Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Alumni News and News
Longtime Kansas City volunteer and loyal Jayhawk Jim Brown was presented with the Dick Wintermote Network Volunteer of the Year Award at Hawktoberfest on October 28.
Brown, a native of Kansas City and a Presidents Club member, has served on the Kansas City Network board for four years, including the past year as president. He challenged board members to identify goals, and he developed sponsorship packages to support several Kansas City events, including the Rock Chalk Ball, the Jayhawk Open golf tournament, and ’Hawks, Helmets and Handlebars. He also helped launch the new Jayhawk Career Networking Series, and secured sponsors, speakers and venues for the events. He is chief operating officer of Muller Bressler Brown in Leawood.
This annual award recognizes up to five network volunteers who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership to their network and the KU Alumni Association during a one-year period (July 1-June 30). Dick Wintermote, c’51, served as the executive director of the Association from 1963 to 1983. His legacy represents the importance of building a strong volunteer network, the need for a dues-paying membership program and establishing the KU Alumni Association as one of the premier associations of graduates in the country.
An internal staff committee within the KU Alumni Association consisting of those who work closest with volunteers meets each year to decide on award winners.