Committees

* Denotes Non-Board Committee Members

Executive Committee
Christine Graham,
BMO Private Bank – Chair
Amy Guerich, Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. – Chair Elect and Chair of Marketing
Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli PC – Past Chair (2016) and Chair of Speakers & Topics
Heather Counts Garrett, The Counts Law Firm, LLC – Past Chair (2015)
Connie Henderson, RSM US LLP – Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee
Daniel McCarroll, UMKC School of Law CLE – UMKC Rep

Speakers and Topics Committee
Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli PC – Chair
Daniel McCarroll, UMKC School of Law CLE – UMKC Rep
Chris Anderson, Dysart Taylor
Scott Blakesley, Spencer Fane LLP
Heather Counts Garrett, The Counts Law Firm
Mark Gilgus, Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.
Christine Graham, BMO Private Bank
Chris Hoyt, UMKC School of Law
Jane Lampo, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Kathy Laursen, BKD, LLP
Joe Price, Dysart Taylor
Craig Reaves, Reaves Law Firm, P.C.
Myron Sildon, FarchminDicus, P.C.
Susan Teson, UMB Bank n.a.
Julie Welch, Meara Welch Browne, P.C.
Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Finance Committee
Connie Henderson, RSM US LLP  – Chair and Treasurer
Daniel McCarroll and Evelyn Kucherovsky – UMKC Reps
Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli, PC
Christine Graham, BMO Private Bank
Amy Guerich (KCEPS Chair Elect), Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
Kathy Laursen, BKD, LLP
Julie Welch, Meara Welch Browne, P.C.

Marketing Committee
Amy Guerich, Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. – Chair
Daniel McCarroll – UMKC Rep
Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust
Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli, PC
Christine Graham, BMO Private Bank
Joe Growney, Lathrop & Gage LLP
Jim North, Jr., Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Anna Raccuglia, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Lynn Bayes-Weiner, Law Offices of Jay Thomas, P.A.*

Nominating Committee
Chris Anderson, Dysart Taylor – Chair
Daniel McCarroll – UMKC Rep
Jim Cole, Country Club Trust Company
Mark Gilgus, Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.
Christine Graham, BMO Private Bank
Amy Guerich, Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
Susan Teson, UMB Bank n.a.

Hospitality Committee
Jane Lampo, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences- Co-Chair
Joe Morris, Will and Trust Center– Co-Chair
Peggy Lukken – UMKC Rep
Jim Cole, Country Club Trust Company
Louisa Grill, The Private Client Reserve of US Bank
Paul Himmelstein, Van Osdol, PC
Gene Pal, The Pal Law Firm, LLC

Exhibitors Committee
Jim North, Jr., Northwestern Mutual Financial Network – Chair
Peggy Lukken – UMKC Rep
Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust
Paul Himmelstein, Van Osdol, PC
Kevin Johnson, New York Life Insurance Company
Austin Keiser, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Jane Lampo, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Joe Price, Dysart Taylor
Anna Raccuglia, The Private Client Reserve of US Bank

Technology Committee
Russ Utter – Chair
Seth Snyder – UMKC Rep
Alexander Edelman, Edelman, Liesen, & Meyers, LLP
Heather Counts Garrett, The Counts Law Firm, LLC
Austin Keiser, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Ryan Patton, EVP Capital Advisors*
Brynne C. Brown, Van Osdol, P.C.*

Long Range Planning Committee
Mark Gilgus, Seigfreid Bingham, P.C. – Chair
Daniel McCarroll – UMKC Rep
Chris Anderson, Dysart Taylor
Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli PC
Jim Cole, Country Club Trust Company
Heather Counts Garrett, The Counts Law Firm, LLC
Christine Graham, BMO Private Bank
Kevin Johnson, New York Life Insurance Company
Kathy Laursen, BKD, LLP
Joe Morris, Will and Trust Center
Joe Price, Dysart Taylor
Myron Sildon, FarchminDicus, P.C.
Susan Teson, UMB Bank, n.a.
Julie Welch, Meara Welch Browne, P.C.

Student Development Committee
Joe Price, Dysart Taylor – Chair
Daniel McCarroll and Peggy Lukken – UMKC Reps
Jim Cole, Country Club Trust Company
Amy DeGraeve, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC
Alexander Edelman, Edelman, Liesen, & Myers, L.L.P.
Donald Friend, Friend & Associates, LLC
Joe Growney, Lathrop & Gage LLP
Chris Hoyt, UMKC School of Law
Gene Pal, The Pal Law Firm, LLC
Russ Utter, BridgeBuilder Tax + Legal Services, P.A.

Fundamentals Program Committee
Jim Cole, Country Club Trust Company – Chair
Daniel McCarroll and Seth Snyder – UMKC Reps
Scott Blakesley, Spencer Fane LLP
Amy DeGraeve, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC
Donald Friend, Friend & Associates, LLC
Joe Growney, Lathrop & Gage LLP
Paul Himmelstein, Van Osdol, PC
Kevin Johnson, New York Life Insurance Company
Austin Keiser, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Craig Reaves, Reaves Law Firm, P.C.
Russ Utter, BridgeBuilder Tax + Legal Services, P.A.
Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation