Board of Directors

Andrea Cowsar photo  Andrea O’Hara, CMP, President

About me in 140 characters:
I love selling San Diego as a meeting destination.  Love to volunteer, cook and spend time with my husband and two dogs.

National Sales Director – Midwest
San Diego Tourism Authority
750 B. Street, Suite 1500
San Diego, CA 92101

T: 913-915-5249

devin-carver-150-x-200  Devin Carver, CMP, President-elect

About me in 140 characters:                                                               Sales Manager at the Bishop-McCann. Loves to travel with my wonderful husband, cook, spend time with friends and refinish old furniture.

Inside Sales Representative
Bishop McCann
1701 Bishop McCann
Kansas City, MO 64108

T: 816-673-7025

Tony Ballard Tony Ballard, Immediate Past President

About me in 140 characters:
Meeting planner at Kansas State University enjoys fishing, grilling,  competition BBQ, woodworking, and spending time with family.

Program Coordinator
Kansas State University
1615 Anderson Ave, Suite 154
Manhattan, KS 66502

T: 785-532-2402

 Mindi Johnson, VP Communication

About me in 140 characters:
I’m an Iowa gal who spent 10 years in Texas working in Psychiatry before moving to Kansas and falling into the marketing/meeting planning business.

Meeting & Event Planner
Bayer Healthcare
12707 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee, KS 66216

T: 913-488-4059

Barb Silin, CMP, CTA, VP Membership

About me in 140 characters:

Barb Silin has been in the hospitality industry for nearly 17 years; and is currently a Sales Manager at the Overland Park Convention Center working in the corporate and non-profit market spectrum. 

Sales Manager
6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211

T: 913-339-3102

Corey Ringh photo Corey Ringh, VP Finance

About me in 140 characters:
In the hospitality industry for 20 years, currently a Senior Account Manager of Corporate Travel for Acendas. Enjoys cooking and watching anything on Food Network. Passion for hiking, being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her husband, three little boys.

Senior Account Manager
5331 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS 66205

T: 913-671-7700

 Audra Headshot Audra Ebelsheiser, VP Education

About me in 140 characters:

Director of Sales with Aramark for 7 years, but in the industry for over 20! I love to travel, cook and entertain. The loves of my life are my 2 labs, Marshmelo and Miller along with my kids and husband.

Director of Sales – Sports and Entertainment
301 W. 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105


Diana Midyett, Director Strategic Alliance

About me in 140 characters:
Very active in HSMA and MPI when she worked at the Corpus Christi CVB. She kept raising her hand to say “let me plan that!” After moving to St. Joseph she was the DOS at the St. Joseph CVB until deciding to open a restaurant and catering company. The opportunity came to be a meeting & trade show planner for Teva and Bayer Animal Health which launched her into her own business as an independent planner.

Diana Midyett Meeting and Event Planning, LLC
1219 N 26th Street
St. Joseph MO 64506

T: 816-294-0633

  Kyle Sadewhite, Director Leadership

About me in 140 characters:
Sales Manager
Visit KC
1321 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64105

T: 816-691-3821

 Tara Allen Young

 Tara Allen-Young, Director Monthly Programs

About me in 140 characters: In the AV industry for over 10 years. Love spending time with my husband and three children. In the process of receiving my OUPV boat captains license.


Meetings & More, LLC

T: 702-499-7975

Janet O'Hagen Photo  Janet O’Hagan, CMP, Director Member Care

About me in 140 characters:

Director of Public Show Sales at the Kansas City Convention Center who appreciates nature, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Director of Public Show Sales
Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities
301 West 13th Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO  64105

T: 816-513-5015

 Adrienn Massaglia, Director Special Events

About me in 140 characters:

Hospitality expert, passionate Royals fan with Hungarian heritage, loves photography, traveling to tropical places and learning new languages.

Property Sales Manager
Harrah’s North Kansas City/Caesars Entertainment
One Riverboat Dr.
North Kansas City, MO  64116

T: 816-889-4227

Aesha Beattle Aesha Beattle, CMP, Chapter Administrator

About me in 140 characters:
Mother of two with an extensive background in association meeting planning. Enjoys yoga, beach vacations and doodlewashing with watercolor.

PO Box 24183
Overland Park, KS  66283

T: 816-668-9424