Reppin’ KC: Men Who Help Rock This Town

Meet seven men who are on point when it comes to elevating our city. Creative, innovative and passionate in their chosen fields, each brings a special brand of reppin’ KC to the collective table.

Eric Hosmer’s royal presence at the plate has captivated baseball fans at The K and far beyond the city’s boundaries and hometown boy Matt Besler sparkles for Sporting KC, fueling our love affair with soccer.

Alan Gaylin’s good taste and Bread & Butter Concepts give us plenty of reasons to dine out.

Former Kansas City Chief Eddie Kennison chose to stay in the metro following retirement and pour his entrepreneurial heart onto the business playing field.

Devon Carney’s artistic vision for the Kansas City Ballet soars on the Kauffman stage.

Taking the TEDx mission of “ideas worth spreading,” Mike Lundgren creates a platform that sparks conversation and connection.

Our favorite man-about-town and in the Twittersphere, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, brings excitement, momentum and forward-thinking to whatever stage he walks onto, podium he speaks from or event he attends.

When it comes to being ambassadors for everything that Kansas City stands for, is, and is becoming, these guys get our vote.

First up, this royal repper.