Leadership & Governance

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association is governed by its Board of Directors, pursuant to the Association’s Bylaws. Officers of the Association include the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, who each serve a one-year term beginning upon their election at the Annual Meeting in December of each year. To learn more about the current Board of Directors, click here.

Many members of the Board of Directors have risen to their positions through involvement in KCMBA’s Sections and Committees. As overseers of KCMBA’s seven practice area-specific sections, section presidents play a critical role in generating enthusiasm for Bar activities and producing relevant continuing legal education programs. Section presidents are supported in their efforts by many dedicated committee chairs, who lead their committee members in planning events and staying up-to-date on practice area developments. To meet KCMBA’s sections and committees leadership, visit the sections page.

In 2011, Vickie Mauck joined KCMBA’s professional staff as Executive Director, after a 16-year legal career in litigation and corporate law.  Vickie leads KCMBA’s staff of 13 employees and is responsible for the business operations of the Association. Click here to learn more about KCMBA’s professional staff.

Apply for KCMBA's 2020 Board of Directors


The Nominating Committee is now accepting applications for positions on the 2020 KCMBA Board of Directors.  Positions available for 2020 are President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and four (4) Members at Large.

To apply for a position, download the Personal Data Form here.  The deadline for application submissions is June 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  To apply, complete the Personal Data Form and send it with a letter of intent to Vickie Mauck at vmauck@kcmba.org.  

The 2020  Nominating Committee is composed of the following members:

Nikki Cannezzaro (Committee Chair), 8900 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City, MO 64114

Athena Dickson, 1621 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64108

Denise Drake, 900 W. 48th Pl., Ste. 900, Kansas City, MO 64112

Jonathan Steele, 2345 Grand Blvd., Ste. 750, Kansas City, MO 64108

Scott Bethune, 1100 Main St., Ste. 2930, P.O. Box 26250, Kansas City, MO 64105

W. Perry Brandt, One Kansas City Place, 1200 Main St., Ste. 3800, Kansas City, MO 64105-2100

Hon. Jalilah Otto, 415 E. 12th St., Div. 15, 4th Fl., Kansas City, MO 64106