Staff & Contact Info

The Independence Chamber of Commerce consists of a talented, dedicated, and innovative team that vary in skills but share the common goal of shaping Independence into a place where business and community thrive. Meet the gifted gang.

Tom Lesnak
President, Independence Chamber of Commerce & EDC
Phone: (816) 463-3510
Contact for: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Financial Operations, Chamber Program of Work.

Trina Anderson
Member Services
Phone: (816) 252-4745 ext. 1
Contact for: Membership, Ambassadors Subcommittee, L.E.A.D. Independence, Picnic on the Lawn, Golf Tournament, iMembership 101, Speed Leads

Kelsey Edwards
Event Planning & Academies of ISD Liaison
Contact for: Academies of Liaison, Monthly Luncheons, Ribbon Cuttings, and Business Before & After Hours, ISD Career Fair

Mikealene Evans
Director of Marketing & Communications 
Phone: (816) 252-4745 ext. 4
Contact for: Communications & Marketing, Marketing Committee, Monthly Newsletter, Annual Directory, and Independence Regional Business Expo

Lois McDonald
Vice President of Community Development
Phone: (816) 252-4745 ext. 2
Contact for: SantaCaliGon Days® Festival, Public Policy Committee and the Independence Civic Council.

Kris Zerr
Vice President & Director of Finance
Phone: (816) 252-4745 ext. 3
Contact for: Finance, Accounting, and HR.

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