Wednesday, February 15, 2012

KC Business Magazine Announces 2012 Rising Stars

Last week, KC Business magazine selected 34 of the most promising Kansas Citians to receive a Rising Stars honor.  This program, in its third year, honors the city's most outstanding leaders under the age of 40 in the creative, entrepreneurial, nonprofit and corporate entities.

Think Big Partners' own co-founder, Herb Sih, participated in the program as a judge alongside Steve Booth (PlattForm Advertising), Jerry Jorgensen (Park University), Julius Karash (KC Business magazine) and Jeanette Prenger (ECCO Select).

Congratulations to this year's Rising Stars!  Thank you for dedicating your time and hard work to the Kansas City community.

Clifton Alexander, Reactor Design Studio
Adam Brown, Fun Services
McClain Bryant, Husch Blackwell
Mike Burson, Weitz Company
Matt Clark, Honeywell FM&T
Bryce Davis, UMB Bank
Jessica Dotson, AGENDA:USA
Paul Gutierrez, 17th & Summit Group
Rachel Hack, Google
Jennifer Hannah, Lathrop & Gage
Jeremy Hegle, U.S. SourceLink
Philip Hickman, Ph.D., Genesis Promise Academy
Zach Hubbard, Block Real Estate Services
Jenny Kincaid, Social WRX
Matt Madden, Google
Anthony Magliano, Quixotic
Kevin Mallot, Netsmart Technologies
Chris Marshall, Callahan Creek
Sarah Martin, Rx Insight
Mark Mazzarese, Pilecap Inc.
Matthew Motsick, Catapult International
Audrey Navarro, Kessinger/Hunter & Co.
Paul Neidlein, Turner Construction Company
Kevin Oldham, United Country Marketing Services
Crispin Martin Rea Jr., Kansas City Missouri School Board
Seamus Smith, Will & Trust Center
Rachel Spear, Morningstar Communications
Jeremy Tasset, Nueterra Capital Management
Tucker Trotter, Dimensional Innovations
Lee Everett Urban, Martin Pringle
Lindsey Wade, rw/2 studios
Lyndon Wade, rw/2 studios
Ryan Weber, KCnext
Keli O’Neill Wenzel, O’Neill Marketing & Event Management

Tomorrow, the 34 honorees will be awarded at a networking and cocktail reception from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Berg Event Space.  Tickets are $30 and are available at

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1 comment:

  1. Kudos to KC Biz, Anthem Media Group and a special shout-out to our very own Rachel Spear, one of this year's Rising Stars.

    It will be interesting to see in 10 or 15 years the significant, positive impact this collection of leaders will make on Kansas City.

    Keep up the great work, all!