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A Word from Our President

WE’LL BE KICKING OFF GMLC 2018, our 29th year for the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge, on March 6 in Columbia.  During Session I, our class sessions will take our leaders to Columbia and Jefferson City, where their focus will be to gain a broad understanding of key issues affecting Missouri.  They will visit with members of

January 31, 2018

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Congratulations to Thalia Cherry (GMLC 2012)!

Congratulations to Thalia Cherry, GMLC Alumna 2012, chosen as a recipient of the 17th annual “25 Under 25 Award” recognizing her business, Cherry, as an outstanding small business in Kansas City.  For this award, companies are judged on financial stability, ability to overcome adversity and challenges, community involvement, distinguishing or defining characteristics, and company vision.

January 31, 2018

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Congratulations to Nancy Allison (GMLC 2012)!

Congratulations to 2012 GMLC Alumna, Nancy Allison, whose Shelter Insurance Agency qualifies for one of Shelter’s highest honors, the 2018 Conference of Champions Award!  Nancy has remained active in Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge as an alumna, serving for several years as a member of the Session I Facilitation Team and by opening her home to

January 31, 2018

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Congratulations to Cara Owings (GMLC 2017)!

Congratulations to Cara Owings, GMLC Alumna 2017, for being selected as a member of the 2018 “20 Under 40” Honoree Class of the Columbia Business Times.  Cara is co-founder and co-owner of The Connection Exchange with 2018 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenger Jennifer Schenck.  Their company, which is growing fast, is now located in Springfield, St.

January 31, 2018

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Congratulations to Roz Cochran (GMLC 2013)!

Congratulations to Rosalind (Roz) Cochran, GMLC Alumna 2013, who was recently promoted to the position of Lead Analyst for Programs for NeighborWorks America in Kansas City.  Roz previously served as Administrative Coordinator for the agency, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities. Roz also serves

January 31, 2018

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Congratulations Robin Harris (GMLC 2016)!

Congratulations to Robin C. Harris, DNP, RN, and GMLC Alumna 2016, who was recently named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing!  Robin previously served as Director of MU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Congratulations, Dr. Robin Harris!

January 31, 2018

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to Gretchen Pettet (GMLC 2008)!

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Gretchen Pettet, GMLC Alumna 2008 and former Executive Director for GMLF, who has thrown her hat into the ring to run for a position on the City Council for the City of Washington, Missouri! Way to go, Gretchen Pettet!

January 31, 2018

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to Teresa Maledy (GMLC 2004)!

Congratulations and best wishes to Teresa Maledy, GMLC Alumna 2004 and former president of the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Board of Directors, who has thrown her hat into the ring to run for a position on the Columbia Public Schools Board of Directors!

January 31, 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS to Kim Becking (GMLC 1999)!

Congratulations to Kim Becking, Alumna 1999, and current Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Vice-President, who is featured on the cover and within of the February issue of Columbia Business Times Magazine, which focuses on health issues.

January 31, 2018

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Congratulations to Suzzanne Rothwell (GMLC 2005)!

Congratulations to former Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation President, Suzanne Rothwell, who is featured, along with her daughters, on the cover and within this months’ COMO LIVING MAGAZINE!

January 31, 2018

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