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Who We Are

Global Prairie was founded on the belief that business should be a force for good. Since day one, we’ve been crafting business-building solutions that help our clients drive impact and cultivate a healthier world.   

Driving measurable, impactful results for organizations committed to making the world a better place is not simply the work we do for our clients – it is the bedrock principle on which our company is built. As a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), and a top 1% Certified B Corporation (B Corp) among 8,000+ B Corps globally, Global Prairie meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. We’re also proud to be a 100% employee-owned company. 

We understand that taking better care of our team translates into better care for our clients. Our talented and passionate employee owners are committed to your success because they care so deeply about the work they do. When you choose Global Prairie, you're not just getting a service; you're gaining a partner invested in your journey toward a better world.  

Driving Success with Purpose

What We Do
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Solutions

We deliver the core marketing consulting services today’s organizations need, amplified by our ability to harness purpose at every turn and drive insights through our innovative data analytics infrastructure.

Expertise

We partner with performance-driven global leaders in highly regulated industries that have the greatest impact on the health of people and our planet

Our Team

Leadership

United in purpose, our global leaders strive to be a force for good within our organization and throughout the world. 

Anne St. Peter

Founder

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Anne St. Peter is the Founder of Global Prairie, a purpose-driven global marketing firm with offices in the United States and Europe. Anne instills in our Global Prairie team an unwavering commitment to using business as a force for good. She is a pioneer in the field of purpose consulting and counsels organizations and leaders on how best to harness the power of purpose in their organizations to drive bottom-line results, employee engagement and happiness, and social impact. 
 
In 2008, together with Douglas Bell, Anne launched Global Prairie, a 100% employee-owned B Corp. B Corps are businesses certified by B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environment performance, accountability, and transparency. This growing community of B Corps now numbers over 8,000 globally. Global Prairie ranks in the top 1% among all B Corps globally and has been named by B Lab a “Best for the World B Corp.” 
 
Anne is active in her Kansas City community. Her current civic leadership roles include: Chair, Board of Directors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City; Trustee, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC); Chair, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Henry W. Bloch School of Management; Board Member, BioNexus KC; Board Member, United WE; Board Member, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City. 
 
In January 2023, Anne was appointed by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly to serve on the University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board of Directors. 
 
Anne served as past chair of the board of directors of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation; she was the third woman leader and youngest individual to serve as chair of the KC Chamber; and she is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). 
 
She has been recognized as a “Woman Who Means Business” (Kansas City Business Journal), “40 Under 40” (Ingram’s Business Magazine), “Alum of the Year 40 Under 40” (Ingram’s Business Magazine), and “Woman Mentor of the Year” (The Central Exchange). 
 
Anne graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Anne is married to Robert St. Peter, M.D., retired CEO of the Kansas Health Institute. They are the proud parents of two children, Claire (Yale ‘24) and William (University of Notre Dame ‘25). 

Douglas Bell

Founder

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As the founder of Global Prairie, Doug helps our clients reimagine – and realize – their full growth potential. 

Doug has more than 30 years of experience counseling a wide array of regional, national and 
international clients on brand building and reputation management strategies. He spent the first half of his career as a global healthcare executive focused on public policy and public health issues. Since founding Global Prairie in 2008 with Anne St. Peter, Doug has overseen the growth of Global Prairie from an entrepreneurial start-up to a global marketing firm with nine offices in three countries. He is passionate about our Global Prairie proprietary research process to analyze and visualize data from varied sources, empowering clients with strategic and actionable insights to make smarter business decisions. 
 
Doug dedicates his charitable time serving on the boards of The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Canisius College and Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Doug has been married to his wife Kelly for over 30 years and is the proud father of Alex, Sydney and Sophia. 

Tom Hileman

Managing Partner, Thought Leadership

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Tom Hileman is a leading digital expert and innovator. With over 25 years of experience, Tom provides unmatched counsel for leading companies and organizations on how integrated marketing and technology strategies can grow business. Tom delivers proven results for all digital marketing needs, including demand generation, marketing automation, artificial intelligence and analytics.  

Tom founded Hileman Group in 2003, merging with Global Prairie in 2023. Tom is a champion of developing holistic digital-marketing solutions grounded in purpose. 

Kate Sachse

Managing Director, Client Partnership

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Kate Sachse is a trusted counselor to clients seeking to protect, elevate and expand their brands. With a broad background of global client service experience, including in the areas of strategic planning, brand and business strategy development, executive visibility, corporate reputation consulting, issues management and public affairs strategy, Kate has counseled Fortune 100 companies across industries on how to turn challenges into significant growth opportunities for their brands.  
 
Prior to joining Global Prairie, Kate worked for Edelman in Washington, D.C. Kate is a graduate of Davidson College. Kate is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program, a two-year program that cultivates leaders shaping the future of Kansas City. 

Mike Kanaley

Managing Director, Client Partnership

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As one of the original team members at Global Prairie, Mike has helped drive the firm’s growth over the last 15+ years to more than 150 team members around the world, while promoting and advancing the mission and value of Global Prairie’s colleagues and clients alike. He has more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience and has led teams and provided strategic counsel to companies and organizations in a variety of highly regulated sectors, including pharmaceutical, biotech, energy and the federal government. Mike provides clients with guidance in supporting global sales and marketing efforts, navigating stakeholder and advocacy-related matters, developing and implementing thought-leader programs, handling crisis management issues, and developing executive communications.  

Prior to joining Global Prairie, Mike was a partner at FleishmanHillard providing strategic communications counsel to clients. He spent the first 14 years of his career working as a public-affairs strategist in Washington, D.C. Within the community, Mike serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and as a member of the International Motor Racing Research Center’s Board of Directors. 

Annie Timby

Managing Director, Client Partnership

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Annie Timby is a results-driven digital expert and client advocate. With deep expertise in healthcare, she focuses on consumer-centric approaches, specializing in patient loyalty. Annie passionately guides clients—including leading health systems and academic medical centers—on digital transformation journeys, measuring substantial growth and ROI.  

Prior to joining Global Prairie, Annie advised clients on digital-first strategies across industries including financial services, retail and pharmaceuticals. Annie resides in Cleveland with her husband, Dan, and two kids, Emmett and Reagan. 

Emily Heintzelman

Managing Director, Client Partnership

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Emily Heintzelman is a strategic client partner and relationship-builder. With her two-decades of experience in creative, branding and integrated advertising campaigns, Emily uses an innovative perspective to build successful marketing campaigns from the ground up. When working with clients, she ensures all channels of communication work in harmony. Emily’s diverse portfolio spans sectors including agriculture, restaurants, CPG, recreation, as well as energy and the environment.  

Emily lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family. Emily is passionate about sustainability, serving on the board of a business focused on farmland, aggregate production, and road construction. 

Jenny Spurgeon

Managing Director, Client Partnership

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Jenny Spurgeon is a challenge seeker, compelling storyteller and insightful strategist. Jenny is passionate about growing partnerships with long-standing and new clients who, like Global Prairie, believe that business should be a force for good in the world. With more than 15 years of experience, Jenny has led strategic planning, brand development and multi-year marketing campaigns for global and U.S. clients across agriculture, healthcare and public health industries.  

Jenny graduated summa cum laude from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Jenny lives in Cleveland, with her husband, Chris, and their two kids, Henry and Charlotte.

John Harcus

Managing Director, Client Partnership

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John Harcus is a trusted partner to our clients with a proven track record of developing successful strategies. Leading our team in Europe, John uses his two decades of change management and strategic planning experience to provide winning counsel to clients around the world. John has experience across industries with a specialty in agriculture and healthcare. 

Prior to joining Global Prairie, John led communications at the European Rail Industry Association. After earning a B.A. in Anthropology and French from Washington & Lee University, John obtained a master’s in European Studies in Politics and Administration from the College of Europe in Belgium. An expat for much of his career, John lives in Brussels with his wife and daughter. 

Victoria Kanaley

Managing Director, Client Partnership

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Victoria Kanaley leads our federal work, serving as a trusted partner and strategist to our clients. With a focus on social impact programming, Victoria’s experience spans governments, NGOs, academia, nonprofits and private corporations. She has a proven track record of forging innovative partnerships, driving stakeholder engagement and advancing long-term objectives and program development.  
 
Before coming to Global Prairie, Victoria led a program at Georgetown University for developing economies of the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia. In her community, Victoria serves on the board for the Kansas City Symphony Business Alliance.  Victoria graduated from Dartmouth College, with a B.A. in History. 

Brooke (Baader) Jackson

Managing Director, Project Management

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Brooke (Baader) Jackson is a trusted partner and activator to her clients and colleagues. Brooke operationalizes complex, global projects across industries and across multi-level teams. Her organization, leadership and collaboration ensure high-quality projects are delivered to our clients on time and on budget.  
 
Prior to joining Global Prairie, Brooke worked at a digital marketing agency, where she built a strong foundation in project management, web development and responsive UX/UI website design. Brooke graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in Media Studies and minor in Leadership. Brooke lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband.

Cat Greenwalt

Managing Director, Project Management

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Cat Greenwalt is a flexible, reliable and perceptive collaborator. With over 15 years of project management experience, Cat drives efficiency and alignment across client projects. Her leadership spans interconnected teams and nuanced industries.  

Prior to Global Prairie, Cat worked for the digital marketing agency, Razorfish Health. Her work standardized budget management, risk identification and mitigation approaches across the agency’s large portfolio. Cat graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Advertising and minor in Art History. She and her husband spend their personal time attempting to project manage their two young boys.

Elizabeth Baker

Managing Director, Project Management

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Elizabeth Baker is an empathetic leader, team-builder, and adaptable problem-solver. With a keen understanding of timelines and budgets, Elizabeth brings order and efficiency to client projects. Her interpersonal skills ensure optimal team collaboration. Having managed projects for Fortune 100 and nonprofit clients, Elizabeth's perseverance and artistic perspective contribute success.  

Elizabeth has spent her career using her organization skills to bring creative concepts to life. Outside of work, she enjoys family time with her husband and two kids and pursues her love for interior design by transforming living spaces for friends. 

Emma Brooke

Managing Director, Insight & Strategy

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Emma Brooke is a marketing strategist, purpose-driven storyteller and community advocate. Working across agriculture, healthcare and energy industries, Emma’s passion lies in helping clients drive positive business results for greater social impact.  

Emma co-founded Project Homeless Connect Kansas City, a nonprofit that has connected thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness with vital care and services, and serves on the Board of Directors for Pawsperity. Emma graduated from the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program and earned the City Year “Idealist of the Year” award. A fluent Spanish speaker, Emma graduated from The University of Kansas with highest distinction and is also a Fulbright-García Robles scholar.

Lori Boccato

Managing Director, Insight & Strategy

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Lori Boccato is a seasoned brand strategist and strategic consultant. With vast experience across the consumer packaged goods, agriculture, energy and healthcare sectors, Lori has spent more than 20 years driving growth for clients. Lori’s proven ability to use data to make unseen connections, frame opportunities and identify solutions results in meaningful change.  

Lori is particularly passionate about helping all businesses, organizations, and leaders thrive by defining and activating their purpose. She holds a BBA in Marketing from Emory University. Lori, her husband and their two children enjoy exploring their beautiful state together.

Rachel Bohn

Managing Director, Insight & Strategy

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Rachel Bohn is a multilingual leader, relationship builder and strategist. Harnessing data to uncover her clients’ purpose, Rachel has a proven track record of driving business growth and social impact. With a depth of expertise in both agriculture and healthcare, she has advised Fortune 100 companies and global non-profits on branding, change management, cultural transformation and strategic planning.  

Rachel previously worked at a leading strategic advisory firm at the nexus of business and global policy in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the Kansas City Tomorrow Leadership Program within the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City. Rachel lives in St. Louis with her husband and their son.

Adam Rolf

Managing Director, Creative

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Adam Rolf is a bold thinker, dynamic creator and strategist. Adam uses his two decades of marketing experience to pursue innovative creative solutions and drive maximum impact. Partnering with startups to Fortune 100 companies, Adam's diverse experience spans creative strategy, brand development and branded interiors.  

A Kansas City native, Adam serves on the marketing council for several local and national high schools, where he serves as a mentor for students interested in design. Adam is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Amy Young

Managing Director, Creative

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Amy Young is a dynamic leader, collaborative problem-solver and creative strategist. She delivers results-oriented creative that sparks excitement and team alignment. Amy uses her insight and tact to offer creative counsel to diverse industries, specializing in agriculture and healthcare. 

With two decades of experience in marketing agencies and in-house roles, Amy thrives on creating innovative solutions to business challenges. She serves on the Board of Directors for Mothers in Charge, the Vibrant Voices committee for Vibrant Health and is an alumna of the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and their two children.

Katie Reuschle

Managing Director, Creative

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Katie Reuschle is wildly creative, a strategic thinker and results-driven achiever. With over 12 years of integrated experience in art direction and design, Katie has crafted campaigns across a variety of industries, including agriculture, energy, education, government and health. To meet clients’ needs as a creative leader, Katie uses data-driven and bold thinking to bring powerful designs to life. Every project is an opportunity for Katie to make something purposeful that can change perceptions and influence attitudes. 

Katie graduated from The Art Institute with a B.S. in Advertising and now lives in Kansas City with her husband and two kids. 

Brett Colasanti

Managing Director, Digital

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Brett Colasanti is an insight-driven strategist and digital marketing leader. Brett provides innovative business strategies for clients, leveraging his passion for marketing, technology and operations. With 25-years of experience, Brett has partnered with leaders in the healthcare space to develop winning marketing and philanthropy programs.  

Prior to joining Global Prairie, Brett has been a partner in three different high-growth firms. Brett is a graduate of Bowling Green State University earning a B.S. in Business Administration with areas of emphasis in information systems and marketing. 

Kyle Chandler

Managing Director, Digital

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Kyle Chandler is an innovative strategist, technology trailblazer and healthcare expert. Partnering with leading health systems and academic medical centers, Kyle guides healthcare organizations as they navigate digital transformation, delivering measurable results and ultimately better patient outcomes.  

With over 15-years in digital marketing experience, his expertise spans digital design, analytics and demand generation. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Technology in Visual Communications and a dual minor in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. 

Steve Davis

Managing Director, Technology

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Steve Davis is a technology and data science innovator and expert. At Global Prairie, Steve pioneers technical solutions ranging from software development to big data analysis and harnessing artificial intelligence, all aimed at addressing clients' critical business issues. He developed our proprietary analytics platform, DataFarm.  

Steve's career began in aerospace engineering, where he started by designing solid rocket motors and later worked on ascent guidance, navigation, & control software for the Space Shuttle and Lunar/Mars mission analysis. He is deeply versed in the healthcare and agriculture sectors, helping Fortune 100 companies harness the power of data to transform business outcomes. Steve holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.   

Steven Snider

Managing Director, Technology

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Steven Snider is a resourceful innovator, a technology expert and a confident risk-taker focusing on the intersection of technology and healthcare. With over 30 years of experience, Steven brings technical skills and management capabilities to his current role of helping developers deliver web-based internet solutions. Steven takes pride in practical insights and designs that solve complex problems. 

Prior to Global Prairie, Steven held senior positions at Rosetta and Brulant. He earned his B.S. in Management Information Systems degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

Amie Hankel

Managing Director, People & Operations

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Amie Hankel is an impact-driven organizer and team builder. Across the two continents that Global Prairie calls home, Amie works to foster a best-in-class team culture. Amie oversees talent operations, our award-winning health and wellness program, the employee philanthropy program and the Global Prairie Charitable Foundation. 

Amie has served on the Brain Injury Association of Greater Kansas City board, the KC CARE Health Center board and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Healthy KC Committee. Amie played soccer at Missouri Valley College, earning a B.A. in Non-Profit Management and Recreation Administration. 

Megan Bade

Managing Director, People & Operations

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Megan Bade leads the charge to attract and retain best-in-class talent on which Global Prairie prides itself. From recruitment, to onboarding, to the coaching of our team, Megan’s passion for our company and culture shines from her onto our colleagues. Megan started her career at Global Prairie in Client Partnership before she was recruited by the Global Prairie founders to focus on talent development. 

Megan graduated from the University of Colorado with a Master of Business Management and Organizational Design. A Colorado resident and travel enthusiast, she spends her free time enjoying the Rocky Mountain lifestyle with her husband, Scott, and their daughter, Daisy. 

Kathryn Bolton

Managing Director, Finance

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Kathryn Bolton is a creative thinker, an effective collaborator and the office’s go-to Excel expert. Kathryn oversees client forecasting and financial reporting. Serving clients across multiple industries, she loves working with diverse account teams to meet clients’ evolving needs.  

Kathryn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with a master’s degree in Accountancy and a minor in Spanish. Kathryn began her career in public accounting, focusing on financial statement audits, internal controls and initial public offerings. Kathryn contributes to Global Prairie’s higher purpose of philanthropy through her pro-bono work with Lead to Read, a Kansas City organization that connects volunteers to read with elementary school students.  

Matt Heimsoth

Managing Director, Finance

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Matt Heimsoth is an organized leader, a diligent teammate and innovative problem solver. At Global Prairie, Matt oversees accounting and finance operations to improve the team’s processes and results, helping all teams drive success for clients.  

Matt graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. With over 14 years of experience in public accounting, Matt previously worked at Arthur Andersen, KPMG and Grant Thornton. Matt is the past board chair of Wonderscope, a children’s museum in Kansas City, and a City Year “Idealist of the Year” award recipient. Matt lives in Kansas City with his wife, Julia, and their three sons.

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