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

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 


Samuel M. Wendt
Wendt Law Firm P.C.

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.

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

Immediate Past President
Athena M. Dickson
Siro Smith Dickson PC

Seema Chawla

Meghan A. Litecky
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC

Rachel E. Schwartz
Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP

Jesse Sendejas
City Prosecutor's Office of Kansas City, Missouri

Henry J. Thomas
American Century Investments

Michelle L. Marvel
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader P.C.

Brenda G. Hamilton
Seigfreid Bingham, PC

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