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9th Annual Professional Development Day 2021

Neal Sharma opened the day sharing the KC Rising vision and mission of regional prosperity.

CMMC Compliance

Michael Shapow and Mike Drevline of RubinBrown presented how to be prepared for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Compliance.

State of Supply Chain

Commerce Bank’s Brian Gordon and Adam Hill, President/COO of The Scarbrough Group shared the current state of international and domestic supply chain and the anticipated changes to the market.

Credit Markets and LIBOR

Kelvin Liebelt and Daniel Littler of INTRUST Bank discussed the end of LIBOR and how to navigate the road ahead.

Cyber Liability and Commercial Insurance Markets

Hays Companies’ Garin Nolan presented commercial insurance challenges of pricing in coverage in the current environment.

Tax Update

Kevin Leggio of BKD shared his expertise on recent and possible changes in commercial taxes.

DEI Panel of Pros

Parker + Lynch sponsored a panel of local DEI professionals for a conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion including Stephanie Robinson of Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kansas City, LeAna Flores of H&R Block, Antoinette Redmond of KU Medical Center, and Willy Pegues of McCownGordon.\

2022 Trends in Hiring and Compensation

Becca Dixon of Robert Half shared what to expect in the employment market as the economy recovers and hiring increases.

Mitigating Financial Leakage

Jeff Fosnough, Tim Fields, and Tom Barzee brought their combined experience to share how to minimize financial leakage and recovery opportunities.

Automation Made Easy

Core Catalysts’ Matt Craig discussed back-office automation and how to reduce external legal expenses while increasing efficiency.


Natasha Schamberger of KSCPA and Andrew Grow of MOCPA wrapped up the day with a presentation on how to power up your leadership in a remote or hybrid work environment.

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