Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Starlight's board of directors is made of dedicated business and civic leaders dedicated to ensuring Starlight's legacy through governance and advocacy.


Officers - Executive Committee

Chair
Mark Fortino 
Country Club Bank

Immediate Past Chair 
Ora Reynolds 
Hunt Midwest 

Secretary
Michael Nguyen 
BOK Financial

Vice Chair, Community Engagement
Nancy Whitworth 
McCownGordon Construction

Vice Chair, Employee Experience 
Lesley Elwell 
Evergy

Vice Chair, Facilities
August L. Huber, III 
A.L Huber General Contractor

Vice Chair, Finance
Robert M. Barnes 
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Vice Chair, Government Affairs
Charlie Shields 
Truman Medical Centers

Vice Chair, Marketing
Sabrina Wiewel 
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Vice Chair, Philanthropy
Howard Cohen 
Deloitte (Retired)

President of the Association
Richard Baker
Starlight

Treasurer of the Association
Mandi Wright
Starlight 

Board Directors

Aviva Ajmera 
SoLVE KC 

Denise Bade 
Lockton Companies 

Kevin Barth 
Commerce Bank 

Becky Blades
Startistry Publishing

Wendy Burgess
RDD Family Office

Jeff Carson
Enterprise Bank & Trust

Cindy Circo
Evergy

Michael Condon
IMA Financial Group

Nikki Emison 
North Kansas City Hospital/Emison Life Care Planning 

Ed Enyeart
Bardavon Health Innovations

Anita B. Gorman - Lifetime Member
Community Volunteer

Amy Guerich
Stepp & Rothwell

Kara Hendon
FleishmanHillard

Robert Hingula
Polsinelli

Jenny Housley
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Mary Jorgenson 
Community Volunteer 

Michael Knecht
AdventHealth

Michael T. Lanning
US Asset Services

Dean Newton
Delta Dental of Kansas

Terry O’Toole
Kansas City Transportation Group

Greg A. Reid 
BoomDeYada  LLC 

Daniel C. Schulte 
Schulte Ventures LLC 

Christopher Stine
JP Morgan Chase & Co

Angelo Trozzolo
Trozzolo Communications

Mark Van Dyne
Burns & McDonnell

Vanessa Vaughn West 
Lathrop GPM 

Eddy Whitley 
Whitley 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)
 

John Murphy
J. Murphy Strategies/Shook, Hardy & Bacon (Retired)

Carolyn Watley
CBIZ

W. Russell Welsh
Polsinelli

Young Friends of Starlight Chair

Elise Jones 
Academy Bank 

City of Kansas City, Missouri Ex-Officio Members

Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw
Office of the Mayor Kansas City, MO Designee

Roosevelt Lyons
City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Interim Director

Councilwoman Heather Hall
City Manager Kansas City, MO Designee

Scott Wagner
City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners Designee

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