The Board

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS 

* Denotes past Symposium chairperson

2019 Chair: Scott Blakesley – Spencer Fane LLP

2020 Chair Elect: Shellie Billau – Midwest Trust Company

Christopher J. Anderson*
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C.

Shannon K. Barks
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Lynn D. Cockle*
Polsinelli PC

James L. Cole*
Country Club Trust Company, N.A.

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

Andrew S. Felker
Chinnery Evans & Nail, PC

Donald D. Friend II
Friend & Associates, LLC

Heather Counts Garrett*
The Counts Law Firm, LLC

Mark H. Gilgus*
Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.

Rebecca Ann Godfrey
UMB Bank, n.a.

Christine M. Graham*
UMB Bank, n.a.

Joseph D. Growney
Lathrop & Gage LLP

Amy Guerich*
Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.

Paul R. Himmelstein
Van Osdol PC

Prof. Christopher R. Hoyt
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law

Eric Ireland
Commerce Trust

Steve Johnson
Johnson Law KC LLC

Austin J. Keiser
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Jane N. Lampo
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Kathy Berry Laursen*
BKD, LLP retired partner

Daniel J. McCarroll
UMKC School of Law CLE

Peter Phillips
U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

H. Joseph Price, Jr.*
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C.

Craig C. Reaves
Reaves Law Firm, P.C.

Russell E. Utter Jr
BridgeBuilder Tax + Legal Services, P.A.

Julie A. Welch (Runtz)*
Meara Welch Browne, P.C.

Daniel P. Wheeler
Kirkland Woods & Martinsen, PC

Corey Ziegler
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Emeritus Status:

Kevin R. Johnson*
New York Life Insurance Company

J. Joseph Morris*
Creative Planning Legal P.A.

Myron E. Sildon
Retired

Susan B. Teson*
UMB Bank, n.a.