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Leadership

The Arts Midwest Conference is deeply indebted to our Conference Co-Chairs and Committees. These forward-thinking leaders in the field directly shape the content of our workshops, panels, and discussions.

Conference Co-Chairs

Emily Behrmann, General Manager, Performing Arts/Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas

Pat Hazell, Chief Creative Officer at Sweetwood Creative in Austin, Texas

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Professional Development Committee

Emily Behrmann, Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College
Stacy Braun, Aberdeen Area Arts Council, Aberdeen, SD
Steve Carignan, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls, IA
Ann Chang, Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE
Ben Cohen, Cadenza Artists, Los Angeles, CA
Christine Cox, C Squared Entertainment, New York, NY
Elizabeth Crabtree, Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, Lebanon, IL
Darlene Dulitz, Day County Arts Council, Webster, SD
Nancy Engen-Wedin, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE
Laurelle Favreau, GAMI/Simonds, LLC, Morris, CT
Karen Goeschko, Wisconsin Arts Board, Madison, WI
Pat Hazell, Sweetwood Creative, Austin, TX
Mary Jennings, Rosza Center for the Performing Arts, Houghton, MI
Wendy Kaplan, Skokie Theatre, Chicago, IL
Jennie Knoebel, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Des Moines, IA
Kristopher McDowell, KMP Artists, Houston, TX
Emily Prince, Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville, OH
Joanne Rile, Joanne Rile Artists Management, Jenkintown, PA
Lisa Rock, Lisa Rock Entertainment, Chicago, IL
Rina Rossi, Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
Tommy Sar, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN
Francine Sheffield, Sheffield Global Management, Richmond, VA
Kathleen Spehar, Tallahassee’s Council on Culture and Arts (COCA), Tallahassee, FL
Chris Williams, Concert Artists Guild, New York, NY

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