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Gregory Kratofil – Chairman

For over 15 years, Greg Kratofil has sharpened his skills working with a wide variety of cutting-edge solutions and services at the Polsinelli Law Firm. Greg leads a team of attorneys that couple practical experience and backgrounds with the in-depth legal analysis and counsel required in today’s fast-paced world. As an experienced technology and corporate finance attorney, Greg assists clients with new company formation, licensing and intellectual property protection, early stage and venture capital financing, and ultimately through an exit transaction. He is committed to the innovative use of technology.

Mr. Kratofil received his bachelors degree from Loyola University – New Orleans and his J.D. at Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Kansas and Missouri Bar.

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First Vice Chair


First Vice Chair


Deron Cherry – First Vice Chairman

Commissioner Cherry is Managing General Partner of United Beverage, an Anheiser Busch distributor. Mr. Cherry played for the Kansas City Chiefs in the free safety position and was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1996. Mr. Cherry attended Rutgers University.

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Second Vice Chair


Second Vice Chair


Garry Kemp – Treasurer

Commissioner Kemp began his career in the construction industry in 1969 as a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers and retired as the Business Manager/Executive Secretary of the Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO in 2010.

Garry serves on the Board of Directors for the National Institute for Construction Excellence, Missouri Technology Corporation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City and the United Labor Credit Union.

He and his wife Sue make their home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

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Treasurer


Treasurer


Kevin Childress – Second Vice Chairman

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Secretary


Secretary


Pastor John Modest Miles – Secretary

John Modest Miles was born in Magnolia, Arkansas. He received his B.S. from Arkansas Baptist College, his M. ED. degree from Quachita Baptist College, A D.D. degree from Central Mississippi College, attended the Midwest Theological Seminary, and received an Honorary D.D. degree from Western Baptist Bible College. He has been pastor at churches in Los Angeles, Detroit, Little Rock, and is currently at Morning Star Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO.

Pastor Miles has taught in the Little Rock Public School System, at Arkansas Baptist College, and is the Moderator of the New Era District Association. He is also a long time friend of President Bill Clinton.

He is married to Jeanette Richard Miles and they have 3 children: Gerald, Janet, and Derrick. He is also the grandfather of 6 grandchildren