About Us

The Lenexa Chamber of Commerce exists to give its business members influence in the community, access to key people in government and the community, provide a forum for businesses to affect the business climate, and to play a lead role in ensuring strong economic growth and quality of life in Lenexa.

The Lenexa Chamber of Commerce is a business organization with more than 70 years of service creating and
preserving a strong business climate and high quality of life in the area by achieving the following:

  • Advance the interests of its members by supporting and encouraging local, state and federal legislation that will promote the continued growth of the Lenexa business community and provide an equitable taxation system.
  • Implement programs that will address the current needs of businesses while continuing to plan for the long-term vitality of Lenexa.
  • Continue building upon key alliances through unique partnerships formed through the City, Chamber members, businesses, organizations and others.
  • Maintain a positive public image to accomplish continued community and business growth and retention.

Chamber Staff

SchreckBlake Schreck CED
President & Economic Development Director


LizAlbers2012Liz Albers
Events Director


SchooleySarah Schooley
Communications Director


Steiner-2012Julie Steiner
Convention & Visitors Bureau Director

SherardAshley Sherard
Vice President & Legislative Affairs Director


Sarah_9423-colorSarah Dietz
Membership Director


SchumanPatti Schuman
Business & Finance Director

Board of Directors

Executive Board

Brett Larson (Chair-Elect)
Heartland Business Capital

Joe Beveridge (Past Chairman)
Solid Ground Environmental

Kathy Saunders (Chair-Elect)
Mainstreet Credit Union

Dallas Purkeypile (Secretary / Treasurer)
Shawnee Mission Health

Board of Directors

Jim Beadle
Shawnee Mission Ford

Emily Behrmann

Michael Boehm, ex officio
Commerce Bank

Damien Butler
Flowers Baking Company of Lenexa, LLC

Doug Gorham
Amos Family Funeral Home

Mitch Fiser
Fiser Group

Tracy Alber Mattis 

Rhonda Morgan
Heartland Coca-Cola, LLC

Wendy Padgett
Hunt Midwest

Tim Swift
Thrivent Financial

Michael Talboy
Burns & McDonnell

Mike Towler
CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc.

Josh Woolard
HNTB Corporation

View Past Board Chairs

Committee and Division Chairpersons

Dave Mennenga
Chairman’s Ambassadors Committee

Josh Woolard
Economic Development Council

Rebecca Galati
Golf Classic Committee



Lewis Lowry
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Leadership Lenexa Co-Chair

Jermaine Jamison
Jamison Perry, LLC
Leadership Lenexa Co-Chair

Josh Woolard
Legislative Affairs 

Hospitality and Greeting Committee

The Hospitality and Greeting Committee is made up of new members or, new representatives of member companies in the Lenexa Chamber.  They deliver new member packets to members that have just joined the Chamber and serve as a valuable arm of the Chamber under the auspices of the Chairman’s Ambassador’s committee.  Participation on this committee provides an excellent way to meet new and existing Chamber members, along with a great chance to become more involved.  A one year commitment is requested.

Damien Butler

Marlis Grad
ANB Bank

Noray Hardy
Budget Blinds

Jermaine Jamison
Jamison Perry, LLC

Mike Towler
CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc.

John Vogt
TJS Products

Lenexa Chamber on Twitter:

Tonight we will be making magic in Lenexa #MakingMagicLenexa at our Annual Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Place Kansas… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Congratulations to AccuTaxes, Inc. on their ribbon cutting yesterday in Lenexa! pic.twitter.com/qLj2xFsxWG

It’s Restaurant Week in KC! Get out and enjoy participating Lenexa Chamber members: @BlueMooseLenexatwitter.com/i/web/status/9…