcher| Commerce Bank

Bratcher Bio PhotoPresident
Commerce Bank
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Pete Browne | Kissick Construction Company

Kissick Construction Company
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Jeff Carson | Enterprise Bank & Trust

CarsonPresident, Kansas City Region
Enterprise Bank & Trust
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Scott Carter | Spire, Inc.

Scott CarterPresident - Spire Missouri
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Karrie Clinkinbeard | Armstrong Teasdale LLP

ClinkinbeardK_hiOffice Managing Attorney
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
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Abe Cole | BKD CPAs & Advisors

Abe ColeManaging Partner
BKD CPAs & Advisors
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Kipp Cooper | Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS

KippChief Executive Officer
Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS
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Tim Cowden | Kansas City Area Development Council

Tim_BW_0181-minPresident and CEO
Kansas City Area Development Council
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Bill Daniels | U.S. Engineering Company

DanielsVice President, Client Development
U.S. Engineering Company
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Chris DeVolder | HOK

DeVolder_ChrisSenior Principal
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Jay Felton | Lathrop Gage LLP

Lathrop Gage LLP
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Bill Ferguson | Central Bank of the Midwest

Bill Ferguson PicPresident & CEO
Central Bank of the Midwest
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Penny Postoak Ferguson | Representing Johnson County, KS

13-Penny Postoak Ferguson_55rCounty Manager
Johnson County, KS
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Spencer Fields | Willis Towers Watson

fields_spencer12Kansas City Office Leader
Willis Towers Watson
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Dr. Jim Gann | University of Missouri-Columbia

JimGannDirector - Business Engagement Center
Office of Research, Graduate Studies & Economic Development
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Doug Gaumer | CrossFirst Bank

Gaumer-DougManaging Director KC Commercial Banking Group
CrossFirst Bank
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Lisa Ginter | CommunityAmerica Credit Union

CommunityAmerica Credit Union
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Dr. Douglas Girod | University of Kansas

University of Kansas 
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Brett Gordon | McCownGordon Construction

brett-gordonChairman of the Board
McCownGordon Construction
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Steven Green | Representing TeamKC - Ex-Officio


Erik Hansen | Kansas City Southern | Representing KC SmartPort - Ex-Officio

HansenVice President, Intermodal
Kansas City Southern
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Robin Harrold | AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

HarroldVice President Ambulatory Department
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
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Jenny Housley | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

housley_jennySenior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
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Dr. John Jasinski | Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University
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Michael Kanaley | Global Prairie

KanaleyManaging Director, Operations
Global Prairie
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Dale Klose | PNC Bank

KloseRegional President-Kansas City
PNC Bank
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Ray Kowalik | Burns & McDonnell

KowalikChairman & CEO
Burns & McDonnell
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Michael Lally | Olsson

LallyVice President
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Mark Larrabee | Arvest Bank

LarrabeePresident & CEO
Arvest Bank
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Brett Lewis | Grant Thornton LLP

image002Office Managing Partner
Grant Thornton LLP
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Matt Linski | Bank of America, N.A.

Market Executive
Bank of America, N.A.
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David Long | Kansas City Aviation Department

D-Long(Web)Deputy Director of Aviation – Properties & Commercial Development
Kansas City Aviation Department
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Shawn Long | The University of Kansas Health System

Shawn Vice President, Corporate & Community Outreach
  The University of Kansas Health System
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Quinton Lucas | City of Kansas City, Missouri | Representing the Economic Development Corporation

City of Kansas City, Missouri
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Maria Maffry | BNIM

Chief Business Development Officer
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Maureen Mahoney | Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK

Chief of Staff to Mayor Mark Holland
Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK
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Korb Maxwell | Polsinelli PC

Korb Maxwell HeadshotShareholder
Polsinelli PC
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Michael Mayer | Cushman & Wakefield

MayerMikeManaging Principal
Cushman & Wakefield
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Richard Muller | VanTrust Real Estate, LLC

MullerExecutive Vice President, Kansas City
VanTrust Real Estate, LLC
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John Murphy | Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
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Timothy Petty | U.S. Bank

PettyMarket President for KC Region
U.S. Bank
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Todd Pleimann | RubinBrown LLP

PleimannManaging Partner
RubinBrown LLP
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Stacie Prosser | Kansas City Business Journal

ProsserMarket President and Publisher
Kansas City Business Journal
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Ora Reynolds | Hunt Midwest Enterprises

ReynoldsPresident and CEO
Hunt Midwest Enterprises
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John Ricciardelli | Honeywell

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Jim Rine | UMB Bank, n.a.

UMB Bank, n.a.
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Brian Roberts | Lockton Companies

Roberts Brian HRVice President of Operations
Lockton Companies
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Clinton Robinson | Black & Veatch

ClintRobinsonAssociate Vice President, Director of State & Local Government Affairs
Black & Veatch
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Chad Rock | BMO Harris Bank

RockManaging Director
BMO Harris Bank
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Harland Russell | Representing Leavenworth County, KS

HarlandRussellPresident - Leavenworth County Development Corporation
Leavenworth County, KS
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Reid Schultz | R/S Electric Corp.

ReidSchultzExecutive Vice President | Kansas City Market Leader
R/S Electric Corp.
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Dr. Joseph Sopcich | Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College
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Jake Sorenson | Aerotek, Inc.

SorensonDirector of Business Operations
Aerotek, Inc.
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Jon Stephens | Port KC

JonStephensPresident and CEO
Port KC
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Dr. Ron Trewyn | Kansas State University

TrewynNational Bio and Agro-defense Facility Liaison, Office of the President
Kansas State University
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Randall Vance | Ash Grove Cement Company

RVancePresident & CEO
Ash Grove Cement Company
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Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls | William Jewell College

William Jewell College
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Carolyn Watley | CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. | Representing the Greater KC Chamber - Ex Officio

Carolyn WatleyVice President of Community Engagement
CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.
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Eileen Weir | Representing the City of Independence, MO

Mayor Weir PhotoMayor
City of Independence, MO
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Richard Wetzel | Centric

Wetzel new USEPartner
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Patrick Whalen | Spencer Fane LLP

Pat WhalenChairman
Spencer Fane LLP
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Cale Wilson | Terracon

Wilson, Cale 3Principal
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David Zimmer | Newmark Grubb Zimmer

DavidZimmerVice Chairman
Newmark Grubb Zimmer
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Robert Zolynas | Bayer Animal Health North America

Robert ZolynasVice President, Research and Development
Bayer Animal Health North America
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