NAPAMA is led by a rotating all-volunteer 14-member Board of Directors and a wide range of Committees, all comprised of our members.

 
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Board of Directors

The NAPAMA Board consists of 14 volunteer Directors who are responsible for the overall operation of the organization and serve as ambassadors and proponents of performing arts management and presenting in North America. A Board member’s service is limited to two consecutive three-year terms.

Board members commit to promoting the growth of NAPAMA by actively recruiting new members and participating in fund-raising activities; encouraging active participation in all NAPAMA programs; chairing committees, leading forums and moderating panels; and determining and evaluating policies as well as ongoing and long-range strategic plans and ensuring their implementation.

The Board Executive Committee, chosen and approved by the full Board, proposes direction and focus for the year and the full Board approves these proposals and budget for the year. The Board also appoints the NAPAMA committees and each Director serves on one or more of these committees as well.

Learn more about Board member responsibilities and the nomination process here.

Current Board:

Executive Committee

Laurel Canan, President
Kevin Spencer, VP Membership
Mike Green, VP Professional Development
Hank Knerr, Secretary
Andrew Delicata, Treasurer
David Wannen, Immediate Past President

Board Members At-Large:

Gail Boyd
David Briggs
Lynn Fisher
Tiffany Goodman
Cherlye Hansen
Tommy Hensel
Mister Mojo
Heena Patel
Crandall Rogers

 

Executive Committee

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Laurel Canan, President
Partner | Seigel Artist Management

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Laurel has 18 years industry experience, as both a presenter and agency owner. With extensive experience in all facets of arts management, programming, arts marketing, organization strategic planning, and fundraising, she participates as a lecturer and panelist for professional development sessions and is a guest lecturer for several university programs. She earned her Masters Public Administration from Ball State University. She recently merged her agency with Siegel Artist Management and is now part of the Seigel team.

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Kevin Spencer; Vice President, Membership
Hocus Focus, Inc.

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Kevin Spencer is an educator, artist, consultant, and social entrepreneur who believes in creating inclusive communities where everyone experiences an authentic sense of belonging and no one – for any reason – is relegated to the margins. He believes in the inherent dignity of all people and advocates the power of the arts to inspire, transform, and build community.

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Mike Green; Vice President, Professional Development
Co-Owner/Agent | Mike Green and Associates

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Mike Green has been a booking agent involved with roots and traditional music since 1986. He founded Mike Green & Associates in 2004 and currently serves on the NAPAMA board, with a focus on Professional Development and the Peer Coaching program. Mike loves to cook, garden, bicycle, read, and play in rock & roll band that will probably never tour.

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Andrew Delicata, Treasurer
CEO | KMP Artists.

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Andrew Delicata is CEO of KMP Artists since 2008. His specialties include marketing, operations, and logistics. Prior to KMP, Andrew’s marketing experience includes Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as Brand, Strategy and Marketing Consultant; Lieberman Research Worldwide as Survey Developer; and the City of Chicago as Qualitative Research Coordinator. Andrew holds a BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Hank Knerr, Secretary
Owner/Consultant | Raising Arts

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Hank Knerr has been involved in the arts professionally for nearly 40 years, retiring in July 2017 as the executive director of the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Upon retirement, he founded Raising Arts, working as an arts consultant. He currently serves on several boards including as secretary for NAPAMA and is the founder of the Consortium Leaders Network.

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David Wannen, Immediate Past President
Executive Director | New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

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David Wannen is Executive Director of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, and immediate past-president of NAPAMA. David has represented NYGASP in the touring industry for 12 years. As a NAPAMA Board member from 2011-2017, David authored the 2013 and 2016-2017 NAPAMA Studies of the Touring Performing Arts. David presided over a period which saw more than 100% growth in NAPAMA membership.

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Board Members At-Large

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Gail Boyd
President | Gail Boyd Artist Management

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David Briggs
Theatre Director | High Point Theatre/City of High Point

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Lynn Fisher
Director | Frontera Arts

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Lynn Fisher is the director of Frontera Arts and has worked in performing arts management and booking for 26 years. A fluent Spanish speaker, Lynn has worked extensively with Latino artists and communities in the United States and Mexico. While managing and booking Mexican contemporary performing artists, Lynn’s cross-cultural interests increased. In 2009 she was inspired to create Frontera Arts as a means to facilitate, maintain, and deepen an ongoing dialogue in the performing arts between the United States and Latin America.

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Tiffany Goodman
Founder | Goodman Artists

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Founder of Goodman Artists in Chicago, Tiffany opened the agency in 2011 with the motto of Crave Curiosity, an effort to engage audiences with performances from the familiar to new discoveries. Tiffany’s past roles in the arts industry have ranged from programming, publicity, marketing, and operations.

Her focus in the arts began with childhood piano lessons and she continues to play for her own enrichment. In her leisure she also enjoys church choir, bell choir, cooking/baking, reading, languages and travelling.

Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University in Spanish with additional major coursework in Music and Business.

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Cheryle Hansen
Executive Director | Kids’ Entertainment

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Cheryle Hansen is the Executive Director of Kids’ Entertainment, one of the industry’s premiere agencies for theatre for young audiences. She has traveled the world in search of the very best youth-oriented shows and performers. Kids’ Entertainment specializes in theatre shows that educate and inspire youth and family audiences. Cheryle has served on the boards of CAPACOA and IPAY.

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Tommy Hensel
Managing Director | Fine & Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College

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Tommy Hensel is the Managing Director of the Fine & Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois. He brings more than 15 years of experience as an arts presenter in both non-profit and higher education settings. He serves as Chair of the Illinois Presenters Network and is one of the co-chairs of the 2018 Arts Midwest Conference.

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Mister Mojo
MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

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Mister Mojo is the star of the MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies. He has performed internationally for more than 50 years. As an artist, Mojo has written hundreds of original songs recorded on 22 albums and movies. He is a producer, actor, filmmaker, speaker, historian, educator, and philanthropist.

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Heena Patel
CEO | MELA Arts Connect

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Heena Patel is a cultural consultant and connector for South Asian performing arts, nurturing the ecosystem around South Asian arts and its practitioners. Over the years and through MELA, she's been a curator, booking agent, manager, artist, and diversity and equity advocate, and more. Most recently, she's the producer and artistic director Bollywood Boulevard and immersive dance experience Garba360.

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Crandall Rogers
Arts Tour Co-Ordinator | Skyline Artists Agency

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Crandall Rogers joined Skyline Artists Agency as an Arts Tour Coordinator in 2012. She brought with her ample experience as an independent arts professional who specializes in technical production and showcasing.

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Committees

NAPAMA Committees are integral to the creation and execution of NAPAMA’s wide-ranging initiatives and work. The committees are comprised of NAPAMA members who volunteer their time to give back to the organization and the field and are most often chaired by a member of the Board.

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Advocacy | Awards | By-Laws | Caravan | Ethics | Finance | Liaison/Conference | Membership & Communications | North America Connect (Mexico/USA/Canada) | Nominating | Peer Coaching | Performing Arts Connect | Procedures | Professional Development Retreat Strategic Planning  

Want to help shape the experience for yourself and others in the field?

Join a committee below!


Advocacy

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for liaison between NAPAMA and the U.S. government, singly and in conjunction with other organizations, to mitigate effects of legislative policies on members' activities and to recommend strategies for effecting legislative/policy change, if necessary.

Members:

Eleanor Oldman
Visa Working Group

 

Awards

The Awards Committee is responsible for administering the NAPAMA Award for Excellence in Presenting the Performing Arts and the Liz Silverstein Award for Agent-Manager of the Year Award.

Join the Awards Committee!

Members:

Elizabeth Roth, Chair
Roth Arts

Lynn Fisher
Frontera Arts

 

By-Laws

The By-Laws Committee is responsible for development, maintenance, communication and procedures of NAPAMA By-Laws.

Join the By-Laws Committee!

Members:

Cheryle Hanson
Kids' Entertainment

 

Caravan

The Caravan Committee is responsible for the development and operation of the Conference Caravan - a shipping and logistics service for member booth contents between and among fall conference locations.

Join the Caravan Committee!

Members:

Andrew Delicata, Chair
KMP Artists

Michele Safarik
Rock-it Cargo

 
 

Communications

The  Communication Committee is responsible for the flow of information between the leadership and membership through the website, Facebook community, email, and more.

Join the Communications Committee!

Members:

Heena Patel, Chair
MELA Arts Connect

Brenna Gustafson, Website

Andrew Delicata
KMP Artists

 

Ethics

The Ethics Committee is an ad hoc committee of the Board convened to deal with complaints by or about NAPAMA members.

Join the Ethics Committee!

 

Finance

The Finance Committee is responsible for the maintenance and operation of NAPAMA financial records, accounts, and financial assets.

Join the Finance Committee!

Members:

Andrew Delicata, Chair
KMP Artists

Laurel Canan, Vice Chair
Siegel Artist Management

 

Liaison/Conference

The Liaison / Conference Committee is responsible for NAPAMA liaison with national, regional and state conferences. The liaison usually sits on the conference planning committee and/or works with the conference coordinator to alert members to exhibitor load-in, resource room hours, showcasing considerations and deadlines, sponsorship opportunities, timing of NAPAMA membership meeting at the conference and scheduling of NAPAMA professional development offerings.

Join the Liaison/Conference Committee!

Members:

Cheryle Hanson
Kids' Entertainment

 

Membership

The Membership Committee is responsible for fostering the expansion of membership both nationally and internationally, recommending changes to the dues structure and increasing member benefits.

Join the Membership & Communications Committee!

Members:

Kevin Spencer, Chair
Hocus Focus, Inc.

Cheryle Hansen, Vice Chair
Kids' Entertainment

 

North America Connect (Mexico/USA/Canada)

The North America Connect Mexico/USA/Canada Committee is responsible for NAPAMA's initiative to make the organization a truly North American organization by developing Mexican and Canadian membership and providing opportunities for the greater understanding of each prospective marketplace.

Join the North America Connect Committee!

Members:

Lynn Fisher; Mexico, Chair
Frontera Arts

Cheryle Hansen; Canada, Chair
Kids' Entertainment

Tiffany Goodman, Mexico
Goodman Artists

Laurelle Favreu, Canada

 

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for preparing the Board slate presented annually at the NAPAMA Membership Meeting at APAP. The Nominating Committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President of NAPAMA.

Join the Nominating Committee!

Members:

David Wannen
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

 

Peer Coaching

The Peer Coaching Committee administers the Peer Coaching Program, which matches up NAPAMA members who volunteer to coach/mentor and share knowledge withe other NAPAMA members looking for specific one-on-one assistance

Join the Peer Coaching Committee!

Members:

Warren Hammond

Crandall Rogers
Skyline Artists Agency

 

Performing Arts Connect

The Performing Arts Connect (PAC) Committee is responsible for the creation, execution, and oversight of NAPAMA's university and community outreach program Performing Arts Connect.

Join the Performing Arts Connect Committee!

Members:

Crandall Rogers
Skyline Artists Agency

 

Procedures

The Procedures Committee is responsible for the NAPAMA guidelines, board handbook, and state tax withholding.

Join the Procedures Committee!

Members:

 

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for organizing professional development workshops and presentations at regional and national conferences.

Join the Professional Development Committee!

Members:

 

Retreat

The Retreat Committee is responsible for organizing and executing the planning of the annual Agents and Managers Retreat.

Join the Retreat Committee!

Members:

Jennifer Morris, Retreat Director
Siegel Artist Management

Lynn Fisher
Frontera Arts

Andrew Delicata
KMP Artists

 

Strategic Planning

The strategic planning committee is responsible for board defined strategic initiatives and overall plans; curating and updating the organization's strategic plan as necessary 

Join the Strategic Planning Committee!

Members:


Join the Leadership

NAPAMA has been able to grow and impact the performing arts industry because of our membership and the time that they give in serving on the Board of Directors and Committees. If you would like to see changes in our field, joining the a committee or the Board are impactful ways of doing so.

Join a committee by emailing one of the committee chairs listed above or find out more about the process to become a Board member.