Stacy joined the Goodcents Foundation team as Executive Director in 2019. She is in charge of the overall daily operations and P&L, as well as facilitating the overall mission of the organization. Her varied and in-depth professional background includes a career in both the non-profit and business sectors with several notable national and local organizations. These include roles as General Manager for Bon Appetit Management Company at Cerner KC, General Manager at the Kauffman Foundation & Conference Center, as well as positions with The Walt Disney Studios, Wolfgang Puck Catering and Live Nation. Her experience with P & L management, Team Leadership, Event Planning, Catering, and Building High Performing Organizations will set the stage for the next era of sustainability education and other efforts by the Goodcents Foundation organization.
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John joined Sysco in November 2019 as President of Sysco Kansas City. Sysco Kansas City is the leading foodservice distributor to the away from home foodservice market, including restaurants, K-12 Schools, College and Universities, Day Care, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Entertainment Venues, Workplace Dining and retail channels including Grocery and Convenience stores. Utilizing its vast resources, Sysco does much more than just sell and deliver food. Sysco works to consult with and support its customers on all aspects of their business, such as menu development, culinary expertise, marketing, point of sale systems, labor training, purchasing and much more. Sysco Kansas City is a Division of Sysco Corporation based in Houston, Texas, and is the largest Foodservice Distributor in the industry.
Prior to joining Sysco, John was Chief Operating Officer of Treat America Foodservices DBA Company Kitchen, a provider of Food and Beverage services, primarily in the Workplace environment.
John is also a 28-year veteran of the beverage industry. He worked for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Dr. Pepper/Snapple and PepsiCo in roles of increasing responsibility and across several geographies. Just prior to joining Company Kitchen, John was Vice President General Manager for the Pepsi Bottling Operations in Missouri and Kansas. John is currently Co-Chair of the Executive Board of KVC Behavioral Health Care, a non-profit that specializes in child welfare and serves on the Olathe Medical Center Charitable Foundation Board of Directors. John has previously held an executive committee position on the board of the Greater Kansas City YMCA, former President of Kansas Beverage Association, Vice President of Missouri Beverage Association and previous Board Chairman of the Olathe Kansas Chamber of Commerce. John is originally from the Cincinnati, Ohio area, and graduated from Thomas Moore College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, with his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. John and his wife Lori have been married for 38 years and have two daughters and three granddaughters.
Marcus is a public servant who has been with the Environmental Protective Agency for 36 years. He believes the public gives a special trust to those who work in government. The process to ensure the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the land on which you work & play is protected is “governance,” a collaborative effort. Marcus earned his chemical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University. His career focus has been building capacity of both environmental programs and technical assistance providers. He uses his formal education and extensive community and strategic planning experiences to leverage knowledge, skills and resources. He networks amongst his cultivated partnerships in industry, agriculture, environmental health, healthcare, and other key areas. Marcus has more than 35 years of experience, embracing both federal and municipal levels of governance. Marcus has twice received the EPA’s highest recognition (Gold National Honor Award) for his exceptional service, most recently for his work on the EPA’s pharmaceutical rule.
He is an active mentor, volunteer, mediator and tutor. He hopes today will help us all realize how we can better achieve a well-protected environment, which aligns perfectly with the Goodcents Foundation’s mission and purpose.
Rod has owned and operated the mid-century modern furniture store, Retro Inferno, since 1998. Before opening Retro Inferno, Rod was an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, a counselor, and coordinated the Marketing Education program at Kearney High School in Kearney MO from 1988-98. Prior to that, Rod worked in a family grocery business from 1981-87 and coordinated the Marketing Education program at Versailles High School in Versailles MO from 1979-81.
An ardent supporter of the arts, Rod has been involved with several arts organizations in the Kansas City area, concurrently serving on the board of the Owen Cox Dance Group. He often lends the use of his Bruce Goff designed home for special events.
Rod holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.