Conversations from the Top in Kansas City

Thursday, September 07 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
Kay Barnes, two-term Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, will speak at the sixth event of Central Exchanges’ 2017 Conversations from the Top series. 
 
Arvest is proud to support this moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership throughout Kansas City.Mayor Barnes will share her insight on Friday, September 15th from 11:45am to 1:00pm at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central St, Kansas City, MO). Registration* is required.
 
In the Conversations from the Top series, you will hear inspirational stories from women who have faced challenging issues as they worked their way to the top of their field. They share insight about their journey and will give you things to think about in how you can achieve your own goals. September’s speaker, Mayor Kay Barnes is a native of St. Joseph, Missouri. She earned a B.S. degree in secondary education from the University of Kansas, Masters Degrees in Secondary Education, as well as Public Administration – Organizational Behavior from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  
 
Mayor Barnes is the embodiment of servant leader. She is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer who has developed a unique foundation of learning and experience in education, human resource and organizational development. With over 25 years of professional and volunteer experience interfacing among political, corporate, governmental and not-for-profit sectors in the community to initiate and facilitate positive change she has the strong ability to conceptualize, problem solve, communicate practical alternatives and develop long-term goals.
 
One of the first two women on the Jackson County Legislature and elected to the Kansas City council in 1979, Barnes was the first female mayor of Kansas City and has received the most credit for her work in improving Downtown Kansas City and working for initiating the revitalization of the urban core. She is also credited with the Sprint Center arena in Kansas City that opened on October 10, 2007. She was first elected mayor on her birthday in 1999, and re-elected for a second term in 2003. In late 2007, Barnes announced she would run in the Democratic primary for Missouri's 6th congressional district, held by four-term Republican Sam Graves.
 
Mayor Barnes is the Distinguished Professor and Founding Director for Public Leadership at Park University. She sits on the boards of private and public corporations and was appointed a Fellow of the Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas. She has been honored with numerous national and regional awards and recognitions. She is a founding and original member of Central Exchange.
 

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Tags: Kansas City, Missouri
 

Shalea Walter Named to Centurions Leadership Program in Kansas City

Thursday, August 10 at 02:05 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program has welcomed local Marketing Manager Shalea Walter to its 2019 class. 

Shalea Walter

The two-year program allows participants to explore opportunities and issues in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Its mission is to prepare a representative cross-section of the community’s emerging leaders as they shape the future of greater Kansas City. 

Shalea received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Legal Studies from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She joined Arvest in June of 2012 with the acquisition of Union Bank, where she had served as their Marketing representative since 2008. Shalea is very involved in the local community. She has served as a committee chair for Phoenix Family Housing’s Annual Fundraising event for seven years. She also volunteers for Charlie’s House, a local non-profit dedicated to the safety of children in and around the home. 

Shalea enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband, Ryan, stay busy with two children under the age of five.

Congratulations, Shalea!

Tags: Kansas, Kansas City
 

Congratulations Barbara Christ of Greater Kansas City

Friday, August 04 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest in Greater Kansas City has yet another reason to be proud of their associates. The local sales manager, Barbara Christ, was named one of the NextGen Leaders by the Kansas City Business Journal.

The goal of the NextGen Leaders program is to pinpoint those in the Kansas City business and civic community who are beginning to wield their influence through leadership at their companies, on nonprofit boards or through other community involvement. The Kansas City Business Journal helps connect them with each other, current leaders in Kansas City and KCBJ readers.

Barbara has dedicated over 20 years to Arvest Bank and the financial industry (#BankOnHer). She is responsible for the delivery of retail and small business banking throughout the Kansas City region.

Barbara received a bachelor’s degree in education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. Before relocating to Kansas City in 2010, Barbara served as the program manager and curriculum developer for the Arvest training education and development department.

Barbara is very active in community organizations, holding a board position with Junior Achievement and volunteering her time with urban core outreach programs. She enjoys spending time with her family and trying to keep up with her two active teenage boys.
 
Congratulations, Barbara!
 
Tags: Associates, Community Support, Kansas City
 

Kansas City Market Welcomes McNeill

Friday, July 28 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Kenton McNeill in its Greater Kansas City market.

McNeill, who has worked in a variety of roles during a 30-year banking career, will serve as vice president and an Arvest Private Banking advisor. Arvest Private Banking provides clients unlimited access to a team of experienced professionals offering integrated advice in all areas of financial management.

Among McNeill’s duties, he will analyze and develop wealth management strategies for private banking clients to help them reach their financial goals. He will be based at the Arvest branch at 911 NE Sam Walton in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and serve consumers throughout Greater Kansas City.

“We are thrilled to add Kenton’s expertise to our team,” said Amy Morbeck, Arvest Private Banking manager for Greater Kansas City. “He has a vast array of experience, a great attitude, and is dedicated to providing personalized service to our customers.”

A native of Greater Kansas City, McNeill has held leadership roles in a number of community, professional, and nonprofit organizations, including Rock the Cure KC, Banker’s Institute, the American Club Association, Leadership Lenexa, the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parade committee and numerous area chambers of commerce.

Tags: Associates, Kansas City
 

Conversations from the Top Set for July 27 in Kansas City

Thursday, July 20 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Holly Streeter-Schaefer, attorney at Burns & McDonnell, will speak at our fifth event of the Central Exchanges’ 2017 Conversations from the Top series, which is a moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership in Kansas City.

Holly will share her insight from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 27, 2017, at the Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central St., Kansas City, Mo.). Registration* is required.

In the Conversations from the Top series, you’ll hear inspirational stories from women who have faced challenging issues as they worked their way to the top of their respective fields. They will share insights about their journey and give you things to think about in how you can achieve your own goals. 

July’s speaker has a technical background as a construction engineer that preceded her experience as a practicing attorney specializing in construction law for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Burns & McDonnell, Holly was a shareholder at a major national law firm where she concentrated on design and construction-related contracts, risk management, insurance issues and litigation. She also spent several years working for a large, national construction company as corporate counsel.

Holly has extensive knowledge in preparing, analyzing and negotiating design and construction contracts, teaming and joint venture agreements, subcontracts and supplier agreements. She is also experienced in litigating claims involving construction defects, payment disputes, mechanic’s liens and insurance issues. She has considerable experience in the areas of construction project claims prevention and alternative dispute resolution.

Her passion for construction is not limited to legal issues. She is past president of National Association of Women in Construction Greater Kansas City, Missouri Chapter 100 and is the current Scholarship Foundation president for NAWIC Chapter 100. She is also a board member of Central Exchange, chairing CX’s WiSTEMM committee. She is currently the chair of the Code Board of Appeals for the City of Overland Park, Kansas and recently joined Overland Park’s Board of Zoning Appeals. She is also a member of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s Kansas City Tomorrow Alumni program.

She received a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, with distinction, from Iowa State University and a J.D. from the Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Tags: Community Support, Kansas City

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