KCMBA Staff

The operations of KCMBA are supported by a staff of thirteen full-time employees, led by Executive Director Vickie Schatz. While working in several different departments, our common goal is to ensure that attorneys in the Kansas City area view KCMBA as a valuable resource in enhancing their experience as legal professionals. We encourage you to contact any of KCMBA’s staff members at 816-474-4322 for assistance.

Vickie Schatz
Executive Director
vschatz@kcmba.org

Vickie is the chief operating officer and managing executive of KCMBA and KCMBF. She oversees the development of programs and policies, provides direction to the Board of Directors, and supervises day-to-day operations. Vickie is also responsible for supervising fiscal and budgetary matters including budget preparation and accounting, managing the implementation of the mission statement and ensuring the effectiveness of the KCMBA staff.

Kelly Dillman
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Director
kdillman@kcmbf.org


Kelly is responsible for coordinating all elements of the Foundation’s signature programs, Legal Connection: Military Matters and the Domestic Violence and Children Interdisciplinary Conference. She manages the planning and execution of the Foundation’s Liberty & Justice Gala and the Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP) events. Kelly is also responsible for maintaining the foundation’s existing grants as well as securing funding through additional grant opportunities and fundraising events. She provides administrative support to the Foundation Board of Directors and sub-committees.

Piper Bold
Member Services Coordinator
pbold@kcmba.org

Piper is responsible for all daily administrative work, the Courthouse Security Pass System, and new member admittance and assistance. She serves as an administrative assistant to the directors, aiding in various aspects of the Association’s overall mission to serve the needs of our members.

Phoebe Burns
Manager of CLE
pburns@kcmba.org


Phoebe is responsible for live and online KCMBA Continuing Legal Education event registrations, creating event flyers, distributing speaker material, producing event attendee rosters and working live seminars. Phoebe is also responsible for marketing programs.
Len Conner
Director of Finance & Administration
lconner@kcmba.org


Len is responsible for the administration and accuracy of the financial activities and human resource functions of KCMBA and KCMBF. He provides oversight of all financial operations, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, cost-containment, cash control, payroll, tax filing, accounts receivable and payable, asset accounting, employee benefits, insurance and related financial reporting.
Kim Elrod
Director of Sections & CLE
kelrod@kcmba.org

Kim is responsible for KCMBA’s Sections and Committees, providing support to leadership and members in their various roles and activities including special events associated with the Sections and Committees. She is also responsible for KCMBA’s Continuing Legal Education program providing oversight with strategic planning, budgeting and marketing of programs which encompasses the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy program.
Amanda Farris
Manager of Brand and Publications
afarris@kcmba.org


Amanda is responsible for managing the production, content, design and layout of KCMBA's online presence, publications, brochures and marketing materials. This includes the KC Counselor magazine, Bar Directory, social media, and event marketing collateral. 
AnnMarie Thomas
Director of Membership, Communications and Events
athomas@kcmba.org


AnnMarie works with a committed team at KCMBA to provide outstanding member experiences, learning opportunities and resources. Her responsibility includes the coordination of the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference, Annual Meeting and Bar Leadership Academy. As a member of the senior leadership team, she is dedicated to the financial stability and growth of KCMBA. To meet these needs, she provides strategic planning and oversight to membership, partnerships and publications. 
Greg Wacker
Director of Information Technology
gwacker@kcmba.org


Greg evaluates, maintains and upgrades all Association hardware and software including the conference center equipment. He is responsible for the upkeep of the Association’s membership database and the courthouse security pass system. Greg also provides technical support for the KCMBA website and resolves user issues such as login failures.

Sharra Wagner
Sections Manager
swagner@kcmba.org

Sharra works closely with Kim Elrod to support the meetings and activities of the eight sections of KCMBA. She also helps plan special events and facilitates communication among the committees within the sections. In addition, Sharra is the coordinator of the Fee Dispute Resolution Program, which is a public service project provided to the public and the bar.  

Sierra Williams
Coordinator of Finance and Data Records
swilliams@kcmba.org


Sierra's role is to support and backup the main functions performed in our Finance department, including processing all types of payments, posting deposits and generating financial reports. Sierra is also responsible for data management, which includes entering, updating and correcting member data into the database, compiling and sorting incoming forms for account updates and Bar Directory sales and maintaining accurate records for Kansas and Missouri Courts to be used in the Directory of the Greater Kansas City Legal Community.
Pamela Yonker
Manager of Development
pyonker@kcmba.org


 

Karli Young
Coordinator of Hospitality and Facilities
kyoung@kcmba.org