AMU to be inducted into Hall of Champions

The Kansas City Business Journal has once again named Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) a Champion of Business, an award that honors Kansas City companies that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement. Because it is the third time the company has received the honor, AMU will join an elite group of area businesses currently in the program’s Hall of Champions.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for growth and innovation as we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year,” said Susan Johnson, AMU chief people and communications officer. “It is especially gratifying to be named among such esteemed companies within our business 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 awards luncheon will honor the winners (date TBD), and profiles of each company will be published that day in the print and online editions of the Kansas City Business JournalVisit KCBJ for a full list of the 2020 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.