Get to know your KCIC Board Members! Next up is KCIC Treasurer, Michelle Freed.
Michelle Freed is the Senior Vice President at First Missouri Bank. She represents the Historic West Bottoms for the KCIC board.
Why is KCIC such a valuable resource for business?
KCIC is an important resource for businesses who need to connect with the City of Kansas City to work through infrastructure issues, zoning, and law makers at all levels. Collectively, the industrial areas have a larger voice with KCIC.
Why did you decide to serve as a board member?
I became a board member as a past president of the Historic West Bottoms. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay on as the Secretary and now Treasurer of KCIC.
What’s the most important thing you’ve accomplished as part of KCIC?
I was a small part in meeting with DC lawmakers to help fund the levees in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
What’s the one thing others should know about KCIC?
KCIC is a large group of advocates for the betterment of the six industrial districts in Kansas City. This board is full of doers, they know how to make things happen.
Tell us a bit about you.
I am married. We have two kids. My oldest son is 20 years old and a junior at Iowa State University majoring in business finance. I also have a 15 year old daughter who will be a sophomore at Liberty High School.
Where do you live?
North of the River near Liberty, MO.
When you’re not at work or spreading the KCIC news, you are?
Sitting on the sidelines at my daughter’s softball games, boating, at the gym or traveling.
What are you most grateful for?
For my family and the many opportunities I have had in life.