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Meet the Leawood Chamber Team, Board, and Committee Chairs

Your Advocates and Partners for Business Success in Leawood

Become a member of the Leawood Chamber of Commerce to quickly see why businesses and organizations want to ensure they’re connected to this city.

Behind our mission and vision is a gifted team with a wealth of experience in business and community and economic development.

The value our staff and Chamber of Commerce board offers is not limited to business resources. We’re also committed to the future of Leawood’s economic development, and that means implementing a strategic plan for how we’ll experience unprecedented growth together.

Our Staff

Stephanie Meyer

Stephanie Meyer

President & CEO

Stephanie joined the Leawood Chamber team in October 2022, following nearly 20 years in the private, governmental, and nonprofit sectors in a variety of roles. Her career includes two terms as a local city council member in Shawnee, where she was active in the Chamber, as well as the city’s economic development and business efforts. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas, and a dual bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.

Alan McGraw

Alan McGraw

Vice President of Operations

Alan joined the Leawood Chamber team as an employee in December 2015. Alan’s business had been a member of the Chamber for 18 years, and he also previously served as an Ambassador.

Taylor Limoges

Taylor Limoges

Vice President of Programming & Communications

Taylor joined the Leawood Chamber in April 2021. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2019 with a bachelor’s in psychology and minors in both sociology and women’s studies. Before joining the Leawood Chamber team, Taylor worked first-hand with local businesses via various marketing jobs ranging from e-commerce to real estate to NFL executives.

Melisa Cull

Melisa Cull

Director of Membership

Melisa is the newest addition to the Leawood Chamber team and has 20+ years of experience in sales, business development, community service connections, networking, and volunteering with nonprofits. She understands that trusted relationships are the heart of making solid connections. When she isn’t out meeting with partners and members, you will find her on bike rides or traveling with her husband, cheering on her son playing college basketball, and following the Chiefs.

Our Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Jacqueline Shrum

Chair
Town Center Plaza | Crossing
Melanie Glassman

Melanie Glassman

Chair-Elect
Sunflower Bank
Eric Floyd

Eric Floyd

Vice Chair
JE Dunn Construction

Mike McKenna

Treasurer
Affinis Corp

Phil Kernen

Secretary
Mitchell Capital Management
Chris Kurtz

Chris Kurtz

Past-Chair
Woodworth Snow, LLC

Jake Akehurst

UMKC TalentLink

Jackson Clements

Clements Chiropractic

Calvin Girard

Evergy

Bill Heinrich

AdventHealth

Josh Heller

H&H Roofing and Restoration

Michael Hiatt

Steel City Media

Mary Holland

Hereford House Restaurant

Cortny Hutchison

Bukaty Companies

Jonathan Jones

DEMDACO

Lisa May

Commerce Bank

Rick Oddo

Oddo Development

Monty Spradling

UMB Bank, n.a.

Tim Van Zandt

Saint Luke’s Health System

Marissa Vidler

Clear Box Insights

Caitlin Waters

CBIZ

Mayor Marc Elkins

Advisory Director
Mayor, City of Leawood

Julie Donelon

Advisory Director
MOCSA

Kristi McNerlin

Advisory Director
Blue Valley School District

Christy Ziegler

Advisory Director
Shawnee Mission School District

Our Committee Chairs

Ambassador Committee

The Ambassador Committee’s mission is to recruit and retain members, while representing the Chamber at key events.

Justin Rabin

2024 Chair

Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing and Communications Committee delivers a communications strategy to promote the Chamber, ensure our events and programming are valuable and responsive to members’ needs, and grow Chamber membership.

Doug Spear

2024 Co-Chair

Marissa Vidler

2024 Co-Chair

Economic Development Council

The Economic Development Council provides Chamber members with access to the latest information and advocacy related to business recruitment, development, and retention in Leawood and the greater Kansas City area.

Greg Peppes

2024 Co-Chair

Matt Peppes

2024 Co-Chair

Legislative Task Force

The Legislative Task Force ensures that public policy at the city, county, and state level align with the Chamber’s advocacy goals for your small business, the community of Leawood, and our region.

Molly Haase

2024 Chair

Young Professionals Committee

The Young Professionals Committee plans and holds events for young professionals, ages 21 to 39, to encourage networking among the next generation of leaders in our region’s economy. Learn more about the Chamber’s Young Professionals Network.

Jackson Clements

2024 Chair

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New Members

Economic Development Council

Resources, Insights, and Advocacy for Economic Development in Leawood, KS