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.
President, Moonshot Innovations – Bill brings more than 25 years experience as an Information Technology (IT) professional with strong expertise in IT management, Enterprise architecture, Software Development and IT Security Management practices. Certified expertise in establishing and managing information security programs. Designed and implemented an enterprise architecture to support business growth objectives, including a web and mobile enterprise application for Staffing Agencies.
VP Supply Chain – Stacey Howe is Vice President Supply Chain – Visual Merchandising & IBP at Hallmark Cards, Inc. She is accountable for oversight of the operations and execution of visual merchandising in all mass and specialty retail channels for Hallmark. In addition, she leads the Integrated Business Planning process for Hallmark Global.
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.