Susan Jones is a financial specialist for KMC and helps the team keep track of everything, from office supplies to bookkeeping. Susan enjoys working together with a great team of women at KMC and, while finances are her specialty, she can also be found at KMC events helping volunteer!
Susan was born and raised in Brookfield, Mo., and graduated from Missouri Western State University with a degree in business administration. Before Susan joined the KMC team, she worked as a mortgage loan supervisor for Boone County National Bank. Susan and her husband have lived in Columbia for more than twenty years and have raised two teenage children here. When she’s not working, Susan looks forward to spending weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks with family and friends. She’s also busy volunteering for local events in the community.
Katie first joined KMC in 2008 and has enjoyed watching KMC grow and serve a diverse group of clients. With a graduate degree in creative writing and a background in public relations, Katie is passionate about working with clients to best tell their stories to reach the right audiences.
Raised in Columbia, Katie is a Hickman High School graduate who ventured out of state to attend Drake University, earning a bachelor’s in English and psychology, summa cum laude, and then a master’s of fine arts in creative writing from George Mason University. Before joining KMC, Katie worked as the communications coordinator for the University of Missouri System. and as the publications manager for The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. She spends time outside of KMC chasing her puppy and two kids around.
Claire is a self-described jack of all trades with experience in marketing, graphic design, account management, social media and digital strategy. Her favorite part about working at KMC is getting to see the entire creative process through from the initial brainstorming session to final production, whether that’s a printed piece, a social media campaign or an event. Besides being KMC’s designer extraordinaire, she is our go-to tech guru.
Claire is a Mizzou grad with bachelors’ degrees in journalism and international studies, and a minor in business. She hails from Omaha, Neb., where she grew up a Husker fan, but she has since been converted into a devout Mizzou fan. Claire also serves as the marketing director for a small environmental consulting firm where she oversees all firm communications, fosters client relationships and creates and executes marketing campaigns and digital strategy. She stays busy outside of KMC with two dogs and two cats and is always on the lookout to add more to her pet brood.
Shelly enjoys working on events with clients to put their ideas in words, then putting those ideas to paper, and finally bringing that paper to life as an event, one step at a time. Her job involves thinking outside the box every day to come up with a fresh perspective and ideas for events. She makes sure all events — from a corporate family campout to a holiday gala for 3,000 — go smoothly. This means everything from putting the final touches on decor, to managing staff on site, to keeping the program running on time, to orchestrating dozens of vendors with set-up and tear down. Shelly’s talent and years of experience in the event industry on a global scale help create events that are unique and exceed our clients’ expectations.
Shelly is a Mizzou grad with a degree in business administration and an emphasis in marketing. She has worked in all facets of event management, from a convention services manager at a five-star hotel in Utah to a marketing and event manager for an incentive company and a local hospital. Shelly is passionate about traveling and hopes to check off her remaining continent, Antarctica, someday in the future.
No one knows this, but:
I met Lady Margaret Thatcher, Mick Jagger and Kool & The Gang all on the same Pepsi business meeting
Wendy founded KMC in 2004 and crossed a major item off one of her many lists — starting her own company. Her passion for marketing communications and events came from her background in corporate communications, where she saw firsthand what clients needed — someone who is on the same page with them and is always thinking of new and creative ways to meet their needs. Wendy serves as the lead for client relations and loves working on the big picture and strategy for clients.
Wendy is a Mizzou J-school grad with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. After a four-year stint in Washington, D.C. at Hallmark Cards National Affairs Office, she moved back to CoMo to work in corporate communications before striking out on her own ten years later. Whether she’s at KMC or outside of the office, she can be found with her signature purple pen busy making lists. She and her husband, Steve, stay busy with three kids in middle school, high school and college.
Kelly is KMC’s marketing intern and especially enjoys promoting clients and events through social media and then seeing those events come to life. Her favorite part about working at KMC is that each day is different and always busy.
Kelly is originally from St. Louis and is studying Journalism/Strategic Communications with an emphasis in public relations at Mizzou. She previously worked as an intern for a wedding planner and blogger in Chicago, where she was responsible for creating blog content and social media strategies. She is active in her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and holds a position on the Recruitment team. In her free time, Kelly enjoys trying new workout classes and spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks with family and friends.
Shelby loves that every day at KMC is different and she’s continually trying new things and learning new skills in both marketing and events. Whether it’s writing social media posts, contacting vendors, or working onsite events, she enjoys working as a team toward something bigger.
Shelby is originally from Dallas, Texas and is currently at Mizzou majoring in Journalism/Strategic Communication with a minor in business. As a Journalism Ambassador, she gives tours of the J-School to perspective students and helps recruit students at special events. She spent last summer as a public relations intern with the Cape Cod Baseball League, where she took photos, reported on games and events, and ran their social media accounts. When she’s not at KMC, she loves to work out, travel and take photos of new and favorite places.