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DT | Arvest Bank Presents: Conversations from the Top with Kathy Nelson, President & CEO, KC Sports Commission & Foundation 11:45am

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Name: DT | Arvest Bank Presents: Conversations from the Top with Kathy Nelson, President & CEO, KC Sports Commission & Foundation 11:45am
Date: December 19, 2017
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Kathy Nelson works to promote Kansas City sports locally and nationally with the goal of attracting, retaining and facilitating sports events and organizations.  She helps the bi-state region realize the economic, social and community-building benefits of sports. In 2016, Nelson was selected to serve on the National Association of Sports Commissions Board of Directors.
 
Nelson has become a leader in Kansas City and was recognized in 2017 for her accomplishments when she was honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the Women Who Mean Business. The Kansas City Star included Nelson on their list of 20 Most Influential Sports Figures in Kansas City placing her at number five behind Clark Hunt, CEO/owner of Chiefs, Dayton Moore, Royals general manager, Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City’s coach/technical director and David Glass, Royals owner.  In November 2017, Kathy and the Sports Commission were honored as Sports Commission of the Year from Compete Magazine.  In 2018, Kathy will be participating in Dancing with the Kansas City Stars to benefit Cristo Rey School.
 
Nelson first joined the KC Sports Commission in August of 2010 as the WIN for KC Director then moved into the President & CEO of the KC Sports Commission in November 2011.  Prior to joining the KC Sports Commission staff, she was an active volunteer and member of WIN for KC and the KC Sports Commission for over ten years.  She was previously on the WIN for KC Advisory Board and has also been involved on the Women’s Sports Award Celebration committee.  In 2010 she served as chair for the event, which featured Billie Jean King.
 
Prior to the KC Sports Commission, Nelson served in senior management roles in marketing, sales and promotions at Time Warner Cable and Metro Sports and held a number of roles at FOX 4/WDAF-TV in Kansas City including creative services manager, producer, reporter and editor.
 
Along her career path, Nelson has received numerous Telly, Emmy and cable television awards for television production, specifically sports production.  She was the first woman to win a regional Emmy for the production of an NFL game in the early 2000’s.  She attended Truman State University.
 
Nelson continues to be a featured speaker for numerous organizations such as various local city chambers, rotary clubs, universities and other miscellaneous community events.  In her free time, you can find Nelson volunteering in the community. She is married with two very active daughters who are also involved in volunteering and participating in their community.


 
Location:
Central Exchange
1020 Central
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Date/Time Information:
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Brenda Lowe
Fees/Admission:
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $35.00
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