Small Business Leaders for Bush-Cheney
'04 Steering Committee
*Use of company names are for identification purposes only and are not intended to indicate any company endorsement.
Kirk Adams is the
managing partner of The Adams Agency, located in Mesa, Arizona. Among
his distinctions, Adams was named the small business champion by th
Susan Au Allen is
the president & CEO of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
located in Washington, DC.
Nancy Almgren is a
retired stock broker and was a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates
in 2002. She was formerly a vice president at Morgan Stanley for
18 years and owned a market research company. Almgren is also active
with a number of community organizations and local government programs.
She is a member of the 1999 Class of Leadership Anne Arundel and is active
with local Republican Women's organizations. Almgren is a Small Business
State Co-Chair for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.
Donna Alvarado is
the founder and current president of the Columbus, Ohio based Aguila International,
an international business-consulting firm. Alvarado was formerly Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense with the U.S. Department of Defense and
Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on
Immigration and Refugee Policy. She currently serves as a regen
Ralph Anderson is
the current CEO of General Technology Corporation located in Albuquerque,
NM. Anderson was named a Small Business Ch
David Bailey is the
president of Bailey Paint located in Conway, Arkansas. He is a member
of his local Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas Subcontractor's Association.
He and his wife, Jane, reside in Conway.
Susan Bari is the
president of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC),
the leading advocate for the advancement of women owned businesses.
Bari is a member of the Women's Leadership Board of the John F. Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard
Jack Barrett is the
president and CEO of First Citrus Bank, a state-chartered commercial bank
located in Tampa, Florida. Barrett is the treasurer on the board
of trustees for a local hospital foundation.
Jim Bird is currently
the president of a tile and marble company in Henderson, Nevada that he
started 10 years ago. Bird volunteers with the local organizations
including Boy Scouts of America. He has two adult sons.
State Senator Kenneth
Blais is president of Digital Architecture Group, Inc., a Portland-based
firm that specializes in consulting, software, and development of enterprise
software for the academic community. As a part-time business, Senator
Blais also builds hardwood furniture. Senator Blais represents the
20th District and serves on the labor committee.
is the co-owner and vice president of Brackett's Market Inc., a grocery
store in Bath, Maine with 50 employees. Brackett is actively involved
in a number of community service projects and organizations. She
and her husband, Steve, who co-owns the business, reside in
Victoria Braden is
president and CEO of Braden Benefit Strategies, Inc., an insurance agency
in Norcross, Georgia that specializes in providing employee benefits solutions
to larger businesses. Among her honors, Braden was selected to the
Top Ten Business Women in the
Louie Burgarello is
the president of Burgarello Alarms in Reno, Nevada. He is a member of the
local Chamber of Commerce and the South Lake Tahoe Chamber. He and
his wife, Janice, started the company in 1972. Toge
Susan Buschmann is
vice-president/ treasurer of Mid-Missouri Office Machines, Inc., a full
service, customized office solutions provider headquartered in Hermann,
Missouri. Buschmann serves on the leadership Council of a large business
association, as well as membership in her local Chamber of Commerce.
Donna Cahill is a
marketing and development consultant specializing in small business and
start-up companies. Cahill is also vice president of a local women's
organization and was a team leader for Bush-Cheney 2000. Residing
in Chartwell with her family, Cahill is a Small Business State Co-Chair
for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.
Noelle Clark is vice
president of Hasselbring-Clark, a Lansing, Michigan firm that distributes
Cannon office equipment. Clark previously served as director
Martin Cotanche is
co-owner and treasurer of Traverse City Products Inc., an automotive components
manufacturing company with 90 employees, headquartered in Traverse City,
Michigan. Cotanche is a member of the Traverse City Area Industrial
Fund Board and lives in
Jim Courter is the
vice chairman of the board and CEO of IDT Corporation, headquartered in
Newark, New Jersey. Courter represented New Jersey
Jerry Cox is the president
of Cox Implement Company, Inc., a farm equipment dealership located in
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He is active in the community and has served
on the Walnut Ridge City Council for over 20 years and the local school
board for 15 years. He and his wife, Sandra, resid
Stan Crader is the
president of Crader Distributing Company, a family owned business, which
employs over 80 people. They provide wholesale outdoor power equipment
and are headquartered in Marble Hill, Missouri. Crader has lived
George Daniels is
the president of Daniels Manufacturing Corporation, which has 150 employees
and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. He is a business graduate
Charlie Davis is president
and founder of Varsity Vests LLC headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Davis is a 2004 Delegate to the R
Martha de la Torre
is the founder and president of El Clasificado, a Spanish language classified
newspaper in Southern California with a circulation of over 160,000.
Her accolades include Latina Entrepreneur of the Year by the Latin Business
Association and Hispanic Business Woman of the Year by the United States
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
John V. Denver is
broker and owner of John Denver Realty, headquartered in Sun City, California.
Denver is involved in the community and currently serves on the Perris
is the president and CEO of Hiwasse Manufacturing Company, Inc., a family-owned
business that makes stamped parts for the appliance industry, based in
Jacksonville, Arkansas. Derickson is active in the Republican Party
and a community leader. He was formerly an aerospace
John Dougherty is
director of governmental affairs for the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of
Commerce, where he has spearheaded business support for key legislation,
and helped salvage job training funds for businesses. Prior to joining
the Tucson Chamber, Dougherty operated the McCarthy Group, a lobbying consulting
firm in Alexandria, Virginia
Debi Durham is the
president of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce and the Siouxland Initiative.
Durham is a native of Joplin, Missouri
Dave Dysinger is founder
and president of Dysinger, Inc., a contract special tool builder and provider
of precision machining services located in Dayton, Ohio. He is past
president of local tool and manufacturing association and past president
of the TOOLVALLEY Network Foundation.
Ruth Fisher is the
president of Jim Fisher Volvo, a longtime family owned auto business in
Portland, Oregon. Fisher is a graduate of and fundraiser for Oregon
Kevin Flagg is the
vice-president of sales for Dilley Manufacturing Company, a family owned
business based in Des Moines, Iowa. Flagg is a Small Business State
Co-Chair for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.
Brian Flaherty is
the owner/manager of Brico Electric, electric contractors and wholesale
distributor of lighting systems and equipment, located in Clearwater, Florida.
He has also been appointed to serve on local boards focused on housing
development and is active with his local Chamber of Commerce.
Dan Foley is a New
Mexico State Representative for the 57th District and serves on the Business
and Industry Committee and the Economic & Rural Development & Telecommunications
Committee. He is also an insurance business owner and served in the Marine
Corps for four years. Foley currently resides in Roswell, New Mexico and
is active with local youth sports football teams and c
Leeanna Romn Fournier
is president and owner of Providence Pediatric Medical Day Care Centers,
a pediatric health care center headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.
Fournier also serves as founder and spokesperson for HIPP, Hispanics Impacting
Public Policy, and was named one of 2003's 100 Most Influential Hispanics
Neal Fuller is the
founder and CEO of voterVOICE LLC, a national public affairs software company,
headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fuller is a former lobbyist
and consultant. In 2000, he also formed a national public affairs
software company. :place>.
John R. Gilliland
is vice president for government relations at the Iowa Association of Business
& Industry. Gilliland served as Iowa Deputy Secretary of State,
and in 1998 was the Republican nominee for Secretary of State. Gilliland
serves as president of the Prevent Child Abuse - Iowa Board of Directors
and on the Cornell College Alumni Board of Directors. Gilliland is
a Small Business State Chair for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. He
and his wife, Holly, live in West Des M
Richard Goldberg is
the president of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. Goldberg
also serves in leadership positions with local workforce boards and business
organizations. Goldberg is a Small Business State Co-Chair for the Bush-Cheney
Curt Green formed
Curt Green & Company Commercial Real Estate and Construction in 1982
in Texarkana, Arkansas. He is very active in civic organizations and is
on the board of a historical association, Green is a Small Business State
Chair for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. A lifelong resident of
is president of Tortillas Inc., a tortilla manufacturing company located
in Las Vegas, Nevada with over 75 employees. Gutierrez is active in the
Hispanic community and is involved in a number of ethnic organizations
across the state.
Jerry Halsey, Jr.
is the president of Burrow Halsey Realty Group, Inc., a commercial real
estate brokerage firm, located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Halsey, Jr.
was voted Best of the Best in Real Estate Sales by the readers of the Jonesboro
Sun. Jerry was also designated as certified c
Jim Haney has been
president of Wisconsin Manufacturer and Commerce for 19 years.
He was an aide to Wisconsin's Governor Warren Knowles, served as assistant
to the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human
Relations and as Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue
under Governor Lee Dreyfus. He also serves on the board of the Wisconsin
Foundation for the Arts and is president of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences,
Arts & Letters. Haney is a Small Business State Chair for the
Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.
Joyce Haver is the
president and founder of Rainmakers, a consulting firm in Phoenix, Arizona
that specializes in business development and marketing. Haver was
ranked as one of the top 10 most influential businesswoman in Greater Phoenix
and profiled on the front page of The Wall Street Journal as one of Arizona's
Noel Hentschel is
the chairman and CEO of American Tours International (ATI), co-founded
by Hentschel in 1977. Hentschel also founded The Noel Foundation,
a not for profit organization focused on creating and funding projects
to help women and children. Hentschel lives in Los Angeles, California.
is president and CEO of the Cornwall, Pennsylvania-based PRL, Inc., a manufacturing
business providing machining services and high specification castings.
Herschkowitz also serves on a number of business boards and advises a state
organization on regional business conditions. She is on the board
of directors of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Herschkowitz is a Small Business State Chair for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.
Brad Hicks is the
president and CEO of the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
Hicks is a Small Business State Co-Chair for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.
He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Medford, Oregon, and are very active
in their community.
Vail Horton is the
founder and CEO of Keen Mobility in Portland, Oregon, a developer, manufacturer
and distributor of functional assistive devices that enable mobility, safety
and independence. In 2003, Horton was recognized by United States
Senator Gordon Smith as an Oregon Health Care Hero for his work on behalf
of the physically
Bruce Hottle is vice
president of Eagle Concrete in Somerset, Pennsylvania, which produces reinforced
concrete pipe and original precast concrete products and has 30 employees.
Hottle is serving on the board of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce
and is a member of several business organizations.&
David Hurley is the
president of Landmark Engineering & Surveying Corp., located in Tampa,
Florida, where he employs 70 people. Hurley is serving in his sixth
year as chairman of a large business organization in Florida
James Hutchison is the owner of Prairie Industries, a contract manufacturing and packaging food and non-food products operation, located in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Hutchison started his business with 7 people and now has 300 employees. He serves on the Industrial Development Board. Hutchison is a graduate of the
Wayne Johnson is the
president and owner of Vista Media Productions, a television, radio, and
internet production company located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He
is active in local Republican organizations and activities. Johnson
is a second generation
Linda Jolicoeur is
the president of Target Equipment Leasing, Inc., located in Farmington
Hills, Michigan. Jolicoeur is a member and past-president of the
Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
and has served as a member of the Small Business Advisory Board to the
Federal Reserve Bank in
Sydney Tucker Jones, III
is the president of Hudson Valley Paper Company, a wholesale paper merchant
established in 1875 and headquartered in Albany, New York. He is
the fourth generation of his family to lead the firm. Jones has also served
on the board of a local university and is the chairman-elect of the National
George Kassas is founder
and executive vice president of Cedar Point Communications, a cable network
company based in Derry, New Hampshire.
Ramesh Khatter is
president of Arch Drugs and Sporting Goods, Inc. located in Reno, Nevada.
Khatter also owns a sandwich shop and a gift shop located in the hotel
Chuck Kimmel is the
president of Allied Truck Equipment with 23 employees, headquartered in
Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was recently selected as a Board of Trustee
for the National Truck Equipment Association. Kimmel's civic involvement
includes serving on the and completed his education at Central Michigan
Wendy Lane is president
of Lane Marketing Communications, a full-service public relations firm
in Portland, Oregon.New York's Tobe-Coburn School of Merchandising.
She is a Small Business State Chair for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.
Ella Leeper is the
owner of Desert Envelope and Paper of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a wholesale
manufacturer of paper products and envelopes, and employs 40 people.
Leeper is a certified member of the National Minority Supplier Development
Council and the Rocky Mountain Supplier Development Council. She
and her husband, Arthur, have two children.
Mara Letica is the executive vice-president of Letica Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic and paper industrial containers with more than 100 employees at its Rochester, Michigan plant. In 1992, she was nominated as Ambassador to
Al Letizio, Jr. is
president of A.J.Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc., a sales and brand
management corporation based in Windham, New Hampshire. Al is a graduate
of the University of
Gary Levy is the president
of State St. Discounts, a home and appliance store located in Portsmouth,
New Hampshire. Levy has been an active advocate for small business
issues in New Hampshire.
Ted Lillie and his
partner Jeff Enright are third generation publishers of a group of 13 weekly
newspapers, distributed to over 120,000 homes in the St. Paul, Minnesota
suburbs. Lillie is on the board of directors of the St. Paul Area
Chamber of Commerce and founded Co-Action Academic Resources, a local post
secondary scholarship pr
Gary Marsden is the
CEO of Marco Business Products, a computer systems integrator in St. Cloud,
Minnesota. He also serves as an advisory board member on a statewide,
private-sector business expansion initiative. Marsden received the
2001 Minnesota Entrepreneurial Success Award.
Charles Marshall is
the president of Grismer Tires, Inc., a tire and automotive service company
located in Dayton, Ohio, with 240 employees. He is a native of Cincinnati.
Martha Stobaugh McCaskill
is the co-owner, executive broker and relocation director for Roddy McCaskill
Realty located in Little Rock, Arkansas. McCaskill is president-elect of
the Little Rock Realtors Association as well as a founding partner of Women
Impacting Public Policy. McCaskill is a member of numerous organizations,
Sherman McCorkle is
president and CEO of Technology Ventures Corporation, located in Albuquerque,
New Mexico. He has served in this capacity since the company's inception
in 1993. McCorkle is founder and charter director of a local bank
and recipient of the New Mexico Distinguished Public
Tom McMahon is the
vice president of operations at Barker Company Ltd., a manufacturer of
refrigerated specialty display cases headquartered in Keosauqua, Iowa.
McMahon and his wife, Clarissa, live in Fairfield.
Michael Medart is
the president of Medart Inc., an Arnold, Missouri-based distributor to
the marine and engine industries. Medart Inc. is also a technical
educator representing manufacturers in the lawn and garden industry, located
in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the Regional Ch
Laura Monica is president
and founder of High Point Communications Group, Inc. headquartered in Bow,
New Hampshire, where she works with the public and private sector clients
on strategic communications plans. Monica has appeared on national television
on CNN and C-Span, as well as on local television, and has been quoted
extensively by The Union Leader,
Todd Moss is the CEO
of the architectural firm Cannon, Moss, Brygger & Associates, a thirty
person firm with offices in Sioux City, Iowa and Grand Island,
Amy Mulkerin is the president
of Mulkerin Associates Real Estate located in Portland, Maine and a real
estate developer with over 100 employees. She is a member of the
National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, Portland
Board of Realtors and Women's Council of Realtors.
Terry Neese is president
of WIPP - Women Impacting Public Policy, a national bi-partisan public
policy organization advocating for women in business with over 500,000
members. She is also the CEO of Terry Neese Personnel Services and
Co-Founder of GrassRoots Impact, a corporate and government public policy
strategies firm. Neese resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Jose Nieves is the
owner of the Ahhsome Gourmet and Gauchos Steakhouse located in the Manchester,
New Hampshire. He came to the United States from South Americ
Michael Nowak is the
president, founder and co-owner of Coating Excellence International.
Nowak is the recipient of the 2003 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award.
He is on the American Forest Products and Association board and a member
of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Carol, have four
Bill Parsley is the
president of Carswell Distributing Company, a distributor of lawn and garden
power equipment and parts, home heating appliances and power sports products,
located in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Parlsey also currently serves
as chairman of the board of the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors.
Dick Peerson is the
owner of Wallstreet Insurance Agency, an independent firm located in Jefferson
City, Missouri. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Jefferson City
Jerry E. Pierce is
the president of Restaurant Equipment World, a food service and equipment
company in Orlando, Florida. Pierce is also a founding member of
the board of directors of Pride, Inc., and was formerly on the board of
directors of Food Equipment Distributors Association. He re
Ray Pinard is the
president of R.E. Pinard & Co. He has owned this New Hampshire based
company for 11 years and works to develop growth strategies to help clients
maximize the value of their business. A lifelong resident of
New Hampshire, Pinard has two grown daughters and it very active in the
James Proctor is the
president, CEO and co-founder of WiDeFi, a wireless technology and solutions
development company headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. Proctor
has over 15 years of experience in vision development and building high
powered engineering and marketing teams, and has over 35 patents to his
George Puentes is
president of Puentes Brothers, Inc., a 25 year old business supplying tortillas
throughout the Northwest. His company employs over 150 people.
Puentes served on the Salem Oregon City Council and currently participates
on the board of directors of several large companies.
Mary Jane Rebick is
co-owner and executive vice-president of Copy Systems Inc., headquartered
in Little Rock, Arkansas with over 75 employees statewide. Rebick
is also co-owner of a high quality printing and graphic arts business,
past president of National Association of Women Business Owners, and a
former public school teacher.
Rhoda and Glen Reeves
are the president and vice-president respectively of Horizon Screen Printing,
Inc., a family owned and operated business with 25 employees in Cape Girardeau,
Missouri. Rhoda and Glen are active in local civic and community
Charles Resnick is
the managing director for Inflexion Management Company in Orlando, Florida,
an early stage venture capital fund focused on software and medical device
companies. Resnick has worked in a number of industries including
technology, banking, and consumer goods. He holds an A.B. degree and MBA
Sandie Ridings is
the president of the Professional Growth Institute, her business consultant
company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ridings was awarded the prestigious
Rising Star Award from the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association
of Women Business Owners. Ridings was also appointed by the Charlotte City
Council to the Cit
Kevin Robertson is
the president and co-owner of Sierra Nevada Construction, a grading and
paving construction company in Reno, Nevada. Robertson is an active
small business leader who lends his company's services to pave one athletic
track a year for needy organizations in addition to
Jim Roddey was elected
as Allegheny County Executive on November 2, 1999, and he took office on
January 3, 2000. He has served as chairman or president of five private
companies based in Alleghe Corps. He and his wife, Elin, live in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the have two children and three grandchildren.
Burton "Skip" Sack
is the chairman/partner of Classic Restaurant Concepts, located in Longboat
Key, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts, where he is responsible for the
Paul Senory is the
executive vice president of SenCommunications, Inc., a certified woman-owned
national and international telephone headset distributor located in Tampa,
Jeff Sherman is one
of three co-founders and serves as vice president of marketing for Milwaukee.com,
the city's only daily magazine as well as an online city guide. Sherman
is a graduate of Marquette University He and his wife, Stephanie,
live in downtown Milwaukee.
Bob Smith is president
and chief investment officer of Spero-Smith, an investment management and
financial planning firm located in Beachwood, Ohio. Smith is also serving
on a financial advisory board and received the Entrepreneur of the Year
award from Ohio
Randy Sokol is the
owner of Tee Jayes Country Place, a chain of diners in Columbus, Ohio.
Sokol received the National Restaura
Mark Sonderen is the
president of Sonderen Packaging, a second generation family business that
manufactures folding paper boxes for the food industry, headquartered in
Spokane, Washington. Sonderen is on the board for the Boy Scouts
and president-elect for the Spokane Rotary Club.
Senator Vic Sprouse
owns and manages fitness centers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Senator
Sprouse was first elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1994
from the 30th District of Kanawha County. He is one of the youngest people
to ever serve in the West Virginia Senate.
is the vice president of marketing for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based
Bizjournals.com, the largest publisher of business journals. Stockham
is a National Founding Partner for WIPP.org (Women Impacting Public Policy)
and on the W Stands for Women National Steering Committee for the Bush-Cheney
'04 campaign. She and her husband reside in Charlotte, NC
is the co-owner and vice-president of Vaugh, Thibodeau & Sons, Inc.,
located in the Bangor, Ellsworth and Belfast region in Maine.
Joan Thompson is the
executive vice-president and CFO of Minnesota Wire & Cable Company.
The company has 158 employees with its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota
Ed TinsleyII is the
president and CEO of K-Bob's USA, Inc., headquartered in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. Tinsley was recently elected treasurer of the National Restaurant
Association and serves as vice-chairman on a committee. He has served
on a number of non-profit boards including local hospitals, banks, and
museums and is a graduate
is president and CEO of Foundation Corp, Pointe Properties, LLC and Boston
Park Properties, Inc., which has 25 employees. Wakim is a West Point
Grad and a disabled veteran with a masters in public policy from Harvard
University. He and his wife, Jeannet
C. Alan Walker of
Clearfield, PA, currently serves as president and CEO of Bradford Energy
Company, Inc., which has 100 employees.
Ron Walters is the
owner of R.N. Walters and Associates, a small insurance business that handles
employee benefits and structured settlements. He has been a member of the
Charleston Chamber of Commerce since 1996 and is active in local community
Tracy Weekley owns
Twin Drilling Company, an oil and gas construction company and Hard Rock
Exploration, Inc., an oil and gas exploration company. Weekley is
a member of several business and industry associations including the Independent
Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of America.
He and his wife, Susan, have five children.
Brian Wells is the
sole owner of the TEAM Construction, Inc., a Vancouver, Washington-based
company that works on a wide range of projects which include new construction
as well as remodel/renovation work. Wells is the former Associated
Builders and Contractors Pacific Northwest Chapter President. He
was the recipient of ABC's Kathleen Eldridge Outstanding Member Award,
its National Grassroots Merit Award, and the Pacific Northwest Chapter's
Merit Board Award for Outstanding Service. Wells was named the Vancouver
Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 by the Vancouver Business Journal and
Whitney R. White is
the managing partner of Inventive Development, a business advisory services
firm located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. White has also served as an investment
advisor and a public policy lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania
Fels School of Government. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Democrats
for Bush coalition
Cherie Wood is the
owner and president of Farmer's Insurance Agency in Las Vegas, Nevada,
which she started with her husband in 1989. Wood has also worked
in sales, the automotive industry, and financial services. Wood and
her husband, Gary, have two teenage children, who both attend a Ch
Charese Yanney is
a partner at the contacting company Guarantee Roofing which provides commercial
and residential roofing and windows and is located in Sioux City, Iowa.
Yanney is on the board of a local radio station and is the vice chair of
Dick Yuengling is the president
and CEO of D.G. Yuengling & Son. D. G. Yuengling & Son is
America's oldest brewers, established in 1829 and operated in Pottsville,
Nancy Zurbuchen is
the president of Motional Media, a company that provides database and Internet
development and is located in Kansas City, Missouri. Zurbuchen is
active in supporting women business owners. She co-founded a non-profit
organization that works to promote and educate women business owners on
public policy issues.