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KCADC Welcomes 2021 Leadership to Further Elevate KC Heartland

by Lexi Ryan | Jan 21, 2021

Last week, the Kansas City Area Development Council officially welcomed Lisa Ginter, chief executive officer of CommunityAmerica Credit Union, as senior co-chair of the KCADC Board of Directors. Ginter is joined by incoming co-chair Brett Gordon, chairman of the board at McCownGordon Construction, and by treasurer Brian Roberts, chief diversity officer and director of operations at Lockton Companies. 

This year’s leadership made an impressive intro during the 2020 KCADC Annual Meeting broadcast. Ginter succeeds David Hall, executive vice chairman of Hallmark Cards, Inc, who served as KCADC’s board co-chair for the past two years.

During Hall's two-year term as co-chair, the KC region attracted $1.2 billion in new capital investment, resulting in 5,779 new jobs and $291 million in payroll. Notable announcements include USDA’s decision to locate operations of two key agencies in the region and significant eCommerce growth, including the location of new distribution centers for Urban Outfitters, Chewy, Inc., UPS and more.

KCADC welcomed 15 additional new members to its board. Including: 

  • Rosana Privitera Biondo | President/CEO, Mark One Electric Company, Inc. 

  • Ed Elder | President, Colliers International

  • Sam Huenergardt | Regional CEO, AdventHealth Mid-America Region

  • Larry Jacob | Vice President of Public Affairs, Kauffman Foundation

  • Kevin Kramer | Market CEO, BOK Financial

  • David Long | Deputy Director of Aviation at Kansas City International Airport, Representing Kansas City, Missouri

  • David Meyer | Chief Financial Officer, Ash Grove Cement Company

  • Stephen Penn | Managing Partner, KPMG LLP

  • Tim Petty | Market President for the KC Region, U.S. Bank

  • Larson Richardson | Area President, Republic Services

  • Rob Steele | Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Children’s Mercy

  • Nolan Sunderman | City Manager, Representing Shawnee, Kansas 

  • Kevin Wallace | Vice President, HNTB

  • Frank White, Jr. | County Executive, Representing Jackson County, Missouri

  • Kyle Wright | Director, Talent Acquisition, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. 

The KCADC Board of Directors is made up of representatives of the organization’s corporate and community-based members. This group of volunteer leaders guides KCADC on its mission to attract business and talent to the two-state, 18-county, Kansas City region. View a full list of board members.


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