Committees

* Denotes Non-Board Committee Members

Executive Committee
Amy Guerich,
Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. – Chair
Scott Blakesley, Spencer Fane LLP – Chair Elect
Christine Graham, UMB Bank – Past Chair (2017)
Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli PC – Past Chair (2016)
Kathy Laursen BKD, LLP – Treasurer
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.
Susan Teson, UMB Bank n.a.
Julie Welch, Meara Welch Browne, P.C.
Daniel P. Wheeler, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen, P.C.
Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

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

Marketing Committee
Christine Graham, BMO Private Bank. – Chair
Daniel McCarroll – UMKC Rep
Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust
Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli, PC
Amy Guerich, Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
Joe Growney, Lathrop & Gage LLP
Jim North, Jr., Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Kevin Johnson, New York Life Insurance Company
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.

Hospitality Committee
Jane Lampo, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences- 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
Eric Ireland, The Commerce Trust Company
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

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
Joe Price, Dysart Taylor

Student Development Committee
Joe Price, Dysart Taylor – Chair
Daniel McCarroll and Peggy Lukken – UMKC Reps
Jim Cole, Country Club Trust Company
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
Lisa Althoff-Simmons, Seigfreid Bingham, PC
Scott Blakesley, Spencer Fane LLP
Jerald J. Cook, The Cook Law Firm*
Amy DeGraeve, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen PC
Donald Friend, Friend & Associates, LLC
Joe Growney, Lathrop & Gage LLP
M.Suzanne Hall, Country Club Trust Company*
Paul Himmelstein, Van Osdol, PC
Rachel Horvath, RSM US, LLP*
Kevin Johnson, New York Life Insurance Company
Austin Keiser, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Jessica M. Kinnard, BKD, LLP*
Evan M. Lange, National Christian Foundation – Heartland*
Rebecca Lanter Godfrey, Private Wealth Management UMB Bank
Craig Reaves, Reaves Law Firm, P.C.
Thomas Ruane, Polsinelli, P.C.
Russ Utter, BridgeBuilder Tax + Legal Services, P.A.
Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation