Board of Directors
Teresa Hamilton, Executive Director of Giving the Basics
Teresa is Vice-President and Co-owner of Hamilton Plumbing and HVAC for the past 30 years. She has served in numerous school boards and is a public speaker for family topics. She attended Rockhurst University.
Jeffery is a founder and the Chief Sales Officer of Spring Venture Group. Knowing there had to be a better way to do business, he combined technology, an authentic company culture, a revenue-generating sales platform, and an unassailable business proposition to start SVG in 2009—and has since launched six companies under the SVG umbrella. He’s passionate about delivering world- class service to our customers through innovative operational strategies and a rock-solid team of people who love what they do. In 2013, he was recognized on Ingram’s 40 Under Forty list for his ability to empower both people and processes to reach their full potential.
Prior to SVG, Jeffery held various leadership roles at Capital One and American Equity Mortgage. He attended Lake Forest College for philosophy and economics.
Ron and James Thompson formed Edelman & Thompson in 1994. Ron has been recognized nationally as a “Top 100” civil litigator by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been honored as a “Top 100” worker’s compensation lawyers by the Workplace Injury Litigation Group, the foremost national organization of worker’s compensation lawyer. Ron is a member of the Missouri and Kansas bars, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Workplace Injury Litigation Group, the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Missouri Trial Lawyers Association, and the Kansas City Bar Association. He is licensed in both state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri.
Brandon Henry is a partner and trial lawyer at Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP. Brandon has extensive jury trial experience, which includes numerous trials involving multi-million dollar damage claims in multiple state and federal jurisdictions. Brandon represents clients in the areas of professional liability, product liability, personal injury and wrongful death and commercial and business disputes.
Attorney at the law firm Seigfreid Bingham P.C. for 10 years. Law degree and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.
Senior Wealth Advisor with Mariner Wealth for five years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a Masters degree in taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Financial Consultant.
Senior Vice President at Lockton Companies in Kansas City, where he serves as lead advocate for Lockton clients and the service teams in engineering, architectural and complex casualty risks. Thomas has a B.S.B.A in marketing from Rockhurst College. His extensive experience in the community include working closely with Leukemia and Lymphoma society, United Way, American Cancer Society and serving as a Board Member and Board President at Sporting Kids from 2011 - 2016.
Vice-President of North America Strategy and Planning for Hallmark Corporation. She has held numerous management positions within Hallmark the past 20 years. Her degrees include a bachelor degree in accounting from Fisk University and a MBA in business administration for Vanderbilt University.
Anna Marie Vogel
Retired Civil Engineer and Active in Various Community Projects. She received her Civil Engineering degree from Notre Dame University.
Sean Wheeler M.D.
Director and Doctor of Pain Management and Sports Medicine at College Park Family Care for the past nine years. His medical degrees include these universities: University of Kansas Medical School and University of Texas Southwestern Hospital. He just authored and published a book, UPRISE Liberation from back pain.
Senior Vice President at Lockton Companies in Kansas City, with focus on large Design and Construction firms that include Architects, Engineers and Contractors. Scott has considerable experience with community involvement. Beyond active participation in professional organizations like ACEC, AIA, and EFCG, Scott is a graduate of Kansas City’s Chamber of Commerce Centurions Programs and most recently was Chairman of the Board for the National Kidney Foundation.
Nick Warren is an Executive Vice President at Commerce Bank in Kansas City. Nick received his finance degree at Kansas State University and his MBA at Baker University.
Peter Hardy is Vice President and client portfolio manager for American Century Investments. Peter has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Furman University. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.
Vice President, Human Resources for H&R Block. Kristi is responsible for building organizational capability and capacity for the corporate functions through leadership of Talent Acquisition, Corporate HR Business Partners and the Associate Relations Center.
Vice President - JE Dunn Construction Company - Since graduating from Kansas State University in 1996, Shelly Koehler has spent the majority of her career in healthcare construction at J.E. Dunn Construction. Shelly is a member of the Centurions Class of 2014.