The Hangers KC Management Team

Joe Runyan is the president of the organization, which means he does all the jobs that nobody else will do. As the youngest of six kids, he was born and is still being raised in Kansas City. He is married and has two children.

Mr. Runyan also goes by the following aliases... Houndog, Attaché, Smoke, El Jefe, and Doctor... do don't be afraid to ask for him by any of these names.

Some of the stuff that nobody really cares about but we feel obligated to put on the website about Mr. Runyan are listed below:

Joe Runyan

Worked at Sprint for many years before coming up with the idea for Hangers at Brit's Pub in Minneapolis while drinking a black & tan.

Went to Rockhurst High School, Trinity University and KU, where he allegedly got his HS diploma, BS and MBA respectively.

Member of HEMP because of the cool name and the mentoring.

Personal friend of Barnett Helzberg.



Brian Gunnerson is a co-owner and manages the operations and financial aspects of Hangers Cleaners, which means he ignores all GAAP and FASB rules and regulations in our "laundering" process. He is also a former associate of the Sprint Corporation, where he eared the status of Ward and Governor... both of which are put to good use at Hangers.

Brian Gunnerson
Co-Chief and Camarlingo

Meaningless stuff about Mr. Gunnerson:

Mr. Gunnerson was born and raised in Iowa (aka "God's Country") and is the oldest of four children. He is married and has two kids.

Purportedly graduated from Iowa State University with a BS and claims to hold an MBA from UMKC.

Brian is known to hum when hungry and thinking of food.

Will bust you in the chops!



Keri Abell is a director at Hangers Cleaners, which means she wanted a cool title to look good on her resume. Chances are, Keri will be the one to figure out the answers to problems that Mr. Runyan and Mr. Gunnerson can't figure out. According to Keri, she has "mad skills."

Keri Abell
Director of Operations

Ms. Abell was born in Kentucky, but moved to Kansas City about four years ago, when she was fourteen. She allegedly received her BA in History from Avila University, which she utilizes daily in the business world...not.

Meaningless stuff about Ms. Abell:

Former Chamber Champion for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Member of the 2007 Leadership South Kansas City Regional Ambassador program.




Kathleen Cussen
Queen of Sales/Route Manager

Kathleen Cussen is the Queen of Sales/Route Manager at Hangers Cleaners. This means she brings home the bacon (da na na na) and fries it up in a pan! She has too....she is married with three kids, a dog, and a cat.

Kathleen will be the one you contact when you want to get your neighborhood, company, school, or charity started benefiting from one of the programs she offers.

In her previous life, she was Store Manager with the Limited Too for seven years, where she developed and honed her communication and customer service skill (mad skittles). She also spent three years in real estate (right when the market tanked) with Prudential Kansas City Realty, where she came away with marketing and "technology" skills, which means she knows how to sort email into separate folders.

Went to St. Teresa's Academy and The University of Kansas.