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Spotlight on Centurions

Kristen Cillessen
Kristen Cillessen is a graduate of Kansas State University and began her career in 2003 in the tax department at KPMG. In 2012 she became self employed and is now the owner of Cillessen Financial, which specializes in tax and accounting services for entrepreneurs. Kristen is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of CPA’s, Hope Faith Ministries, DeLaSalle Education Center, and JDRF.

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WIN for KC Triathlon

Run, Heidi, Run

Heidi Johnson, who competed in the in the WIN for KC Triathlon last year, had heard great things about the event and registered early so she wouldn’t miss out. “The motivational emails I received prior to the race kept me going, and I couldn’t wait for race day. It was very inspiring to see women of all ages finish the race.” The WIN for KC triathlon will take place on July 27th at Smithville Lake.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Jason Souter 
Jason Souter recently took a sabbatical from his job as a project manager at Cerner Corporation, which included spending seven days at Ronald McDonald House Charities – Kansas City, stocking linen closets and organizing storage areas and toys. He and his daughter, Jayden, had spent more than 100 nights there after she was diagnosed with a rare form of Wilms cancer.

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Otis Taylor Celebrity Golf Tournament

Tee Time
June 24th is the date for the 20th Annual Otis Taylor Celebrity Golf Tournament at Swope Memorial Golf Course. Players will join Ricky Siglar, Kansas City Chiefs ambassador; and other sports celebrities from the Kansas City Chiefs, Comets, Sporting KC, and Kansas City Royals teams for a great day of golf. Hugh O’Donnell is serving as the chairman.

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Spotlight on Centurions

Troy Lillebo
Troy Lillebo, a South Dakota native, lived in Arizona and Indiana before settling down in Our Town. He is the assistant vice chancellor for external relations at UMKC. Troy is the treasurer for Centurions, serves on the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s board of directors and was recently appointed to the Mayor’s Challenge Cabinet.

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