Notice: All performances and events have been postponed through July 5.  Please refer to for more information.


Board and Staff

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts administrative offices and box office may be reached by phone at 816.994.7222 or by e-mail at

Kauffman Center Board of Directors

  • Ms. Julia Irene Kauffman, Chairman
  • Mr. David C. Lady, Vice Chairman
  • Ms. Sharon Blickensderfer
  • 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
  • Janet Mark, Vice President of Development
  • Bill Miller, Vice President of Operations
  • Patrick Donnelly, CVE, Vice President of Theater Operations

Theater Operations

  • Sara Beatty, CVP, Theater Operations Manager
  • Eric Miller, Production Services Manager
  • Don Hovis, Production Services Manager
  • Donna Miller-Brown, CVP, Production Services Manager
  • Palmer Jankens, Audio Production Supervisor

Special Events & Catering

  • Lisa Voss, Director of Sales, Special Events
  • Michael Naegele, Facility Rentals Event Coordinator
  • Koree Case, Facility Rental and Sales Coordinator


  • Amy Boesen, Facilities Supervisor

Patron Services

Finance & Administration

  • Colby Jones, Director of Finance and Administration
  • Kathryn Sougéy, Assistant Controller
  • Susan Steckmest, Senior Accounting Analyst
  • Nial Champ, Accounting Generalist
  • Jo Keatley, Assistant to the CEO

Development & Donor Relations

  • Trisha Drape, Manager of Individual Giving
  • Joan Israelite, Consultant
  • Molly Sefton, Development Specialist
  • Dalene Bradford, Development Associate
  • Becca Graham, Development Coordinator

Marketing & Communications