KC Business Honors Outstanding Young Professionals in Fifth Annual Rising Stars Event

Anthem Media Group’s KC Business magazine has selected 28 of the most promising professionals in Kansas City as its 2014 class of Rising Stars. The fifth annual program honors outstanding leaders younger than 40 in the creative, entrepreneurial, nonprofit and corporate communities.

This year’s honorees include:

•Brian Anderson, Perceptive Software •Cassie Blankenship, Title Boxing Club •Erica Brune, Lever 1 •Grant Burch, Netstandard •Jeff Chambers, Alterra Bank •Christian Fisher, Briefcase •Kathleen Fisher, Graves Garrett •Adam Gebhardt, Tivol •Kelly Hancox, Garmin •Zach Henderson, Plutus Group •Mike Jackson, Pendello Solutions •Kris Kappel, Husch Blackwell •Eric Mann, Block Real Estate •Michelle Marriott, Erise IP •Natalie McAllister Jackson, Netstandard •Amber Meyers, CRB Consulting Engineers •Kate Nolen Proffitt, Jackson County CASA •Sarah Richardson, HCA MidAmerica Division •Megan Redmond, Erise IP •Ben Rendo, Mighty Green Solutions •Bridget Romero, Lathrop Gage •Amanda Siler, United Marketing •Jon Stephens, Rockhill Strategic •Candace Walker, Campfire •Michael Walker, Cornerstone Home Lending •Kamara White, Children’s Mercy Hospital •Eric Wullschleger, Sprint •Katie Yeager, Your Future Address

The recipients are profiled in the January/February issue of KC Business and on the ThisIsKC.com website at The Rising Stars are profiled at: http://www.thisiskc.com/2014/01/2014-rising-stars-kansas-city-business-2/. The 2014 Rising Stars will be honored at a reception on February 6th at the Vox Theatre, 1405 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan. Tickets to the event can be purchased at http://www.thisiskc.com/2013/10/2014-rising-stars-kansas-city-business/.

“We are very pleased to recognize Kansas City’s Rising Stars,” said Robin Atkins, KC Business Publisher. “Each year KC Business recognizes the up-and-comers who will be shaping Kansas City in years to come. This bright and talented group of individuals bring a unique perspective to the business and philanthropic community. Their drive and passion are an example to everyone, and we congratulate the class of 2014 on their outstanding leadership.”

This year's awards competition judges are:

•Rachel Sexton - Vice President at VPR Patient Outreach Program •Shomari Benton - KCM Port Authority, Patner at Benton Lloyd & Chung •Scott Cahill - President of DSC Consulting & Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Pioneer Services

About KC Business KC Business provides a multi-dimensional information source with content that is applicable for executives, business owners and top-level decision makers in the Kansas City region. KC Business engages executives with on-target editorial that provides a deeper look at business topics, emerging trends and local resources. These local resources help them make important decisions about managing and growing their executives to help them achieve their goals. Our mission is to provide “Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration,” by relating all content back to these important business strategies. To learn more about KC Business, please visit our website at www.thisiskc.com.

Contact: Robin Atkins | Publisher Anthem Publishing, Inc. 7101 College Blvd, Suite 400 Overland Park, KS 66210 office 913.894.6923 | fax 913.894.6932 ratkins@thisiskc.com | www.thisiskc.com

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