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
bschreck@lenexa.org

 

LizAlbers2012Liz Albers
Events Director
LAlbers@lenexa.org

 

SchooleySarah Schooley
Communications Director
sschooley@lenexa.org

 

Steiner-2012Julie Steiner
Convention & Visitors Bureau Director
jsteiner@lenexa.org

SherardAshley Sherard
Vice President & Legislative Affairs Director
asherard@lenexa.org

 

Sarah_9423-colorSarah Dietz
Membership Director
sdietz@lenexa.org

 

SchumanPatti Schuman
Business & Finance Director
pschuman@lenexa.org

Board of Directors

Executive Board

Joe Beveridge (Chairman)
Solid Ground Environmental

Mike Stein (Past Chairman)
Shafer, Kline & Warren Inc.

Brett Larson (Chair-Elect)
Heartland Business Capital

Kathy Saunders (Secretary / Treasurer)
Mainstreet Credit Union

Board of Directors

Jim Beadle
Shawnee Mission Ford

Emily Behrmann
JCCC

Michael Boehm, ex officio
Commerce Bank

Damien Butler
Flowers Baking Company of Lenexa, LLC

Doug Gorham
Amos Family Funeral Home

Tracy Alber Mattis 
KidsTLC

Rhonda Morgan
Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.

View Past Board Chairs

Cary Occhipinto
Commerce Bank

Kathi Oppold
VeMMA – Image Wellness

Wendy Padgett
Hunt Midwest

Dallas Purkeypile
Shawnee Mission Health

Michael Talboy
Burns & McDonnell

Mike Towler
Midwest Equity Mortgage

Committee and Division Chairpersons

Todd Karnatz
CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Chairman’s Ambassadors Committee

Bob Cattanach
Waterford Property Company, LLC
Economic Development Council

Erin Elder
Turner Construction Company
Golf Classic Committee

 

 

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

Jake Akehurst
Johnson County Community College
Leadership Lenexa Co-Chair

Josh Woolard
HNTB
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.

David Brown
Lenexa Police Department

Damien Butler
Flowers Baking Company of Lenexa

Lynna Goldsby
Cruise Planners

Marlis Grad
ANB Bank

Karen McKallagat
Doubletree by Hilton

Kim Scheid
Avalon Specialties, Inc.

Mike Towler
Midwest Equity Mortgage

John Vogt
TJS Products

Lenexa Chamber on Twitter:

State Rep Kiegerl, who reps west Lenexa, says farewell--resigns for health. House debating taxes today. pic.twitter.com/ZLQclexhlU

Leadership Lenexa 2017 Session 2 is under way with a small group exercise...then on to the Mayor’s State of the Cit… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…