KCCVA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—At its Jan. 22 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) elected the following officers for 2013: 

  • Chairman – Troy Stremming, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
  • Vice Chair – Gayle Holliday, Ph.D., President, G & H Consulting, LLC
  • Treasurer – Brenda Tinnen, General Manager/Senior Vice President, AEG-Kansas City Sprint Center/Kemper Arena/American Royal Complex

Stremming and Holiday are returning officers, whereas Tinnen fills a vacancy left by the departure of former Treasurer Bob Sullivan of Boulevard Brewing Co. In addition to a new officer slate, the following directors were also appointed to the Board:

  • Keli O’Neill Wenzel, President/Managing Partner, O’Neill Marketing & Event Management, Inc.
  • Rosemary Salerno, General Manager, Zona Rosa

The KCCVA Board of Directors is comprised of up to 30 civic and business leaders from the greater Kansas City area. The Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, with the advice and consent of the City Council, appoints 15 members and the KCCVA Board elects up to 15 members.
 
Members of the 2013 KCCVA Board of Directors

  • Vic Allred, President, Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen
  • Kay Barnes (Ex Officio Board Member), Director/Distinguished Professor for Public Leadership, Park University
  • Grant Burcham, President & CEO, Missouri Bank & Trust
  • Cindy Circo, Mayor Pro-Tem, Councilwoman, Fifth District At-Large, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mark Donovan, President, Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
  • Arzelia Gates, Corporate Secretary, Gates Bar-B-Q Corporation
  • Bill George, President, Kansas City Transportation Group**
  • Rachel Hack, Community Manager, Kansas City, Google Fiber
  • Gayle Holliday, Ph.D. (Vice Chair), President, G & H Consulting, LLC*
  • Debra Mozie Jenkins, Senior Director of Marketing, Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City
  • Steve Klika, President, AdKore/MegaForce Staffing
  • Bill Lucas (Immediate Past Chairman), President, Crown Center**
  • Riccardo Lucas, Community Volunteer
  • Jan Marcason, Councilwoman, Fourth District, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Bradley McCormack, Senior Associate, The Sader Law Firm
  • Oscar McGaskey, Jr. (Ex Officio Board Member), Department of Convention and Entertainment Facilities, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Keli O’Neill Wenzel, President/Managing Partner, O’Neill Marketing & Event Management, Inc.
  • Kevin Pistilli, President, Raphael Hotel Group*
  • Jeanette Prenger, President, ECCO Select Corporation
  • Clayton Reid, President, MMGY Global*
  • CiCi Rojas, President & CEO, Central Exchange
  • Rosemary Salerno, General Manager, Zona Rosa
  • Troy Schulte, City Manager, City of Kansas City, Missouri*
  • Jewel D. Scott, Executive Director, The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City
  • Steve Shalit, Complex General Manager, Westin Crown Center/Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
  • Angie Stanland, Vice President of Associate Services & Recruiting, Cerner Corporation
  • Jon Stephens, President, Rockhill Strategic
  • Troy A. Stremming (Chairman), Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Ameristar Casinos, Inc.*
  • Brenda Tinnen (Treasurer), General Manager/Senior Vice President, AEG-Kansas City Sprint Center/Kemper Arena/American Royal Complex*
  • Scott Wagner, Councilman, First District At-Large, City of Kansas City, Missouri*
  • Randy Wisthoff, Director, Kansas City Zoo
  • Amy Jordan Wooden, President & CEO, AJW Consulting

* 2013 Executive Committee; ** Ex Officio Members of Executive Committee

 

About the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association
The KCCVA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City. Through marketing, sales and service of the convention and tourism industries, the KCCVA supports a vital and growing component of the local economy—generating 45,000 jobs and $4.5 billion in economic impact annually. For more information about Kansas City, go to VisitKC.com.

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