Our People

Board of Directors

2021-2022 Officers

Julia I. Kauffman, Chairman
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

CiCi Rojas, President
Tico Productions LLC / Tico Sports

Jack D. Rowe, J.D., Immediate Past President
Lathrop GPM LLP

Evelyn Craft Belger, Vice President
Belger Cartage Service, Inc.

Rachel Merlo, Vice President
Google Fiber Kansas City

Kathleen Nemechek, J.D., Vice President
Berkowitz Oliver LLP

Barbara Storm, Vice President
Community Leader

David Harris, Treasurer
US Bank

Carolyn W. Parkerson, Secretary
Community Leader

Jeffrey J. Bentley, Executive Director
Kansas City Ballet

Devon Carney, Artistic Director
Kansas City Ballet

2021-2022 Board Members

Aviva Ajmera, SoLVE
Peggy L. Beal, J.D., Kansas City Ballet Guild
Charlotte Kemper Black, Commerce Trust Company
Kirsten A. Byrd, J.D., Husch Blackwell LLP
Thomas Curran, PhD, FRS, Children’s Mercy Hospital
Stephen Doyal, Hallmark Cards, Retired
Anne Elsberry, J.D., Community Leader
Matt C. Johnson, KC National Women’s Soccer League
Paula Klasek, BARRE KC
Linda Lenza, Bank of America
Patricia Macdonald, HI-IQ – Healthcare Institute for Innovations in Quality
Cindy Hampton, DecoPac
Susan Lordi Marker, Artist
Steve McDowell, BNIM
Tracy Musolf, Lockton
Sarah Nelson, State Street Global Services
G. Mark Sappington, J.D., Kutak Rock LLP
Suzanne Shank, J.D., Community Leader
Kent V. Stallard, J.D., Stinson LLP
Kathy Stepp, Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
Angela Walker, Community Leader