Alumni Chapters: Kansas City, Missouri

You can stay connected to Drury and classmates no matter where you live.  Just get more involved with our Regional Alumni Chapter in your area.  To get involved, all you have to do is attend alumni events and stay connected with our office and your Regional Alumni Representatives. Events and meetings are offered in throughout the year in your alumni region, with a variety of different programs and opportunities to continue to peak your interest. You can even volunteer and serve as an Regional Alumni Leader for Drury and provide activities, communication and leadership for alumni in the region.

If this is something that strikes your interest, please contact the Office of University Advancement at We want to hear your ideas so you can connect with alumni in your area!

To ensure that you receive messages from us about regional events, make sure we have your updated contact information on file.  You can contact our office at or 417-873-7217 to make updates.

Contact Your Regional Representative

Kevin Suhrheinrich

Year Appointed: 2015

Suhrheinrich graduated from the Breech School of Business at Drury University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing. In 2011, he also graduated with his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Strategy. Kevin was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity while on campus. He has worked for Cerner Corporation, a Kansas City-based healthcare information technology company since 2011 and has has served various roles including Consultant, Strategist, and now Solution Leader. Since graduating from Drury University, Kevin has remained active as a member of the Kansas City Alumni Council. He travels extensively for both business and pleasure, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Steve Fleischaker 

Steve Fleischaker is a 1994 graduate of Drury where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.  During his time at Drury he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, served on the Student Senate for 3 years and played on the golf team.  Today Fleischaker serves in the position of Senior Vice President, Director of Sales and Business Development with the Bank of Blue Valley in Overland Park, Kansas.  Fleischaker has been with the Bank since February 2001 and in his current position since January 2015.  Prior to that he served as the Olathe Market President for the Bank 9 years.  Fleischaker began his banking career in 1994 in Springfield, MO working for Great Southern Bank where he served in various capacities including Assistant Vice President of Commercial Banking.  

In addition to his role at the Bank, Fleischaker is the founder and Executive Director of Natalie’s A.R.T. Foundation, a non-profit devoted to pediatric cancer. Fleischaker is heavily involved in the Kansas City Civic and Philanthropic community.  He has served on the boards of  Cancer Matters, as treasurer and Chair of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is a former director of the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri and a former director for KidsTLC. Fleischaker is a graduate of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s Kansas City Tomorrow leadership program and was recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as a NextGen Leader in 2014. 

Fleischaker resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife former Drury student Ashley (Smith) and their children Natalie (deceased), Jack (10) and Emily (10).

Patti Jo White Gaughan

Patti earned her degrees in business, communications and French in 1985. After working for several association management firms and a speakers bureau, Patti started her own company. Meeting Management & Consulting. She provides domestic and international meeting/event planning services for organizations throughout the country. She is s 25-year member of Meeting Planners International, holds a CMP designation and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Patti resides in Kansas City with her husband,  Captain Tim  Gaughan (KCMO PD). They are parents to Laura Gaughan, a 2015 Drury graduate.

Other Representatives Include:

  • Tori Fugate
  • Audrey Morrison
  • Kelsy Allison
  • Sarah Younger
  • Rick McClellan
  • Alisha Mahnken