2018 September Luncheon - McCown Gordon Headquarters

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2018 September Luncheon - McCown Gordon Headquarters



  • Pat Contreras - McCown Gordon

  • Dan Moye - Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

As a project development manager and government affairs expert, Pat Contreras helps lead the business development team for McCownGordon Construction; one of the region’s largest construction firms.  Pat started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  While at the Fed, he led strategies that helped unbanked families receive financial literacy education and get access to traditional banking services.  Pat later joined the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service Officer serving tours in Pakistan and Mexico.  The allure of strengthening U.S. national security and business abroad drew him in.  He served during both the Bush and Obama administrations and recently (2016) ran for State Treasurer in Missouri.  His campaign won the endorsements of some of the most well-heeled politicians, organizations and media in the state yet, despite a hard-fought battle, elected office eluded him.  Pat has not lost the desire to provide his home state with dynamic and innovative leadership and future campaigns are likely for the Missourian. He serves on various boards and commissions, most notably, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and Truman Medical Centers.  A man from humble beginnings, Pat Contreras is the first in his family to proudly graduate from college. He holds a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in economics from Columbia University. 

Dan Moye has worked for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City since April 2015 and his duties include a variety development initiatives including urban redevelopment, economic incentives, and coordination of the review of significant development incentive projects. Previously, Dan spent 14 months working for Sunflower Development in Kansas City and 4 years with Jackson County, MO. In those roles, he developed a breadth of knowledge and experience ranging from transit and healthcare initiatives to low income housing tax credit and historic tax credit development projects

Sponsored by: Helix Architecture+Design
About Helix

Located in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, Helix Architecture + Design is an integrated architecture and design firm founded on a commitment to supporting the revitalization of downtown Kansas City.

At Helix, we believe that great design can have a positive impact on our everyday experiences. By centering our design process on the human element, we strive to connect people with space in imaginative, stimulating, and rewarding ways.

Our diverse portfolio of work includes workplace, academic, civic, hospitality, cultural and residential projects as well as specialized expertise with renovation, adaptive reuse and preservation of historic buildings.

In addition to leading the design of notable buildings throughout the urban core, our team members are actively engaged in supporting civic, non-profit and arts organizations that align with our mission of being a catalyst for positive change within our community.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00
Luncheon: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Hosted At:

The Kansas City Central Library

14 West 10th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Validated Parking at the Library Parking Garage

Luncheon Tickets: $25

Catered By:

Pierpont's Restaurant

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

*Vegetarian options available on request

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