Join us for Cocktails & Conversation at P.S. Speakeasy!
Hear from notable Kansas City business men and women telling the story of their path to success, over fresh cocktails, under ground and under the radar.
Your ticket includes one complimentary drink.
On April 18, 2018, P.S. welcomes Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Founded in 1990, the NLBM is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its profound impact on the social advancement of America. After joining the organization as a volunteer, he then moved through the ranks from a member of the Board of Directors, to Director of Marketing, then Vice President of Marketing, and finally President in 2011. His ability to develop successful campaigns, events and educational programs has helped the museum flourish and remain financially stable. He left the museum for just over a year before becoming President while serving as Executive Director of the National Sports Center for the Disabled- Kansas City.
Kendrick also worked at The Kansas City Star as Senior Copywriter in promotions and won several marketing and advertising awards during his 10-year career with the paper. He has become a leading authority on the topic of Negro Leagues Baseball history and its connection to issues relating to sports, race and diversity. He has been a contributing writer for Ebony Magazine, and the National Urban League's Opportunity Magazine.
He received the Mary Lona Diversity Award from the Greater Kansas City Black Chamber of Commerce in 2006, and was named «Citizen of the Year» by the Omicron Xi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He was also named to the list of The Kansas City Globe's «100 Most Influential African-Americans in Greater Kansas City,» and was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.