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Brent Stewart, CEO and President of the United Way of Greater Kansas City
Brent Stewart, CEO and President of the United Way of Greater Kansas City


Kansas City, MO – Last April, Brent Stewart came to town to become President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Kansas City. Stewart is the first African American to head the United Way in Kansas City. But he's also the first permanent president since the Northland, Johnson County and the Kansas City agencies joined forces in a merger. The United Way's three target areas are education, health and income. When KC Currents' Susan Wilson visited Brent Stuart this last week, he explained that this last area has special significance for him.

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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
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