Lee’s Summit EDC Announces New Board Member Mike Lally

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January 11, 2017

The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council would like to officially announce the addition of Mike Lally, vice-president and shareholder with Olsson Associates to the Board of Directors.  

At Olsson, he leads business development efforts across the states of Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa. He also has client management, project executive, and special project responsibilities. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Geological Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) and a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a professional engineer and professional geologist and has been in the engineering consulting field for over 30 years. He is a member of the American Public Works Association, Urban Land Institute, where he is a board member of the Kansas City District Council, and Design Build Institute of America.

Mike has also been deeply involved in the greater Kansas City community for over twenty-five years. From 1992-2001, he was a City Councilman for the City of Overland Park, Kansas. Prior to being on the City Council, he was a planning commissioner for the city. He has served as chairman of the Overland Park Economic Development Council; chairman of the Downtown Overland Park Partnership; president of the Holy Cross Catholic School Advisory Council, chairman of the Blue Springs Economic Development Council, and chairman of Johnson County Developmental Supports. Currently, Mike serves in the following capacities: chairman of Don Bosco Centers; president of the Kansas City Industrial Council board member of Mutual Aid Exchange Insurance; board member of CU Holding Company; advisory board member of Enterprise Bank and Trust; board member of the Kansas City Area Development Council; board member of KC SmartPort; board member of Team Kansas, and member of the Downtown Kansas City, Missouri Rotary Club. He is a 2007 graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber’s Centurions Leadership Program and in 2015 was listed in Ingram’s Magazine as one of “50 Kansans You Should Know”.

Mike and his wife Susan have been married for 27 years. They have three young adult children: Katie who careers with Toyota North America in Dallas, Texas; Michael, Jr. who is in graduate school at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut; and Meghan who is a senior in the journalism school at the University of Missouri.