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Spotlight on Centurions – Sylvya Stevenson

As a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2020, Sylvya Stevenson recently served as co-chairman of the October Task Force on Government. Sylvya is an IT master budget analyst with Criterion Systems. She graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri–Kansas City, where she earned a dual bachelor of arts degree in political science […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Nancy Curran

Nancy Curran earned a bachelor of arts degree in supply chain management from Michigan State University. Her title at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is senior strategic sourcing specialist. Nancy is a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2020. During her first year as a Centurion, she was a member of […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Janet and Dave Loftus

Janet and Dave Loftus are dedicated volunteers for Growing Futures Early Education Center. Dave is a wealth advisor with Mainstreet Retirement & Investment Center. He contributes to Growing Futures and encourages his family and co-workers to give, too. In 2012, he began to organize donation drives at the Credit Union where his company is located, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Dr. Monique Johnston

Dr. Monique Johnston is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020 and is co-chairman of the recruiting committee. Family fun time with Zahra, age six, and Theo, age four, makes her smile. Monique is the director of education programs at the Missouri Humanities Council. She earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate […]

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In the Spotlight – Snow Ball

Jo and Mike Kuckelman are the presidents for the 46th Annual Snow Ball, with Mary McGowan Swartz, representing the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, serving as the honorary president. Cocktails, dinner, and dancing are on the agenda for the evening of January 18th at the Overland Park Convention Center. The event is a benefit for […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Michael Comer

Michael Comer is a graduate of Kansas State University and a vice president with JE Dunn Construction. He is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020. The May Task Force, of which he was a member, focused on Kansas City’s past and future. He is currently serving as chairman of the legacy committee, […]

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2019 Directors of Philanthropy

In the Directors of Philanthropy issue, The Independent celebrates the remarkable people in Our Town who donate so much of their time and talents to charitable organizations. They make Kansas City a better place to live. Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation To provide support in the greater Kansas City area for crisis related medical assistance, neighborhood […]

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2019 Class of Rising Stars Caitlin O’Byrne Waters

Caitlin O’Byrne Waters’ personal motto is “to help others leave today better than yesterday.” She fearlessly pursues this mission with everything she does, whether it’s helping people live healthier lifestyles or dedicating her time and talents to local organizations. Her main passions are literacy and wellness. Caitlin has been a member of the steering committee […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Eric Munninghoff

As a member of Centurions, Eric Munninghoff has served as a member of the diversity committee, social chairman, member of the “Soil to Supper” Food and Agriculture Task Force, and as a member of the Wildcard Task Force. He is a Kansas City native, who now coaches basketball at Rockhurst High School, his alma mater. […]

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