Jayhawk recognized as future leader for KC

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in News

Recently, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announced its Centurion Leadership Program class for 2016.

Matt BengeMatthew Benge, j’07, board member of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the KU Alumni Association and a consultant at Schifman Remley Associates, is among the 40 young professionals named to this exclusive group of up-and-coming leaders.

The Centurions program is known as a business boot camp in Kansas City for future community influencers. Alumni from this group have gone on to lead nonprofits, run for public office and drive innovation in the business community.

Benge has served on the chapter’s board since 2011, and is currently the committee chair for the KC Alumni Jayhawk Open, an annual golf tournament sponsored by the chapter. This year’s event takes place at Hillcrest Country Club in Kansas City, Missouri.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, hunting, fishing, playing basketball and golf and reading. His most memorable Jayhawk moments? Growing up going to games with his dad and winning the 2008 National Championship.

Along with Benge, several other young professionals in group have ties to Jayhawk nation. To view a listing of the entire 2016 Centurions class, click here.

—Jessica Nelson, Community Awareness Chair, Greater Kansas City Chapter of the KU Alumni Association

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