Current Board:

Executive Committee

Mike Green, President
Kevin Spencer, VP Membership
Lynn Fisher, VP Professional Development
Hank Knerr, Secretary
David Briggs, Treasurer
Laurel Canan, Immediate Past President

Board Members At-Large:

Gail Boyd
Benjamin Cohen
Andrew Delicata
Tiffany Goodman
Tommy Hensel
Kris Kaminski
Mister Mojo
Eoin Ó Catháin
Heena Patel
Crandall Rogers

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.

Leadership

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

NAPAMA By-Laws Revised 2018


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.

Executive Committee

Mike Green; President
Co-Owner/Agent | Mike Green and Associates


Mike Green has been a booking agent involved with roots and traditional music since 1986. He founded Mike Green & Associates in 2004. Mike loves to cook, garden, bicycle, read, and play in rock & roll band that will probably never tour.

Hank Knerr, Secretary
Owner/Consultant | Raising Arts


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 and is the founder of the Consortium Leaders Network.

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


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.

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

Lynn Fisher; Vice President, Professional Development
Director | Frontera Arts


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. 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.

Laurel Canan, Immediate Past President
Partner | Seigel Artist Management


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. 

Board Members At LarGE

Gail Boyd
President | Gail Boyd Artist Management

Benjamin Cohen
Vice President of Booking and Tour Development | Cadenza Artists


Ben Cohen joined Cadenza Artists in 2013. As Vice President of Booking and Tour Development, he oversees the strategic planning and execution of national tours across the domestic United States while serving as agent for dozens of artists both in the US and abroad. In addition to his role at Cadenza, Ben serves on the Membership Committee for Western Arts Alliance (WAA), and is an APAP Leadership Fellow.

Andrew Delicata
CEO | KMP Artists


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.

Tiffany Goodman
Founder | Goodman Artists


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.

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


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 was one of the co-chairs of the 2018 Arts Midwest Conference.

Kris Kaminski
Senior Managing Partner | ECE Touring


Kris has over 30 years experience at ECE, booking events for a host of clientele including colleges and universities, festivals, corporate shows, private events and more. In 2016, she joined the company’s ownership team as the first female partner, overseeing ECE Touring, the company’s Performing Arts/Touring Division. Kris volunteers as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She’s a voracious reader, loves live music and theater, cooking, and is a fan of all-things-80’s. And rescue dogs. They’re the best.

Mister Mojo
Founder | MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies


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.


Eoin Ó Catháin
Agent & Company Manager | Latitude 45 Arts


Eoin Ó Catháin is a classical music agent with Latitude 45 Arts, representing artists from all over the world. Prior to joining Latitude 45, he was the Education Officer and Programmer for the Cork Film Festival in Ireland for 10 years. He has directed theatre professionally and was the Artistic Director of Samuel Beckett Theatre Festival in Ireland. He is a member of the advocacy committee for CAPACOA and formerly worked on intellectual property issues with a law firm in Dublin.

Heena Patel
CEO | MELA Arts Connect


Heena Patel is a cultural strategist and consultant for South Asian performing arts and community - 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.

Crandall Rogers
Arts Tour Co-Ordinator | Skyline Artists Agency


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.