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

Clyde McQueen
Clyde McQueen

Chair CEO, Full Employment Council

Donald Maxwell
Donald Maxwell

President PBA President

Elbert Anderson
Elbert Anderson

Vice-President PBA Co-Founder

Mary Shannon
Mary Shannon

Secretary Founder & Consultant, Connectus Worldwide

Karen Curls
Karen Curls

Treasurer Curls, Jude, Joseph Property Group

Board of Directors

Executive Director
Rev Lindsey
Rev Lindsey

Senior Pastor of Concord Church

Myron McCant
Myron McCant

President MacPen Enterprises Co-Owner & VP KD Academy

T'risa Mccord
T'risa Mccord

Interim President/CEO, Economic Development Corporation, Kansas City

David Puente
David Puente

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Vanessa Sims
Vanessa Sims

SVP, Executive Director Diversity, and Inclusion

Brien Starner
Brien Starner

VP, Regional Community & Economic Development KCATA

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Principal Select Sites, LLC

Theodis Watson
Theodis Watson

Assistant Vice President Community Business Relationship Manager

Advisory Board to Executive Director

Charlie Shields
Charlie Shields

President/CEO, Truman Medical Center Inc

Joe Reardon
Joe Reardon

President and CEO Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Bridgette Williams
Bridgette Williams

Executive Director, Heavy Constructors Association