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Spotlight on Centurion – Monica Smith

Monica Smith is a member of Centurions Fall Class of 2020. She serves on the Law and Justice Task Force and is a member of the projects committee for community service. Monica is a prosecutor for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Her duties include drug court and supervising interns. Monica is a Distinguished Toastmaster. […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Rusty Smith

Rusty Smith has been a volunteer at Wayside Waifs for three years and has been a board member of the organization since 2016. Last year, Rusty and his wife, Martha, were silent auction chairmen for the Fur Ball and this year, they are serving as co-chairmen of the Fur Ball: Woof 66, a journey to […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Jennifer Matney

Jennifer Matney is the senior vice president/director of operational risk management at UMB. She is a Rising Star, Class of 2016. Jennifer is on the ambassador board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and is a Big Sister to Aryn. Jennifer is on the community ambassador board of Firsthand Foundation and is the president-elect for the […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Michelle Goth

Michelle Goth is a member of the Centurions Spring Class of 2020 and serves as the social co-chairman. She is the general manager of Ripple Glass. Michelle volunteers with the homeless community through Uplift and reStart. Michelle and her husband, Craig Goth, have a son, Eli. Additional information in the April 27, 2019 issue of […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Jessie McKinney

A picture is worth a thousand words: yes, Jessie McKinney loves to travel! That’s just one of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorney’s many interests. Jessie is a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2019, where she is currently the co-chairman of the Kansas City History Task Force and a member of the Issues […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Ryan Shriver

Family life – with his wife, Lindsey, and their children, Kit and Hank – is much savored by Ryan Shriver, a Rising Star, Class of 2018. Ryan was a basketball player at Western Illinois University and Fort Hays State University, prior to beginning his career. In addition to his work at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, […]

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The Giving Group KC

Ann Walter, who is a realtor with Re/Max Infinity, has always made it her goal to donate $25,000 to local, deserving non profits. Last year, she was at a conference, and two of her friends shared about giving circles that they had started in their respective communities. “I knew this idea would be the perfect […]

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Rising Star Reflection – Dolly Wood

Dolly Wood, 2017 Class of Rising Stars, is an adjunct professor for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Metropolitan Community College. She was a committee member for Champagne & Chocolate in 2018. Event proceeds supported Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care. Dolly also is a sustainer in the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, and was […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Bradford Hart

Bradford Hart is a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2019 and is co-chairman of the community leadership committee. He is the senior program officer and safety net co-lead at Health Forward Foundation. Bradford volunteers at Briarwood Elementary School, the Johnson County Drug and Alcohol Commission, and the Kansas City Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity […]

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