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Lara Krigel Pabst, 37

Lara has made it her mission to make an impact in the Jewish community both through her community involvement and professionally.  After receiving her law degree through UMKC, she worked as an employment attorney at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne. She now works with her family business, Krigel & Krigel, P.C., focusing on employment matters, litigation, and family law. She also focuses on the firms human resources, marketing plan, and is involved in strategic, long-term planning.

Lara has been on the Young Adult Engagement Committee for Jewish Family Services and now serves as one of only 3 under 40 board members. She was a past president and past board member of Village Shalom’s Associate Board.  Lara is presently a member of the Centurions Leadership Program of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce which helps “prepare the community’s emerging leaders for their roles in shaping the future of Kansas City”. She led a task force that directed a session on Law & Order, featuring a panel of police, those wrongfully accused of crimes and other community members in a meaningful presentation and dialog. 

Lara lives in Leawood with her husband Ben and 3 children.

Profession: Attorney, Krigel & Krigel, P.C.

I give back by: I've been volunteering with a variety of organizations through the Centurions Leadership Program. The program has been a great way to become aware of the many wonderful people and organizations doing good works in the Kansas City area.

Kansas City: has great momentum and energy right now. There's so much enthusiasm about current projects going on downtown and in areas like the Crossroads. We can't forget about less-fortunate communities whose needs are basic and real. For those individuals, we need to focus on improving access to health care, safety services and education.  Kansas City also needs to be more focused on environmental issues. By and large, this is not an issue that is on most people's radars. It should be. It's not only essential to our community's long-term health and overall viability, but there's a lot of opportunity there.

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