Contact TeamKC

To learn more about TeamKC and the talent recruitment tools available through the Kansas City Area Development Council, please contact:

TeamKC: Life+Talent
Kansas City Area Development Council
30 W. Pershing Rd., Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Jessica_B&W_0151Jessica Nelson
Managing Director - TeamKC
816.374.5659

As managing director of TeamKC: Life+Talent at the Kansas City Area Development Council, Jessica Nelson drives communication strategies to attract corporate investment, jobs and talented people. Working to highlight the business and livability assets in the KC region, she encourages the world to recognize Kansas City as a hub for creativity and innovation. 

Jessica works with the top 250 companies in the region to showcase Kansas City's lifestyle to talented individuals from around the world. Jessica oversees an exclusive leadership group of global HR and recruiting executives and a network of more than 600 recruiters in the KC community, and acts as publisher of KC Options magazine. 

In the community, Jessica serves on the Executive Committee of the KU Edwards Campus Workforce Advisory Board, Olathe School District Business and Technology Advisory Board, serves as president of the KC Network Board of the KU Alumni Association, and most recently was accepted into the KC Chamber's prestigious Centurions Leadership Program class of 2018.

In 2015, Jessica was recognized as a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal, and named one of the Most Influential Women in Business by KC Magazine.

Jessica has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Minor in Business from the University of Kansas. Jessica joined KCADC in 2011 and is a native of Kansas City.
 

Angela_B&W_0144Angela Orr
Marketing Manager - TeamKC and Investor Relations
816.374.5626

As marketing manager of the Kansas City Area Development Council's talent recruitment initiative, TeamKC: Life+Talent, Angela manages the creation and expansion of our ever growing suite of resources. She also plays a key role in KCADC investor recruitment and retention.

Angela shares her passion to grow OneKC by working with the top 250 employers in the KC region. She is held accountable for activating tools and products, engaging investor partners through digital communication and events, and answering "Why KC?" for talented professionals around the world.

Angela is a member of Social Media Club of Kansas City and the Greater KC Public Relations Society of America. She has a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Minor in Anthropology from the University of Central Missouri. A non-native Kansas Citian, Angela moved to KC in 2013 and joined KCADC in 2014.

Debbie NelsonDebbie Nelson
Marketing Coordinator - TeamKC
816.374.5634

As marketing coordinator of TeamKC: Life+Talent at the Kansas City Area Development Council, Debbie provides support for the TeamKC talent recruitment initiative, as well as KCADC's investor relations efforts.

Working with the top 250 employers in the KC region, Debbie develops custom resources to tell the Kansas City story alongside a company's recruiting efforts. In addition, she helps galvanize the recruiting community in Kansas City through coordination of various TeamKC roundtables and access events.

She brings more than 20 years of experience in market strategy and research, marketing communications and materials management.

Debbie joined KCADC in 2015 and is a native of Kansas City. 

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