Overland Park-Based Anthem Ventures Announces Kimberly Stern as Editor-In-Chief of KC Magazine

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Stern will take helm of Kansas City’s award-winning, definitive lifestyle magazine and continue to elevate its brand.

Kimberly Stern, new editor-in-chief of KC Magazine.

Don Ransdell, chief executive officer of Anthem Ventures, LLC, today named Kimberly Stern as new editor-in-chief of KC Magazine.

“We are thrilled that Kimberly will join our team to lead KC Magazine,” Ransdell says. “With her strong writing skills, passion for storytelling, magazine background, and love of the community, we expect the brand to be catapulted to new heights.”

“I am so pleased to welcome Kimberly to KC Magazine,” Katie Van Luchene, executive editor of KC Magazine adds. “Her diverse resume of experiences, strong community involvement and relationships, and collaborative nature will be assets as we continue to elevate KC Magazine as Kansas City’s definitive lifestyle publication. This marks our 11th year of publishing KC Magazine. With Kimberly on board, this year will be the best ever."

“Our readers expect curated ideas, information, and inspiration on what Kansas City offers to enhance and enrich their busy lifestyles,” Stern says. “I look forward to working with a dynamic editorial and creative team to expand KC Magazine’s mission of championing this great city, and the people, places, and things that make it a vibrant place to live, work, and play. It’s exciting to be part of a media outlet that leads the way with a robust online, digital, and social media presence through the ThisIsKC website and KC Dossier. We deliver pertinent news to our readers when, where, and how they want it.”

Stern’s byline is a familiar one in Kansas City. A sought-after award-winning food, travel, and lifestyle writer, she has been a regular contributor to KC Magazine; The Kansas City Star; KC At Home; and KANSAS! Magazine, among many other local, regional and national publications and blogs. She can be heard weekly on KCMO 710/103.7 as Chef Jasper Mirabile’s co-host on his popular food show, LIVE! From Jasper’s Kitchen. Stern served as managing editor of 435 South Magazine from 2010 - 2012, where she helped the publication earn Print Magazine of the Year. Stern worked at Meredith Corporation/Better Homes and Gardens in the 1980s, and launched a successful corporate catering business, The Good Eats Catering Company, in Kansas City in 1990, which she sold in 1999. Stern attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where she studied journalism and advertising.

For more information on KC Magazine, visit thisiskc.com.

About KC Magazine
KC Magazine brings the best of the city to its readers; from dining to entertainment, shopping to fashion, and arts to décor. KC Magazine readers represent the highly desired demographic of active consumers who have an appreciation for quality products and services. To learn more about KC Magazine please visit our website thisiskc.com.

About Anthem Ventures
Anthem Ventures is a collection of advanced business solutions companies providing service to more than 4,000 clients in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Anthem helps entrepreneurs change the world by acquiring incredible companies doing exciting things, providing an unparalleled mix of support to enable a superior culture and exploit growth opportunities. Visit thisisamg.com for more on Anthem Ventures.

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