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 15 members and the Visit KC Board elects up to 15 members.

2018 Visit KC Board of Directors

Board Officers

  • CHAIR – CiCi Rojas, President, Tico Productions & Tico Sports
  • VICE CHAIR – Cindy Circo, Manager Public Affairs, Kansas City Power & Light
  • TREASURER – Jim Snow, Complex General Manager, Westin Crown Center/Sheraton KC Hotel
  • SECRETARY – Jeanette Prenger, President, ECCO Select Corporation

Board of Directors

  • Vic Allred, President, Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen
  • Lee Barnes, Jr., Councilman, 5th District At-Large, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nick Benjamin, Executive Director, The Cordish Co.
  • Bill Chapin, Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
  • Cindy Circo (Vice Chair), Public Affairs Manager, Kansas City Power & Light
  • Dan Fowler, Councilman, 2nd District, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Arzelia Gates, Corporate Secretary, Gates Bar-B-Q Corp.
  • Belinda Harrison, Attorney at Law, B.L. Harrison Law, LLC
  • Gloria Jackson-Leathers, Director of Kansas City Civic Engagement, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Bob Kendrick, President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
  • Jenny Kincaid Julian, Owner, Socialworx PR
  • Steve Klika, Commissioner, Third District, Johnson County
  • 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
  • Rachel Merlo, Community Manager, Kansas City, Google
  • Stacey Paine, President, Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. 
  • Kevin Pistilli, President, Raphael Hotel Group
  • Jeanette Prenger (Secretary), President, ECCO Select Corporation
  • CiCi Rojas (Chair), President, Tico Productions & Tico Sports
  • Rosemary Salerno, General Manager, Zona Rosa Development, LLC
  • Carla Sanders, Sr. VP of HR, AMC Entertainment 
  • Troy Schulte, City Manager, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jim Snow (Treasurer), Complex General Manager, Westin Crown Center/Sheraton KC Hotel
  • Angie Stanland, Vice President of Associate Services & Recruiting, Cerner Corporation
  • Jon Stephens, President, Rockhill Strategic
  • Philip Strnad, General Manager, Hilton President Kansas City
  • Keli Wenzel, President/Managing Partner, O’Neill Marketing & Event Management, Inc.
  • Randy Wisthoff, Executive Director/CEO, Kansas City Zoo
  • Amy Jordan Wooden, President & CEO, AJW Consulting

Ex Officios

  • Kurt Mayo, Executive Director, Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Oscar McGaskey, Director, Convention & Entertainment Facilities
  • Kathy Nelson, President/CEO, KC Sports Commission
  • Clayton Reid, President, MMGY Global

Executive Committee Ex Officios

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

2018 Board Meetings (3 p.m.)

January 23, 2018 - Public Notice

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

Visit KC Annual Meeting, February 27, 2018

April 17, 2018 - Public Notice

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

July 17, 2018 - Public Notice

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

October 23, 2018 - Public Notice 

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

Annual Board Meeting, December 18, 2017 - Public Notice  

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

2018 Executive Committee Meetings (10:30 a.m.)

  • March 21, 2018 - Public Notice
  • June 20, 2018 - Public Notice
  • September 19, 2018 - Public Notice

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