Board and Staff

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts administrative offices may be reached by phone at (816) 994-7200 or by e-mail at .

Kauffman Center Board of Directors

  • Ms. Julia Irene Kauffman, Chairman
  • Mr. David C. Lady, Vice Chairman
  • The Honorable Peggy Dunn
  • Mr. Kenneth J. Dworak
  • Mrs. Shirley B. Helzberg
  • Mrs. Janice C. Kreamer
  • Mr. Louis W. Smith

Executive Staff

  • Paul Schofer, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • , Vice President of Operations

Theater Operations

  • Patrick Donnelly, CFE, Director of Theater Operations
  • Eric Miller, Production Services Manager
  • Don Hovis, Production Services Supervisor
  • Josh Scheib, Production Services Supervisor
  • Sara Beatty, Event and Scheduling Supervisor
  • Donna Miller Brown, Audio Production Supervisor

Special Events & Catering

  • Lisa Voss, Sales Manager
  • Laura VanGoethem, Facility Sales Coordinator


  • Amy Boesen, Facilities Coordinator

Patron Services

  • , Director of Patron Services
  • , Volunteer Supervisor
  • , Patron Services Coordinator

Ticketing Services

  • , Ticketing Services Manager
  • Sarah Milosevich, Ticketing Services Supervisor
  • Matthew LaMar, Ticketing Services Lead

Finance & Administration

  • Connie Silverman, Controller
  • Susan Steckmest, Senior Accounting Analyst
  • Nial Champ, Accounting Generalist
  • Jo Keatley, Assistant to the CEO

Development & Donor Relations

  • , Senior Director of Development
  • Chris Major, Manager of Corporate Giving
  • Betsy Winetroub, Manager of Individual Giving
  • Joan Israelite, Consultant
  • Molly Sefton, Development Specialist
  • Dalene Bradford, Development Associate
  • Brent Kimmi, Development Coordinator

Marketing & Communications

  • , Director of Marketing
  • , Community Outreach Supervisor
  • , Marketing and Ticketing Services Associate