Get to know your KCIC Board Members! Next up is KCIC Secretary, Susan Brown.
Susan Brown is the Business Solutions Relationship Manager at Central Bank of the Midwest, located in the Northeast Industrial district. She serves on the board for KCIC.
Why is KCIC such a valuable resource for businesses?
KCIC has a direct line to City Hall. Banding together is the best way to address some of the infrastructure challenges that our industrial areas are facing.
Why did you decide to serve as a board member?
I grew up on the shop floor of our family farm helping my dad and uncle fix the tractors, Caterpillars and other heavy equipment. I’m really comfortable in the industrial environment and want to help these businesses.
What’s the most important thing you’ve accomplished as part of KCIC?
Helping improve the levee system that protects our industrial base, as well as downtown. Although this is not something I did on my own, I am proud to have played a part in it. KCIC has been going to Washington D.C. to lobby for 20 years. I attended last year and plan on being part of the team again – as soon as we can travel!
What’s the one thing others should know about KCIC?
We have a lot of fun!
Tell us a bit about you.
I have been married for 27 years now. My husband and I have two kids, ages 21 and 25. Our youngest child just graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He is going on to work at Burns and McDonnell.
Where do you live?
On some acreage in the Northland.
When you’re not at work or spreading the KCIC news, you are?
At the lake on the boat!
What are you most grateful for?
Gardening, reading, working out with friends, and as of lately – cooking a lot!