Board of Directors

Officers - Executive Committee

Chair
Carolyn Watley
CBIZ

 

Vice Chair
John Murphy
Shook, Hardy & Bacon

 

Secretary
Katie Dunn Fitzgerald
Mariner Wealth Advisors

 

Treasurer
Bryan Camerlinck
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

 

Vice Chair, Development
Herb Kohn
Bryan Cave LLP

 

Vice Chair, Education
Tammy Peterman
The University of Kansas Hospital

 

Vice Chair, Marketing
Angelo Trozzolo
Trozzolo Communications Group

 

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

 

EPIC Chair & Ex-Officio 
Steve Doyal
Hallmark Cards, Inc. (retired)

Board Directors

Lynne Brandmeyer Beaver
Beaver Creative Environments
Bill Chapin
Kansas City Chiefs

 

Mark Fortino
Bank of Blue Valley
Anita B. Gorman - Lifetime Member
Community Volunteer

 

Joyce Hayhow
Kansas City Business Journal (retired)
Kara Hendon
Fleishman Hillard

 

Andy Iseman
Scout Investments
Mary Jorgenson
Community Volunteer

 

Christine Kemper
Kemper & Company, LLC
Mark Larrabee
Arvest Bank-Greater Kansas City

 

Trina R. Le Riche
Ogletree Deakins
Amy McAnarney
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

 

Pat McCown
McCown Gordon Construction, LLC
Roshann Parris
Parris Communications, Inc.

 

Charlie Shields
Truman Medical Center Lakewood
Grover Simpson
Lockton Companies

 

Randy Sims
Cerner Corporation
Carrie Stapleton
Phillips-West Public Relations & Communications

 

Christina Sternberg
Sprint 
Mike Talboy
Burns & McDonnell

 

Tom Waggoner
HOK
Jean Deramus Wagner
Community Volunteer

 

Robert K. Wolf
KPMG LLP
 

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
Shirley Bush Helzberg
Helzberg Foundation

 

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

 

Michael F. Morrissey
Ernst & Young, LLP (retired)
W. Russell Welsh
Polsinelli

 

Center Stage Chair - Young Professionals of Starlight Theatre
 
Jenni Mann
Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development

 

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
Amber Hackett Crosby
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
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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