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New Members Join EDC Leadership Team

January 2020

Two new members were added to the EDC’s top leadership positions, and two retirements were announced during the Keystone Awards Breakfast.

Kirk Davis, who many know from his stint as City Administrator in Gladstone, joined the EDC Executive Committee. Joe James, regional president of Country Club Bank, is a new member of the organization’s Board of Directors.

Also recognized were two retiring board members: Dr. Uptal Goswami of the Metropolitan Community College, and Mr. Jeff King, from Fidelis Financial. 

The EDC’s nominating committee met Nov. 18 to nominate new and returning board members. Their recommended slate of nominees was approved at the Keystone Breakfast:

• Chair Greg Canuteson

• Chair Elect Doug Ervin

• Secretary Julie Sola

• Treasurer Kirk Davis

• Steve Potter, Mid-Continent Public Library

• Gary Stella, Ameristar

• Joe James, Country Club Bank

• Rebecca Hill, Summit Homes

• Michael Colling, JE Dunn

• Brett Daffron, Commerce Bank

• Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, President of William Jewell College

• Tim Kristl, MKL, PC


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