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Danny Baker joined the KCUR team several years ago and brings more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions at educational and cultural organizations to his role. He has been a long-time member and advocate for KCUR, and he holds degrees in accounting, theatre and public administration.
Danny has served as development director for UMKC's College of Arts & Sciences and the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, Managing Director of the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis, and Managing Director of the Missouri Repertory Theatre (now Kansas City Repertory Theatre) in Kansas City. He also served as the National Endowment for the Arts' regional representative in the mid-America region and he is currently an adjunct instructor in Theatre at UMKC.
Cooking, tennis, and golf are the activities Danny enjoys most in his leisure time, as well as listening to live jazz and exploring new local restaurants.