Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees generously commit to serving our region by supporting our mission.


  • Julie Quirin: Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, St. Luke’s Health System


  • John Murphy: Owner, J. Murphy Strategies


  • Kevin Lockett: Partner, Fulcrum Global Capital


  • Patrick “Duke” Dujakovich: President, Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO

Immediate Past Chair

  • W. Russell Welsh: Chairman & CEO, Polsinelli

Board Members

  • David Anderson, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Rosana Privitera Biondo, President & CEO, Mark One Electric Co.
  • Molly Biwer, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Sonci Bleckinger, Vice President, Central Bank of the Midwest
  • Doug Boessen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Garmin
  • Robert Bratcher, President, Commerce Bank
  • Ron Coker, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Water Practice, Burns & McDonnell
  • Doug Cowen, President & CEO, Community Services League
  • Stacey Daniels-Young, Community Volunteer
  • Steve Edwards, Chairman & CEO, Black & Veatch
  • Penny Postoak Ferguson, County Manager, Johnson County Government
  • Spencer Fields, Kansas City Office Leader, Willis Towers Watson
  • Esther George, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Cotton Hawes, CEO, Samson Dental Partners/Immediadent
  • Maria Jenks, Vice President, Supply Chain, Kansas City Power & Light
  • Michelle Kay, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Holdings
  • Craig Kuckelman, Kansas City Managing Partner, Deloitte, LLP
  • Derek Locke, Operating Director, Berkshire Partners, LLC
  • Marshall Lockton, Senior Vice President, Operations Group, Lockton
  • Alise Martiny, Business Manager, Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Dean Newton, Managing Director and Executive Vice President, Delta Dental
  • Todd Pleimann, Managing Partner, Rubin Brown
  • Laurie Roberts, President, Parris Communications
  • CiCi Rojas, President & Partner, Tico Productions LLC/Tico Sports
  • Will Souder, Senior Vice President, Finance, Sprint
  • Brent Stewart, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Kansas City
  • Greg Sweat, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Rick Viar, President & CEO and Board Member, Summit Bank of Kansas City
  • Kevin Zimmermann, Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor, Bank of America – Private Bank