Get to Know the 2024 Business Hall of Fame Laureates | Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

Get to Know the 2024 Business Hall of Fame Laureates | Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

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Get to Know the 2024 Business Hall of Fame Laureates

2024 marks the 24th year of the JA Business Hall of Fame, honoring visionaries and changemakers vital to the growth of Kansas City’s economic and entrepreneurial landscape. This event sets the stage for inspiring our future leaders—young people today who will lead our city in years to come.

This year’s laureates are inspiring entrepreneurs who have significantly influenced the Kansas City business ecosystem and bolstered the region’s economic vitality. They epitomize qualities such as outstanding business acumen, visionary thinking, and dedicated community involvement. Their achievements serve as inspiration for youth across the Kansas City Metro!

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City is thrilled to announce the 2024 JA Hall of Fame inductees. Keep reading to learn more about these extraordinary leaders in our community!

Visit our 2024 Business Hall of Fame event page to learn more about how to become a sponsor for this event, purchase tickets, or sign up for volunteer opportunities.

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Lisa Ginter, CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Lisa Ginter is a celebrated leader as both the CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union and an influential figure in the business, civic and philanthropic community.

Lisa has served in a leadership role at CommunityAmerica since she joined the organization in 1995. Since becoming CEO in 2015, Lisa grew the Credit Union from $1.5 billion to nearly $5 billion. With a mission to help members achieve financial peace of mind at every life stage, Lisa has inspired and advanced every division and line of business at CommunityAmerica. As the Official Banking Partner of the Kansas City Chiefs and frequently named as ‘Best Place to Work,’ CommunityAmerica has become a powerhouse in Missouri and Kansas under Lisa’s leadership. She is also an advocate for credit unions on a national level, serving as the Chair of the Executive Board of Directors for CUNA (Credit Union National Association) in 2023. In 2024, Lisa will continue her leadership role and serve as the Vice Chair of the newly formed America’s Credit Unions.

Lisa’s name can often be found in both local and national headlines. She is one of only three Kansas Citians to be recognized among the ‘Top 100 Financial Executives’ by the National Business Journal and has been selected as a ‘Power 100’ honoree by the Kansas City Business Journal for multiple years. She was also named one of 435 South Magazine’s ‘50 Most Powerful People in KC.’

Lisa is a beacon of leadership in her hometown Kansas City community, where she serves as the Chair of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Chair’s Council for Greater St. Louis Inc. Her leadership presence is also strongly felt in the education community, where she serves on the Board of Trustees at Rockhurst University and St. Michael the Archangel as Vice Chair.

In her free time, Lisa loves spending time with her family, including her grandchildren, relaxing at the lake, and cheering on local sports teams.

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Vu Radley, MADE MOBB

Vu Nguyen (Vu Radley) is Co-Founder and Creative Director of MADE MOBB. Established in 2013, MADE MOBB is a clothing brand based in Kansas City, Missouri. Influenced by the place they call home, MADE MOBB continues to build onto the ever growing streetwear scene in Kansas City with curated apparel drops and collaborations.

MADE MOBB has gained recognition throughout their decade in business by partnering with local businesses, hosting community events, and establishing a hub of support and knowledge for young, local creatives. MADE MOBB’s notable collaborations include: The Kansas City Chiefs, United Way, UMKC, The KC Current, QuikTrip, Gates BBQ, Shake Shack, The KC Zoo and the KC Streetcar.

MADE MOBB launched their first drop in February 2013, focusing on their love for streetwear apparel and the love for their hometown. It was a passion project to begin with but as time went by, the MADE MOBB team were able to continue dropping new product and popping up all over KC, as well as other cities, to grow the brand. In 2015 during the Royals World Series run, MADE MOBB was able to get their first wholesale account and continued to build their presence in KC through offering product via other local retailers in the city. In April 2017, MADE MOBB launched their first brick and mortar in downtown KC. They continued to sell product and throw events at this space for two years until they moved to the Crossroads in 2019. At the Crossroads flagship store they were able to acquire print machinery and begin producing products in-house. They wanted to continue to be a staple in the Crossroads, as well as First Fridays, but as the pandemic rolled in, MADE MOBB had to find ways to keep afloat during the tough times. MADE MOBB pushed forward for the following years and continued to create products and push collaborations when they landed their biggest one in January of 2022 with the Chiefs. MADE MOBB continually tries to be a staple in the city, not only with products but with events that bring the city together and collaborations with local businesses and entrepreneurs. 

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Tyler Nottberg, U.S. Engineering

Tyler Nottberg is Chairman & CEO of U.S. Engineering Company Holdings, an organization specializing in the complex mechanical systems that are critical to a building’s infrastructure. Headquartered in Kansas City with offices and projects throughout the nation, ENR Magazine regularly ranks U.S. Engineering as one of the Top 10 Mechanical Contractors in the United States.  Its companies design, build, maintain and manage our economy’s essential facilities, including hospitals, laboratories, data centers, educational campuses, manufacturing plants and large commercial buildings.

Tyler is the fifth generation of the Nottberg Family to lead U.S. Engineering, where he previously served as a Project Engineer, Project Manager and Vice President. Prior to joining the company, he co-founded the Legal, Economic and Regulatory Affairs practice for Gerson Lehrman Group, a financial research firm based in New York.  Before that, he worked as a Policy Analyst at The Eisenhower Institute in Washington, DC and for Senator Richard Lugar.  He serves on the Boards of Labconco, Brewery Emperial, and Ronawk.  In addition, Tyler co-founded Aligned in 2011 to engage business leaders in state-wide education policy reform in Kansas and Missouri.

He and his wife, Leigh, serve on numerous philanthropic boards across Kansas, Missouri and Colorado in order to raise awareness about the importance of education and health in the communities where they spend time. However, they are most proud of their two children, Maggie (20) and Andrew (17).

Tyler is a graduate of Middlebury College and Oxford University, where he was a Keasbey Scholar.

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