The FENG Kansas City (Metro), KS and MO Chapter

Next Meeting


11/17/2020 – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)




You must register on The FENG website by noon, Monday, 11/16, to receive the Zoom instructions. The time zone will not appear in the initial auto response you receive when you register.

You will be sent the Zoom link at approximately 5:00 p.m. (US ET) the day before the meeting.

If you miss the deadline or do not receive the link (make sure you check your SPAM folder), please contact:

Mark Blackton
(816) 668-8682  

Gary Gates
(816) 452-4164


Zoom Meeting

- 7:00PM to 7:15 PM: Introductions and Announcements
- 7:15 PM: Group Topic
- 7:30 PM: Break Out Networking (2 to 3 per 7 to 10 minute sessions)

Zoom Link will be sent the day before the meeting.


About the Kansas City (Metro), KS and MO Chapter

The Kansas City chapter is growing and prospering with great speakers and friendships. Don't miss out on the friendships and thoughtful dialog available to you as a member of this great organization.

Please note that during 2020, we meet the second Tuesday of each month, and no meetings are scheduled for July and December. We typically rotate between Business Meetings and Networking Meetings. Honestly we are working our way through the "new normal" of Zoom only meetings and have opted to do Networking meetings for the remainder of 2020.

Please check your schedule and RSVP for the meetings that you can attend. Note that there are no registration fees for attending our meetings. We look forward to catching up!

We are planning an exciting 2021 with both Business and Networking Meetings. 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.

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!

Chairman: Mark Blackton
Co-Chairman: Gary Gates

Committee Leads:
Membership: Michael Bender
Social Media: Greg Baugh
Sponsor Recruitment: Dale Pfeifer
Active Member Support: Tony Kelly
Event Planning: Open
Speaker Arraignment: Open

Chapter Leadership

Gary Gates
(816) 536-7159
Mr. Gates is a fractional Chief Financial Officer for privately held consumer products companies. 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.
Mark Blackton
(816) 668-8682
Mark provides financial consulting services, concentrating on business brokerage, valuation and financial strategy for small to mid size 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.

Mark's expertise includes significant business valuation and project management expertise. His experience includes developing financial models to support the acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of tangible and intangible assets.

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Mark Blackton
(816) 668-8682