A newborn baby is kidnapped from a Kansas City hospital. A New Year’s Eve bank robber takes hostages in a standoff. A pharmacist dilutes the medication of 4,000 patients. Over the past 20 years, some of the highest profile FBI cases were investigated in Kansas City.
On Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., retired Special Agent Jeff Lanza, who served as the FBI’s Kansas City spokesman, tells the real stories behind the headlines and reveals how he learned to interact with local and national media.
Lanza, who has appeared on national shows including Good Morning America, Dateline, and Today, is the author of Pistols to Press: Lessons on Communication from an FBI Special Agent and Spokesman. In over 20 years as an FBI Special Agent, Lanza investigated corruption, fraud, cyber crime, human trafficking, and terrorism. He is passionate about keeping people and organizations safe from risk and has presented to thousands around the globe, including many Fortune 500 companies, on the risks of identity theft and cyber crime.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the presentation. RSVP online  or call 816.701.3407.
Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.