Joe Reardon

Reflecting on retiring Burns & McDonnell CEO Greg Graves

Reflecting on retiring Burns & McDonnell CEO Greg Graves

Greg Graves is heading into retirement, relinquishing his duties as CEO of Burns & McDonnell, a title he's held at the engineering company since 2004. During his tenure, he quadrupled the company's employee count, and taken sales from $387 million to a projected $2.8 billion in 2016.

KCK Chamber promotes regionalism, collaboration at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Kansas City, Kan. Chamber of Commerce is preparing to host its 2016 Annual Meeting, an event in which it hopes to showcase that the area is “a good place to be.”

The KCK Chamber hopes its largest gathering of the year will help to create a more vibrant region in the way of more meaningful partnerships and regional collaboration. KCK Chamber Executive Director Daniel Silva and Chamber Board Chair Valerie Mussett from Design Mechanical will share why KCK is ‘A Good Place to Be’ and discuss their 2016 goals for the Chamber.

“This year’s annual meeting will provide guests with a more in depth look at the significant role KCK plays in regionalism through our community involvement, business development, diversity and technology advancements,” Silva said.

The lunch will feature a regionalism and collaboration panel showcasing leading business experts from the technology, government, and nonprofit realms. Panelists include Dennis Kish, national vice president with Google Fiber; Mayor Mark Holland with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County; Joe Reardon, president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; and CiCi Rojas, president and CEO of the Central Exchange. The discussion will be moderated by Kevin Collison of Burns & McDonnell.

The panel will discuss regional initiatives to deliver job growth and economic development, bi-state and organizational collaboration, and business diversity and engagement. The event is open to the public. For more information or to register to attend, click here.