Staff Contacts


 Karen Gehle

Chief Executive Officer

800-366-0069 x810
Direct: 785-414-5151

Contact Karen for:

  • Association Management
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Media Inquiries/Press Releases
  • Strategic Planning



Mark Tomb

Vice President of
Governmental Affairs

800-366-0069 x807
Direct: 785-414-5155

Contact Mark for:

  • Consumer Complaints
  • Contracts and Forms
  • Legislative and Regulatory Issues
  • REALTORS® Political Action Committee
  • Professional Standards

Brandon Fenton

Public Policy Field Director

800-366-0069 x816
Direct: 785-414-5159

Contact Brandon for:

  • Legislative Key Contact Program
  • NAR REALTOR® Party Grant Programs
  • Community Outreach with Local Associations
  • RPAC Administration and Fundraising

Rod McIntyre

Vice President of
Program Development

800-366-0069 x802
Direct: 785-414-5157

Contact Rod for:

  • Program and Professional Development
  • Board Leadership Training and Strategic Planning
  • Sponsorship/Affiliate Membership
  • Right Track Leadership Academy
  • The Kansas REALTORS® Land Institute
  • Education Events
  • Education Designations – GRI, CRS & CRB
  • Online Education and Partnerships


Heather Gray

Director of Information Technology

800-366-0069 x800
Direct: 785-414-5148


Contact Heather for:

  • Technology Questions and Tools
  • Social Media Applications and Tools
  • KAR and Keynote Website Questions


Kevin Schmidt

Director of Finance & Operations

800-366-0069 x808
Direct: 785-414-5152

Contact Kevin for:

  • Financials and Budgeting
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Membership, Dues, New Member Fees
  • Building and Operations


Lisa Deghand

Director of Education

800-366-0069 x804
Direct: 785-414-5153

Contact Lisa for:

  • Education
  • Keynote Courses
  • Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
  • Legal Hotline Subscription
  • MLS Technical Support
  • MLS Fees and Information

Rebecca Atnip

Administrative Assistant

800-366-0069 x817
Direct: 785-414-5147

Contact Rebecca for:

  • Education Events
  • General Membership


Brittany Rhoades

Director of
Communications and Marketing

800-366-0069 x812
Direct: 785-414-5154

Contact Brittany for:

  • Weekly News
  • The Buzz – Communities and Content
  • KAR Website
  • KAR Social Media


Jennifer Wright

Director of Member Engagement

800-366-0069 x806
Direct: 785-414-5160

Contact Jennifer for:

  • KAR Conferences and Meetings
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Membership Management
  • Local Association Issues and NAR Core Standards
  • KAR Awards


Jackie Hovey

Vice President of
Member Outreach


800-366-0069 x809
Direct: 785-414-5149

Contact Jackie for:

  • Keynote Marketing
  • Keynote Website
  • Keynote Affiliate Program
  • Right Track Leadership Program
  • Leading Edge


Maura Dingman

Special Projects Coordinator


Contact Maura for:

  • Continuing Education
  • General Membership

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