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.

2019 Visit KC Board of Directors

Leadership

  • 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

Members

  • Vic Allred, President, Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen
  • Carla Chavarria, Sr. VP of HR, AMC Entertainment 
  • Lee Barnes, Jr., Councilman, 5th District At-Large, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • 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, Vice President, General Manager of City Market, KC Commercial Realty Group
  • Troy Schulte, City Manager, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jim Snow (Treasurer), Complex General Manager, Westin Crown Center/Sheraton KC Hotel
  • Angie Stanland
  • Jon Stephens, President & CEO, Port KC
  • Jeffrey Stewart, Senior Advisor, Loews Hotels & Co. 
  • 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

  • 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
  • Clayton Reid, President, MMGY Global
  • Jeffrey Stewart, Sr Advisor to Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co.

Executive Committee Ex Officios

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

2019 Board Meetings (3 p.m.)

January 22, 2019 - Public Notice

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

April 23, 2019 - Public Notice

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

July 30, 2019 - Public Notice

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

October 29, 2019 - Public Notice 

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

Annual Board Meeting, December 17, 2019 - Public Notice  

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

2019 Executive Committee Meetings (10:30 a.m.)

  • March 29, 2019 - Public Notice
  • June 18, 2019 - Public Notice
  • September 17, 2019 - Public Notice
  • November 19, 2019 - Public Notice

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Kelli O'Hara, Broadway star in concert

Kelli O’Hara is one of the biggest stars on Broadway, and her work in film, television, and opera have made her acclaim even greater. The Tony Award winner will bring her unique mix of classicism and show business to Kansas City for selections from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Hugh Jackman

Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman will bring The Man. The Music. The Show to Sprint Center on Oct. 13. You will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Paul Childres Concert in the Caves

Blending Pop, R&B, and Soul, Paul Childers is leading a new breed of Singer/Songwriters and Guitarists. Paul finds a way to blur the lines cast between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix styles of guitar playing, a Motown rhythm section, and Pop vocal melodies. He is returning to the caves for another epic show! 

B-Side mini 2019

We're celebrating our second annual music festival - in a teenier way!
 
Join us Oct. 4th First Friday for B-Side Mini!
 
Acts include our house band I Threw a Chair, Winny Wallet and the Workshop, and local musician Sean Groff.
 
Inside the gallery we will be showing many mini works, small doodles, sculptures and more.
 
Big thanks to Brewery Emperial for providing the event with beverages!

Merriam Drive Live!

Downtown Merriam will transform into a street and lawn party full of music on two stages, food trucks, adult beverages and a Cornhole Tournament. Performers include: Four Fried Chickens & a Coke; Red Guitar; Stolen Winnebagos; Fast Times and Noe Palma. Enjoy this annual music fest for FREE in downtown Merriam.

Brahms’ Fourth and Bach’s Fantasia

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ
 
J.S. BACH/ELGAR Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Once Upon a Castle for Organ and Orchestra
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
 

Finlandia and Schumann’s Piano Concerto

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano
 
SIBELIUS Finlandia
R. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
DANIEL KELLOGG The Golden Spike (Kansas City Symphony commission, world premiere)
SMETANA “Blaník” from Má vlast
 

The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City Fall Concert

The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, as well as other musicians from the Kansas City area.  This fall concert will include: The New World Symphony - Dvorak , Fanfare for the Common Man – Copeland, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cello, s Gion Overture - Jose Gonzalez Granero