Reach Out and Read Kansas City is thrilled to have two new members on the Community Council.
Join us in welcoming Tanya Rodecker Wendt & Truss Tyson!
Tanya is a partner at Deacy & Deacy Law Firm. A practicing lawyer for over 11 years, she is licensed in both Missouri and Kansas. Her love of reading and being a member of the Greater Kansas City Pi Beta Phi Alumnae group introduced Tanya to Reach Out and Read Kansas City in 2014, when she first attended the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast. She shares this about the importance of reading:
“Now that my oldest is a kindergartner, I am delighted to listen to her learn to read and share in her pride when she sounds out a new word. It breaks my heart to think that some children do not have any books to read. That loss of opportunity to learn, imagine and create is frustrating to me. Which is why I think that Reach Out and Read’s program to get books into the hands of infants and educate their parents on the importance of reading is so vital not only to those children but our community as well.”
Truss is the Vice President of FMG and LIHTC Accounting/Investor Reporting at KeyBank Real Estate Capital and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. His leadership and community involvement with Praire Village Art Council and the Community Outreach Committee at KeyBank make him an excellent addition to our council. He says this about our mission:
“Reach Out and Read KC’s mission is in tune with my values especially having a 20-month-old at home who loves books!”