We play a pivotal role in building a healthy community in the Urban Core

of Kansas City, Missouri. By developing and sustaining small businesses and micro-enterprises, we create local employment opportunities, decrease the disproportionate health disparities gap, and assist in mitigating crime.

Executive Board of Directors

Executive Director
President
Simone Curls
Simone Curls

Executive Director

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Clyde McQueen
Clyde McQueen

Chair CEO, Full Employment Council

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Donald Maxwell
Donald Maxwell

President PBA President

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Elbert Anderson
Elbert Anderson

Vice-President PBA Co-Founder

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Mary Shannon
Mary Shannon

Secretary Founder & Consultant, Connectus Worldwide

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Karen Curls
Karen Curls

Treasurer Curls, Jude, Joseph Property Group

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Board of Directors

Executive Director
Rev Lindsey
Rev Lindsey

Senior Pastor of Concord Church

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Myron McCant
Myron McCant

President MacPen Enterprises Co-Owner & VP KD Academy

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T'risa Mccord
T'risa Mccord

Interim President/CEO, Economic Development Corporation, Kansas City

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David Puente
David Puente

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

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Vanessa Sims
Vanessa Sims

SVP, Executive Director Diversity, and Inclusion

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Brien Starner
Brien Starner

VP, Regional Community & Economic Development KCATA

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sheryl v

Principal Select Sites, LLC

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Theodis Watson
Theodis Watson

Assistant Vice President Community Business Relationship Manager

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Advisory Board to Executive Director

Charlie Shields
Charlie Shields

President/CEO, Truman Medical Center Inc

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Joe Reardon
Joe Reardon

President and CEO Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

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Bridgette Williams
Bridgette Williams

Executive Director, Heavy Constructors Association

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