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A Word from Our President, Kim Becking…

Greetings Greater Missouri Leadership Friends! GMLC 2019 is off to an inspiring start!  With 40 members in this year’s class, we kicked off our 3-day Session I experience on March 5 in mid-Missouri, with our focus on Strengths-Based Leadership, Issues in Education, the Missouri Legislative process, our Judicial System, our Executive Branch of Government, and

March 31, 2019

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Governor Mike Parson Honors Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation

GMLF President Kim Becking and Executive Director Jan Grossmann were pleased to receive a special Proclamation in honor of our 30th Anniversary from Missouri Governor Mike Parson at a reception at the Governor’s Mansion on March 6.  The 2019 GMLC class members were at the Mansion to meet Governor Mike Parson, First Lady Teresa Parson,

March 31, 2019

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Women of Year Luncheon Planned for KC

Plan now to attend the 2019 Women of the Year Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22 in Kansas City, as Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation honors an outstanding Missouri woman leader as our 2019 Greater Missouri Leadership Woman of the Year. Our 2019 Honoree is Jean Peters Baker.  Ms Baker is Jackson County’s prosecutor and has cemented

March 31, 2019

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GMLF Celebrates 30 Years With Special Logo

It’s hard to believe that Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year as an organization!  What began as a desire of Southwestern Bell Telephone employees in 1990 in St. Louis, has expanded to become the premier statewide leadership experience for women of all fields from all parts of Missouri. You, as an

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Congratulations to Tina Workman, ’08!

Tina Workman, GMLC 2008 Alumna and past-president of the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Board of Directors, was recently honored as a finalist for “Women of Professional Excellence” by the Columbia Business Times.  Tina is currently the VP of Accounting and Assistant Treasurer for Shelter Mutual Insurance Company and has been with the company since 1992.

March 31, 2019

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Congratulations to Francine Pratt, ’19

Francine Pratt, a member of the GMLC Class of 2019, was recognized by the Springfield Business Journal as one of  “12 People You Should Know in 2019”.   Francine is the Director of Prosper Springfield, an organization which coordinates over 300 organizations toward community betterment goals including bolstering the workforce and assisting those in a financial

March 31, 2019

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Congratulations Amanda Kastler, ’16

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge 2016 Alumna, Amanda Kastler, was recognized in the March 2019 issue of the Biz 417 publication in Springfield, Missouri as a “Woman Who Means Business”.  Each year Biz 417 Magazine recognizes 5 outstanding businesswomen in southwestern Missouri on International Women’s Day. Amanda is the first female partner in Elliott, Robinson &

March 31, 2019

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Congratulations Nikki McGruder, ’18!

Nikki McGruder has been selected as one of 3 finalists for the ATHENA Young Professional Award by Women’s Network, largest division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.  She is currently the Director of Inclusive Impact Institute.  Nikki is a graduate of Columbia College, with an MBA, and a Masters of Arts in Human Resources from

March 31, 2019

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Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Chval, ’14!

Dr. Kathryn Chval, Dean of the University of Missouri College of Education, was selected and honored as a “Woman of Excellence” in the February 2019 issue of The Columbia Business Times.  In her role at the MU, Kathryn has the opportunity to lead and support a team of 600 faculty, staff and administrators who educate

March 31, 2019

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Congratulations to Jennifer Ingraham, ’08!

GMLC 2008 Alumna, Jennifer Ingraham, Assistant Vice President for Development at the UMKC Foundation, was recently appointed to a four-year term by Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr. to the Kansas City PIEA Crossroads Arts Advisory Committee.  This committee was established to review project proposals for eligibility and for recommendation to the Kansas City Planned Industrial

March 31, 2019

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