Board of Directors

Officers - Executive Committee

Chair
John Murphy
Shook, Hardy, & Bacon

 

Vice Chair
Ora Reynolds
Hunt Midwest

 

Secretary
Greg A. Reid
BoomDeYada, LLC

 

Treasurer
Mark Fortino
Bank of Blue Valley

 

Vice Chair, Development
Denise Bade
Lockton Companies

 

Vice Chair, Education
Robert K. Wolf
KPMG

 

Vice Chair, Facilities
Tom Waggoner
HOK

 

Vice Chair, Marketing
Kara Hendon
FleishmanHillard

 

Vice Chair, Strategic Planning
Kimberley Newton
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

 

EPIC Chair
Steve Doyal
Hallmark Cards (retired)

Board Directors

Robert M. Barnes
Bryan Cave
Becky Blades
Startistry Publishing

 

Lesley Elwell
JE Dunn
Ed Enyeart
Cerner

 

Anita B. Gorman - Lifetime Member
Community Volunteer
Michael Hagedorn
UMB Bank

 

Jenny Housley
Blue KC
Mary Jorgenson
Community Volunteer

 

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

 

Jane McAtee
Southwest Airlines
Terry O’Toole
Kansas City Transportation Group

 

Roshann Parris
Parris Communications, Inc.
Daniel C. Schulte
B12 Capital Partners, LLC

 

Christina Sternberg
Sprint
Mike Talboy
Burns and McDonnell

 

Kevin Uhlich
Kansas City Royals
Jean Deramus Wagner
Community Volunteer

 

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
CBIZ

 

W. Russell Welsh
Polsinelli
 

 

Young Friends of Starlight Chair
 
Alison Kidd
Ascend Integrated Media

 

Civic Organizations
Mayor Sly James
Office of the Mayor Kansas City, MO
Mayor Mark Holland
Office of the Mayor Kansas City, KS

 

Jean Paul Chaurand, President
Kansas City Parks & Recreation
Shannon Cade
Commissioner Kansas City Parks & Recreation

 

Allen Dillingham
Commissioner Kansas City Parks & Recreation
Mary Jane Judy
Commissioner Kansas City Parks & Recreation

 

David Mecklenburg
Commissioner Kansas City Parks & Recreation
Mark L. McHenry
Director Kansas City Parks & Recreation

 

Daniel Silva
Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce
Joe Reardon
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Employee Officers

Richard Baker
President & CEO
Donna Thomason
President & Creative Director,
EPIC Innovative Events, Inc.

 

Cindy Jeffries
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Brenda Mortensen
Vice President of Finance 

 

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