Board of Directors

Officers - Executive Committee

Chair
John Murphy
Shook, Hardy, & Bacon

 

Immediate Past Chair
Carolyn Watley
CBIZ

 

Secretary
Ora Reynolds
Hunt Midwest

 

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
Angelo Trozzolo
Trozzolo Communications

 

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

 

EPIC Chair
Steve Doyal
Hallmark Cards (retired)

Board Directors

Robert M. Barnes
Bryan Cave
Lynne Brandmeyer Beaver
Brandmeyer Charitable Giving

 

Darren Bell
Central Bank of Midwest
Bill Chapin
Kansas City Chiefs

 

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

 

Kara Hendon
FleishmanHillard
Mary Jorgenson
Community Volunteer

 

Mark Larrabee
Arvest Bank- Greater Kansas City
Trina R. Le Riche
Ogletree Deakins

 

Amy McAnarney
Community Volunteer
Jane McAtee
Southwest Airlines

 

Roshann Parris
Parris Communications, Inc.
Greg A. Reid
BoomDeYada, LLC

 

Daniel C. Schulte
B12 Capital Partners, LLC
Charlie Shields
Truman Medical Center

 

Randy Sims
Cerner
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
 

 

Center Stage Chair - Young Professionals of Starlight Theatre
 
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
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
Cindy Jeffries
Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Brenda Mortensen
Vice President of Finance
Justin White
Vice President of Operations

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