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Spotlight on Centurions – Derek Klaus

Derek Klaus graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism at The University of Kansas in 2006. He is director of communications with Visit KC. As a member of Centurions Spring Class of 2020, Derek is a member of the social committee and the Trip Task Force – this year, the destination is Salt Lake City. In 2017, he joined the executive board of Lead to Read. Derek has served on boards and steering committees for the Society of American Travel Writers, the Public Relations Society of America, Kansas City Restaurant Week, and the Kansas City Host Committee. 

Centurions: (Seated) Cale Wilson, Leanne Breiby, Amanda Richardson, Jackie Feeney, and Matt Staub (standing) Andy Logan, Paul Ramlow, Derek Klaus, Mark Nuss, Adam Bormann, and Alex Callow

Also featured in the October 27, 2018 issue of The Independent

 

Features

Philanthropy Matters – John Shehane

John Shehane views himself as “a life-long learner.” He was one of the founders of the local AFP chapter, and of what is now Nonprofit Connect, in addition to being…

2019 Class of Rising Stars Mark Mattison

Mark Mattison has successfully built a life where his vocation and avocation are almost interchangeable, and the skills he develops at one ultimately benefit the other. He does this effortlessly,…

Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Holiday Mart Beneficiaries

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, will host Holiday Mart, its annual shopping event, at Bartle Hall on October 17th through the 20th. This year’s beneficiaries are Amethyst Place,…

Spotlight on Centurions – Jennifer Vitela

Jennifer Vitela works for the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, where she oversees public programs, special events, visitor services, volunteers, and museum store operations. She graduated from the…