New Leadership - August 2016


Contact: Marc Vasquez / Kristen Waggener
Social Media Club of Kansas City


Social Media Club of Kansas City Announces New Leadership

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 2, 2016) – The Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC) today announced new member leaders for the organization’s board of directors.

“The talented and dedicated people who sit on our board make invaluable contributions to the advancement of social media in Kansas City—we’re fortunate to have their support,” said Michael Levine, SMCKC’s new president.

New and Continuing SMCKC board members

The SMCKC board welcomes these new board members:

  • President – Michael Levine, ‎communications director for Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City
  • Vice President – Carolyn Anderson, ‎social media manager at Visit KC
  • Communications Co-Chair – Kristen Waggener, communications specialist at the City of Lenexa
  • Events Co-Chair – Erica Braker, public relations specialist at Unbound
  • Membership Chair – Lauren Vaughn, account executive at emfluence
  • Advocacy Chair – Brenda Hill, public information officer at the Jackson County, Mo. County Executive’s Office
  • Technology Chair – Hal Gottfried, founder of Leveup Labs

These SMCKC board members continue in organization board leadership:

  • Chairman – Kristopher Nielsen, ecommerce and customer service manager at Soave Automotive Group
  • Treasurer – Bridget Koan, strategic communications associate at UMKC
  • Events Co-Chair – Leah Godfrey, interactive strategist for Summit Marketing
  • Communications Co-Chair – Marc Vasquez, interactive marketing manager for UMB Financial Corporation

“The Kansas City Social Media Club chapter continues to provide the greater Kansas City area with great programming, resources and networking opportunities,” said Tara Coomans, membership co-chair of SMC Global. “This couldn’t be possible without the wealth of great leadership talent the Kansas City chapter consistently puts into place.”

About Social Media Club of Kansas City
The Social Media Club of Kansas City (SMCKC) is a network of social media professionals who seek to explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other through emerging social media. Established in 2008, SMCKC has grown into SMC Global’s most active chapter in the US with more than 2,000 members and two to three events per month including an annual awards celebration (AMPS KC) and a semi-annual focus on strengthening local non-profits (Ignition). For more information, visit

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