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Bill Burns of Gilmore Bell joins 2019 Leadership Missouri program

Leadership Missouri, the development program offered by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is designed to enhance the leadership skills of current and emerging leaders through an in-depth exploration of the state’s economic, political, and social issues. Among this year’s participants is Bill Burns, a Director at Gilmore & Bell in Kansas City, MO.

Mr. Burns represents issuers, underwriters and other parties to public finance transactions, with a focus on health care and higher education financings. He also advises clients on securities law and disclosure issues in public finance transactions. Mr. Burns received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2009 and is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Leadership Missouri participants travel to several Missouri communities and network with the state’s top government, business and non-profit leaders to gain a better understanding of the diverse industries and people that make up Missouri’s economy. “Since its inception in 1990, Leadership Missouri has helped hundreds of Missourians to become better leaders,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber President and CEO. “Leadership Missouri graduates are serving all across our state as top business executives and managers, as well as in community and political leadership roles. The type of education and training provided in Leadership Missouri is exactly what we need going forward if we hope to succeed in realizing our vision for Missouri 2030.”

About the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest business association in Missouri. Together, with the Missouri Chamber Federation, the Missouri Chamber represents more than 75,000 employers. To learn more, go to, or follow us @MissouriChamber on Twitter.

About Gilmore & Bell

Gilmore & Bell is one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States. For more than 20 years, Gilmore & Bell has ranked in the top 10 nationally in the number of bond counsel opinions rendered on municipal bond issues. The Firm primarily represents states, counties, cities, school districts and other governmental and quasi-governmental entities as bond counsel in public finance transactions. Gilmore & Bell has offices in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and Illinois. For more information, visit us at


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