2013 Woman of the Year
CiCi Rojas was named President and CEO of the Central Exchange in February 2013. She provides vision, voice, and operational oversight for the 900+ members of women and men from the metro Kansas City area for CX, which offers more than 400 programs annually of a wide variety of personal, professional, business development and networking opportunities.
Prior to Central Exchange, CiCi served as Vice President of Community Engagement for Truman Medical Centers (TMC) in Kansas City, Missouri. This role included leadership of the following; Human Resources, Community Outreach, Employee Wellness, TMC Corporate Academy and the Hospital Hill Economic Development Corporation. Preceding TMC, Rojas served various communities in the business, and political advocacy arenas. Her executive roles include leading two Hispanic Chambers of Commerce as: President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Vice President of Strategic Alliance with the Washington, D. C.-based United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Commerce.
CiCi Rojas is active in civic organizations on the local, state and national levels. She is the national Chair for the Latino Coalition Foundation and a Member of the Camp Fire USA National Board of Trustees. In Kansas City, she is Chairwoman of Hope House, a member of the Executive Committee Board of Directors for both KCPT Public Television and Friends of the Zoo. She also serves on a variety of civic boards including YMCA, Metropolitan Community College’s Foundation, Guadalupe Centers, Inc, and the Kansas City C&VB Association.
Mrs. Rojas was honored on June 6, 2013 in Kansas City.
CiCi has been recognized for her business and community achievements with the following awards and recognitions; 2018 Nuestra Latina Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016 “Women Who Have Changed the Heart of the City”, 2015 and 2016 Kansas City Business Journal Power 100 List, 2013 Ruby Red Slipper Dream Chaser Award, 2013 Greater Missouri Women’s Leadership Foundation, Woman of the Year, 2013 KC Magazine Class of Influential Women, 2012 Girl Scout Pearl Award, 2011 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, and the 2010 Dallas Business Journal’s Corporate Advocate of the Year.
Rojas is active in civic organizations on the local, national, and international levels. She serves on the YMCA World Council Executive Committee, the national Chair for the Latino Coalition Foundation, the YMCA National Board of Trustees, USA Volleyball and Friends of the American Latino Museum. In Kansas City, she is Past Chairman of Visit KC, YMCA Kansas City, and Vice-Chair of Guadalupe Centers, Inc. and the Kansas City Ballet. She also serves on the following Boards: Arvest Bank, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and United Way.