For those who don't know . . .
The Independent is the only TRULY upscale publication in Kansas City.
The Independent magazine is the longest running Kansas City hobby for astute ladies who might've majored in English before snagging their MRS. college prize and hitching their stars to power player lawyers and local biz moguls.
This operation doesn't need advertising, smart local biz simply pulls out their checkbooks in order to get closer to the old money that supports the clique of scribes who are married to the richest dudes in the metro.
And so our BEST & BRIGHTEST blog denizens know that this is really one of the very few rising star lists that REALLY counts because it represents ACCESS and not civic hype.
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Luke Deets, Vice President, McCownGordon Construction As the leader of McCownGordon Construction's K-12 market sector, Luke Deets provides client, design, and student-focused solutions for pre-construction and construction services. Luke exemplifies the McCownGordon core values of integrity, relationships, and performance. "Luke is a natural leader, motivator, mentor, and philanthropist," said Sheri Johnson, McCownGordon.