KCSC Leadership


The Greater Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation leads more than 600 members, sponsors and volunteers who work to help bring, support and host premier sporting events and franchises to town.  In addition, we strive to promote and support the lifetime benefits of sports for the youth of Greater Kansas City.

Kansas City Sports Commission Executive Committee

Tom Butch(ex-officio, Immediate Past Chair) Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.; Chairman & President, Waddell & Reed, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer, Ivy Funds Distributor, Inc.
Mike Deggendorf – (Chair) CEO, Grid Assurance
Jeff Gray – (Treasurer) Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
John Kane – (Secretary) Executive Vice President, Central States Beverage Company
Kathy Nelson – (ex-officio) President & CEO, Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation
Kevin Pistilli – (Executive Vice-Chair) President, Raphael Hotel Group
Denny Scott – (Events Chair) Chief Financial Officer, Burns & McDonnell
Patti Streeper – (WIN for KC Chair)
Brian Wietharn – (Development & Membership Chair) President & Chief Operating Officer, Copaken Brooks


Kansas City Sports Commission Board of Directors

Dan Beebe – CEO, Dan Beebe Group
Jason Booker
– Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships and Broadcast Sales, Kansas City Royals
Randy Bredar
– Senior Vice President, JE Dunn Construction
Michael Chalfie
– Vice President, Event Services & Operations, AEG/Sprint Center
Steve Cosentino – Partner, Stinson Leonard Street
Regina Croucher – Partner, KPMG LLP
Barry Davis – Managing Partner, BKD, LLP
Tyler Epp – Vice President of Business Development, Kansas City Chiefs
Jay Felton – Partner, Lathrop & Gage, LLP
Jo Anne Gabbert – President/CEO, JAG Portfolio Services
Stacey Paine – President, Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation
Jake Reid
 – President, Sporting Kansas City
CiCi Rojas – President/CEO, Central Exchange
Charlie Rozanski
– Executive Director of Sport Medicine, University of Kansas Hospital
Kent Sunderland – President & Vice Chair, Sunderland Foundation/Ash Grove Cement Company
Tom Waggoner – Principal, HOK
Julie Wilson – Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Cerner Corporation
Tom Busch(Legal Counsel) Attorney at Law, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP


WIN for KC Advisory Board

Patti Streeper, Chair
Sarah Morris
, Immed. Past Chair, Assistant Vice Chancellor, UMKC
Ashley Broockerd, Director of National Events, NACWAA
Mary Buschmann, Executive Director, USTA, Missouri Valley
Myra Everette, Senior Communications Specialist, DOE’s Kansas City National Security Campus
Carissa Froome, President’s Office, Development, Rockhurst High School
Christine Hamele, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, HCA Midwest
Lisa Hansen, Partner Lathrop & Gage LLP
Kim Hobbs, Vice President, Partnerships and Premium Services, AEG/Sprint Center
Michael Holmes, Principal, Cinema Scene Marketing
Angela Hurt, Founder and CEO, Veracity Consulting, Inc.
Andrea Kimball
, Vice President and General Counsel, Sporting Kansas City
Elise Kirchhofer, Project Management, Director, CBR
Polly Kramer
, Co-owner, KC Needlepoint
Babette Macy, Senior Associate, Director of Business Development, HOK
Teresa Martin
, Vice President, Producer, Lockton Companies, LLC.
Jana Merfen, Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Business Process Operations, CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Scott Pioli
, Assistant General Manager, Atlanta Falcons
Kate O’Neill Rauber
, Entrepreneur and Communications Advisor, KORPR, Inc.
Rebecca Sommers, Fitness Creative Lead/Senior Copywriter, Garmin
Carla Wilson, Director of Athletics, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Marcia Youker, Business Development, JE Dunn


Young Professional Advisory Committee

Erin Adcock – HOK
Haley Akin
– Senior Health & Wellness Specialist, Garmin
Molly Buchanan – Vice President, In-Store District Manager, US Bank
Ben Christian – Senior Manager-Partners Marketing, Kansas City Royals
Kyla Cody – Officer, Corporate Banking, BOK Financial
Andrew Dowis – Chief Operating Officer, Pro Athlete, Inc.
Carly Duvall
Liz Early – Fitness and Wellness Specialist, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of KC
Stacy Gewecke
– Director, Partnership Marketing, Sporting Kansas City
Dustin Haywood 
– Senior Manager, BKD, LLP
Kathleen Ismert – Marketing Coordinator, J.E. Dunn Construction Company
David Lesky – Marketing Programs Project Manager, Kansas City Life
Mark Moberly – Business Development, Sunflower Development Group
Jennifer Parker – Recruitment Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Mark Samsel – Attorney at Law, Lathrop & Gage, LLP
Jeremy Slavens – Director of Marketing & Events, Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Wade – Founder, KC Crew
Patrick White – Audit Manager, KPMG LLP
Lauren Ziegler – Community Outreach Manager, VML Foundation