Board of Directors

Officers - Executive Committee

Ora Reynolds
Hunt Midwest


Immediate Past Chair
John Murphy
Shook, Hardy, & Bacon


Greg A. Reid
BoomDeYada - LLC


President of the Association
Richard Baker
Starlight Theatre


Treasurer of the Association
Brenda Mortensen
Starlight Theatre


Vice Chair, Development
Denise Bade
Lockton Companies


Vice Chair, Education
Robert K. Wolf


Vice Chair, Facilities
Tom Waggoner


Vice Chair, Finance
Mark Fortino
Bank of Blue Valley


Vice Chair, Government Affairs
Charlie Shields 
Truman Medical Centers


Vice Chair, Marketing
Kara Hendon

Board Directors

Robert M. Barnes
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Kevin Barth
Commerce Bank


Becky Blades
Startistry Publishing
Cindy Circo


Howard Cohen
Lesley Elwell
JE Dunn


Ed Enyeart
Anita B. Gorman - Lifetime Member
Community Volunteer


Jenny Housley
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Sam Huenergardt


Mary Jorgenson
Community Voluntee
Matthew Kenny
Kansas City Chiefs


Meredith Keeler
The Taubman Company/ Country Club Plaza
Mark Larrabee
Arvest Bank- Greater Kansas City


Trina R. Le Riche
Ogletree Deakins
Michael Nguyen
Wells Fargo


Terry O’Toole
Kansas City Transportation Group
Roshann Parris
Parris Communications, Inc.


Daniel C. Schulte
Schulte Ventures LLC
Mike Talboy
Burns and McDonnell


Kevin Uhlich
Kansas City Royals
Nancy Whitworth
McCownGordon Construction

Ex-Officio Members

Past Board Chairs
Charles W. Battey
Sprint (retired)
Robert A. Bernstein
Bernstein Rein Advertising (retired)


Dianne Cleaver
Community Volunteer
James D. Dawson
Fairway Consulting Group


Steve Doyal
Hallmark Cards, Inc. (retired)
Peggy J. Dunn
Mayor of Leawood


Greg M. Graves
Burns & McDonnell (retired)
Shirley Bush Helzberg
Helzberg Foundation


Jack W. Kennedy
Community Volunteer
Robert A. Kipp
Hallmark Cards, Inc. (retired)


Michael F. Morrissey
Ernst & Young, LLP (retired)
Carolyn Watley


W. Russell Welsh


Young Friends of Starlight Chair
Chelsea Chaney
Office of U.S. Senator Pat Roberts


Civic Organizations
Mayor Sly James
Office of the Mayor Kansas City, MO
Troy Schulte
City Manager Kansas City, MO


Terry Rynard
Director Kansas City Parks & Recreation

Employee Officers

Cindy Jeffries
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Deb Churchill
Vice President of Operations 


Barb Schulte
Vice President of Education & Outreach
Bill Waugh
Vice President of Concerts & Info Systems