May 12, 2021
Myron King, chief integration officer of VMLY&R North America, has been honored as one of the Kansas City Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders.
The list of twenty-five leaders recognizes businesspeople — entrepreneurs, executives, professionals — who will lead their companies, and their community, into the future.
“Myron is truly pioneering the next generation at VMLY&R, throughout the Kansas City community, and across our nation as a leader in championing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to make tangible and sustained progress in our business, community and society,” said Jon Cook, global CEO of VMLY&R. “Myron wonderfully embodies a NextGen Leader in every conceivable way.”
Myron is a leader in VMLY&R’s efforts to advance racial equity and eliminate barriers across our entire organization. Hundreds of agency associates have joined Myron in active DE&I initiatives, serving as board members, core team staff and active volunteers to eliminate barriers, diversify our talent and advance career paths, strengthen community partnerships, and so much more.
Importantly, Myron also supports a wide range of VMLY&R client partners in their DE&I journeys, drawing on nearly 15 years of client-facing marketing experiences. He has earned the trust of countless VMLY&R teammates and is held in the highest regard by his colleagues for his business acumen. He is a willing mentor, assisting individuals and teams through career growth and personal goals.
Additionally, Myron recently accepted an invitation to join the KC Advisory Board of The Brand Lab, a non-profit working to change the face and voice of the marketing industry. The organization meets high school students in the classroom with an innovative, hands-on and experiential curriculum that allows students the opportunity to learn about the different career options that the industry offers. The Brand Lab also hosts a paid internship program, networking events, and advanced work readiness training, in addition to providing thousands of dollars in college scholarships every year.