Kauffman Foundation Appoints Matthew J. Condon to Board of Trustees

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Entrepreneur and former chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors brings expertise and innovative thinking to support the Kansas City community.

KANSAS CITY, MO, (January 17, 2019) – The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced the appointment of Matthew J. Condon to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. As an entrepreneur for more than 15 years and former chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Matt has played an integral role in the Kansas City business community. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Bardavon Health Innovations, LLC, a company he launched in 2014 to disrupt the Workers’ Compensation marketplace. In 2003, Matt founded his first company, ARC Physical Therapy+, which has grown to become one of the largest physical therapy clinics in the Midwest. Under Matt’s leadership and direction, ARC Physical Therapy+ was named a Mr. Kauffman Small Business of the Year in 2010, chosen as a Champion of Business in the Kansas City Business Journal from 2011 to 2013, and recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2012 and 2013.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt Condon to the Kauffman Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Matt brings a tremendous amount of experience, expertise, and energy that will be instrumental in the Foundation’s efforts to strengthen education and support entrepreneurs,” said Janice Kreamer, Chairman of the Kauffman Foundation Board of Trustees. “His humility, values, and commitment to Kansas City follow in the footsteps of so many of the city’s great entrepreneurs such as Henry Bloch, the Hall Family, Barnett Helzberg, and, of course, Mr. Kauffman.”

For the past year, Matt served as chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In 2017, he was unanimously voted to the Chamber’s Board becoming the youngest chair in the organization’s 130-year history. Since 2014, Matt has been included on the “Power 100” list published in the Kansas City Business Journal. He is also a member of the “40 under 40” club by Ingram’s Magazine.

“The Kauffman Foundation is a vital part of our community here in Kansas City, and I am honored to be joining such an esteemed Board of Trustees to help carry out Mr. Kauffman’s mission,” said Matt Condon. “Throughout my career, I have been so fortunate to collaborate with amazing people – to learn from and work alongside – in reaching the goals we set out to accomplish. In that same light, I’m so excited to get the opportunity to work with this organization to support our local communities and advocate for young entrepreneurs so that Kansas City can continue to serve as a place that not only attracts new ideas and talent, but allows businesses to grow and succeed for years to come.”

“Matt is a tireless advocate for our entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas City,” said Wendy Guillies, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. “As chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber Board, he wasn’t afraid to tackle the tough issues and worked hard to find common ground on critical community needs such as quality early education. His pragmatic and hardworking style will greatly benefit the Kauffman Foundation, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

About the Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions and empower people to shape their futures and be successful. The Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and uses its $2 billion in assets to collaboratively help people be self-sufficient, productive citizens. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org and connect with us at www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

Media Contacts

Larry Jacob, Kauffman Foundation, ljacob@kauffman.org, 816-932-1169
Lauren Amaio, Global Strategy Group, lamaio@globalstrategygroup.com, 212-235-6219

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