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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