Tim McKee’s career at the Olathe Chamber of Commerce began in Spring 1998. In cooperation with the City of Olathe, he quickly developed and implemented an ambitious economic development program that has resulted in Olathe being one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States for most of the last decade. Now serving as the Chamber’s CEO, he works with the Board of Directors to set the Chamber’s program of work, which involves advancing the economic well-being and quality of life in Olathe through the following Chamber departments: Economic Development, Convention & Visitors, Membership Services, Business-to-Government Advocacy, and Leadership.
Prior to joining the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, Tim spent four years at the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, honing his economic development skills. Tim’s involved in many service organizations, serving on the board of directors for the County Economic Research Institute, the Institute for Organizational Management, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and chairing the Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone Board. In 2006 he was chairman of the board for the Johnson County United Way. Tim received a bachelor’s degree in business from Southwest Missouri State University. He enjoys running, golfing, and outdoor activities of hunting and fishing.
Manager, Workforce Development, Expansion & Retention
The Olathe Chamber of Commerce welcomed Sam Danneberg to its staff recently. The 2023 graduate of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas joined the Chamber staff late this summer as the Manager of Workforce Development, Retention and Expansion.
Danneberg will with workforce initiatives, as well as assist with retention and expansion efforts at the Chamber. Prior to his time at the Chamber, he was an intern with a marketing research firm while earning his degree in marketing and management.
In his spare time, he enjoys boxing, drawing, camping and building things.
Director, Economic Development
Shannon Latham joined the staff full-time in January of 2001, after serving as an intern for eight months. While in high school and college, she worked at the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce for six years. As assistant director for the Economic Development department, Shannon works with new business prospects, maintains updated demographic information and coordinates the meetings and events for the department.
Additionally, Shannon handles the tax abatement applications and analysis required for the City Council. Shannon earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kansas. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Vice President, Business Development
Casey Wilhm joined the Olathe Chamber of Commerce as director of business retention and expansion. Wilhm works primarily in the Chamber’s Economic Development department, assisting the growth and expansion of existing Olathe businesses. He also cooperates with the Chamber’s Convention & Visitors Bureau by promoting the importance of hosting business meetings and conferences in Olathe and utilizing Olathe hotels.
With a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Washburn University, Wilhm’s focus was on institutional-grade real estate sales before coming to the Chamber.