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.

2022 Visit KC Board of Directors

 

LEADERSHIP

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

 

MEMBERS

  • Mike Cappo, Associate, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Tony Carovillano, GM, Worlds of Fun 
  • Thalia Cherry, Founder & CEO, Cherry Sports Gear
  • Bill Crooks, CEO, Chicken N Pickle
  • George Guastello, President & CEO, Union Station
  • Brian Johnson (Secretary), Managing Director, Loews Kansas City Hotel
  • Bob Kendrick, President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
  • Teresa Loar, Council Member, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • David Lopez, GM, Manny’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Riccardo Lucas, President & CEO, N.STRIDE Consulting, LLC
  • Adam Miller, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Barkley
  • Kevin O'Neill, Council Member, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stacey Paine (Treasurer), President, Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. 
  • Kevin Pistilli, President, Raphael Hotel Group
  • Brian Platt, City Manager, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jeanette Prenger (Chair), President, ECCO Select Corporation
  • Kris Riddell, Legal Administrator, GM Law PC
  • Melissa Robinson, Council Member, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Maria Salcedo, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Philip Strnad, GM, Hilton President Kansas City
  • Lylette Utz, Managing Partner/President, Global Green Solutions
  • Randy Wisthoff (Vice Chair), Executive Director, Kansas City Zoo

 

EX OFFICIOS

  • Gregg Givens, CFO, Park University
  • Pat Klein, Director, Aviation Dept.
  • Pat Macdonald, Community Investment | Social Change & DEI Strategist
  • Kurt Mayo, Executive Director, Hotel & Lodging Association of Kansas City
  • Bill Teel, Executive Director, GKCRA
  • Amy Jordan-Wooden, President & CEO, AJW Consulting
  • Mike Young, Assistant City Manager & Acting Director, Convention & Entertainment Facilities 

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE EX OFFICIOS

  • Cindy Circo, Senior Manager, Evergy
  • Bill George, President, Kansas City Transportation Group
  • Troy Stremming, President & CEO, AdAstra Strategies 

 

2022 Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule