Board of Directors

2017 OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  • John Mitchell, Jr.
    Chairman | Company Kitchen

  • Cynthia Pistilli Savage
    First Vice Chair | Raphael Hotel Group

  • Mariner Kemper
    Vice Chairman | UMB

2017 AMERICAN ROYAL OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

  • Angie Stanland
    Chairman | Cerner

  • Charles Tetrick
    Chair-Elect | Walz Tetrick

  • Ryan Wilkerson
    Corporate Secretary | Haas & Wilkerson

  • Gordon E. Lansford, III
    Treasurer | J.E. Dunn Construction

  • John Mitchell, Jr.
    Chairman of the New Building Committee | Company Kitchen

  • Lynn Parman
    President & CEO | American Royal

2017 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Angie Stanland, Chair
    Cerner

  • Tim Congrove
    Shook Hardy & Bacon

  • Allen Dillingham
    Builders Association

  • Gordon E. Lansford, III
    JE Dunn Construction

  • Patrick McGannon
    Kessinger Hunter & Co.

  • John Mitchell, Jr.
    Company Kitchen

  • Charles Tetrick
    Walz Tetrick

  • Ryan Wilkerson
    Haas & Wilkerson

  • Brad Bendle
    American Century

  • Mark Kolkhorst
    ADM

  • Lindsey Patterson Smith
    Community Volunteer

  • Bob Thompson
    Bryan Cave Law

  • Jeanette Prenger
    ECCO Select

DIRECTORS

Term ending February, 2018

  • Carol Carlson
    Community Volunteer

  • Rick Curl
    Consultant

  • Allen Dillingham
    Builders Association

  • Terry Holton
    Seaboard Foods

  • Ann Konecny
    Foley Equipment

  • Ford Maurer
    Foxx Equipment

  • Richard G. Norden
    Fairbanks Scales

  • J. Neil Orth
    American Internl.Charolais

  • Lindsey Patterson Smith
    Community Volunteer

  • Bob Harper
    Compass Minerals

  • Angie Stanland
    Cerner

  • Bob Thompson
    Bryan Cave Law

  • Ryan Wilkerson
    Haas & Wilkerson

  • Kerryann Kocher
    Bayer

Term Ending February, 2019

  • Lee Baty
    Baty Holm Numrich & Otto

  • Gina Bowman
    CVR Energy

  • Steve Frye
    KPMG

  • Steve Hunt
    Tayjen Holdings LLC

  • Jackie Klippenstein
    DFA

  • Bill Krueger
    Lansing Trade Group

  • John Lagemann
    John Deere

  • John Longan
    Tarsus CFO Services

  • Nelson Mann
    Mann Law Firm

  • Patrick McGannon
    Kessinger Hunter & Co.

  • Dana Nelson
    Community Volunteer

  • Cliff Illig
    Cerner

Term Ending February, 2020

  • Tim Congrove
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon

  • Rafael Garcia
    Garcia Architecture

  • Mark Kolkhorst
    ADM

  • Gordon E. Lansford, III
    J.E. Dunn Construction

  • Jeanette Prenger
    ECCO Select

  • CiCi Rojas
    Tico Productions LLC

  • Jack Ward
    American Hereford Association

Additional Voting Members

  • Missy Love
    BOTAR Representative | Immediate Past President

  • Lee Baty
    Saddle and Sirloin Representative | Immediate Past President

LIFETIME DIRECTORS

  • Malcolm M. Aslin
    Entrepreneur

  • Bryan Beaver
    Flat Tail Ranch

  • H.D. Cleberg
    Retired | Farmland

  • David Fowler
    Community Volunteer

  • Bob Hovey
    Retired Hovey Williams

  • Mary Hunkeler
    Community Volunteer

  • Mariner Kemper
    UMB

  • Brant Laue
    Laue Ranch

  • Pete Lemke
    Retired | EFL Associates

  • Fred W. Lyons Jr.
    Five Creek Ranch

  • Greg Maday
    SpecChem

  • Paul McKie
    Tailgate Ranch

  • Bob Petersen
    Petersen Consulting

  • David Rismiller
    Burlington Capital Group

  • Cynthia Pistilli Savage
    Raphael Hotel Group

  • John Mitchell, Jr.
    Company Kitchen

HONORARY DIRECTORS

  • Mr. John Dillingham

  • Mrs. H.D. “Joe” Hale

2017 Advisory Directors

  • Mike Beam
    Kansas Livestock

  • Cliff Becker
    The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City

  • Tammy Beckham
    Dean of the Vet School at Kansas State University

  • Brad Bendle
    2016 President of the Saddle and Sirloin Club

  • Ronnie Burt
    Kansas City Convention and Visitor’s Association

  • Christy Chester
    Historic West Bottoms

  • Jara Settles
    Co-Chair, American Royal Chairman’s Club and Shook, Hardy & Bacon

  • Dylan Quinn
    Co-Chair, American Royal Chairman's Club and Quinn Real Estate Company

  • Tracy Tetrick
    2017 President of the BOTAR Organization

  • Kurt Mayo
    Hotel and Lodging Association

  • Oscar McGaskey, Jr.
    Kansas City Convention Center

  • Diane Olson
    Missouri Farm Bureau

  • Joe Reardon
    President, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

  • Ralph Richardson
    Dean at Kansas State Olathe Campus

  • Kim Young
    President of KC Animal Health Corridor