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Business Journal Announces 2016 Women Who Mean Business

In its 17th year, the Women Who Mean Business program continues to identify outstanding business leaders in the Kansas City area.

The 2016 class includes entrepreneurs and executives of large and small companies. There are now 425 businesswomen who have been honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as Women Who Mean Business.

To be eligible, applicants must be engaged in for-profit business and be an entrepreneur, a top-ranking corporate woman in the Kansas City region, a partner leading a practice group or serve on an executive committee.

A panel of judges that included previous Women Who Mean Business honorees selected this year’s class from more than 140 applicants. Judges considered applicants’ past accomplishments, plans to grow their companies and community involvement.

Look for profiles of this year’s honorees in print and online Aug. 26. The women will be recognized at a luncheon the same day at the Overland Park Convention Center. You can register to attend the event here.

The 2016 class of Women Who Mean Business includes:

  • Ann Abercrombie, Lockton Cos.

  • Whitney Bartelli, NBH Bank

  • Erica Brune, Lever1

  • Marge Epperson, Physical Therapy Partners LLC

  • Elizabeth Fast, Spencer Fane LLP

  • Amy Fauss, Crossfirst Bank

  • Katie Fitzgerald, Mariner Wealth Advisors

  • Terry Garberg, Bark to Basics

  • Elise Kirchhofer, CBRE

  • Jennifer Lowe, SKC Communication Products LLC

  • Rachel Lupardus, Trozzolo Communications Group

  • Tondee Lutterman, BKD LLP

  • Brandy McCombs, International Builders & Consultants Inc. (IBC Inc.)

  • Angie McElhaney, MarksNelson LLC

  • Laurie Roberts, Parris Communications

  • Kimberly Robinett, TREKK Design Group LLC

  • Lisa Sackuvich, ARJ Infusion Services Inc.

  • Carla Sanders, AMC Theatres Inc.

  • Mary Thompson O’Connor, Country Club Bank

  • Kristin Tyson, Bank of Kansas City

  • Beverly Weber, Martin Leigh PC

  • Sabrina Wiewel, Hallmark Cards Inc.

  • Kelly Wilson, Weave Gotcha Covered!

  • Lori Wittman, VinSolutions

  • Tina Youngblood, Spencer Re II


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