Board of Directors

Scott Zigler

Zona Rosa
8640 N. Dixson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 656-8690

Scott is currently the General Manager at Trademark Property Company overseeing Zona Rosa Town Center. Scott has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience including brokerage, development and management.  Prior to joining Trademark, Scott owned and operated his own Real Estate firm for over 10 years, as well as worked for national real estate firms in Chicago and Kansas City. He is a proud alum of University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business and #1 ranked Real Estate Center.  Scott lives in Overland Park and enjoys spending his down time with his wife, 2 daughters and doodle. He embodies his favorite Star Wars quote from Yoda, “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”

Lauren Kepler

JE Dunn Construction
1001 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 292-8519

Lauren leads business development for the K-12 Education Market at JE Dunn Construction as a Client Solutions Manager. Graduating from The University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis on Strategic Communication, Lauren combines her passion for education, making connections and creating strategy to provide solutions for clients in her role at JE Dunn. She began her career in the AEC industry in marketing at CRB Consulting Engineers before moving to JE Dunn in 2014. Lauren works with school districts around the metro area to serve their facility and community needs. In addition to Platte County EDC, Lauren currently serves on the boards of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Synergy Services and the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Activities Committee. She is also currently a member of The Greater Kansas City Chamber’s Centurions Leadership Program.

Darren Hennen

1301 Burlington St, Suite 100
North Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 442-6002

Darren is a Vice President and Office Leader for Olsson, a full service Engineering firm. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Darren has been engaged in numerous civic organizations. He is the past Chairman of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, is Past Chair and current Board member of Northland Neighborhoods Inc. and serves as Chair of the Platte County EDC Platte Purchase TIF Advisory Committee. Darren has served on the Kansas City Tax Increment Finance Commission as the Chair of the Finance, Audit and Governance Committee. Previously he served on the Kansas City Brownfield Commission and the Neighborhood Tourism Development Finance Board.  Darren served on Platte County EDC Committees that were instrumental in advocating for the new KCI Terminal, Twin Creeks Task force and the Central Bank Sporting Complex.  Darren maintains a undergraduate degree from the University of Central Missouri and an Executive MBA from Rockhurst University. Darren is a U.S. Army Veteran and resides in the Northland.

Dr. Mike Reik
Immediate Past Chair

Platte County R-3 School District
998 Platte Falls Road
Platte City, MO 64079
(816) 858-5420

Mike has been part of the Platte County R-3 School District since 2001 serving in various leadership roles until 2009 when he became Platte County R-3's fifth Superintendent of Schools. Knowing that service to the community is of vital importance, Mike is actively involved in many organizations. He has been an advisory board member for the Platte County EDC since he assumed the superintendent role as well as participating as vice-chair of the KCI Area Development Action Team. Additionally, Mike serves as a voting member of the KCI Corridor and Platte Purchase Tax Increment Finance Advisory Committees. Mike has also served as President of the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City (CSDGKC), with the Greater Kansas City Region of the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA), as a board member for the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS), and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.

Joe Vanover
Platte County Commissioner

Platte County Commission
415 Third St, Room 210
Platte City, MO 64079

Joe Vanover is an experienced problem solver. He has worked inside and outside of government as an attorney for over 20 years. As an attorney, Mr. Vanover focuses on helping regular people find solutions to challenging legal situations. He is willing to take a stand and help those in need. Mr. Vanover has tackled complex and difficult challenges and achieved positive results. He knows the value of trust. People in the Platte County community rely on Mr. Vanover to help them prepare for the future with wills, trusts and estate planning. He is a responsible steward of Platte County’s tax dollars. Mr. Vanover is thorough and professional. He treats all parties fairly and respectfully.