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Communications

Purpose:  The Communications Committee’s purpose is to facilitate quality communication between chapter members, FPA national, the local board, and our association partners.

Activities/Events:  The committee will oversee content and design of the chapter website and contribute to and assist in editing the monthly chapter newsletter.  Committee members will work to ensure that local and national chapter news, information and member benefits are communicated to chapter members.

Contact:
Director of Communications
Sascha Fincham
BOK Financial
11225 College Blvd. Ste. 110
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913)451-0900
sfincham@bokf.com

Community Outreach 

Purpose:  The Community Outreach Committee provides free financial planning services and education to the underserved in our community.  We subscribe to the old adage, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”

Activities/Events:  Your help is needed on the committee, or just as a one-time volunteer, if you can do any of the following:

  • Provide one-on-one counseling to our constituents as they are referred to us.
  • Give a presentation, which has already been prepared, to a group of our constituents
  • Share your knowledge of any topics that you think may affect the financial lives of the underserved.  E.g.  Budgeting, credit repair, government benefits
  • Connect us with charitable organizations that are in need of our services

Contact:
Director of Community Outreach
Amber Griffis CFP®
Merrill Lynch
3401 College Blvd.
Leawood KS, 66206
(913)906-5290
amber.griffis@ml.com

Government Relations


Purpose:  The Government Relations Committee purpose is to help FPAGKC members be aware of all the key governmental issues that affect their profession and practice. We want to proactively influence legislation that supports the mission of the FPA and educate and communicate that mission to the community in which we serve.

Passion Statement:To actively monitor legislative and regulatory issues and developments relevant to the mission of the FPA and bring our mission to the community as a whole, through education and dissemination of information.  To help FPAMN members build and maintain a practice based on strong professional ethics by communicating clearly to the membership and the leadership about legislative and regulatory matters

Contact:
Director of Government Relations
Evan Mayhew
American Century Investments
8112 Sagamore Road
Leawood, KS 66206
(816) 340-4837
evan_mayhew@americancentury.com

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Membership 


Purpose:  The purpose of the Membership Committee is to develop, coordinate, and promote FPA membership recruitment and retention initiatives within the local chapter.  The committee coordinates new member welcome and orientation and encourages new and existing member participation.

Activities/Events:  The Membership Committee plans and organizes a wide variety of events including a new member breakfast, Royals game social, volunteer appreciation reception, CFP® exam outreach and FPA day at Harvesters.

Contact:
Director of Membership
Carrie Ohm CFP®
cohm@pciawealth.com

NexGen


Purpose: NexGen is an FPA Community of Interest founded by young professionals for young professionals. This is the FPA Community for FPA members age 36 and under. FPA NexGen provides community and support both nationally and locally.

NexGen Tuesdays!

Are you 36 or younger and a financial planner, paraplanner, analyst, wealth manager, banker, broker, insurance professional, attorney, CPA,  wholesaler, or wanting to explore a career in financial services? If so, then we have great networking opportunities for you! Join the FPAGKC NexGen for a FREE* happy hour on the first Tuesday of every month!

* FPAGKC will provide complimentary drinks and appetizers to all attendees.  Bring a friend or colleague under the age of 36 who is also in the industry and interested in networking with fellow NexGeners.  

Click Here for our next event!

We are trying out different locations in the KC Metro area for NexGen Tuesdays, so if you have any suggestions, email Tyler Landes, FPAGKC Director of NexGen.  

Visit the  FPA NexGen national website for more information on FPA NexGen.

Check out FPA NexGen's YouTube video to see NexGen members talk about this thriving community for young professionals

Are you interested in becoming active in NexGen, or helping plan future NexGen events? Do you have any comments, questions, or suggestions? If so, contact: 

Contact:
Director of NexGen
Tyler Landes, CFP®, AIF
Tandem Financial Guidance, LLC
7534 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 945-2230
tyler@tandemguidance.com

Partnerships

Purpose:  The primary focus of the Partnerships Committee is building strong relationships with strategic “Partners” who are committed to the on-going success of our organization. It is through these partnerships that the Greater Kansas City FPA is able to successfully fund our programs and operations.

Activities/Events:  Committee members will identify potential partners who may be interested in providing funds, resources, and/or speakers for chapter meetings and events.  The Partnership Committee works to ensure that all partners receive full benefits as defined by their partnership level of commitment (Silver, Gold, or Platinum) and maintains a strong relationship with existing sponsors in an effort to enhance the overall partnership experience.  The committee coordinates with the Programs chair to deliver desirable programs and events to our membership.

Contact:
Director of Partnerships
Michael Wren CFP®
Legacy Financial Strategies
4060 Indian Creek Pkwy
Overland Park, KS 66207
(913)403-0600
mike.wren@legacykc.com

Programs 


Purpose:  The purpose of the Programs Committee is to develop and plan programming for FPA chapter meetings.  Specifically, the committee is charged with obtaining speakers with timely and relevant topics that may or may not provide continuing education credit, but will address membership’s need for valuable, educational content.

Activities/Events:  Committee members research program content and secure speakers. The committee works directly with presenters to ensure day of meeting logistics have been satisfied and coordinate the communication of all events to the local chapter.

Contact:
Director of Programs
Michael Turner
American Century Investments
(816) 506-6537
michael_turner@americancentury.com

Public AWARENESS



Purpose:  The purpose of the Public Awareness Committee is to foster a positive image of the financial planning profession through the media. The committee will utilize the media to promote awareness of financial planning and the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the FPA. The Public Awareness Committee will also be a source for the business news media to provide financial information to the consumer through print, television and radio.

Activities/Events:  Efforts include participation in the NBC ActionNews Call for Action Financial Planning call in program during Financial Planning Week. The committee responds to local and national media requests for interviews relating to financial stories.  Members of the committee will have the opportunity to be interviewed on TV or radio and or quoted in local and national print publications.  The Public  Awareness Committee will foster the FPA’s relationship with local media and promote the activities and mission of the FPA.  

Contact:
Director of Public Awareness
Lucas Bucl CFP®
KHC Wealth Management
10000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 345-1881
lbucl@makinglifecount.com

Student Mentoring & Career Development 



Purpose:  To create and maintain a connection between FPAGKC chapter leaders, members, and program directors and members at our affiliated student chapters.

Activities/Events:  Activities include hosting a “Career Day” to bring together students and local employers.  The committee will also evaluate applicants and award scholarships to students from partner universities.  Committee members will assist with job postings on the local website and seek meeting speakers that will provide timely information for members who are transitioning in and out of the profession.

Contact:
Directors of Student Mentoring and Career Development (Co-Chairs)
Roxanne Martens
Kansas State University 
620-217-5640 
rmartens@ksu.edu

Fran Lawrence
University of Missouri
573-673-3057
lawrencef@missouri.edu

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