Committees



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation – 2022 Chair

Andrew Felker, Chinnery Evans & Nail, PC - Chair Elect

Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust Company – 2020 & 2021 Past Chair

Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli PC – Speakers Committee/2016 Past Chair

Becky Godfrey, BOK Financial Private Wealth – Marketing Committee

Jenna Hauschild, FORVIS – Finance Committee/Treasurer

Lori Maher McCombs, KCEPS - Executive Director/Secretary


Craig Reaves, Reaves Law Firm, PC - 2022 Past Chair

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS COMMITTEE

Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli PC – Chair

Chris Anderson, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C.

Scott Blakesley, Spencer Fane LLP

Heather Counts, The Counts Law Firm

Mark Gilgus, Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.

Christine Graham, UMB Bank, n.a.

Chris Hoyt, UMKC School of Law


Daniel McCarroll, UMKC School of Law

Joe Price, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C.

Craig Reaves, Reaves Law Firm, P.C.

Elizabeth Rowe, Husch Blackwell

Susan Teson, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen, PC

Julie Welch, Meara Welch Browne, P.C.

Daniel P. Wheeler, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen, P.C.

Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Jenna Hauschild, FORVIS – Chair

Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust Company

Wendy Burgess, RDD Family Office LLC


Andrew Felker, Chinnery Evans & Nail, PC

Steve Johnson, The Whitlock Company

Kathy Laursen, BKD, LLP

Daniel McCarroll, UMKC School of Law

Lori Maher McCombs, Executive Director

Craig Reaves, Reaves Law Firm, P.C.

Julie Welch, Meara Welch Browne, P.C.

MARKETING COMMITTEE

Becky Godfrey, BOK Financial – Chair

Kirby Asplund, Asplund Group

Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust

Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli, PC

Rochelle Falk, Polsinelli, PC

Stacey Janssen, Janssen Estate, Probate & Elder Law

Daniel McCarroll, UMKC School of Law CLE

Jesse Osman, UMKC School of Law CLE

Lori Maher McCombs, Executive Director

Terri Munsell, UMB Bank, n.a.


Patrick Schambers, RSM US LLP


Myron Sildon, retired

Jason D. Simmons, Cripps & Simmons, LLC


Hilary Tichota, Paths Law Firm

Russ Utter, BridgeBuilder Tax & Legal Services, P.A.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Chris Anderson, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C.
– Chair

Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust Company

Scott Blakesley, Spencer Fane LLP

Jim Cole, retired


Andrew Felker, Chinnery Evans & Nail, PC

Christine Graham, UMB Bank, n.a.


Lori McCombs, Executive Director


Craig Reaves, Reaves Law Firm, P.C.

Dan Wheeler, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen, PC


Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust – Chair

Erin Anderson, The Commerce Trust Company

Heather Counts, The Counts Law Firm, LLC

Becky Godfrey, BOK Financial Private Wealth

Suzy Hall, Country Club Trust Company, N.A.

Alice Haseltine, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen, P.C.


Stacey Janssen, Janssen Probate, Estate & Elder Law

Paul Himmelstein, Lewis Rice LLC


Myron Sildon, retired





EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS COMMITTEE

Steve Johnson, The Whitlock Company


Erin Anderson, The Commerce Trust Company

Alex Edelman, Edelman, Liesen & Myers, LLP

Andrew Felker, Chinnery Evans & Nail, PC

Paul Himmelstein, Lewis Rice, LLC

Kevin Johnson, New York Life Insurance Company

Daniel McCarroll, UMKC School of Law CLE

Lori Maher McCombs, Executive Director

Jesse Osman, UMKC School of Law CLE

Ryan Patton, EVP Capital Advisors

Peter Phillips, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

Elizabeth Rowe, Husch Blackwell


Myron Sildon, retired


Alex Smith, Premier Network

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Christine Graham, UMB Bank – Chair

Chris Anderson, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C.

Scott Blakesley, Spencer Fane LLP

Shellie Billau, Midwest Trust Company

Lynn Cockle, Polsinelli PC

Heather Counts, The Counts Law Firm, LLC


Kevin Johnson, New York Life

Daniel McCarroll, UMKC School of Law CLE

Lori Maher McCombs, Executive Director

Joe Price, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C.

Craig Reaves, Reaves Law Firm, P.C.


Julie Welch, Meara Welch Browne, P.C.

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Rochelle Falk, Polsinelli, PC – Chair

Mike Fischer, Payne & Jones

Donald Friend, Friend & Associates, LLC

Joe Growney, Lathrop GPM LLP

Chris Hoyt, UMKC School of Law

Kelsey Johnson, Creative Planning

Peter Phillips, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management


Joe Price, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, PC

Russ Utter, BridgeBuilder Tax + Legal Services, P.A.

FUNDAMENTALS/INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Jessica M. Kinnard, FORVIS - Chair

Russ Utter, BridgeBuilder Tax + Legal Services, P.A. - Program Chair


Scott Blakesley, Spencer Fane LLP

Donald Friend, Friend & Associates, LLC


Stacey Janssen, Janssen Probate, Estate & Elder Law


Darryl Marschke, RSM US LLP


Daniel McCarroll, UMKC School of Law

Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation


Teesha Beeks, UMB Bank, n.a.


Emily Hanover, Creative Planning

Heath Hoobing, Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.


Peter Phillips, US Bank

Thomas Ruane, Polsinelli, P.C.

Jim Cole, retired

DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION & BELONGING COMMITTEE


Heather Counts, The Counts Law Firm, LLC - Chair

Alexander Edelman, Edelman, Liesen, & Myers, L.L.P.


Andrew Fellker, Chinnery Evans & Nail, PC


Christine Graham, UMB Bank, n.a.


Nicole Modica, Sr. Meeting Planner


Jared Roberts, The Commerce Trust Company


Donna Watson, Country Club Bank

Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE

Joe Growney, Lathrop GPM LLP – Chair

Brooke Christy, Bank of America Private Bank

Lynn Bayes-Weiner, Law Offices of Jay Thomas, P.A.

Jason D. Simmons, Cripps & Simmons, LLC