KC Business magazine honors area’s influential women

Overland Park, Kansas—February 12, 2014

Anthem Media Group’s KC Business magazine has selected 31 outstanding female civic and business leaders as this year’s most Influential Women. The eighth-annual program honors local women in the creative, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit communities.

“We’re proud to honor these women who are clearly making their mark on Kansas City’s business and civic communities,” said Robin Atkins, KC Business? Publisher. “We’re fortunate to live in a thriving community rich with the talent these women demonstrate in their respective professional, civic, and personal roles. Since beginning this program, KC Business has recognized nearly 200 women for their creative, entrepreneurial, non-profit and corporate contributions. We congratulate this year’s impressive honorees that are continuing the tradition of setting the leadership standard for the entire Kansas City community and business world.”

This year’s honorees include:

Becky Freetly-Graber, Candid Marketing & Communications Kristin Leathers, Affinis Corp Denise Hamilton, Keller Williams Realty Michelle Word, Burns & McDonnell Elizabeth DeZeeuw, Cosentry Business Solutions Sharon Latimer, RubinBrown Jill Al Jundi, Pendello Solutions Tristan Duncan, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Katherine Sinatra, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Jennifer Blues, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Pamela Potts, Mersoft Corporation Sharla Riead, Hathmore Technologies, LLC Anita Parran, AARP Melinda Petet, Tiffany & Co. Teresa Johnson, KC Pet Project Becky Wilson, WDS Marketing & Public Relations Cynthia Cordes, Husch Blackwell Delena Stout, Brookside Barkery & Bath Sheree Johnson, SJ Insights, LLC Begonya Klumb, UMB Financial Corporation Angie Heer, Avila University Denise Cross, Cornerstones of Care Kim Bartalos, Block Real Estate Services Karen Baucom, Baucom Institute for Longevity & Life Enhancement Jamie Clayman Loud, Clayman Promotional Group Theresa Otto, Baty, Holm, Numrich & Otto P.C. Rachel Hack, Google Becky Blades, Board Member and consultant to Trozzolo. Artist and author. Suze Parker, Parker Communications Group Valerie Jennings, Jennings Social Media Marketing Katie Yeager, Your Future Address

The recipients are profiled in the March issue of KC Business and on the ThisIsKC.com website. The 2014 Influential Women will be honored at a reception on March 19 at The Polsky Theater on the Johnson County Community College campus. Tickets to the event can be purchased on KC Business Magazine’s Influential Women event page.

This year's awards competition judges are:

Marga Spangler, Vice President, First National Bank Wealth Management

Roxann Quarnstrom, Account Manager, Sound Products, Inc.

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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