Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is the Association’s managing body. Directors are selected annually by a nominating committee for terms of either one or two years. Each of KCMBA’s eight sections is represented on the Board of Directors by its president, as are various other entities associated with KCMBA, including the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and the KCMBA Past Presidents’ Club, among others. The Board meets monthly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the Association. For more information on the structure and duties of the Board of Directors, please refer to the Association’s Bylaws.

The 2022 Nominating Committee is now accepting applications for positions on the 2022 KCMBA Board of Directors. Positions available for 2022 are President-Elect, Vice Pres-ident, Treasurer, Secretary and four (4) Members at Large. The deadline for application submissions is June 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. To apply for a position, complete the application  and send it with a letter of intent to apply@kcmba.org

The 2022 Nominating Committee is composed of the following members:
Athena M. Dickson (Chair), Siro Smith Dickson PC 
William C. Martucci, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 
Seema Chawla, FINRA 
Russell S. Jones, Jr., Polsinelli PC 
Amanda Pennington Ketchum, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Brumitt, P.C. 
Shaun Stallworth, Holman Schiavone, LLC 
Christopher D. Dandurand, The Gorny Law Firm, LC 

 


President
Samuel M. Wendt
Wendt Law Firm P.C.



President-Elect
William C. Martucci
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.


Vice President
Phyllis A. Norman
Norman and Graves, LLC


Treasurer & ABA Delegate
Keith A. Cutler
Tippin, James W. & Assoc.


Secretary
Scott C. Gyllenborg
Gyllenborg & Brown, P.A.


Immediate Past President
Athena M. Dickson
Siro Smith Dickson PC


Member-at-Large
Seema Chawla
FINRA


Member-At-Large
Meghan A. Litecky
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC


Member-At-Large
Rachel E. Schwartz
Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP


Member-at-Large
Jesse Sendejas
City Prosecutor's Office of Kansas City, Missouri


Member-at-Large
Henry J. Thomas
American Century Investments


Member-at-Large
Michelle L. Marvel
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader P.C.


Member-at-Large
Brenda G. Hamilton
Seigfreid Bingham, PC


Member-at-Large
Michael Williams
Williams Dirks Dameron LLC


Business Law Section President
Andrew D. Wimmer
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.


Civil Litigation Section President
Daniel L. McClain
Seigfreid Bingham, PC


Criminal Law Section President
Tracy L. Spradlin
Spradlin Kennedy, LLC


Diversity Section President
Ashley M. Barton
City of Kansas City, Missouri


Family and the Law Section President
Stacey K. Wullschleger
 
Fisher Law LLC


FCAS Section President
Ashlea G. Schwarz
Paul LLP


Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section President
Timothy M. Alvarez
The Alvarez Law Firm


YLS Section President
Christopher D. Dandurand
Gorny Law Firm, LC, The


CLE Advisory Chair
Stephen R. Miller
Miller Schirger, LLC


CLE Advisory Vice Chair
Camille L. Roe
Jackson Lewis P.C.


Membership Chair
Stacey L. Janssen
Kennyhertz Perry


Membership Vice Chair
Lisa A. Hansen
Law Office of Lisa A. Hansen, LLC


Representative of AWL
Beverly M. Weber
Armstrong Teasdale LLP


Representative of KCMBF
Jill M. Katz
Krigel & Krigel, PC


Representative of Past Presidents
Thomas G. Kokoruda
Polsinelli PC


Bar Legal Advisor
Shawn G. Foster
Preuss Foster Law