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