Board of Directors


The Visit KC 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 one-half of the members and one-half shall be approved by the existing Board of Directors.

2020 Visit KC Board of Directors

 

Leadership

  • CHAIR – Cindy Circo, Manager Public Affairs, Kansas City Power & Light
  • VICE CHAIR – Jeanette Prenger, President, ECCO Select Corporation
  • SECRETARY – Jim Snow, Complex General Manager, Westin Crown Center/Sheraton KC Hotel
  • TREASURER  Randy Wisthoff, Executive Director/CEO, Kansas City Zoo

Members

  • Vic Allred, President, Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen
  • Rodney Bland, GM Bland Consulting Group LLC, Staffing Impact
  • Mike Cappo, Associate, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Carla Chavarria, Sr. VP of HR, AMC Entertainment 
  • Cindy Circo (Chair), Customer Solutions Business Center, Evergy
  • Alan Dietrich, COO, Sporting Kansas City
  • Brian Johnson, Managing Director, Loews Kansas City Hotel
  • Bob Kendrick, President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
  • Steve Klika, Commissioner, Third District, Johnson County
  • Teresa Loar, CM, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • David Lopez, General Manager, Manny’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Riccardo Lucas, President & CEO, N.STRIDE Consulting, LLC
  • Pat Macdonald, Senior Philanthropic Advisor & Executive, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Kevin O'Neill, CM, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stacey Paine, President, Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. 
  • Kevin Pistilli, President, Raphael Hotel Group
  • Jeanette Prenger (Vice Chair), President, ECCO Select Corporation
  • Nia Richardson, Assistant to the Director, KC Bizcare, KCMO
  • Kris Riddell, Legal Administrator, German May PC
  • Melissa Robinson, CM, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Earnest Rouse, Acting City Manager, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Maria Salcedo, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Jim Snow (Secretary), Complex General Manager, Westin Crown Center/Sheraton KC Hotel
  • Philip Strnad, General Manager, Hilton President Kansas City
  • Lylette Utz, Managing Partner/President, Global Green Solutions
  • Randy Wisthoff (Treasurer), Executive Director/CEO, Kansas City Zoo

 

Ex Officios

  • Gregg Givens, Former CFO, DST Systems
  • George Guastello, President & CEO, Union Station Kansas City
  • Pat Klein, Director, Aviation Department, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Kurt Mayo, Executive Director, Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Oscar McGaskey, Director, Convention & Entertainment Facilities
  • Kathy Nelson, President/CEO, KC Sports Commission
  • Rosemary Salerno, Vice President, General Manager of City Market, KC Commercial Realty Group
  • Bill Teel, Executive Director, GKCRA
  • Amy Jordan Wooden, President & CEO, AJW Consulting

 

Executive Committee Ex Officios

  • Bill George, President, KCTG
  • Kevin Pistilli, President, Raphael Hotel Group
  • CiCi Rojas, President, Tico Productions & Tico Sports
  • Troy Stremming, Executive VP of Government Relations, Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. 
  • Brenda Tinnen, Sr. VP & GM, AEG-Kansas City, Sprint Center

 

2020 Board Meetings (3 p.m.)

January 21, 2020 - Public Notice 

  • Location: Visit KC 1321 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105 Parking: Hilton President Hotel Garage

April 21, 2020 - Public Notice 

  • Location: Visit KC 1321 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105 Parking: Hilton President Hotel Garage

July 21, 2020

  • Location: Visit KC 1321 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105 Parking: Hilton President Hotel Garage

October 20, 2020  - Public Notice 

  • Location: Visit KC 1321 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105 Parking: Hilton President Hotel Garage

December 15, 2020 - Public Notice 

  • Location: Visit KC 1321 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105 Parking: Hilton President Hotel Garage

 

2020 Executive Committee Meetings (10:30 a.m.)

  • March 17, 2020 - Public Notice 
  • June 23, 2020 - Public Notice
  • September 22, 2020 - Public Notice
  • November 17, 2020 - Public Notice

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