ULI Kansas City is governed and led by three volunteer committees:
Advisory Board
Governance Committee
Management Committee


The Advisory Board serves as the strategic leadership for the local ULI district council in Kansas City. It is comprised of approximately 20 leading real estate and land use professionals, both members and non-members who volunteer their time to build a strong regional presence for the Urban Land Institute.  The Advisory Board provides insight into critical issues, hot topics and market trends to help the Kansas City district council set strategic direction and program priorities.

The Governance Committee consists of former district council Chairs and ULI Trustees. It’s purpose is to provide guidance and leadership in compliance with ULI policies, practices, and code of ethics. The Governance Committee is responsible for succession planning and making recommendations for future district council Chairs, and the positions of Treasurer and Chair for Mission Advancement.

The Management Committee implements the district council’s scope of work, delivers local programs and manages financial obligations. Committee members are appointed by the district council Chair and serve two-year renewable terms of service, commencing with ULI’s fiscal year.

Management Committee for FY2017

David Brain | District Council Chair
Brown Cow Capital LLC

Lynn Carlton | District Council Past Chair (2015-2016) & ULI Trustee

Jason Romero | Treasurer
Husch Blackwell LLP

Daniel F. Musser | Governance Committee Chair
Newmark Grubb Zimmer

Diane Burnette | Chair of Mission Advancement
Main Street Corridor Development Corp./Main Street CID

Mike Lally | Sponsorship Committee Chair
Olsson Associates

Russ Pearson | Membership Committee Chair
NAI LaSala-Sonnenberg Heartland

Emily Tilgner | Programs Committee Chair
Lankford | Fendler + associates

John McGurk | Community Outreach (TAPs) Committee Chair

Mary Moore | Communications Chair
Pulse Design

Leah Fitzgerald | WLI Co-Chair
VanTrust Real Estate

Babette Macy | WLI Co-Chair