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The Kauffman Center will be closed Thursday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Friday.


At the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, everyone can have an opportunity to experience excellence.

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, 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


  • Amy Boesen, Facilities Coordinator

Patron Services

  • , Director of Patron Services
  • , Front of House Manager
  • , Volunteer Supervisor
  • , Patron Services Supervisor
  • Cynthia Grant, Front of House Supervisor

Ticketing Services

  • , Ticketing Services Manager
  • Sarah Milosevich, Ticketing Services Supervisor
  • Erika Baker, Ticketing Services Lead
  • Dana Bruegging, Ticketing Services Associate
  • Howard Callahan, Ticketing Services Associate
  • Andrew Lupkes, Ticketing Services Associate
  • Natalia Olinetchouk, Ticketing Services Associate
  • Eppie O’Neal, Ticketing Services Associate
  • Chris Roady, Ticketing Services Associate
  • La’Shonda Woodard, Ticketing Services Associate

Finance & Administration

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

Development & Donor Relations

  • , Senior Director of Development
  • Chris Major, Development Manager
  • Joan Israelite, Consultant
  • Dalene Bradford, Development Associate
  • Shannon Rolle, Development Specialist
  • Brent Kimmi, Development Coordinator

Marketing & Communications

  • , Director of Marketing and Communications
  • , Marketing Manager
  • , Marketing and Ticketing Services Associate