George Will


The Rockhurst University Leadership Series welcomed George Will to Kansas City in September 2012. Will, a nationally recognized syndicated columnist addressed a crowd of over 600 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown covering topics including the 2012 Presidential election and the many issues facing the country. Will also privately addressed a group of Rockhurst University students.

The leadership series was started as a way for Rockhurst University to further show their commitment of developing positive leadership characteristics in its students.

Stay tuned for information on 2013 Leadership Series

Rockhurst University Leadership Council Membership

Norman Bamber – Neurosurgery of South Kansas City

David Caffrey – Country Club Bank

Joan Caulfield – Prodigy / Retired

Elizabeth Connelly – Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

Bill Conway – Country Club Capital Advisors

Tom Coppinger – Physician / Retired

Fr. Don Farnan – St. Thomas More Parish

Kerm Fendler – MedTrak Pharmacy Services

Carissa Froome – Arvest Bank

Jim Glynn – GlynnDevins Advertising and Marketing 

Kara Bemboom - Grefrath – Federal Reserve Bank

Jerry Haake – Haake Companies

Dan Haake – Hutchins & Haake LLC, CPA

Glenn Heitmann – Heitmann & Associates, Inc.

John Houlehan – Country Club Bank

Mel Lavery – Hallmark / Retired

Torre Nigro - Brokersource

Danny O’Neill – The Roasterie

Joe Reardon – Unified Government of Wyandotte County

Bob Reiter – DST Systems Inc. / Retired

Fr. Norman Rotert – Retired

Larry Rues – Research Family Medicine

Fr. Pat Rush – Visitation Parish

Ray Sonnenberg – LaSala-Sonnenberg Community Reality

Mark Teahan – George J. Shaw Construction

Rich Teahan – Southwest Steel Fabricators / Retired

Jim Tiehen – The Tiehen Group

John Vandewalle – Intouch Consulting

Gary Vontz – National Car Systems Inc.

Leadership Series Business Sponsors

Magis Sponsors






Leadership Sponsors




Ignatius Sponsors

Burns McDonnellHusch Blackwell




Father Dowling Sponsor

Wadell Reed



J.M. Fahey



Country Club Bank