Board Members

Friends of the Lied Executive Board

  • Honorary President: Christina Hixson
  • President: Lois Orth-Lopes
  • President-Elect: Martha Gage
  • Past-President: Steve Edmonds
  • Treasurer: Cap Gray

2019–20 Friends of the Lied Board Members

  • Saida Bonifield
  • Marilyn Dobski
  • Rosy Elmore
  • Jani Flynn
  • Kevin Harrell
  • Dan Gailey
  • Howard Graham
  • Amber Roberts Graham
  • Cap Gray
  • Charles Higginson
  • Vicki Jamison
  • Jamie Lowe
  • Molly Paugh
  • Gene Puckett
  • Janet Riley
  • Justin Runge
  • Tom Sack
  • Myra Strother
  • Derek Kwan, Executive Director

Our Team

Derek Kwan

Executive Director
kwan@ku.edu
785-864-3469

Derek Kwan began his tenure as the Executive Director of the Lied Center of Kansas in January, 2014. Derek came to the Lied Center from Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he served as Vice President of Concerts & Touring. In this role, he managed all activities related to performances under the Jazz at Lincoln Center brand including the NYC season at Rose Theater and the Appel Room, worldwide touring of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and nightly sets at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Derek previously worked for Interlochen Center for the Arts as the Executive Director of Interlochen Presents and also served as the Associate Director of Programming & Concert Operations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in the early 2000's. While earning his MBA at the University of Wisconsin, Derek served as the Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Wisconsin Union Theater. Prior to working in the arts, he worked for the IT consulting firm, Accenture.

A voting member of the Recording Academy, he has production credits on over 60 albums including the Grammy-winning Bebo De Cuba and NY Times Album of the Year Lagrimas Negras. Derek has served as President of the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin's Bolz Center for Arts Administration and currently is a board member for the Boston nonprofit arts organization, Inspire Arts & Music. In Kansas, he is proud to serve as a board member for the Lawrence Rotary ClubLawrence Chamber of Commerce, LMH Health Foundation, Lawrence Children's Choir and advisory board member for Kansas Public Radio.


Doug Wendel

Associate Director
dwendel@ku.edu
785-864-2793

Kate Lorenz

Events Coordinator
katelorenz@ku.edu
785-864-2774

Betsy Ostrander

Marketing Comms. Specialist
bostrander@ku.edu
785-864-2722

Jeri Glynn

Ticketing Services Director
jglynn@ku.edu
785-864-2780

Andy Hause

Assoc. Technical Director
wildcat2@ku.edu
785-864-3729

Ann Hause

Technical Director
ahause@ku.edu
785-864-2796

Brad Knauss

Marketing Director
bradk@ku.edu
785-864-3472

Deb Kraushaar

Accountant
dkraush@ku.edu
785-864-3468

Sue Mango

Development Director
smango@ku.edu
785-864-2788

Anthea Scouffas

Engagement/Education Director
anthea@ku.edu
785-864-2795

Kim Spencer

Assoc. Ticketing Services Director
kimspencer@ku.edu
785-864-2781

Shala Stevenson

Creative Director
sstevenson@ku.edu
785-864-3526

Staff Roster

*KU Student
  • Administration

    • Derek Kwan, Executive Director
    • Doug Wendel, Assoc. Director
    • Sue Mango, Development Director
    • Deb Kraushaar, Buisness Coordinator
    • Debra Carter, SSC Finance Manager
    • Angel Gillaspie, SSC Accounting Specialist
    • Diane Hunter, SSC Human Resources Specialist
  • Marketing

    • Brad Knauss, Marketing Director
    • Shala Stevenson, Creative Director
    • Betsy Ostrander, Marketing Communications Specialist
    • *Hilah Thomas, Web Designer
  • Engagement

    • Anthea Scouffas, Engagement/Education Director
    • *Leighann Thone, Asst. Grant Writer
  • Ticketing

    • Jeri Glynn, Ticketing Services Director
    • Kim Spencer, Assoc. Ticketing Services Director
    • Burke Slocum, Ticketing Manager
    • *Devin Fix, Ticketing Manager
    • Maci Hartford, Ticketing Manager
    • Anna Hahn, Ticket Sales Staff
    • Nora Hause, Ticket Sales Staff
    • *Luc Bressett, Ticket Sales Staff
    • *Maitlin Harford, Ticket Sales Staff
    • *Allie McIntosh, Ticket Sales Staff
    • *Ryan Speert, Ticket Sales Staff
  • Front of House

    • Kate Lorenz, Events Coordinator
    • *Grace Claman, Senior House Manager
    • *Molly Hatesohl, Operations Asst.
    • *Sasha Arteaga, House Manager
    • *Madisen Pool, House Manager
    • *Jared Schultz, House Manager
  • Operations

    • Doug Rendall, Maintenance Supervisor
    • Danny Bowman, Building Attendant
    • Carla Geddings, Building Attendant
    • Bruce Springsteen, Building Attendant
    • Brandon Fultz, Parking Attendant
  • Technical

    • Ann Hause, Technical Director
    • Andrew Hause, Assoc. Technical Director
    • Hillary McPherson, Asst. Technical Director
    • Erin McElroy, Technical Office Asst.
    • *Courtney Gehrke, Webcast Director
    • *Li Guan, Webcast Director
    • *Jayme Link, Webcast Director
    • *Karsan Turner, Webcast Director
    • *Ian Bradt, Technical Supervisor
    • *Christian Cooley, Technical Supervisor
    • *Ron Culver, Technical Supervisor
    • *Reece Dickson, Technical Supervisor
    • *Harold Kottwitz, Technical Supervisor
    • *Connor Lumpkin, Technical Supervisor
    • *Daniel Rogovein, Technical Supervisor
  • Stagehands

    • *Austin Armstrong
    • *Thomas Batliner
    • *Kendall Belcher
    • *Sean Day
    • *Mitchell Eifler
    • *Abigail George
    • *Hanah Glimpse
    • *Madeline Holland
    • *Mylee Holmes
    • *Alexis Jensen
    • *Britany Johnson
    • *Matthew Johnstone
    • *Rachel Keenan
    • *James Kendall-Thompson
    • *Kristopher Kneisley
    • *Kaitlin Krause
    • *Isaac Leibold
    • *Alexis McGhee-Dinvaut
    • *Nicholas Monroe
    • *Audrey Morel
    • *Charlotte Nodarse
    • *Maggie Puderbaugh
    • *Anahi Puebla
    • *Charlotte Richter
    • *Erin Roehr
    • *Jackson Sabol
    • *Bella Schwerin
    • *Kayleigh Shaffer
    • *Gabrielle Shawnee
    • *Ethan Shields
    • *Carson Taylor
    • *Jacob Thomas
    • *Ian Warshaw

Become a Volunteer


We started ushering so we could see all the great shows but then we fell in love with the whole Lied experience. We love being a part of this place! — Cliff and Carol Wallace

- Cliff and Carol Wallace

Volunteer ushers play a very important role as the face of the organization. They greet patrons, take tickets, provide directions and establish a welcoming environment at the Lied Center.

If you have questions, or would like to become a volunteer usher, email liedushers@ku.edu, or call 785-380-9085.

2019-20 Ushers

  • Ann Alexander
  • Dody Anderson
  • Marolyn Anderson
  • Tim Arnold
  • Candi (Claudia) Baker
  • Paul Baker
  • Dorothy Bechtel
  • Beth Bodine
  • Marilyn Brobst
  • Vern Brobst
  • Suzi Cammon
  • David Carl
  • Kathy Carl
  • Lynne Chase
  • Rob Claassen
  • Rose Claassen
  • Karen Clark
  • Pat Conner
  • Donna Conway
  • Carladyne Conyers
  • Gerry Cottingham
  • Jerry Cottingham
  • Glen Davis
  • Linda C. Dean
  • Linda Dolsberry
  • Anita Dougherty
  • Shelley Dougherty
  • Tish Duke
  • Merilee Dymacek
  • Leslie Elkins
  • Don Faulconer
  • Lanny Faulconer
  • Jerry Feese
  • Patrick Finnegan
  • Jan Fox
  • Debbie Fugett
  • Ann Furlong
  • Ligia Galarza
  • Angel Gillaspie
  • Mark Gleeson
  • MaryNell Gleeson
  • Jane Gnojek
  • Duane Goertz
  • Barb Gorman
  • Sue Gossett
  • Eileen Grosser
  • Stewart Grosser
  • Barbara Gurss
  • Julia Guthrie
  • Linda Haar
  • Nancy Hause
  • Sonja Jacobs
  • Judy Johnson
  • Barb Johnston
  • Keith Johnston
  • Joyce Pearl Jones
  • Audrey Kamb-Studdard
  • Nancy Kaufmann
  • Maggie Khater
  • Robert Kimball
  • Beth Krishtalka
  • Brian Kuehl
  • Deb Locke
  • Mark Lohmeyer
  • John Luhrs
  • Breck Marion
  • Grace Marion
  • Robert Markley
  • Katherine McGillivray
  • Candice Meiners
  • Dward Moore
  • Mary Murphy
  • Ellen Neis
  • Susie Nightingale
  • Teresa Olds
  • Karin Pagel-Meiners
  • Pete Peterson
  • Janice Rake
  • Candice Ranney
  • Barbara Reid
  • Roberta Renz
  • Brenda Rezac
  • Randy Rezac
  • Carl Rolf
  • Dorothy Rolf
  • Debbie Sack
  • Tom Sack
  • Anne Sargent
  • Dan Schenkein
  • Larry Schlosser
  • Louise Schlup
  • Greg Schmidt
  • Gary Scott
  • Dianne Sisk
  • Vic Sisk
  • Dot Smith
  • Marcia Smith
  • Mary Ann Stewart
  • Ted Swartz
  • Chris Tilden
  • Katherine Tilden
  • Tracy Tolbert
  • Bill Troutfetter
  • Linda Troutfetter
  • Julie Trowbridge-Alford
  • Linda Troxel
  • Irene Tsuneta
  • Carol Wallace
  • Cliff Wallace
  • Melissa Wick
  • Teresa Wilke
  • Jules Woodrick
  • Jo Anne Zingo