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Our People

Grand Center Inc. / Our People

Board of Directors

We have a tremendous Board of Directors mixed with members of the St. Louis community and individuals with a deep passion for the District's success, all of whom are an integral part of allowing us to achieve our mission.

Lisa Baudendistel-Suntrup
Partner/Broker
Meridian Management

Marie-Hélène Bernard
President and CEO
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Brendon Gallagher
Partner / CFS
Sirius Wealth Management

Jason Hall
CEO
Greater St. Louis Inc.

Jeffery Kelley
CEO
Chameleon Integrated Services

Ken Kranzberg
Chairman
TricorBraun, Inc.

Michael Lewis, Ph.D.,
Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs and Development
SLU

Mike Martin
President & CEO
Mike Martin Media

Lisa Melandri
Director
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Peter Palermo
Executive Director
The Sheldon Arts Foundation

Tina Pamintuan
CEO
St. Louis Public Radio

Emily Rauh Pulitzer
Founder
Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Kathleen Ratcliffe
President
Explore Saint Louis

Evans Richardson
Retired Director Government Operations
The Boeing Company

Ross Rotherham
Commercial Banking Officer
Carollton Bank

Matt Sartori
Senior Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking
Great Southern Bank

Chris Schmidt
Partner / Attorney
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Steven M. Scott
MPH, FACHE, President
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Amy Shaw
President & CEO
Nine Network

Tommy Simons
Pastor
Third Baptist Church

Joe Sooter
Senior Vice President
Stifel bank

Cara Starke
Director
Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Donald Suggs
President & Publisher
St. Louis American

Milton Wilkins
Associate
Dowd Bennett

Richard Winter
President
Garden View Care Centers

John Wolf
Vice President of Theatre Operations
Fox Associates

Our Team

Our team is made up of an extraordinary group of people who strive to put our core purpose and values into action through their individual and collective work.

Rich Simmons
Executive Director
rich@grandcenter.org
314-289-1504

Kim Stelzer
Finance & Operations Director
kim@grandcenter.org
314-289-1514

Chaney Jewell (she/her)
Development Manager
chaney@grandcenter.org
314-289-1506

Will Strang
Community Engagement Manager
will@grandcenter.org
314-289-1510

Nara (they/them)
Communications Coordinator
nara@grandcenter.org
314-289-1512

Maria Gomez (she/her)
Marketing Manager
maria@grandcenter.org
314-289-1508