We have many fabulous leaders in our Lee’s Summit community and within the Chamber membership. Two familiar faces were recently recognized by Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) during the annual Toast to Our Towns Gala. Recognized in different ways, Bob Glaser and Chip Moxley both exemplify leadership and service that Lee’s Summit is lucky to have.
Bob Glaser: 2018 Truman Heartland Humanitarian of the Year
The impact of Bob Glaser’s tireless work in the community is felt throughout Eastern Jackson County and beyond. Bob has been a champion of volunteerism in the community for more than fifty years. His lifelong dedication to service and compassion have made him both an invaluable asset to our community, as well as a leader in philanthropy for the region.
After moving to the Kansas City area from Texas, Bob worked for Sears as a store manager in Kansas City, eventually heading up the Independence location until 1992. Upon retiring from Sears, Bob held several prominent roles in Eastern Jackson County nonprofits, including serving as the first President and CEO of the Truman Heartland Community Foundation and Director of Planned Giving for Heart of America United Way. Bob transitioned into the world of banking when he joined Summit Bank of Kansas City as their VP of Community Development. Bob is currently the Community Development Partner for CommunityAmerica Credit Union.
Over the years, Bob has served with more than 30 nonprofits. Throughout his work in both the nonprofit and private sectors, Bob has gained a reputation for his skill of connecting people to philanthropic causes through his work with both the Lee’s Summit and the Independence chambers of commerce. He is considered the go-to connector for many charities and municipalities and is highly regarded for his ability to bring people together for a common cause.
Bob has been awarded several honors over the years for his work in the community. He was the recipient of the Independence Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award in 1997 and was named their Citizen of the Year in 1998. Independence named him their 2001 Toast to Our Towns Citizen of the Year. Bob was awarded the 2013 Lee’s Summit Community of Character Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2018 was named the Lee’s Summit Hometown Hero.
Bob is a devoted husband to his wife, Alissa. They spend time enjoying the company of their five children, thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
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Tingle Flooring: 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Year
Tingle Flooring, with offices in Lee’s Summit, St. Louis and Denver, is the Midwest’s premier wholesale floor covering distributor. Owners Chip and Debra Moxley have called Eastern Jackson County home for more than 30 years and have used the success of their business to give back to the community. Since moving their Kansas City headquarters to Lee’s Summit, the company’s leaders have been active supporters through corporate giving and volunteerism.
As President of Tingle Flooring, Chip is and has been involved with several community initiatives and local nonprofits in Lee’s Summit. These include serving on the Board of Directors for John Knox Village, Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Velocity Lee’s Summit, the Steering Committee for R-7 Business Roundtable, the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and Lee’s Summit Education Foundation. Tingle Flooring’s support of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce has become a family affair. As vice president of Tingle Flooring, Chip’s daughter, Lauren Johnson, was in the Leadership Lee’s Summit class and currently serves on the board of directors.
Their giving goes beyond personal involvement. They also give back with product, often working with Habitat for Humanity to hand-deliver products to build sites. Tingle Flooring sets an example by promoting volunteerism, and believes they have received more from their philanthropy than they have given. Their involvement and passion comes from a desire to impact the community where they live.