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Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City 2024 Business Hall of Fame Laureates Announced

The JA Business Hall of Fame will honor visionaries and changemakers vital to the growth of Kansas City’s economic and entrepreneurial landscape.

Kansas City, KS: 2024 marks the 24th year of the Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC) Business Hall of Fame. Each year, a cohort of accomplished business and community leaders are honored with this signature award.

JAKC is pleased to announce the 2024 JA Business Hall of Fame inductees:

Lisa Ginter, CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Lisa Ginter is a celebrated leader in Kansas City as both the CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union and an influential figure in the business, civic, and philanthropic community. With a mission to help members achieve financial peace of mind at every stage of life, she reflects the values and skillsets JAKC aspires to instill in every student they impact.

Tyler Nottberg, U.S. Engineering

Tyler Nottberg is Chairman & CEO of U.S. Engineering Company Holdings. Along with displaying exemplary leadership qualities, Nottberg serves on numerous philanthropic boards across Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado to raise awareness about the importance of education and health in the community. In 2011, Nottberg co-founded the nonprofit, Aligned, to engage business leaders in state-wide education policy reform in Kansas and Missouri.

Vu Radley, MADE MOBB

As the Co-Founder and Creative Director of MADE MOBB, Vu Radley exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit in the ever-growing streetwear scene. Radley consistently supports the community by partnering with local businesses, hosting community events, and establishing a hub of support and knowledge for young, local creatives.

“We are thrilled to honor this year’s inductees, whose attributes and skills represent the values Junior Achievement strives to instill in every student we serve,” says Megan Sturges Stanfield, President and CEO of JA of Greater Kansas City. “These esteemed laureates not only excel within their industries but also embody an entrepreneurial ethos, showcasing exceptional leadership qualities that serve as role models for the next generation.”

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 local youth. The 2024 inductees join a group of prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs, including Henry Bloch, Ewing Marion Kauffman, Joyce Hall, Jeanette Prenger, Darcy Howe, CiCi Rojas and Oscar Monterroso, and Chris and Angie Long.

The laureates will be recognized at the annual JAKC Business Hall of Fame event on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at JA BizTown®, presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union, located inside the JA Youth Learning Lab, presented by the Mallouk Family Foundation (2842 W 47th Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103).

To celebrate these storied careers at the JAKC Business Hall of Fame event, please contact Sarah Drake (sdrake@jagkc.org) to learn about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets.

For full laureate bios and headshots, please contact JAKC.

About Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City’s (JAKC) mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Since 1955, JAKC has been empowering youth to fulfill their greatest potential, working alongside school districts, businesses, and the community. Serving over 850,000 youth since inception, the organization continues their promise to Kansas City youth, to transform the educational ecosystem and prepare generations of at-risk youth for postsecondary education; increase economic mobility through the development of necessary 21st century job skills to succeed in a chosen career; and empower youth to challenge the cycle of poverty in their homes and neighborhoods. As the only organization of its kind in the region, JAKC provides comprehensive programs that equip youth with competencies and skills necessary to succeed beyond the classroom. For more information, visit www.jagkc.org.

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