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Meet DWKC Leadership

OUR MISSION: Educate and empower women to succeed in digital and in life.

The Board of Directors

Angela Jones

Angela has more than 15 years of experience leading teams with the majority of her time spent in women’s brands. Her professional experience includes planning and executing strategic growth plans; hiring, training, and retaining top talent; and driving a culture of continuous improvement and innovation at multi-million-dollar organizations. After a successful career in retail management, Angela transitioned to being a consultant at Smarter Consulting where she is providing technology solutions to a wide range of clients.


She believes that a foundation of trust is key to building strong, lasting relationships with clients and peers. These connections provided Angela with a keen understanding of customers’ needs and influenced her approach to addressing those needs.


Angela has been part of DWKC since 2020 where she started as Leadership Council for Mentorship which led to being the Communications Director and now President. She wanted to be part of a community that empowers women and gives a space to grow professionally.


Angela’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Park University. Angela is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer.


A Kansas City native, Angela loves to travel with her husband and entertain her 5 fur babies.

Jennifer Spencer
Events Director

Jennifer Spencer has been a marketing/advertising/creative recruiter in KC for 20+ years. As owner of The Spencer Group, Jen has worked with every size of company and agency to help match awesome talent with awesome companies.


She has served on the boards of many industry specific professional associations such as The KC Ad Club and KCDMA and has an expertise in all things related to job search including resumes, portfolios, interviewing and salary negotiations.

She is a sought after speaker on all things job search and speaks often at professional associations, colleges and universities.

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Nichole Fox
Partnership Director

Meet Nichole, the digital media maven who has been blazing trails in the industry for over a decade!  With a heart rooted in Kansas City, she has navigated markets coast to coast, always returning to her beloved hometown.


Her journey has been all about bridging the gap between traditional and digital media. Nichole's expertise lies in empowering traditional media teams to embrace the ever-evolving digital landscape and seize exciting opportunities for their clients. Her passion for an omnichannel approach has been the key to her success, connecting clients to customers like never before.

Currently, she holds the reins of the Digital Department at Steel City Media, a multimedia powerhouse with an unwavering focus on the local community.  Steel City Media's Mix 93.3, KFKF, KC102.1, and Q104 channels boast top-rated personalities and well-established events, delivering an unparalleled entertainment experience to KC residents.


But Nichole's ambitions don't end there—she's a multi-faceted individual who finds joy in family bonds and personal projects.  As the eldest of three siblings, she cherishes moments spent with her loved ones, especially when playing with her adorable young nieces, Ellie and Olivia. Beyond her professional endeavors, Nichole has recently embarked on an exciting venture by launching CHOLES, LLC, a lifestyle brand designed for women, a testament to her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.


Even with a busy schedule, Nichole finds immense joy in giving back to the community through volunteering at St. Mary's Food Kitchen and becoming a licensed foster parent. When she's not immersed in the world of media and community engagement, you'll likely find her jamming out at concerts or whisking away on weekend getaways, soaking in new experiences and creating memories that add vibrant colors to the canvas of her life.


Nichole's story is a testament to the power of passion, hard work, and the pursuit of dreams. She continues to be a guiding light in the digital media realm, inspiring others to embrace change, connect communities, and leave a positive impact wherever they go.

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Chevonn Payton
Digital Director

Chevonn’s worked in the digital space for over a decade, leveraging her passion for creating digital strategies to help brands connect with their audiences. Her career has taken her on a journey across a wide range of industries where she’s had the opportunity to work in consumer goods, financial services, publishing, and pharma sciences. With a background blending both IT and communications, she’s dabbled in all facets of both industries, creating unique and innovative products for their consumers.


Chevonn graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in journalism and DePaul University with a Master’s in Information Technology. And when she’s not working, she’s spending most of her time with her niece, nephew, and godsons, playing video games, ruining cake recipes, and watching Marvel movies.

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Lindsay Martin
Membership Director

Lindsay Martin, an Account Director at Eversana Intouch in Kansas City, brings nearly 15 years of experience as a marketing and advertising professional to the table. With a solid background in brand development, creative POS and packaging elements/execution, website projects, digital and traditional media buying/placement, content creation, paid promotion, earned & paid media efforts, and analytic/measurement review, Lindsay is poised to excel in a variety of projects.


Having majored in Public Relations and Advertising, Lindsay's dedication to her craft has only grown stronger over the last decade. Her true passion lies in digital marketing, where she thrives on crafting innovative strategies and campaigns.


Beyond the office, Lindsay finds joy in family moments with her husband Kyle and daughters Violette and Lorna. An avid runner and enthusiast of Bodi workouts, she also loves exploring new recipes and flavors, especially when it comes to experimenting with different types of flavored water. Beware, though—Lindsay is known to get fiercely competitive during a game of Scrabble! With her loyal companion Dorothy by her side, Lindsay looks forward to making valuable contributions to the board team's success this year.

Haley Flippo

Haley is the Owner of Belleview Branding LLC, a Promotional Advertising and Marketing firm specializing in Promotional Branding. She works with individuals in all industries as a consultant providing brand’s creative marketing solutions and ideas through tangible products.


Haley truly enjoys working with customers on building their brand and business to create a lasting impression which is what she loves about networking as well. Working with and learning from other professionals is how we all grow and push forward together. 


Haley’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design from Pittsburg State University.  


Born and raised in Kansas City, Haley loves to spend time with her friends and family, especially her husband and beautiful children.

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Sarah Wartman
Sponsorship Director

Sarah has nearly twenty years of experience effectively planning and managing marketing strategies from conception to completion. As a senior account manager at emfluence, she is focused on building and fostering client relationships, managing results-generating campaigns and leading with an enthusiastic hands-on approach. Her experience includes implementing integrated marketing strategies, digital and social media planning and campaign analytics.

Sarah graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications and received her Master’s in Communication Leadership from Drake University. She is obsessed with her rescue dogs and enjoys travel, Chiefs football and tasty vodka beverages.

Amy Young
Mentorship Director

Born in Iowa, raised in the Kansas City area, Amy currently works for Brightedge - a SaaS focused on Search Engine Optimization. Amy helps her clients find and optimize their websites so they are found in the search engine results pages.


Amy’s first Advertising/Marketing role was doing the classified ads for the Manhattan Mercury while working on her undergraduate at Kansas State University. She’s worked for several agencies in the Kansas City area across multiple industries over the last 18 years. Amy has also worked on the client side - managing a small but mighty marketing team handling ALL things marketing - property signage, traditional media and all things digital - including helping launch a social media plan for a local casino, rebuilding a website and launching a content strategy for both a B2C and B2B company. Currently, Amy works for a Marketing Software-as-a-Service company - helping clients optimize their site to improve their organic traffic.


Besides marketing, Amy has a passion for Mentorship. She recognizes she wouldn’t be where she is without the mentors in her life and loves being a mentor to others whether they be seasoned or a bit newer in their careers. Her goal - as a mentor or mentoree - is to facilitate growth on both sides.


In her downtime, Amy spends LOTS of time at baseball fields all over KC and across several states thanks to her incredible kiddo. Due to this, she also does a bit of traveling with her husband. When home, she enjoys gardening, reading and spending lots of time with her husband and their Boxer/Mastiff mix.

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Allison Dollar
Communications Director

Entrepreneur. Dog Mom. Wordle fan. Vodka Lover. Pilates Queen. Marketing Guru. Obsessed with Self-Education.


Allison’s professional path led her to create One Dragon, a marketing firm in Overland Park, Kansas, in 2016. Knowing she can do things differently for her clients while making an impact is the driving force of her organization. 


Allison finished her undergraduate degree as a non-traditional student in her early thirties before moving into her graduate studies in Marketing Communications. Both degrees are from the University of Kansas. Rock Chalk! 


Prior to opening her firm, Allison worked in retail management, human resources, and sales. She believes that each professional experience led her to where she is now. Allison believes that her ability to understand the needs of her clients' businesses from various perspectives sets her firm apart from the competition. 


Currently, Allison is active on the Web Development and Digital Media Advisory Board at Johnson County Community College and is the Communications Director for Digital Women Kansas City. Education is a passion of hers, and she prioritizes making time to connect and work with women who want to learn something new or start a new career path. 


In her spare time, Allison enjoys spending time with her rescue dog Sasha, traveling to New York City to see the latest Broadway musical, and of course, spending time with family and friends. She is still very close to her ex-husband’s family and enjoys being an aunt to Bradley, Cail, and Cali. 


“The question isn’t ‘what are we going to do,’ the question is ‘what aren’t we going to do” - Ferris Bueller


DWKC board members provide leadership for the organization, from driving the nonprofit mission to executing on the tactical needs of the whole association. The responsibility of being on the board means to act in the best interests of the board, the organization, the members and the communities in which one works and lives. Being a board member is a demonstration of dedication to the mission and skills as a servant-leader. 


The DWKC leadership council supports board members and provides additional support to deliver the mission of the organization. The leadership council is the next generation of the board.

Leadership & Advisory Council

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