February 14, 2020
KANSAS CITY – The Appointments Project celebrated Governor Mike Parson’s appointment of Robin Wenneker to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators. Robin is an alumna of the Appointments Project, first appointed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education by Governor Parson in August 2019. To date, the Appointments Project has helped place more than 120 women to civic boards and commissions across Missouri and Kansas.
“Governor Parson has made an exceptional choice in appointing Robin to the UM System Board of Curators,” said Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of the Kansas City-based Women’s Foundation, which created the Appointments Project in 2014. “We’re proud to be a springboard for talented women like Robin who are dedicated to public service and represent the future of leadership in our region.”
Robin is the Managing Partner of CPW Partnership, a family business that owns farm, rental and raw land holdings. She has worked with her family for over 20 years handling investments, legal, government and accounting interfaces. Prior to working in her family business, Robin worked for Procter & Gamble, the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and Marketing Mix, an event marketing firm specializing in entertainment clients.
Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative management from the University of Missouri, and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University. She is currently president-elect of the Mizzou Alumni Association.
Established by the Kansas City-based Women’s Foundation in 2014, the Appointments Project® works to empower women and strengthen communities by increasing the gender diversity of civic boards and commissions. Through a landmark study, the Women’s Foundation identified the barriers causing women to be underrepresented on civic boards and commissions, and established the Appointments Project to increase the number of women serving.
More about the Appointments Project® is at: www.appointmentsproject.org
The Women’s Foundation’s mission is to advance all women’s economic and civic leadership. We envision a world where all women are empowered to strengthen America’s economy and democracy.