Who We Are

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Roy Harryman is a lifelong professional communicator who is passionate about helping others succeed. He specializes in empowering small- to medium-sized businesses, non-profits, churches and authors to share their stories with the world. He's also the publisher of Lee's Summit Go. In short, he's a journalist for your brand.

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Here are some of Roy's professional highlights:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, University of Central Missouri.

  • Full-time professional journalist for 10 years, serving as a reporter and editor for mainstream newspapers and business-to-business publications.

  • Winner of two Missouri Press Association awards for journalism.

  • 15 years as a communications director in the non-profit sector, serving organizations of 2,000-4,000 people.

  • 6-year board member of the International Association of Business Communicators Kansas City Chapter.

  • Winner of the chapter's Incredible Award for volunteer service.

  • Host of four different podcasts, including KC/IABC Today.

  • Consultant, marketing strategist and writer since 2000 for clients including The Kansas City Star, Strategos International, AFCOM, Schlappi Financial Group, Pave Guard Technologies, Blue Hippo Construction, KCB, VP Magazine and Penton Media.

View his complete career profile on LinkedIn.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Moore, Flickr

What Others Say

Roy was one of the best free-lancer writers I ever worked with in my many years at The Kansas City Star. His business profiles were without exception well-researched and well-written. Plus, Roy made my job easier by anticipating potential questions and providing additional information along with his finished work. Always on-time. Always professional.
— Donna Vestal, Director of Content Strategy at KCUR, Kansas City Public Media

Roy Harryman is a man full of integrity. I have worked with him on many projects over the years, and I have never been let down with his expertise and passion to do things right. His strength is communication, whether it be by the written word, how he speaks, or the example he sets for those who work with him. Perhaps most importantly, Roy cares for those around him. His encouragement, prayer and genuine concern for people make him a person you want to have in your life. He is a friend who knows how to make you laugh, think and grow.
— Jeremy Wood, President at Cinematic Visions & Executive Producer/Co-Host of Just Down the Road

I have served with Roy as a KC/IABC volunteer, a professional communicators’ organization, for a number of years. As Director of Social Media, he initiated podcasts as a new channel to promote our professional development offerings, interviewing speakers in advance. In fact, 23 percent of survey respondents felt the new podcast interview influenced their decision to attend an event. When serving in the Membership Retention Director role, he planned what I believe to the chapters’ most successful member appreciation and recruitment event, attracting more than 50 attendees. Roy is quick to lend a hand in whatever is asked, and does so with a smile. He is always positive, flexible, responsive and completely reliable. I would jump at the opportunity to add him to any communications team.
— Stacey Dickson, president, KC/IABC 2015-2016

Roy is a very detail-oriented individual who was the person who “made the trains run on time” at Expansion Management. His ablilty to manage multiple projects simultaneously was a major reason our magazine was able to improve in 18 months from being No. 5 to being No. 1 among our competitors in terms of market share. He is also a “people person” whose subordinates would follow him anywhere, anytime. I respect and admire him greatly.
— Bill King, former editor and associate publisher, Expansion Management, and president of B&L Research

As Director of Business Administration at Lee’s Summit Community Church, I had the opportunity to be Roy’s manager for several years. It was a privilege to work with Roy. His communications skills, creativity, and passion were evident from the moment I met him, and he used these resources very effectively for the church. Roy is one of the best communications professionals I have had the opportunity to work with and I have worked with many. It is a privilege to recommend Roy to any organization that is looking for a consummate professional, communicator, and consultant for their communications needs.
— Tom Casey, Project Manager, IBM