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.

2023 Visit KC Board of Directors

 

LEADERSHIP

  • CHAIR – Jeanette Prenger, Founder & CEO, ECCO Select Corporation
  • VICE CHAIR – Randy Wisthoff, Executive Director, Kansas City Zoo Foundation
  • SECRETARY – Brian Johnson, Managing Director, Loews Kansas City Hotel
  • TREASURER  Stacey Paine, President, Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. 

 

MEMBERS

  • Dara Alvarado, Firm Associate, Lathrop GPM
  • Keith Bradley, Co-owner, Made in KC
  • Mike Cappo, Associate, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
  • Thalia Cherry, Founder & CEO, Cherry Sports Gear
  • Bill Crooks, CEO, Chicken N Pickle
  • Will Gregory, President, Gregory PR
  • Breana Grosz, GM, Country Club Plaza
  • George Guastello, President & CEO, Union Station Kansas City
  • Brian Johnson (Secretary), Managing Director, Loews Kansas City Hotel
  • Bob Kendrick, President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
  • David Lopez, GM, Manny’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Derek McCann, Managing Director, Kansas City Marriott Downtown
  • Adam Miller, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, American Century Investments
  • Kevin O'Neill, Council Member, City of Kansas City, MO
  • Stacey Paine (Treasurer), President, Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. 
  • Jeanette Prenger (Chair), Founder & CEO, ECCO Select Corporation
  • Kris Riddell, Legal Administrator, GM Law PC
  • Maria Salcedo, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
  • Philip Strnad, GM, Hilton President Kansas City
  • DePrice Taylor, Executive Director, Community Relations, Kansas City Current
  • Lylette Utz, Managing Partner & President, Global Green Solutions, LLC
  • Randy Wisthoff (Vice Chair), Executive Director, Kansas City Zoo Foundation

 

EX OFFICIOS

  • Kimiko Gilmore, Deputy City Manager, Convention & Entertainment Facilities, City of Kansas City, MO
  • Gregg Givens, CFO, Park University
  • Pat Klein, Director, Aviation Department, City of Kansas City, MO
  • Pat Macdonald, Director, Strategic Ventures & Operations, UMKC
  • Chad Mohwinkle, GM, Sheraton & The Westin Hotels at Crown Center
  • Andrea O'Hara, Executive Director, HLA
  • Bill Teel, President, GKCRA
  • Amy Jordan-Wooden, President & CEO, AJW Consulting

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE EX OFFICIOS

  • Cindy Circo (Immediate Past Chair), Senior Manager, Evergy
  • Bill George, President, Kansas City Transportation Group
  • Kevin Pistilli (Former Board Chair), President, RH Group
  • CiCi Rojas, President, Tico Productions & Tico Sports
  • Troy Stremming, President & CEO, AdAstra Strategies
  • Brenda Tinnen, Visit KC Board Chair, 2014-2015

 

2023 Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule