The operations of KCMBA are supported by a staff of fifteen 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 is the chief operating officer and managing executive of KCMBA and KCMBF. Vickie 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.
Jamesetta is responsible for answering KCMBA’s main phone line, answering general questions about KCMBA, and directing incoming calls to staff members. She also assists the Executive Director in scheduling, planning and preparing for meetings, arranging travel, and preparing correspondence. Jamesetta provides general administrative support to other KCMBA staff members, as needed.
Director of Finance & Administration
Len is responsible for the administration and accuracy of the financial activities and human resource functions of KCMBA and KCMBF. Len provides oversight of all financial operations, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, cost-containment, cash control, payroll, tax filing, accounts receivable and payable, asset accouting, employee benefits, insurance and related financial reporting.
Manager of Sales & Promotions
Blake is responsible for advertising sales in the KC Counselor and Bar Directory. He also manages sponsorship sales for special events such as the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference and the Liberty & Justice Gala as well as some of our larger CLEs. Blake oversees our Affinity Program and other partnership agreements between KCMBA and vendors.
Director of Membership & Communications
Tracey is responsible for all aspects of membership, including recruitment and retention. She also oversees KCMBA’s communications and marketing, including the management of the publication of the KC Counselor and Bar Directory and the development and maintenance of the website. Tracey also coordinates and manages special events such as the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference, Annual Meeting, and the Liberty & Justice Gala.
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Coordinator
Mindy 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. Mindy 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.
Director of Sections & Committees
Kim manages KCMBA’s Sections and Committees, providing support to leadership and members in their scheduling and planning of meetings and socials. She also coordinates the planning of special events associated with sections committees, including the YLS Golf Tournament, Law Week, Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair, and monthly member socials. Kim also oversees KCMBA’s Fee Dispute Resolution Program.
Manager of Marketing & Communications
Lauren is responsible for KCMBA’s graphic design, photography, marketing and communications. She also oversees layout and design of KCMBA’s KC Counselor and Bar Directory. Among other things, Lauren produces the weekly Sidebar, manages social media accounts, and photographs events.
Assistant Director of Continuing Legal Education
Barb manages the strategic planning, budgeting, financial performance, and accreditation of online CLE programming. She also assists in managing content and production of CLE programs, including development, marketing, and implementation. Barb serves as the staff liaison to the Trial Academy Committee and assists local courts in the planning and execution of the Trial Academy.
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. She also processes and manages registrations for other KCMBA events including the Annual Meeting, Lunch at the Bar, and the annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference.
Manager of Facilities & Catering
Rachel is responsible for scheduling and coordinating all in-house events at KCMBA headquarters, including CLE seminars, committee meetings, and space rentals for arbitrations, mediations, depositions and meetings. She also assists the Director of Communications in planning other KCMBA and KCMBF events such as the Liberty & Justice Gala and the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference. She also oversees facility operations.
firstname.lastname@example.org Carody is responsible for handling membership inquiries, managing the format and content of the KCMBA website, and maintaining individual and institution records in the database and Bar Directory. She also assists other members of the communications team in developing member benefits and creating and disseminating electronic communication.
Director of Information Technology
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.
Ashley assists the Director of Sections & Committees by providing support in planning scheduling and conducting committee meetings, membership socials, and special events, and providing information to section and committee members on various Bar programs. Ashley also coordinates and administers the day-to-day operations of the KCMBA Fee Dispute Program and provides assistance to the Director of Finance & Administration.