Job One Appoints New Members to Primary and Program Boards of Directors (Press Release)

Job One, one of the largest providers of employment, vocational and career development services for people with intellectual disabilities in Jackson County, Missouri, recently recruited new talent to their leadership boards. Kim Roam, Executive Vice President and Division Manager, Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Company – Wealth Management Division, has joined the primary Board of Directors for Job One. Allison (Alli) Kisner, Managing Director of Thinking Bigger Business Media, has joined the Board of Directors for the Job One Careers Program, which provides integrated community employment services for individuals with disabilities.

Mr. Roam officially joined the Job One Board of Directors in January 2019. As an accomplished attorney and business executive, Mr. Roam has served on several boards in the region, including the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation and Grain Valley School District Foundation Advisory Boards. He has also been recognized for his leadership as the recipient of multiple distinguished community and philanthropic awards including the Truman Heartland Community Foundation Citizen of the Year Award (Grain Valley) and the William T. Kemper Foundation Community Service Award. Mr. Roam’s dedication to community service and strategic vision in helping nonprofits fulfill their mission will be an asset to Job One’s long-term planning.

Ms. Kisner has hit the ground running with the Job One Careers Board of Directors, with her term starting in January 2019. With a dynamic background in nonprofit leadership, marketing and sales, Ms. Kisner brings a fresh perspective on fund development, strategic planning, recruiting and operations. She has a strong commitment to advocacy for individuals with disabilities and is passionate about community service. Her leadership will help with plans to grow and expand the Careers Program service offering in our region.

Job One Board Members are asked to serve a minimum three-year term with the organization. “We are excited to welcome such high-caliber leaders to our boards,” said Aaron Martin, Job One President and CEO. “Over the course of our over 50-year history as an organization, we’ve been fortunate have the leadership of compassionate, dedicated board members from the business community and community at large. As we enter the next phase of our strategic vision to expand employment choices, I am confident our efforts will be bolstered with the insight that both Mr. Roam and Ms. Kisner can lend in helping achieve our mission.”

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