Jim Rowland, Executive Director
Mr. Rowland joined the Authority staff as its Executive Director in January 2006 after serving the City of Kansas City as the 4th District Councilman for seven years. He was Chairman of the City’s Budget and Audit Committee responsible for the City’s $1.2 billion dollar budget. Mr. Rowland also received many awards for his environmental initiatives including: writing the City’s current recycling plan, the green roof resolution and the City’s LEED silver building ordinance. He continues to be very involved in the community and serves on a variety of boards. For 25 years Jim has volunteered as a competitive baseball coach. Mr. Rowland is a graduate of Rockhurst University.
Diane Brown, Office Manager
Mrs. Brown joined the Authority staff in April 1995. She has more than 20 years experience as an operations manager, administrative assistant and accounting supervisor for Sears, Roebuck and Company.
Delaney O'Rourke, Project Manager
Mr. O'Rourke joined the authority staff in Februrary 2013. He has worked in operations with Sporting Kansas City, as well as Saint Louis University Hockey team. He is a graduate of Saint Louis University.
John McLelland, Landscaping Manager
Mr. McLelland worked for the Kansas City Royals for 2 years before joining the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority. He has previously worked for Unity Village Landscaping for 5 years from 1995-2000. He also worked for the City of Lee's Summit landscaping for 11 years prior.