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Bill Anthony  

Work History and Background:
Bill Anthony graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering and after two years in the Army he went to work as a sales engineer for The CECO Corporation, a building products manufacturing company and construction subcontractor. He was transferred to their home office in Chicago, where he oversaw the sales and marketing function for their concrete construction subcontracting operation.

Later he returned to Kansas City to work in sales and marketing for one of his best customers—J.E. Dunn Construction Company, becoming an integral part of their astonishing growth to one of the top ten construction firms in the country.

Bill has been actively involved in numerous business and civic groups, including Careers in Construction, Junior Achievement, Shawnee Mission Schools, Kansas City Area Development Council, Johnson County Museum and Missouri and Kansas Societies of Professional Engineers. He has also been very active in the chamber holding a number of positions over the years, ultimately being selected member of the year.

Bill and his wife are active in their church and have two grown daughters and two grandchildren.


  • Advisory Board of Johnson County Museum, board member & past president
  • J. E. Dunn Careers in Construction BSA Explorers Post #2968, post advisor
  • Leadership Lenexa Graduate 1995
  • Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, Western Chapter Director & Past President
  • Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, Eastern Chapter Past President
  • Shawnee Mission School District West Area Advisory Board
  • Shawnee Mission West High School Wings Program, 'At Risk' student mentor
  • Overland Park Christian Church, Elder, Deacon, Stewardship & Finance Committee, past treasurer and Board member
  • Lenexa Road Funding Task Force, chair appointed by the mayor
  • Lenexa Economic Development Council, past chair
  • Junior Achievement Youth Consultant
  • Lenexa Vision 2020 & 2030 Strategic Planning Initiatives, Commercial Development Task Force, appointed
  • Oak Hill Homes Association, board member 5 years, president 2 years

Lenexa Chamber of Commerce:

  • Chairman's Ambassador
  • Member of the Year Award 1997
  • Past chair of Diplomats, Award Winning Committee two times
  • Legislative Affairs Committee, past chair
  • Finance Committee, past member
  • Lenexa Economic Development Council, past chair
  • Board of Directors, two 2-year terms

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