Simons Center Director Bob Ulin welcomed the ARNSF members, some of whom also introduced their guests, and then introduced the guest speaker, Christopher Leonard.
The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center hosted an Arter-Rowland National Security Forum luncheon event on Nov. 17, 2022, at the Carriage Club in Kansas City.
Simons Center Director Bob Ulin welcomed the ARNSF members, some of whom also introduced their guests, and then introduced the guest speaker, Larry A. Hisle.
In this presentation of the forum, Hisle, executive director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board (FEB), led a discussion on the roles and missions of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive and how it serves as a catalyst for communication, coordination and collaboration among federal offices across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Hisle described how the Greater Kansas City FEB is comprised of 160 federal agencies located in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Platte, Ray, and Wyandotte counties. He added that with more than 38,000 employees, the federal government is Kansas City’s largest employer and these employees make a significant contribution to the area economy, while also making strong commitments to community service.
Larry A. Hisle has served as the executive director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board since 2013. He has been with the federal government and the FEB for 12 years. His previously served 15 years as vice president of Federated Campaigns for the Greater Kansas City United Way. Hisle’s professional background is in sales and nonprofit management. He studied business administration at the University of Central Missouri and Thomas Edison State University. Hisle has three children and is very active in the community volunteering with youth sports teams, scouting and church activities, as well as serving on the board of directors of the Sherwood Autism Center, Kansas School for the Blind Foundation, and on the advisory council of the KCK Area Technical School.
After the presentation and a question and answer period, Ulin presented Hisle with a Simons Center coffee mug and CGSC Foundation/Simons Center coin in appreciation for his time with the Forum. Ulin closed out the luncheon with a short brief about the schedule for future gatherings of the Forum.
The Arter-Rowland National Security Forum (ARNSF) is led by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center and is an exclusive professional information sharing and networking forum for senior executives.
Members of the Forum and their guests meet periodically at guest speaker events in downtown Kansas City. National and regional guest speakers representing all elements of national power (Diplomatic, Informational, Military and Economic) highlight the meetings. The Forum is nonpartisan, but elected government officials may present from time to time.
The Forum is named after Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Arter, Founding Chairman of the CGSC Foundation, and Mr. Landon Rowland, the Foundation’s first major donor who was well-known in Kansas City for his keen interest in national security issues and his leadership in business and philanthropy.
ARNSF events are only open to ARNSF members and their guests. If you are not a member but are interested in joining, contact Bob Ulin at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Forum page on the Simons Center website for more information.