KC IMAGINE Advisory Council

The KC IMAGINE’s Advisory Council is a group of industry and community leaders who are committed to the growth of the digital media, animation, and graphic innovation industry sector, and developing the needed talent to make Kansas City a Digital Media hub.

The KC IMAGINE Advisory Council’s charter is:

  1. To provide specific advice and assistance in the fundraising effort to initiate and sustain KC IMAGINE.
  2. Provide advice and guidance on implementing programs and initiatives for KC IMAGINE.
  3. Provide connections to business, educational, and civic leaders to be involved in KC IMAGINE.
  4. Meetings will be held twice a year or as needed.
  5. Advisory Council members names and titles will be added to KC IMAGINE materials and the website.
  6. Advisory Council members may serve as a spokesperson for KC IMAGINE.


Gavin Dell


Hollywood Animation Academy

Mary Fasone

Senior Visualization Designer

Burns & McDonnell

Lee Ann Garrison


School of Visual Studies

University of Missouri – Columbia

Amanda Graor

Chief Innovation Officer

Mid-America Regional Council

Ron Green

Executive Director

Digital Storytelling Center of Kansas City

Joshua Hoops

Chair-Dept. of Communications

William Jewel College

Debbie Kirchhoff

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Kansas State University – Olathe

Austin Reed

National Sales Office Team Lead


Gary Sage

Sr. Business Development Officer (Emeritus)

Economic Development Council of Kansas City

Stephane Shannon

Film & New Media Director

Visit KC

Chris Waldron

Chief Digital Officer

Andrews McMeel Universal