2022 Program 

Date | Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time | 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location | Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom - KC Convention Center

KC is winning and winning big. That's why we were ready to #LevelUpKC at the 2022 KCADC Annual Meeting.

Renowned for bringing together KC's top corporate and civic influencers, 2022's luncheon was no different. Together, we celebrated our region's transformational successes, offered insight on the exciting economic opportunities ahead and energized our business community.

Keynote Speaker | Omar Johnson

Omar-Johnson (8)Omar Johnson is a standout marketing and branding entrepreneur, former CMO at Beats by Dre, former VP Marketing at Apple and founder of one of the most innovative brand management companies on the planet.

His work with international brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, and Campbell Soup got him named a “Brand Genius” by Adweek and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Innovative CMOs.”

Omar shared insights on leadership through the art of listening, and what it takes to elevate an idea from basic concept to next-level success.  


brian-robertsBoard of Directors Co-Chair
Brian Roberts

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer - Midwest Operations
Lockton Companies

ray-kowalikBoard of Directors Co-Chair
Ray Kowalik

Chairman & CEO
Burns & McDonnell

Ora ReynoldsBoard of Directors Incoming Co-Chair
Ora Reynolds
President and CEO
Hunt Midwest Enterprises

Tim CowdenKCADC
Tim Cowden
President and CEO
KC Area Development Council


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