Board of Directors

The guidance and commitment of our Board of Directors is truly the lifeblood of our organization. Comprised of local business and civic leaders, these volunteers lend their substantial expertise, commitment and support in leading the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.


2017 Corporate Board of Directors

Cathy Beaham Smith – Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company

Bradley Bodamer – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Damon Bryant – Community Volunteer

Kevin Bryant – Great Plains Energy, Inc.

Andrew Burczyk – Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., CBIZ MHM, LLC

Frank Caro, Board Chair – Polsinelli

Jessica Chanos – Community Volunteer

Jennie Clarke – American Century Investments

Rob Cleavinger – JE Dunn Construction

Chris Cox – AMC Entertainment

Larry Dickinson – Capitus Group

Melinda Estes, M.D. – Saint Lukes Health Systems

Robert (Bob) D. Firnhaber – Community Volunteer

Paul Fischer, Board Secretary – Burns & McDonnell Engineering

Jason Franklin – Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

Jo Anne Gabbert, Vice Chair, Special Sports LAB Committee – Core Catalysts, LLC

Mark Gilgus – Sigfreid Bingham

Trudie Hall – Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Daniel (Dan) Heckman – US Bank

William Humphrey, III – Lockton Companies, Inc.

Randall (Randy) Hundley – Kansas City, MO Police Department

Charles Hunter – BOK Financial

Kristen Krug – Kansas City Chiefs


Whitey Kuhn, Vice Chair, Marketing Committee – Community Volunteer

Mark Larrabee – Arvest Bank

Jennifer Lowe – SKC Communication Products, LLC

Scott McVicker – Ernst & Young LLP

Michael (Mike)  Naatz – KC Southern Railway

Dean Newton – Delta Dental

Susie Oliver – GEHA

Roshann Parris – Parris Communications

W. Keith Pence – Community Volunteer

John C. Rose – Community Volunteer

Eric Schroeder, Vice Chair, Resource Development – CrossFirst Bank

Steve J. Sestak, Vice Chair, Executive Leadership Transition Taskforce – MarketSphere Consulting LLC

Greg Spears – Wells Fargo Advisors

Jo Stueve, Vice Chair, Board Development Committee – Children’s Mercy Hospital

Sean Toohig – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Michael Torti, Vice Chair, Finance & Administration Committee and Board Treasurer – KPMG LLP, Kansas City Practice

Tom Turner – Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, LLC

Tim Waltrip – Allstate Financial Services, LLC

Terrance (Terry) Wilson, Immediate Past Board Chair & Vice Chair, Legacy Giving Committee – SVP Investments/Stifel Nicolaus

Ex Officio Members

Jim Echols, Chair, Wyandotte County Advisory Board

Bob Hayworth, Chair, Sports Advisory Board – Willis of Greater Kansas, Inc.

Brent McCune, Chair, Olathe Advisory Board – MCCUNE Wealth Management

Kim Downey Noble, Chair Eastern Jackson County Advisory Board 

James Spears, Organizing Chair, Emerging Leaders Council – Aon Risk Services

David (Dave) Smith, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City