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Prospanica KC

Prospanica is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community to reach their full educational, economic, and social potential. The organization was first formed in 1988 as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), however we outgrew our name, and adapted Prospanica as our new name in 2016. The organization also advocates the pursuit of higher education in all careers and advances Hispanic Leadership! 

KC Vision: To foster a stronger and educated Hispanic Community by obtaining higher education and professional development in order to be fully prepared for Leadership Positions in Kansas City. 

Follow us on Facebook @ Prospanica KC

Student Member Benefits:

·         Build your Professional Network with Local and National Professionals & Employers

·         Professional Development Sessions

·         KC Scholarship Case Competition

·         Job Opportunities

Professional Member Benefits:

·         Local & National Network

·         Professional Development

·         Job Opportunities

·         Leadership Opportunities to serve on Prospanica KC Board

Sponsor Member Benefits:

·         Attract Diverse Talent

·         Recruiting

·         Job Postings (email campaign & website)

·         Networking

·         Brand Marketing


Community Partners, Events & Board Members

- Latinos of Tomorrow

- Young Latino Professionals 

- National Black MBA Association

- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 

Type of Events:

- Educational

- Networking & Professional Development

- Scholarship Competition,

- Entrepreneurship 

- Power Talks / Leadership Panels

- Year-End Celebration

2017 Board members:

Andres Rivera, MBA - President ( 

Tony Waterhouse-Leal - Vice President (

Fernando Navarro, MBA - Secretary ( 

Wendy Alvarez, MBA - Treasurer (

Priscilla Subramaniyam - Marketing Officer

Milagros Figueroa-Tetuan, MBA - Events Officer

Jorge Holguin - Educational Officer

2017 BOARD Meetings:

2nd Wednesday of every Month and open to members 

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm 

Location: H&R Block Headquarters Building (Lobby Conference Room)

Upcoming Meetings: November 8th, December 13th 2017

Topics: Event planning, national updates, national conference, leadership summit, training, etc. 

2017 Year-End Celebration

On December 5th, join Prospanica KC Members and Community members as we come together to celebrate our 2017 contributions and look ahead to 2018! This event is geared towards all young and mid-career professionals that have attended Prospanica KC events or are interested in learning more! Register Today and please share with your network! 


5:00 – 6:00 pm Open Registration & Networking

6:00 pm Welcome Remarks

6:10 pm Overview of Prospanica KC 2017 Contributions & Case Competition Awards 

6:30 pm Keynote Speaker Introduction

6:40 pm Keynote Speaker Henry Sandate

7:20-8:00 pm Networking/Social Hour
*Thanks to our sponsor, UMB Bank, food and refreshments will be provided.

Sandate campaigned for JCCC Trustee this year and will be sharing his story regarding the campaign process, his challenges and successes and how to become a voice for your constituents.

Event Registration Link

 Tue, December 5, 2017

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST


UMB Bank Headquarters

1010 Grand Blvd (1st Floor Auditorium)

Kansas City, MO 64106


Parking instructions:

  •  Enter the parking garage to 1010 Grand Blvd. via the Walnut Street side of the building. Complimentary visitors parking is on the first level next to the blue painted elevator with the white painted words "GRAND BLVD."
  • Enter the building through the parking garage and take the elevators up to the auditorium on the first floor.
  • Parking gates will be up when you exit.

2017 Case Competition

Prospanica is hosting our first Case Competition by developing a real business case scenario with a local entrepreneur and have students submit their final recommendations via our provided AirTable form. Once all applications are reviewed; three final contestants will be selected to present their final recommendations to the Entrepreneur and Local Hispanic Professionals! Three cash prize awards will be provided to the three finalists.

The 3 finalists will be awarded at our upcoming 2017 Year-End Celebration on December 5th! 

Click here to review the case study. 

To submit your final Application please use the following Link: AirTable