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Leadership Overland Park Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony & Luncheon

Leadership Overland Park Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony & Luncheon

Friday, June 18, 2021 (11:15 AM - 1:15 PM) (CDT)


Join us to celebrate the graduation of our 2021 Leadership Overland Park class members. This is the 38th graduating class of the Overland Park Chamber Foundation’s renowned professional development program.

Our keynote speaker will be Craig Zahnd, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Ethics Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Craig joined the Bank in November 2019 and has nearly 30 years of legal experience. He previously served as managing director and Americas general counsel at Swiss Re. He is a graduate of the 2004 Leadership Overland Park class.

Congratulations to this year’s graduating class:

  • Shaun Baker , Empower Retirement
  • Phil Bennett, Commerce Bank - Lenexa
  • Josh Bitterman, Goldfish Swim School
  • Jordan Buscher, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church
  • Michelle Carpet, Riordan Clinic
  • Brad Cusick, Overland Park Fire Department
  • Morgan Dye, Hoefer Welker
  • Nadine Franz, APEX Career Services
  • Chris Gigstad, Gigstad Law Office LLC
  • Sara Holmes, McCownGordon Construction
  • Emily Huffman, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Keith Jenkins, Overland Park Police Department
  • Matt Johnson, Turner Construction
  • Leslie Karr, City of Overland Park
  • Rachel Lierz, Johnson County Community College
  • Stuart Lord, Johnson County Wastewater
  • Mike Makris, BHC
  • Cory Mead, Overland Park Regional Medical Center
  • Josh Nichols, A.C. Printing Company, Inc.
  • Erin Seager, Office Evolution
  • John Spell, Affinis Corp
  • Heather Steppe, KC Hemp Co.
  • Kim Tassone, Black & Veatch
  • Aurora Unger, JE Dunn Construction Company
  • Catalina Velarde, CBIZ, Inc.
  • Hayley Watkins, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
  • Jeff Whitton, St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Hilary Zerr, Davidson Architecture & Engineering

We encourage you to invite other colleagues and friends to help support and celebrate the LOP 2021 class members

Support the 2021 Class Project

The Leadership Overland Park 2021 class project will benefit KidsTLC and they seek you support of its class project to resurface the playground at KidsTLC. After visiting KidsTLC, class members became aware of the need for this project to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children utilizing the space. The total cost of this project well exceeds $10,000. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information or to help support their class project, click here.


Members: In-Person - $37 per person | In-Person - $260 per table of 6 | Virtual - $10 per person

Nonmembers: In-Person - $47 per person | Virtual - $15 per person

9000 West 137th Street
Overland Park, KS 66221-2042 United States
Event Contact
Celia Fritz-Watson
(913) 491-3600
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Friday, June 18, 2021 (11:15 AM - 1:15 PM) (CDT)

11:15am | Check-in & Networking

11:45am | Lunch & Program starts 

1:15pm Adjourn

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