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

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:

  • Accounts payable and receivable

Jackie Hovey

Vice President of
Member Outreach

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

Contact Jackie for:

  • Keynote marketing
  • Keynote website
  • Keynote speaker showcase
  • Keynote Affiliate Program
  • Right Track Leadership Program
  • Education events

Lisa Deghand

Administrative Assistant

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

Contact Lisa for:

  • Education
  • General membership
  • Legal Hotline subscription
  • MLS technical support
  • MLS fees and information

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

Maura Dingman

Special Projects Coordinator

Part-Time (Tues. and Wed.)

Contact Maura for:

  • Continuing education
  • General membership

Susan Schmidt

Member Services Coordinator


Contact Susan for:

  • Membership management
  • General membership
  • Local Board issues and Board bylaws
  • Committees, meetings and events
  • NAR Core Standards

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