The FENG Kansas City, KS Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

10/17/2017 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66211
(913) 327-0800

Private Room Upstairs

Agenda:

Social Meeting

Sponsor:
Eric Clemenson
Commercial Relationship Manager
ARVEST BANK – GREATER KANSAS CITY

Agenda:
- 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM: Networking
- 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM: Introductions and Announcements
- 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM: More Networking

- Cash Bar
- Arvest Bank will be providing appetizers

Dress: Business Casual

Please bring:
- Personal Contact cards
- A Friend who might be interested in joining The FENG!

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/hereford+house+5001+town+center+drive+leawood+ks+66211/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x87c0e98ad34725c5:0xc1ea1bdbf178fcf1?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi51K-BsNXWAhUD2IMKHaaCC2YQ9RcIgAEwCw


About the Kansas City, KS Chapter

The Kansas City chapter is growing and prospering. The 2017 year has been awesome! Don't miss out on the friendships and thoughtful dialog available to you as a member of this great organization.

Please note that we meet the third Tuesday of each month, with no meetings scheduled for July and December. We will alternate with Networking Meetings (held at the Hereford House in Town Center) and Business Meetings (held at CBIZ on the Plaza). Business meetings include a speaker and group discussions on topics of interest to the group. Networking meetings are held in a relaxed setting and allow members a chance to get to know each other. Please check your schedule and RSVP for the meetings that you can attend. Note that there are no registration fees for attending our meetings.

Take a minute to search the FENG Membership directory for the Kansas City Chapter. You will be impressed by the quality of our members. While there you are encouraged to reach out to a member with a background similar to yours. You could even plan to attend the next Chapter meeting.

Remember: This is the best time of year to network!

Chapter Leadership

Mark Blackton
markblackton@gmail.com
(816) 668-8682
Mark Blackton is a finance expert with significant natural gas asset, commodities trading and project management expertise. His experience includes developing financial models to support the acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of tangible and intangible assets.

For the past three years Mark has traveled and been plying his craft internationally from the United Arab Emirates. During this time he has provided expert advice in the areas of asset development and asset valuation, these activities included drafting strategic business plans and developing financial models. He has also provided part time CFO services to start-up companies that serve the environmental clean-up industry.

Mark has recently returned to the Kansas City area, where he joined Molliter Advisory, LLC (“Molliter”) as Vice President. Molliter provides financial mergers and acquisition services to small businesses. Mark’s valuation and business management experience are well placed in this role. Mark enjoys providing high level financial advice to a business sector that has limited access to this level of expertise.
Gary Gates
ghgates4505@gmail.com
(816) 536-7159
Mr. Gates is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for a privately held consumer products company. He is experienced in a broad range of accountabilities including strategic planning, treasury and cash management, risk management and P&L management.

He has served in all sizes of organizations ranging from start-ups and small business to mid-size companies to multi-billion dollar entities. His career has been heavily focused on food and consumer products with companies such as Oscar Mayer, General Foods, Kraft and American Italian Pasta.
Tony Kelley
anthony_kelley@att.net
(816) 213-5731
Tony Kelley has extensive experience as a start-up/turnaround manager, with a proven track record of delivering tangible results. He most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer and Controller for a distributor of food service equipment.

Senior executives have recruited him into major firms like AT&T and Western Union. He has led major reengineering and start-up initiatives. At AT&T, he created the operations portion of the consumer products division from scratch to a $500 million division. While at Western Union, he fixed a multi-million dollar issue by implementing changes in three critical areas; policies and procedures, appropriate human resources and implementing new financial systems.

He has management experience in four functional areas, Finance/Accounting, Information Technology, Operations, and Supply Chain Management. His experience includes businesses in the computer, financial services, consumer products, telecommunications, premium incentive, food service, health care, and pharmaceutical industries. He received his MBA in Finance/accounting, MA and BA from the University of Missouri-St Louis and a Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation from the National Association of Credit Management. He has taught classes at the college level and has written articles published in professional journals.
(Linkedin Profile: www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=3187617)

He has led several cross-functional project teams that have selected, installed, and modified ERP/WMS packages. He has re-engineered the business processes as well as create specifications for system changes and implementations.

Future Meetings

11/21/2017
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
CBIZ  
700 W 47th Street, #1100
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 945-5500


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Mark Blackton
markblackton@gmail.com
(816) 668-8682

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