Heart of the Country

A Chapter of the American Business Women's Association
Overland Park, Kansas

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Heart of the Country Chapter - Executive Board
Rae Lewis - President

Rae is currently the Manager of Customer Solutions & Community Relations facilitating customer complaint resolutions and customer service processes. She serves as a liaison for MGE networking with community leaders, social service agencies, seniors, disabled and low-income families. She has been employed with Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) since 1984 working in several management positions.
She graduated from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a double major in Management and Marketing. She also earned a Master of Business (MBA) degree at Baker University. The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) local chapters honored her as Woman of the Year in 2000 and 2010. The National ABWA honored her as a candidate for one of the Top Ten Women of the Year in 2011. She has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Newsletter Editor during her affiliation with ABWA since joining in 1988. She has also served as Vice Chair for the Kansas City Area Council of ABWA. ABWA has inspired me in areas of leadership and continuing education through Regional & National Conferences.

Rosie Weisser - Vice President

Rosi had a 30-year career as a manager with a telecommunications company in San Diego, CA. While working she went back to school and received her BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  In 2009 Rosi moved to Kansas to be closer to family.  She is now enjoying a position as a Service Specialist in Group Benefits with The Hartford Insurance Company.  Rosi was introduced to ABWA in 2003 and was actively involved with the Soaring Eagles in Escondido, CA where, as chapter president, she began the Eagles’ reign as a Best Practices Chapter.  Rosi is now proud to be a member of the Heart of the Country Chapter, where she is Vice President and Program Co-Chair.  Rosi has been honored by both Chapters as their Chapter Woman of the Year. Rosi is serving her 2nd term on the KC Area Council Board.  “I have always known my purpose is to help others be their best. This manifests every day in ABWA as I help others in so many ways.  Now I am finding inspiration and confidence to step out and pursue a dream of my own—all because of ABWA.” 

June Mills - Secretary

I am a Secretary for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  I have been with them for 26 years.  I enjoy working with my team since I learn a good deal of information and I like working with people.  I am glad that I found ABWA and all the interesting people that I have met and all the things that I get to experience.  ABWA is like my second family to me.  I have a daughter who is 19 and she keeps me busy and I like to spend time with her as well as others.

Marge White - Treasurer

I retired from GE in 1999.  I went to work in 1975 for Montgomery Ward Credit, then Monogram Retailers, Credit Service, Inc., and finally General Electric Credit Corp.  When I joined ABWA in 1982, I was a very shy person, but through Regional Conferences and National Conventions, I learned various leadership & communication skills that helped me in various positions at GE. I received several recognition awards at GE as well as fun company trips with spouses to Cancun, New Orleans and Orlando.  I am so thankful for all the friends & learning experiences made thru ABWA.

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Upcoming Events
  • Monday, December 9
    Holiday Party
  • Thursday, December 20
    Kansas City Area Council (KCAC) meeting
  • Monday, January 13
    Monthly Meeting
  • Saturday, January 25
    Walk for Education
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