Meet the Hosts

David Maples and Virginia Huling

Get to know David Maples and Virginia Huling, the inspiring hosts behind the Kansas City Leaders Podcast. With their unique backgrounds in marketing, running a company, and diverse skill sets, they are passionate about connecting with local leaders and sharing their stories to help the Kansas City community grow and thrive. Discover how their experiences and insights have led them on this journey to create a platform that celebrates the voices and ideas that shape our city.

David Maples

David Maples, an accomplished business leader and co-founder of Catapult Creative Media, is dedicated to fostering connections with other innovative entrepreneurs and thought leaders. With a diverse background in marketing, sales, finance, and web sectors, David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his work, always aiming to make a positive impact on his clients and the community.

David’s passion for cultivating sustainable companies is evident in his approach to business, valuing employees, clients, and the community at large. His expertise in various roles, such as Brand Strategist, Computer Systems Architect, Intellectual Property Attorney, and Game Designer, showcases his versatility and adaptability, making him an invaluable asset to the Kansas City Leaders Podcast.

As a co-host of the podcast, David shares his insights, experiences, and passion for the Kansas City community. His philosophy is grounded in the idea that a rising tide lifts all boats, emphasizing the importance of mentorship, collaboration, and the sharing of knowledge to contribute to the growth and development of the city.

Outside of his work at Catapult and the podcast, David is a sought-after speaker, sharing his expertise on a range of topics. He also enjoys embracing his inner tech nerd by building deep learning machines and staying at the forefront of technology and innovation.

Virginia Huling

Virginia Huling is co-founder and Creative Director at Catapult Creative Media, and blends her artistic talent, coding expertise, and passion for design to deliver innovative solutions for clients. With a strong background in fine art, Virginia is known for her ability to merge creativity and technology to produce exceptional results.

As a co-founder of Catapult, Virginia has played an instrumental role in building the company and driving its success. She has been involved in designing and managing thousands of websites, continually demonstrating her commitment to excellence. Virginia’s unique blend of artistic vision and technical know-how has made her a sought-after professional on LinkedIn, where she inspires and empowers others in the creative industry.

Currently, Virginia is focusing on her passion for painting and artistry, employing the abstract expressionism style as a means to explore the intricacies of humanity. Through her dynamic compositions, she strives to bring order to chaos, giving form and meaning to the emotions, experiences, and connections that define our existence.

In addition to her work at Catapult, Virginia serves as a co-host of the Kansas City Leaders Podcast, where she shares her experiences, insights, and enthusiasm for the Kansas City community. Her philosophy centers around the importance of collaboration and innovation, emphasizing the need to foster meaningful connections and conversations to help the city grow and thrive.


At the Kansas City Leaders Podcast, our mission is to empower and inspire our community by amplifying the voices of local leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries. We provide a platform for meaningful conversations, sharing valuable insights, and showcasing the innovative ideas that drive our city’s growth. Listen to KC Leaders to stay informed, connected, and engaged with the people shaping the future of Kansas City, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration that ultimately contributes to the betterment of our community as a whole.

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We invite you to explore our podcast episodes, get to know our hosts, and connect with us on social media. Through our collective efforts, we hope to foster a culture of learning, dialogue, and action that reflects the values and aspirations of the Kansas City area, empowering us all to make a positive impact on the world around us.

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