Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Ascend Performing Arts, Inc. provides general management for, financial assistance to, and promotional aid to all Ascend programs. The Board of Directors encourages the accomplishment of its mission:

“To further the education and growth of young people through participation in high-caliber performing arts programs that promote teamwork and discipline, develop leadership skills, and enhance self-esteem.”

Ascend Performing Arts
Board of Directors

Ken Adams

Chairman
Executive Director, Kansas Alliance for Arts Education

Rob Batchelder

Vice Chair
Managing Director for Visa Services,
U.S. Department of State

Janet Archibeque

Treasurer
Retired,
Colorado Department of Revenue,
Director, Office of Research and Analysis

Doug Kelley

Secretary
Consultant

Bryant Rankin

Member-at-Large
Sr. Director of Strategic Accounts,
Yokohama Tire Corporation

Kathy Black

Member-at-Large
Senior Associate,
Stiff, Garcia & Associates, LLC

John Matthews II

Member-at-Large
Texas Music Educator

Neil Corvino

Member-at-Large
Retired, United States Postal Service

Scott Factor

Advisory Board (Non-Voting)
Senior Account Executive, Baxter Healthcare

Mark Arnold

Ex-Officio Member
CEO, Ascend Performing Arts

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