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.

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Vickie Schatz
Executive Director

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.

Len ImageLen Conner
Director of Finance & Administration

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.
Kelly Dillman
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Director

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.
Kim ImageKim Elrod
Director of Sections & CLE

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.
Pheobe ImagePhoebe Harris
Manager of CLE

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.
Maggie ImageMaggie Heck
Manager of Brand and Publications

Maggie 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, Maggie also produces the weekly Sidebar and photographs events and handles social media, including KCMBA’s Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin accounts
Victoria ImageVictoria Kenner

Victoria assists KCMBA’s office staff, as well as its members. She is responsible for membership research and updates including updating KCMBA’s database and contacting members. Victoria assists with large scale mailings and document preparation, as well as multiple other day to day office tasks.
Brendan Rhyne
Coordinator of Development

Brendan 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. He oversees our Affinity Program and other partnership agreements between KCMBA and vendors.
Shelby Richardson
Events and Hospitality Coordinator

Shelby oversees the scheduling, setup, and catering for the conference center as well as KCMBA's other meeting rooms, and she coordinates the technical details for events at KCMBA's headquarters, such as CLEs, mediations, arbitrations and depositions.  Shelby also works as the primary contact for clients looking to rent any of KCMBA's spaces.
AnnMarie Thomas
Director of Membership, Communications and Events

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 imageGreg Wacker
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.
Teri ImageTeri Wear
Manager of Member Services

Teri 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. She provides general administrative support to other KCMBA staff members, as needed and assists the Director of Sections & CLE by providing support in planning, scheduling and supporting committee meetings, membership socials, and special events. In addition, Teri coordinates and administers the day-to-day operations of the KCMBA Fee Dispute Program.