Board of Directors

2016-2017 Officers

Julia I. Kauffman, Chairman
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

Claire Brand, President
Hallmark Cards, Inc. Retired

Jean-Paul Wong, Immediate Past President
Contract Furnishings

Michael D. Frost, PhD, Vice-President
Community Leader

Jack Rowe, J.D., Vice-President
Lathrop & Gage LLP

Kathy Stepp, Treasurer
Stepp & Rothwell

Susan Lordi Marker, Secretary
Artist

Jeffrey J. Bentley, Executive Director 
Kansas City Ballet

Devon Carney, Artistic Director
Kansas City Ballet

 

2016-2017 Board Members

Anna Allen, Community Leader
Evelyn Craft Belger, Belger Cartage Service, Inc.
Michael J. Bray, XL Right, LLC
Kirsten A. Byrd, J.D., Husch Blackwell LLP
Vince Clark, Creative Planning, Inc.
Tom Curran PhD, FRS, Children’s Mercy Hospital
Stephen Doyal, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Retired
W. Anthony Feiock, Community Leader
Shirley Bush Helzberg, Community Leader
Lisa Merrill Hickok, Community Leader
Kathleen Kelly, Folkus Design, Inc.
Begonya Klumb, UMB | Healthcare Services
Linda Lenza, Bank of America
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley, Community Leader
Stephen Peppes, Delta Dental (Kansas City Ballet BARRE)
Rick Poccia, Great Western Bank
Cindy Rock, Dex Media
Cici Rojas, Central Exchange
G. Mark Sappington, J.D., Kutak Rock (Kansas City Ballet Guild)
Linda Shoare, Challenger Sports
Kent Stallard, J.D., Stinson Leonard Street LLC
Barbara Storm, Community Volunteer
Thomas F. Whittaker, J.E. Dunn Construction Company

 

Advisory Council

Devette Ashley
Vicki Baxter
Sue Ann Fagerberg
Dr. Fred D. Fowler
J. Scott Francis
Lisa Glassman
Darcy A. Howe
Dr. John D. Hunkeler
Suzi Kilbride
Linda Lighton
Marsha Moseley
Sherrill Mulhern
Jeannette Nichols
Wendy Powell
Sally Quinn
Valerie Sanders
Ginny Shackelford
Michael Thiessen
Elizabeth Wilson