Author Archives: Matt Fulks, Director

C-10 Podcast: Brian Bracco, Ep. 153

In Episode 153 of the C-10 Podcast we’re chatting with Brian Bracco, who spent most of his career in leadership at various stations around the country. Most notably for those of us in Kansas City, he was the news director at KMBC — channel 9 — for 13 years, from 1987-2000. He then spent 13 years as Vice President of News for Hearst Television, before spending a little more than four years, 2013 into 2017, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: C-10 Seniors, Ep. 152

This is an extra special episode of the C-10 Podcast, as you get to hear from the three seniors from the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program, John Wilson IV, Topher Rauth, and Norman Davis Jr. Each, during interviews with Max Utsler in front of the students and mentors in the C-10 program at Operation Breakthrough on May 15, discuss how much they’ve changed because of C-10, what they learned in the program, what advice they’d … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Sewell, Ep. 151

In this episode, we’re chatting with Mike Sewell, who’s the co-inventor of the StepNpull foot-operated door opener. (You’ve probably seen it in some public restrooms.) Mike led the company through its exponential growth and international recognition as businesses look for ways to minimize the spread of germs, particularly in light of Covid. Part of that growth in 2020 came from Mike — and StepNpull — being featured on the hit television show, “Shark Tank,” where entrepreneurs seek … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Steven Screen, Ep. 150

In this episode, we’re excited to be joined by someone who’s helped shape some of the things we do at C You In The Major Leagues on the fundraising side. Steven Screen is the co-founder and creative director at The Better Fundraising Company, which launched 10 years ago this month in the Seattle area. And he’s been with other agencies that work with nonprofits during a 31-year career. CYITML Executive Director Matt Fulks — who’s … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jeff Chadiha, Ep. 149

  You might know the name Jeff (or Jeffri) Chadiha from his time at Sports Illustrated or ESPN, or what he’s doing now at the NFL Network. But Jeff, who makes his home in the Kansas City area, is a great spark for several nonprofits in the KC community. In fact, he’s been vital to several things we’ve done at C You In The Major Leagues during the past seven or eight years. He was … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Toby Cook, Ep 148

If you’re a long-time Kansas Citian, you likely recognize the name Toby Cook. He was an anchor for eight years on Fox4 in Kansas City. And then he spent more than 14 years with the Kansas City Royals as the Vice President of Publicity. But then in the spring of 2021, he had a job pivot — in his early 50s — when he left the Royals and became the Director of Public Relations for … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matt Dimmick, Ep. 147

Matt Dimmick served as the Director for Russia and Eastern Europe on the National Security Council Staff. He previously served as the Russia Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Through that he consulted a president on Russian affairs. He also held the positions of Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché in Tbilisi, Georgia, Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor for the Chief of Staff of the Army, and Assistant Army Attaché in Moscow. A … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ryana Parks-Shaw, Ep. 146

On this episode of the C-10 Podcast, we’re chatting with Ryana Parks-Shaw, the Mayor Pro Tem in Kansas City, Mo. She began serving her first term as council woman in the 5th District in August 2019. She has lived in the 5th district with her family for more than 22 years. Mayor Quinton Lucas appointed Ryana Mayor Pro Tem of Kansas City in August 2023. She also serves as the Chair of the Neighborhood Planning … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chase Coffman, Ep. 145

Episode 145 of the C-10 Podcast is a fun chat with Chase Coffman, who grew up in the Kansas City area, before becoming an All-American tight end at the University of Missouri, and then a journeyman career in the NFL. Chase, whose dad starred at Kansas State before a career in the NFL with Green Bay and Kansas City, chats in this conversation about his football career, how faith played a role in his decisions, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Karli Ritter, Ep. 144

  Episode 144 of the C-10 Podcast is a fun chat with Karli Ritter, who’s been a meteorologist with Fox4 in Kansas City since March 2007. She’s currently on the morning broadcasts. Karli got her start as a student at Florida State University and worked in Sarasota, Florida, and Montgomery, Alabama before moving to Kansas City. She enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, spending time on a boat and playing or watching any sport. And she’s involved … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep 143

This is Episode 143 of the podcast, and we’re chatting with Dayton Moore, C You In The Major Leagues’ Founder and Board President. Dayton talks about Christmas memories and movies, some “Hot Stove” talk, the Texas Rangers’ World Series victory, and so much more. LINKS: For more information about the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program for high school students, visit our website. To make a year-end financial gift — that’ll be DOUBLED — to give students … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chris Davenport, Ep. 142

This is Episode 142 of the podcast, and we’re chatting with a great storyteller and filmmaker, who happened to start a conference to help folks in the nonprofit world get better at their jobs. In short, Chris Davenport is a storyteller by heart. He’s had a career in Hollywood and doing documentaries, but he’s making his biggest impact working with nonprofits — working with organizations on videos of need and impact, and with a concept … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Max Utsler with Al Wallace, Ep. 141

This is episode 141 of the C-10 Podcast and as we do occasionally, we’re turning over the hosting to Al Wallace, a longtime sportscaster here in Kansas City — and now one of the mentors in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. This week, Al interviews Max Utsler, who taught journalism at both the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas, and was instrumental in helping to develop the C-10 program. If you’ve listened … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Klee Nelson, Ep. 140

This week we’re chatting with one of the Blue KC Coaches with Character honorees from this season, Klee Nelson. What is the Blue KC Coaches with Character program? Well, since 2017 we’ve had a program in partnership with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City and the Kansas City Royals called Coaches with Character. Each year we recognize six coaches who are making Kansas City a better place. This year we are featuring the … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Reggie Morris, Ep. 139

This week we’re chatting with Reggie Morris, the boy’s basketball coach at Raytown South High School, and one of this year’s Blue KC Coaches with Character honorees. What is the Blue KC Coaches with Character program? Since 2017, CYITML has partnered with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City and the Kansas City Royals for a program called Coaches with Character. Each year we recognize six coaches who are making Kansas City a better … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jessalyn Kincaid, Ep. 137

  This week we’re chatting with Jessalyn Kincaid, who’s made a name for herself during the past two decades as an actor in numerous theater performances in Kansas City and beyond. Jessalyn is the Audience and Donor Relations Manager at Music Theater Heritage, a job she’s held for about three months. Before that, going back to 2016, she was MTH’s Manager of Artistic Operations. But she’s also a director, producer, former event coordinator…and former waitress, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chris Giuliani, Ep. 136

This week we’re chatting with Chris Giuliani, the CEO of Spring Venture Group, a national insurance company based in Kansas City that focuses largely on Medicare. Chris Giuliani joined Spring Venture Group in 2011 as Executive Vice President, and was promoted to CEO in 2012. Shortly after that, in 2014, he was selected for Ingram magazine’s “40 Under 40” list. Under Chris’ leadership, Spring Venture Group grew from 27 employees in 2012 to more than … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 135

This week we’re chatting with C You In The Major Leagues founder and board president Dayton Moore. We discuss the one-year anniversary of the Kansas City Royals firing him, Ned Yost’s Royals Hall of Fame induction, the importance of coaches, and why teams like the Royals can take five out of six games from the Houston Astros, while the Texas Rangers struggle with the Astros. All of that and much more.   LINKS: For more … Read more