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Be Brave.

Be Intentional.

Be Human.

You’re invited to The Gathering, an event designed for marketing leaders from around the metro to come together to eat, learn, network, and take home ideas that grow your company.

Experts in human-first brand building will share insights and discuss how putting people at the center of marketing efforts is effective, meaningful, and pays off for the long haul.


Friday, Oct 6, 2023


Chicken N Pickle
1761 Burlington St
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Delicious food is being provided by Chicken N Pickle.

Our Speakers


Bob Kendrick

President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Bob has been president of the NLBM since 2011, but he’s been one of its biggest champions for much longer than that. He’s responsible for the museum’s day-to-day operations and the development and implementation of strategies to advance the mission of the organization. Since his appointment as president, he’s helped orchestrate a nearly $20 million turnaround that has helped the NLBM regain its vitality and financial stability.


Cory Scheer

Founder & CEO of TrustCentric

Cory has worked with small businesses, corporations, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, municipalities, ministries and the military to provide vital support and clear direction on how to ensure people, practices, and policies become more trustworthy so that key performance indicators improve. He’s the co-author of The National Survey on Brand and Trust with BrandCertain, and the developer of the online course, The Complete Guide to Building Organizational Trust.


Marcy Johnson

Director Corporate Communications, National Beef

Marcy brings high-performing teams together to execute corporate and brand communication strategies. She’s responsible for all of National Beef corporate communications, including employer brand development, communications to 10,000 employees, social media, and external public relations efforts.

Kiona Sinks

Community Engagement + Marketing, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Kiona oversees and manages the Museum’s community and educational partnerships through its social media and digital marketing strategies. She engages young professionals with the Museum, and educates the next generation on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion by telling the Negro Leagues Civil Rights story through the lens of baseball.

Brad Clarke

CEO, Chicken N Pickle

After Brad built and sold two successful e-commerce businesses, he was recruited to the Chicken N Pickle team by founder Dave Johnson. Brad’s big-heart, big vision, and deep understanding of systems and structures has accelerated company growth into one of the country’s hottest eatertainment concepts. He loves sharing the spotlight, celebrating the successes of his team, and like the rest of the Chicken N Pickle team, wears his heart on his sleeve.

MJ Mitchell

CEO, The Restoration Company

MJ is leading a large global organization with a mission – to revolutionize the custom performance apparel manufacturing industry through technology, customer service, and restorative entrepreneurship. Because he cares deeply about making this world a better place, he’s at the helm of investing in the dignity of their global workforce through paying living wages and treating all workers with dignity and care – which is a rarity in his industry.

Reserve Your Seat

Event is FREE! Limited space available, grab a ticket now.

Price: $0.00