Regnier Institute Advisory Council
The Regnier Institute Advisory Council is a by-invitation group of successful business leaders representing an array of industries who are devoted to fostering the growth of entrepreneurship globally and in Kansas City. Members of the council serve in an advisory role with respect to the continued success of The “Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (RIEI), within the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at The University of Missouri-Kansas City. The Council supports the RIEI and its mission to inspire and nurture entrepreneurs and innovators through transformational education, research, and programs designed to accelerate early startups from ideas to sustainable launch in a safe environment of learning, experimenting and mentoring. Additionally, the council celebrates entrepreneurship each year by planning the Entrepreneur of the Year event, which celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by honoring innovative and creative accomplishments, as well as inspiring a new generation of successful entrepreneurs.
Mary S. Bloch:
Principal, Overflow Companies
Retired Partner at Ernst & Young, Kansas City Office
COO of Dimensional Innovations
Retired CEO of The Kroger Co.
President of JNA Advertising
Founding Partner and President of NetStandard Inc.
CEO of Duracomm
Director of UMKC’s Innovation Center and Founder of KCSourceLink
Highline + Partners, Principal
Senior Vice President of Lockton Companies
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Great Range Capital
Anne St. Peter:
Co-chair Advisory Council
Founder of Global Prairie
Retired Vice President and CIO at B/E Aerospace
James Stowers III:
Owner and Founder of Oxford Companies