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.
ExpertiseWe partner with performance-driven global leaders in highly regulated industries that have the greatest impact on the health of people and our planet
United in purpose, our global leaders strive to be a force for good within our organization and throughout the world.
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).
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 founded Hileman Group in 2003, merging with Global Prairie in 2023. Tom is a champion of developing holistic digital-marketing solutions grounded in purpose.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 graduated from The Art Institute with a B.S. in Advertising and now lives in Kansas City with her husband and two kids.
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.
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'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.
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 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 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 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 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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