Staff

Board

Officers

Ron Fredman, President, is the Chief Development Officer for the Kansas City Ballet.

Roger Hiatt, Vice President, has practiced in the area of international law since 1984 and assists clients in a variety of situations, including drafting international agreements and compliance with international trade laws. Roger has linguistic capacity in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese and brings a lifetime of civic and professional experience to the Global Ties KC Board of Directors.

Dan Stewart, Treasurer, retired from the U.S. Justice Department, where he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago and Kansas City, MO, prosecuting federal economic crime and corruption and national security cases.  From 2006-2008, he worked as a Justice Department Resident Legal Advisor in Belgrade, Serbia, where he was an attaché to the U.S. Embassy. 

René Street, Secretary, is the Executive Director of the American Business Women's Association.

Directors

Carlton Abner is the Associate Vice President at B.E. Smith.  

Bethany Spilde is the President/Founder of Social Media Buzz and currently serves as Social Media Strategist. She also is the founder of iRiseAbove, an organization that empowers, inspires and mentors young adults.

Syed Shabbir began his career as a Kansas City News Reporter. He is currently a Program Manager at Cerner working in marketing, and continues to be involved in various non-profit organizations.

Paul Weida s the Vice President of Government Affairs at Black and Veatch Corporation.

Mike Drackert

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