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KC SmartPort Board Elects 2021 Leadership

by Mary Rooney | Jan 20, 2021

Kansas City SmartPort has elected its 2021 Board of Directors and officers. The Executive Committee leadership will provide guidance and oversight to KC SmartPort, while the non-profit economic development organization continues to elevate the Kansas City region as a leading supply chain hub.

The 2021 Executive Committee includes:

  • Jim Roy, Vice President, Percipio Partners - Board Chair
  • Joseph Caldwell, Division Director, Bartlett & West
  • Tim Cowden, President & CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council
  • Sara Clark, Vice President, TranSystems Corp
  • Greg Topjon, Director of Sales, Wiese USA
  • Mike Mitchelson, Senior Vice President, CBRE
  • Chris Gutierrez, President, KC SmartPort

View the full KC SmartPort Board of Directors.

KC SmartPort determined 2021 objectives that support the organization's purpose of attracting freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region. The main objectives include job creation, capital investment, and community engagement.

In 2020, a total of twelve freight-based companies selected the Kansas City Market, creating 3,269 jobs and investing nearly $900 million. Read more about KC freight-based recruitment success.

About Kansas City SmartPort:

KC SmartPort is a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region.

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