Board of Directors

Dr. Mike Riek
Chair

Platte County R-3 School District
998 Platte Falls Road
Platte City, MO 64079
(816) 858-5420
reikm@platteco.k12.mo.us

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.

Scott Zigler
Vice-Chair

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

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
Secretary-Treasurer

JE Dunn Construction
1001 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 292-8519
lauren.kepler@jedunn.com

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.

Mike Duffy
Immediate Past Chair

City of Riverside
2950 NW Vivion Road
Riverside, MO 64150
(816) 741-3993
mduffy@riversidemo.com

Mike has served as the Director of Community Development for the City of Riverside since 2008.  With a focus on business recruitment and development, Mike is leading the City’s efforts to develop the 700-acre Horizons Business Park. Over the past 6 years, he has been involved in the development of more than 3 million square feet of Class A which is home to more than 25 companies and 3,200 employees. Prior to his position with Riverside, Mike spent 13 years in the private sector helping clients plan and develop projects in a number of communities throughout the metropolitan area. Mike has served on the Platte County EDC Board since 2012 and also serves on the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Board and as an Official with USA Swimming.

Joe Vanover
Platte County Commissioner

Platte County Commission
415 Third St, Room 210
Platte City, MO 64079
816-858-3333
joe.vanover@co.platte.mo.us