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Spotlight on Centurions – Jen Houston

Jen Houston is a senior vice president and community relations manager for UMB Financial Corporation. As a member of Centurions, Jen is the chairman for the Centurions’ Spring Cohort’s Environmentalism Task Force, and she has served on the steering committee. Jen has a bachelor of journalism degree and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri, and a master of business administration degree from UMKC. She and her husband, Brad Rentfrow, live in Blue Springs, Missouri.

2019 Spring Centurions Steering Committee Members: Andrew Lang, Jen Houston, Lindsay Jarquio, Jessica Blubaugh, Derek Klaus, Libby Bane, and Leanne Breiby

Also featured in the September 19, 2020 issue of The Independent

Features

Service and Soul: Dogs

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”…

In the Spotlight – The University Academy Foundation

The University Academy Foundation, (formerly known as Friends of University Academy), is hosting its 2021 Spring Event on June 3rd at the UA Stadium. The plans call for family-friendly fun,…

Cheers to Volunteers! – Kathy and Gary Bussing

Kathy and Gary Bussing make a fantastic philanthropic couple, and Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is very grateful to them for their time and talent. These longtime supporters…

Cheers to Volunteers! – Molly Krause

Molly Krause works as a tax manager for CBIZ. In her free time, Molly is a dedicated volunteer at Junior Achievement. She serves as a Future Women’s Leadership Forum mentor…