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Three Business Leaders to be inducted into Junior Achievement's Business Hall of Fame

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Three Business Leaders to be inducted into Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 23, 2019) - Dr. Michelle Robin, founder of Your Wellness Connection; Kevin Williams, CEO at WISE Power, Inc. and Brittany Williams, Principal at WISE Power, Inc. will be the next business leaders elevated into Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City’s Business Hall of Fame. The honorees will be recognized at a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 15 at The Gallery Event Space.

In addition to the 2019 honorees, Junior Achievement will also uplift blooom, an online Registered Investment Adviser, for this year’s KC Innovator Award. blooom will be honored for positively disrupting their industry, creating jobs and opportunities, and applying innovation to solve critical social and economic problems.

“These honorees shape Kansas City as a community of innovation, entrepreneurship, and a valuable place to live and work,” said Megan Sturges Stanfield, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City. “They ignite a spark in young people by showing what it looks like to thrive as professionals in our community.”

Since 2001, the annual Hall of Fame event celebrates the achievements of business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Kansas City. Dr. Robin, Kevin Williams and Brittany Williams join a group of prominent professionals, including Henry W. Bloch, Ewing Marion Kauffman, and Barnett and Shirley Helzberg, among many others.

About the 2019 Honorees

Dr. Michelle Robin is the Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) and Founder of Your WellnessConnection, P.A., one of the nation’s most successful integrative healing centers. She is the Chairman of the Board of Small Changes Big Shifts® and founder of BigShifts Foundation. Dr. Robin also consults with businesses and non-profit organizations developing wellness programs and has presented to a wide variety of companies, organizations and conferences across the The US and Canada. She is the author of numerous wellness books, as well as a series of mini books for youth and adults.

Kevin Williams is the Founder, CEO, Director and President of WISE Power, Inc., a Deep Tech startup that uses patented technology to transform the electric utility industry. WISE is the latest brand that he developed as a result of his years of research and development. In 2005, Kevin founded WillCo Technologies, Inc., an IT consulting firm, where he served as President and CEO from 2005 to 2017. In 2006, the company created a cybersecurity compliance program now licensed to the US Department of Defense, with more than 1.5 million registered users.

Brittany Williams is the Principal at WISE Power, Inc. She has 10 years of executive experience in her family’s business operations. She has served as a principal with WillCo Development, a company that rehabs and sells real estate in greater Kansas City. Additionally, her company, WillCo Promotions, produces and promotes large scale entertainment events including concerts, comedy shows, festivals and celebrity-hosted events. As a marketing expert, she has sold more than 70,000 live event tickets.

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