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Cabinet Roster

Workforce Development

  • Dr. Jason Snodgrass
    Fort Osage School District
  • Maria Fleming
    Fort Osage School District
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  • Jeremy Davis
    MCC
  • Dale Herl
    Independence School District
  • Jo Britt-Rankin
    MU Extension
  • Randy Maglinger
    Independence School District
  • Richard Salazar
    Full Employment Council
  • Steve Dempsey
    MO Jobs Center
  • Gail Greble
    Full Employment Council
  • Clyde McQueen
    Full Employment Council
  • Steve Potter
    Mid-Continent Public Library
  • Debby Laufer
    Community Services League
  • Tom Lay
    DED
  • Doug Cowan
    Community Services League
  • Cotton Sivils
    Hillcrest Ministries
  • Brittany Peterson
    KC Metropolitan Crime Comm.
  • Dennis Cato
    LDS
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Industry Employers Cabinet

  • Tom Lesnak | Independence EDC
  • Jodi Krantz | Independence EDC
  • Andrew Young | Burd & Fletcher
  • Doug Goodwin | Ronson Manufacturing
  • Andy Humble | Post Press
  • Janet Hessenflow | Crossroads Hospice
  • Tom Duvall | Truckmovers.com
  • Stan Adkins | Continental Siding

Innovators & Entrepreneurs Cabinet

  • Xander Winkel | Ennovation Center
  • Mark O‚ÄôRenick | Community Services League
  • Brad MacLaughlin | K 12 PERFORM
  • Aaron Smith | Independence School District
  • Bill Kurple | Novus Power
  • Carmen DeHart | SBTDC Director - UMKC
  • Christine Sanders | Home Grown & Happy LLC
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