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2018 Class of Rising Star Ryan Shreve

Ryan Shreve is the chief financial officer for Fishtech Group and is a Rising Star, class of 2018. After serving six years on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, he is currently a member of the Ambassador Board. He enjoyed spearheading the agency’s largest annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions  –  Julie Steenson

Julie Steenson is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020. She serves on the community leadership committee and on the first task force to focus on women in Kansas City. Julie came to Our Town in 2006 as a Cookingham-Noll management fellow. She has continued to work for the City of Kansas City, […]

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2018 Class of Rising Star Shelly Doucet

Shelly Doucet is currently the director of development at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Education. She has both a juris doctorate and a master’s degree in social work, but her passion is serving as a fundraiser for non profits. While Shelly has lived in Our Town, she has been the development director at […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Solissa Franco-McKay

Solissa Franco-McKay is the alumni relations manager for Kauffman Scholars. She holds two degrees from the University of Missouri–Kansas City: a bachelor of arts degree in middle school education and a master of arts degree in higher education administration. In the past, Solissa worked in higher education and as a middle school teacher. The San […]

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Holiday Mart – Amethyst Place

Women and children is the current focus area of The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. One of its partners is Amethyst Place, which provides recovery housing. Amethyst Place’s EnCompass program features pairs of mentors who work with women who have children and low incomes. The emphasis is on solving personal and family issues in […]

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Name Dropping – Blythe Leonard Robertson

The BOTAR Ball  will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. This marks the 69th anniversary of the Ball, which is a benefit for the American Royal. This year’s BOTAR president is Blythe Leonard Robertson (Mrs. John Scott Robertson).      It takes two hands to count […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Jabbar Wesley

Jabbar Wesley is a government affairs specialist for Spire and is a member of Centurions, class of 2020. He also is the founder of the Novel City Chamber of Innovation, which is a community economic development organization, focusing on maximizing the value of unified diversity through community events, education resource development services and business incubation […]

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The Junior League of KCMO – Holiday Mart

October 18th through the 21st are the dates for The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Holiday Mart, to be held at Bartle Hall. The fun-filled weekend will feature a diverse selection of retailers, a new special event and a new Holiday Mart printed program with information about the League. Co-chairmen Aubrey Holden and Courtney […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Shalea Walter

Shalea Walter received her bachelor’s degree in marketing and legal studies from the University of Central Missouri and is a member of Centurions, class of 2019. She is vice president and marketing manager at Arvest Bank. Shalea served as an event committee chairman for the eighth time for Phoenix Family Housing’s Annual Ungala this year. […]

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