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Q + A

Q. What film are you sure to watch at least once a year?

A. The Wizard of Oz

Q. On my days off, I love to…

A. play with my grandchildren, read, or walk my dogs.

Q. What music dominates your library?

A. Jazz and holiday hits!

Q. Why do you support the arts?

A. They make a difference in the lives of everyone. They inspire people; bring people of different cultures and life experiences together.


Kathryn joined the organization in November 2009. She brings with her more than 25 years of financial and business experience, both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining ArtsKC, she had worked for more than twelve years in the community development not-for-profit sector in Kansas City, Missouri.

Her primary responsibilities include all financial aspects for the Council as well as providing other operational and programmatic support. She brings strong financial, procedural and organization skills to ArtsKC.

Kathryn has also provided leadership by serving as a board member for several other not-for-profit organizations and has also done volunteer work for other social service agencies.

Kathryn holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, with an emphasis in Accounting, from Avila University. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree, with an emphasis in Accounting, from the Missouri State University in Joplin, Missouri.

Kathryn is married and has a grown daughter and grown son, who are both married. She also now gets to count her son-in-law and daughter-in-law as family. She has four young grandchildren, a continuing joy in her life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, enjoys jazz music and attending musical performances. She also enjoys volunteering for other not-for-profit organizations, traveling, walking and reading.