Board Member Minute: Mark McHenry

In KCIC News by KCIC Admin

Welcome to the new member minute!
Get to know the newest Kansas City Industrial Council board member.

Mark McHenry is a business consultant with Olsson and
an at-large member on the KCIC board.

What’s your company’s mission and what services do you provide?

Olsson is a nationally recognized employee-owned engineering and design firm. Founded is 1956 on the very mindset that drives it today: to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected and more efficient. Simply put, work to leave the world better than we found it.

Services provided: All phases of planning and design; all phases of engineering; field services; environmental planning and permitting; and all phases of technology.

Why did you decide to serve as a board member?

I have a long history as a City of KCMO department director working on issues with all of the industrial districts. And recently, Michelle Freed, the new KCIC President asked me to serve.

Why is KCIC a valuable resource for businesses?

KCIC provides an excellent forum to network with all of the industrial districts’ members on common ground to share concerns, express thoughts and ideas and gain important knowledge about future business opportunities.

Tell us a bit about you and your family

I grew up in a small town in Iowa, attended college in Texas and then began a career with the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation department. I met my wife Debbie while working at the department. We raised our son Ryan and our daughter Erin and now have grandson Malcolm and granddaughter Edythe.

When you are not at work or spreading the KCIC news, you are …

Serving as a Commissioner on the Missouri State Conservation Commission, volunteering as a board member on several community-based not-for-profit organizations, spending time with my two german shepard dogs, riding bikes and traveling.

What are you most grateful for?

My family and friends, and living in Kansas City, Missouri