Board of Directors

Officers - Executive Committee

Chair
Ora Reynolds
Hunt Midwest

 

Immediate Past Chair
John Murphy
Shook, Hardy, & Bacon

 

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

Board Directors

Robert M. Barnes
Bryan Cave
Kevin Barth
Commerce Bank

 

Becky Blades
Startistry Publishing
Cindy Circo
KCP&L

 

Howard Cohen
Deloitte
Lesley Elwell
JE Dunn

 

Ed Enyeart
Cerner
Anita B. Gorman - Lifetime Member
Community Volunteer

 

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

 

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
Jane McAtee
Southwest Airlines

 

Kimberley Newton
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Michael Nguyen
Wells Fargo

 

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

 

Daniel C. Schulte
Schulte Ventures LLC
Charlie Shields
Truman Medical Centers

 

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
CBIZ

 

W. Russell Welsh
Polsinelli
 

 

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
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 

 

Scott Neal
Vice President of Operations
Barb Schulte
Vice President of Education & Outreach 

 

Bill Waugh
Vice President of Concerts & Info Systems
 
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