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Liz Botts

Vice President (Acting President)

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As a writer and designer, Liz loves collaborating with others to craft authentic stories and content in novel ways. With more than a decade of experience in marketing, design, and the arts, she pulls from a rich and diverse skill set to deliver engaging and thoughtful results, no matter the task at hand. A never-ending desire to grow, learn, and engage keeps her active within the KC community through volunteering and serving on local boards and committees.
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Julie Cortés

Founder

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Julie Cortés is an award-winning freelance advertising/marketing copywriter and proofreader, who works in all mediums and most industries. Her client and account lists run the gamut, from ad agencies and design shops to corporations and small businesses. Cortés has dedicated her 20+ year career to helping other freelancers be successful as well. She is the founder of The Freelance Exchange of KC, an adjunct professor at the KC Art Institute where she created her own course, Freelancing 101, and a professional speaker and business coach targeting both freelancers and the people who hire them.

George Weyrauch

Member At Large

George brings a combination of business acumen, sales passion, and servant leadership to his role. Since his early career, George has been involved with creative teams and their business leaders, taking care of client relationships and developing new ones. He leads new business initiatives from his grounding in strategy, his orientation toward relationship development, and his core values of service. One of his special gifts is the ability to help a team identify their unique positioning to the market, and then to translate that into new business results through effective prospecting, targeting, and new and expanded relationships that lead to sales.

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Elizabeth Dunn-Hall

Membership

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Elizabeth was FX's very first Membership Director and she is excited to put her 25+ years of entrepreneurial experience to work! A Texas transplant, avid coffee lover, proud mother of two, survivor of divorce and a true creative visionary. Her passion and strategic ability to adapt to the client’s needs and create from the business owner’s shoes – whether by pixel or print – is phenomenal. Elizabeth is a dynamic communicator who will keep it real, make you laugh, empower you to soar to new heights and realize your strengths. 

Hamama Bushra

Social

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Hamama Bushra is an enthusiastic traditional illustrator and graphic designer, who enjoys the unique hands-on process that analog offers. She also makes a mean cup of tea. She plans all the coffee meet-ups and the happy hours that members and non-members alike can enjoy.

Victoria Pena

Programs

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With a passion to empower audiences through creative storytelling, travel, and adventures, I have been sharing my journey around the world since 2012. I have written, directed and produced content and digital media for a variety of brands and industries, from non-profits to celebrities and influencers. Creative strategy is truly a passion and I've developed a proven track record of designing high-quality, engaging, audience-appropriate stories that are aligned with brand and business goals. I believe there is an art to bringing together the right internal and external resources to create and leverage a community.

Kate Bradshaw

Special Events

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Kate Bradshaw is a graphic designer with a passion for using visual language to make connections and tell stories. Working almost exclusively with entrepreneurs and freelancers as clients, she loves to see independent creatives succeed. She joined FX’s Board of Directors in order to further that goal and support Kansas City’s creative and entrepreneurial community. Before life led her to design, Kate spent several years working for nonprofit animal rescue groups around the Midwest. She has two cats, drinks too much coffee, and enjoys enthusiastically trying to identify fonts.

Amy Moyer

Web

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Amy Moyer has over 15 years of experience in freelance design and marketing. She is passionate about helping small businesses create memorable brands, build social equity with their target audiences, and teaching them how to maximize their marketing dollars! When she isn't busy running amymoyerdesign.com, she loves to create art, cook, and spend time with her family.