AMU selected as two-time Champion of Business

For the second year in a row, the Kansas City Business Journal has selected Andrews McMeel Universal as a Champion of Business. Each year, the program honors 15 growing companies that are rooted in Kansas City and help the community thrive. Champions of Business winners are “leaders in their industry, innovative and committed to giving back to the community.”

“Andrews McMeel is honored to be chosen for a second time considering how many exceptional companies call Kansas City home,” said Susan Johnson, AMU chief people and communications officer. “With our 50th anniversary approaching next year, it’s especially exciting to be recognized for our continued growth and innovation. We are always looking for new ways to honor our founders, support our associates and invest in our community.”

Champions of Business are chosen by a panel of judges. To be considered, companies must be headquartered in the Kansas City area, in business at least three years and for-profit, earning gross revenue of at least $3 million. An award luncheon will honor the winners on May 2, and profiles of each company will be published that day in the print and online editions of the Kansas City Business Journal. Visit KCBJ for a full list of the 2019 Champions of Business honorees.


Founded in 1970, Andrews McMeel Universal is an independent, multi-faceted, global entertainment company. Distinguished by a creator-first approach and the uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of popular culture, Andrews McMeel specializes in comics, illustrated humor and inspirational content distributed across multiple platforms, with a remarkable roster of talent across syndication, book, calendar and greeting card publishing, digital consumer experiences, and entertainment licensing, including dozens of New York Times bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize-, Reuben Award- and Emmy-Award-winning creators.