The Kansas City Black Achievers Society hosted their annual Black Achievers Reception and Awards Dinner at the Federal Reserve Bank on Jan 17.

Thirteen Black Achievers were inducted into the Society. They include:

Offie L. Adams III, Honeywell FM&T

Dr. Ayana L. Bridges, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods

LaToya Garcia, Sprint

Tyrone A. Garner, Kansas City Kansas Police Department

Tamara Gibson, Honeywell FM&T

Dr. Jacqueline Gill, Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology

Kristen Harris, Hallmark Cards Dr. Alicia Hooks, Kansas City Kansas Community College

Jaileah X. Huddleston, Kansas City Power & Light Co.

Dr. Tamorah Lewis, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Heather Rollins, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Jasmine Simmons, Hallmark Cards

Christal Waters, Metropolitan Community College-Blue River.

Gordon Criswell, Assistant County Administrator for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, accepted an award on behalf of the County.

The Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1974 by the former Kansas City, Mayor Emanuel Cleaver, actively serve as role models for African American and minority youth, sharing knowledge gained through academic and corporate experience.

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