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Board of Directors

2014 Officers of the Board of Governors

Cynthia Pistilli Savage (Raphael Hotel Group), Chairman
David Fowler (Park University), First Vice Chairman 
Thomas M. Scott (Community Volunteer), Vice Chairman

2014 American Royal Officers and Directors

Mariner Kemper (UMB), Chairman
John Mitchell Jr. (Treat America Food Services), Chair-Elect
Charlie Tetrick (Walz Tetrick), Corporate Secretary
Angie Stanland (Cerner),Treasurer
Brant Laue (Laue Ranch), Vice Chair of Ag Center Campaign
Cynthia Pistilli Savage (Raphael Hotel Group), Vice Chair of Ag Center Campaign
Bob Petersen (American Royal), President & CEO

Directors

David Ball, Balls Food
Lee Baty, Baty Holm Numrich & Otto
Joe Bichelmeyer, Bichelmeyer Meat Co
Martin Bicknell, Mariner Wealth Advisors
Scott Boswell, Commerce Trust
Gina Bowman, CVR Energy
Cary Christensen, Bayer Animal Health
Tim Congrove, Shook, Hardy & Bacon 
Rick Curl, Consultant
David Dickey, Cerner
Allen Dillingham, Builders Association
Joe Eby, Bickford Senior Living
Bryan Frank, IDD InStore Design Display
Steve Frye, KPMG
Rafael Garcia, Garcia Architecture, LLC
Todd Graves, Graves Garrett LLC
Jim Hebenstreit, Bartlett Grain
Judy Heeter, Attorney
Steve Hunt, US Premium Beef
Mariner Kemper, UMB
Jackie Klippenstein, Dairy Farmers of America
Mark Kolkhorst, Archer Daniels Midland 
Gordon E. Lansford, III, JE Dunn Construction
John Longan, Tarsus CFO Services

 
Joseph Mandacina, Sprint 
Nelson Mann, Mann Law Firm
Pat McGannon, Kessinger Hunter & Co
Ellen Merriman, Financial Holdings Corporation
John Mitchell, Jr., Treat America
Dana Nelson, Community Volunteer
Richard Norden, Fairbanks Scales
Bob Norton, BioZyme/VitaFerm
H. Tyler Nottberg, US Engineering
J. Neil Orth, American International Charolais
Mary Ann Powell, Community Volunteer
Jeanette Prenger, ECCO Select 
Mary Privitera, Illuminating Ideas
Ann Rowland, Kansas University
J. Larry Sanders, SFP
John Sherman, MLP Holdings, LLC
Angie Stanland, Cerner
Glenn Stephenson, Highwoods Properties 
Charles Tetrick, Walz Tetrick
Rick Thaemert, Global Prairie
Jim Thome, LT Midwest
Bob Thompson, Bryan Cave Law
Russ Weathers, AFA
James Webb, Farmers of North America
 
 

Additional Voting Members:

Kim Manka Mann, BOTAR Representative (Immediate Past President)
Connie Marshall, Saddle and Sirloin Representative (Immediate Past President)

Lifetime Directors

Malcolm M. Aslin, Entrepreneur
Bryan Beaver, Flat Tail Ranch
H.D. Cleberg, Farmland (Retired)
David Fowler, Park University
Bob Hovey, Retired Hovey Williams
Mary Hunkeler, Community Volunteer
Brant Laue, Laue Ranch
Pete Lemke, EFL Associates (Retired)
Fred W. Lyons, Jr., Five Creek Ranch
Greg Maday, SpecChem
Paul McKie, Tailgate Ranch
Neal Patterson, Cerner
David Rismiller, Burlington Capital Group
Landon Rowland, Ever Glades Financial

Honorary Directors

John Dillingham
Mrs. H.D. "Joe" Hale
Mr. Tom Scott

Executive Committee

Mariner Kemper, Chair
Lee Baty
Joe Bichelmeyer
Cary Christensen
Joe Eby
David Fowler
Craig Huffhines
Brant Laue 
Greg Maday
John Mitchell, Jr.
Richard G. Norden
Cynthia Pistilli Savage
Angie Stanland
Charles Tetrick
Jenny Tuttle
Russ Weathers

2014 Advisory Directors (Business & Industry)

Jenny Tuttle, 2014 President of the BOTAR Organization
Lee Baty, 2014 President of the Saddle & Sirloin Club
Neil Olson, Dean of the Vet School at the University of Missouri
Ralph Richardson, Dean of the Vet School at Kansas State University
Bryce Schumann, American Angus Association
Diane Olson, Missouri Farm Bureau
Kurt Mayo (Hilton Garden Inn), Hotel and Lodging Association
Mike Beam, Kansas Livestock Association
Jim Heeter, President of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Christy Chester (Boyles Meat), Historic West Bottoms
Mike Johanning (John Deere), The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
CiCi Rojas, President and CEO of Central Exchange
Mark Stewart, Chairman's Club & AFA
 

2014 Advisory Directors (Government & Elected Officials)

Jay Nixon, Governor - Missouri
Sam Brownback, Governor - Kansas
Sly James, Mayor - Kansas City, MO
Mark Holland, Mayor - Unified Government of Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte County
Troy Schulte, City Manager - Kansas City, MO
Bill Miller, Unified Government of Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte County
Ed Ford, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Russ Johnson, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Melba Curls, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Jan Marcason, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Cindy Circo, City Council - Kansas City, MO
John A Sharp, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Scott Wagner, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Jermaine Reed, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Jim Glover, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Michael Brooks, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Scott Taylor, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Dick Davis, City Council - Kansas City, MO
Mike Sanders, Jackson County Executive
Richard Fordyce, Missouri Director of Agriculture
Jackie McClaskey,Kansas Secretary of Agriculture