Chamber Announces New Board of Directors & 2013 Plans

08 Feb 2013 1:41 PM | Vickie Wolgast (Administrator)

The Chamber's 82nd Annual Dinner held on February 7, 2013 at the Armacost Car Museum featured a fun evening of great networking and food as well as the announcement of the 2013 Board of Directors and the presentation of the 2013-2017 Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan includes three critical goals to be met over the next five years, plus the various committee goals for 2013.  The critical goals set by the Chamber include growing the Chamber by 400 members, adding additional staff and driving more revenues to our business members which would include creating a "Shop South KC" promotion among other things.  Click here to see the complete Strategic Plan.

Outgoing Chairman of the Board, Rick Lavelock from Honeywell FM&T, recognized the following retiring board members for their service and dedication to the Chamber: Regina Taylor - Hickman Mills C-1 Schools, Jim Brandmeyer - Rosehill Gardens and Gianina Clark - National American University.  He also introduced the 2013 Chairman of the Board, Shelley Wales from DeVry University.

Wales introduced new members of the board this year including Chuck Robinson - Rosehill Gardens, Kathleen Coleton - Heartland Yoga & Acupuncture and Stella Crewse - Morgan Miller Plumbing.  Returning board members include:

  • Paul Bookmeyer, Avila University (Chair Elect)
  • Aaron Dawson, UMB Bank (Treasurer)
  • Linda Smith, St. Joseph Medical Center (Secretary)
  • Rick Lavelock, Honeywell FM&T (Past Chair)
  • Rick Chambers, Center Education Foundation
  • Suzanne Forbes, Blue River Rehabilitation
  • Verdis Green, KCP&L
  • Kellie Johnston-Dorsey, City of Kansas City Missouri
  • L.J. Klein
  • Mark Long, Zimmer Real Estate Services
  • Shirley Phenix, Resources Management & Consulting
  • Kevin Rowe, iPlanTables
  • Kerry Triplett, Time Warner Cable
  • Jabbar Wesley, Missouri Gas Energy

South KC Chamber of Commerce

406 E. Bannister Road, Suite F
Kansas City, MO 64131-3028

Phone: (816) 761-7660
Fax: (816) 761-7340





South Kansas City is one of the fastest growing areas in the KCMO metropolitan area. Millions of investment dollars are being spent in this region, which makes it a prime location for businesses to grow and prosper. 

The South KC Chamber is dedicated to working with KCMO's city leadership, our business members, and local community organizations to create a positive, growth-oriented business environment in South Kansas City. We would love to support your company's growth too! 


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