We are fortunate to have esteemed, interdisciplinary expertise guiding the success of MINDDRIVE. Our founders and our board of directors have ardent dedication to the success of this cause for the sake of our students and the community at large.
Bob is a founder of BNIM Architects, Kansas City, Missouri. His firm has been a leader in the country in environmentally responsible design. In 2011, the firm was designated “The Firm of the Year” in America by the American Institute of Architects. Bob is one of the most prominent voices in moving his profession toward responsible sustainability practices and in a broader sense one of the foremost leaders of our time regarding overall global sustainability.
Tim was founder and former CEO of both C&C Group, Inc and Custom Energy, LLC. He is retired from a career of over 40 years in the Mechanical/Electrical Equipment and Construction Industry. He has been closely involved with several non-profit organizations including DeLaSalle Education Center, Hope Faith Ministries, and Neighborhood Housing Service. He has been a fundraiser and has a passion for inner city neighborhood revitalization including better educational opportunities for youth.
Scott is a professor at the UMKC school of Business and is particularly involved in not-for-profit organizations. He has a strong background in fundraising and financial organization of non-profit programs.
Michael owns Hobson Limousine service in Kansas City and has experience in Kansas City as a board member and board chairman. He has been the chair of the Kansas City Boy’s and Girl’s Choir for 10 years. His guidance has led the choir to being a cornerstone youth music program in Kansas City.
Steve carries on a family tradition in commercial real estate in Kansas City. He follows in his father's footsteps leading one of the region's most respected firms. He has exhibited a keen sense of respect for the environment and his properties exemplify his commitment to making the world a better place. He has a passion for design and innovative solutions that save energy through the use of renewable and sustainable materials. MINDDRIVE is honored to be located in his father’s first commercial property in Kansas City, which has been perfectly suited for the needs of the program.
Phil has a long history of civic involvement in Kansas City. He was the Vice President of DST Realty who was not only responsible for the property of DST Systems headquartered in Kansas City but also the redevelopment of much of the west side of downtown. He single handedly led the effort to bring the new Kansas City Library to life in the city's downtown and is one of the city's top brain trust for the continued redevelopment and success of the region as a whole.
Sam is a utility system engineer for Black and Veatch Engineers, one of the country's leading utility engineers. He serves as a board member and has also served as a mentor. His experience as an engineer has been invaluable in his role as a mentor.
Myron is an attorney and has a long history of civic involvement including pivotal responsibilities in organizations like the Kansas City Downtown Rotary Club. He has brought a professional approach to MINDDRIVE and has an important mature voice in the strategic planning efforts.
Bill is an attorney and graduate from the University of Nebraska. He was hired by Bill Deramus at Kansas City Southern and managed properties and fixed assets. He is semi retired and has a pretty good handle on the social and power structure of the city's businesses, foundations and leading families.
Marty is the Director of Innovation in Consumer and Racing Tire Development for Bridgestone Americas, headquartered in Nashville, TN. Marty is located in Bridgestone’s Technical Center in Akron, Ohio. Marty's team is responsible for the development and engineering of their new low-rolling resistance, high mileage Ecopia tire line. Marty has served on the Board of MINDDRIVE since its inception and has championed Bridgestone’s important involvement with MINDDRIVE through their financial sponsorship and mentoring program with their engineers.