Board of Directors

CHAIR
Karen J. Lynn *
Athene Holding Ltd.

VICE-CHAIR
Christine Lauridsen Sand*
Lauridsen Group, Inc.

TREASURER
John Craig*
RET. Sammons Financial Group

SECRETARY
Eric T. Crowell*
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

PAST CHAIR
Mary Kramer*
Ambassador, Ret.

LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mike Kulik
Davis Brown Law Firm 

* indicates Executive Committee member 

DIRECTORS

Tom Ahart
Des Moines Public Schools

Robert Brownell
Polk County Board of Supervisors

Espnola Cartmill
Belin McCormick

LaNae Ceryanec
Community Leader

Frank Cownie
City of Des Moines

Michael Eberle, DVM
RET. Eberle Animal Hospital

Sheryl Grimm
Community Leader

Laure Guisinger
Holmes Murphy & Associates

Paul Hlivko
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Terry Johnson
RET. Wells Fargo Wealth Management

Ardis Kelley
Federal Home Loan Bank of Iowa

Mike Matera
John Deere Financial

Dr. Andy McGuire
Community Activist

Bob O'Hollearn
RET. Allied Insurance, Ret

Sonia Parras
Law Office of Sonia Parras

Katie Patterson
Happy Medium

Beth Raymond
Principal Financial Group

Stacy Wanderscheid
Perspective Consulting Partners, LLC


Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
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Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.
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