Kantorei's Board of Directors

President: Brian Brown

Brian serves on the Johnson County Public Policy Council as well as the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Business to Government Steering Committee, Government Affairs Chairman for the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, and is the 2016 Chairman–Elect of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce.  He is the past Legislative Co–Chair of the Kansas PTA. Brian was appointed to the Shawnee Mission School District’s Facilities Committee and was selected to serve on the Johnson County Public Square Steering Committee to advise the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners regarding future social and economic challenges in Johnson

County.  He volunteers his time to several other organizations as well.


Brian was selected to the Northeast Johnson County Leadership Class of 2014 where he was elected Class President.  In addition, he has been nominated for the prestigious Kansas Leadership program.

Brian currently sits on the Board of Directors for Kantorei KC, Aquinas

Home Health, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, United Community

Services of Johnson County and City Wide Senior Professionals.  

Brian serves the Director of Post–Acute Business Development for IPC Healthcare.


A resident of Overland Park, Brian enjoys golfing, spending time with his wife and three children, and living out the mission of Rotary International “Service Before Self.”


Vice President:

Kirsten Schroeder Larsen

Kirsten Schroeder Larsen, is an attorney and entrepreneur. Her Life & Estate Planning firm practices in Kansas and Missouri providing planning advice and documents for adults of all ages. She also assists with estate administrations and a very limited number of family law related clients. She has lived in the Kansas City area since 1982 and currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas with her family.




Past President: James Wright

James Wright had a 30-year theatre career as a Kansas City actor and singer before retiring in 2015. James is now Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Avila University and owner of Digital Fountain, a PR, social media and digital content

provider for small business. James is currently the board president for Kantorei KC.


Treasurer: Steve York

Steven L. York, CPA/ABV, ASA, CBA, CGMA is a Senior Vice President of Stern Brothers Valuation Advisors.  He is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Missouri and is Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has earned the Accredited Senior Appraiser designated in both business valuation and intangible asset valuation, and the Certified Business Appraiser ("CBA") designation.  Steve has a B.A. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance.  He co-wrote the “Valuation and Transactional Issues Associated with ESOPs” available from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Steve currently serves as the Chair of the Valuation Committee of the Missouri Society of CPA’s.


Secretary: Alex Russell

Alex Russell is an attorney with the Law Office of James C. Thomas III, and is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas. He currently focuses in the areas of estate and trust administration as well as estate planning and corporate representation. Alex and his wife are Kansas City natives and currently reside in Shawnee, Kansas.


Steve DeWilde


Cora Webster






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