meet the board of directors

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Our Board of Directors, plus dedicated staff of talented and diverse individuals make up the EDCKC team. We also work collaboratively with our local partners to strengthen economic growth city-wide.

Bridgette Williams, Chair
Bridgette Williams, Chair

Executive Director,
Heavy Constructors Assoc. of KC

Councilman Lee Barnes
Councilman Lee Barnes

Chair, Neighborhood, Planning & Development Committee

McClain Bryant Macklin
McClain Bryant Macklin

Director, Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Health Forward Foundation


Phil Glynn
Phil Glynn

Executive Director,
President, Travois, Inc.

Tammy Henderson
Tammy Henderson

Exec. Dir., Comm. Relations & Govt Affairs, NKC School District

Makini L. King
Makini L. King, Ph.D.

UMKC Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives


Mayor Quinton Lucas
Quinton Lucas

Mayor
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Brian Platt
Brian Platt

 City Manager,
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Russell Shankland
Russell Shankland

Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.


staff

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T’Risa McCord
T’Risa McCord

Interim President & CEO
816.691.2101

Jill Quinn
Jill Quinn

Executive Assistant (President & CEO)
816.691.2120


Administration

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Lee Brown
Lee Brown

Controller
816.691.2114

Gayle Price
Gayle Price

Administrative Coordinator
816.691.2105

Debra Davis
Debra Davis

Business Development Loan Officer
816.691.2141

Aarron Knight
Aaron Knight

Accountant
816.691.2130

Carrie Habib
Carrie Habib

Grant Writing Coordinator
816.691.2124

Jim Malle
Jim Malle

Coordinator of Entrepreneurship
& Industry Initiatives
816.691.2127

Jim Erickson
Jim Erickson

Government Affairs Officer
816.691.2135

Andy Atkins
Andy Adkins

Strategic Initiative Manager
816.691.2113


Business Development

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Alex Munyard
Alex Munyard

Business Development Officer
816.691.2125

Daymeond Hord
Daymeond Hord

Business Development Officer
816.691.2128

Jessica Bachtel
Jessica Bachtel

Business Development Officer
816.691.2139

Karis Harrington
Karis Harrington

Business Development Officer
816.691.2115

Brandon Haggard
Brandon Haggard

Business Development Officer
816.691.2133

Dona Matieu
Dona Mathieu

Administrative Assistant
816.691.2119


Land Development

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Dan Moye
Dan Moye

Executive Director of LCRA/ EEZ
816.691.2134

Susan-Tumey
Susan Tumey

Administrative Assistant, LCRA
816.691.2106

Robert Long
Robert Long

Sr. Development Services Specialist
816.691.2104


TIF

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Heather Brown
Heather Brown

Executive Director, Tax Increment Financing Commission & Industrial Development Authority/Managing Project Director
816.691.2109

Janine Pettitt
La’Sherry Banks

Administrative Coordinator, Tax Increment Financing Commission and Industrial Development Authority
816.691.2137

Sandra Rayford
Sandra Rayford

Compliance Manager
816.691.2110


Partners

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City of Kansas City, Missouri

EDCKC serves as the economic development agency for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The most centrally located major city in the U.S., Kansas City, Missouri, is ranked among the Top 25 Future-Ready U.S. Cities by economists on factors including human capital, infrastructure and commerce, as reported February 2016 in Convene magazine, and has been the recent recipient of other kudos including top 20 large cities to start a business, #2 best city for jobs, top five city for good pay and housing and #4 most cultured city in the country.


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Downtown Council of Kansas City

Our partner in creating a vibrant, economically sustainable Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. A private, nonprofit organization, the Downtown Council (DTC) advances initiatives that promote economic development and quality of life Downtown. The organization is co-founder with EDCKC of LaunchKC, a program that annually provides 10 $50,000 grants, mentorship and transitional workspace to tech entrepreneurs worldwide that locate in Kansas City, Missouri.


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Kansas City Area Development Council 

Our partner in marketing and business recruitment. Named the top 2014 Regional Economic Development Group in the nation, The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) is a private, nonprofit organization promoting the economic development of the 18-county Greater Kansas City region.


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Kansas City Industrial Council 

Our partner in promoting business retention and expansion. Founded in 1988, the Kansas City Industrial Council (KCIC) is comprised of industry leaders committed to enhancing the city’s industrial climate by repairing aging infrastructure, modernizing for competitiveness, encouraging excellence in education and job training and reducing blight in industrial districts.


Evergy

Evergy

Our partner in marketing and business recruitment. An investor-owned utility, Evergy has provided safe, reliable and affordable energy for more than 100 years. Currently serving more than 800,000 customers throughout northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas, the company has long contributed time and treasure to the overall economic well-being of our city. Evergy is a trusted energy provider and a vital participant in assuring the vibrant economic future of Kansas City, Missouri.


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KC Animal Health Corridor

Our partner in promoting Kansas City’s advantage in the animal health industry.  The KC Animal Health Corridor is a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to attracting animal health and nutrition companies that look to leverage the city’s assets provided by the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world.


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KC SmartPort

Our partner in promoting Kansas City, Missouri’s advantage in the transportation, distribution, advanced manufacturing and supply chain logistics sectors. KC SmartPort is a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to attracting freight-based companies such as those in manufacturing, distribution and warehousing that look to leverage the city’s location and infrastructure advantages for their businesses.


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KC
Tech Council 

Our partner in the attraction, retention and growth of technology companies and the skilled talent that powers them. Named the #4 Hot Startup City by Entrepreneur magazine, Kansas City, Missouri’s tech industry is anchored by multinational corporations and inspired by innovative entrepreneurs. KC Tech Council works to ensure the sustained competitive environment in which these businesses and their workforce can thrive.


Metropolitan Community College

Our partner in workforce training and solutions. Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is a key contributor to developing critical workforce training opportunities and a talent pipeline for Kansas City employers through programs and services designed to provide short-term training opportunities for high demand industries.


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Missouri Department of Economic Development

Our partner in attracting and supporting business growth and the development of a highly skilled workforce. Missouri Department of Economic Development provides a full complement of resources including generous public investment to attract new business and support the organic growth of businesses already committed to the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


Missouri Partnership

Our partner in providing direct support to companies investing in the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 2007, Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development partnership that attracts news jobs and investment to Missouri generally and Kansas City specifically, raising its visibility as a globally competitive location.


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Port KC

Our partner in advancing Kansas City, Missouri’s transportation, trade, commerce and riverfront development. Established in 1977 by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Port KC has authority to issue bonds, enter into development contracts and engage in land reclamation in service to its mission to redevelop or develop facilities, grow inland and river port commercial cargo and freight, address blight and historic preservation, redevelop the downtown riverfront and advance multi-modal transportation.


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Platte County Economic Development Council

Our partner in business recruitment and retention in Platte County, Missouri. Founded in 1988, the nonprofit Platte County EDC (PCEDC) assists prospective, new and existing businesses by providing economic development resources regarding sites and buildings, existing business inventory, job training programs, amenities and attractions, all in Platte County cities and towns.


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Clay County Economic Council

Our partner in business recruitment and retention in Clay County, Missouri. Founded in 1967, the nonprofit Clay County EDC (CCEDC) improves the business sector, environment and quality of life through initiatives that attract new business, expand and retain business opportunities and enhance community development outreach, as well as services delivered by affiliate organizations including capital for small business through 504 debenture and revolving loan programs.


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Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

Our partner in business development in the Kansas City, Missouri, Northland. The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) serves to enhance business opportunities and services for members, promote high-quality growth and development and lead the development of activity and partnership among business, government and education.


South KC Chamber

South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Our partner in business development in South Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1931, the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (SKCCC) is dedicated to creating and promoting a successful environment for businesses in South Kansas City by providing connections to customers, learning opportunities and serving as an ombudsman between business and local, state and federal government.


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TeamKC

Our partner in talent recruitment. Through understanding the psychology, behaviors and values that connect today’s workforce and next generation talent, TeamKC helps promote the Kansas City region’s livability alongside company’s recruiting efforts.

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