EPIC Innovative Events Inc. proudly announces the promotion of Lindsey Rood-Clifford to Vice President. For more than decade, Rood-Clifford has worked as an event manager and tactical developer of new services for EPIC Innovative Events in both its corporate and nonprofit divisions. EPIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City.
A native Kansas Citian and community advocate, Rood-Clifford has serviced more than 500 events during her tenure with EPIC for Kansas City-based companies and nonprofit organizations including Bayer Animal Health, Polsinelli, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy and the American Jazz Museum.
“Lindsey’s aptitude and contributions to our agency have been invaluable,” said Donna Thomason, President of EPIC Innovative Events. “Her innovative thinking and strategic business acumen, coupled with her immense vision, will continue to lead our company to even greater levels of excellence in the event industry.”
With education in and personal passion for creative writing and theatre, Rood-Clifford believes that live event experiences provide an unparalleled opportunity to connect people and share messaging and information.
A 2017 graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program, she spearheaded a benchmarking trip for 75 area professionals to Vancouver, British Columbia, taking the program international for the first time. During the two-year Centurions program, Rood-Clifford recorded 100+ community service hours with area nonprofits, furthering her deeply felt calling to invest in the community in which she lives and works. Her community support of several area
nonprofits includes the Kansas City CARE Clinic, ArtsKC and Planned Parenthood.
“All of us associated with EPIC Innovative Events and Starlight Theatre are extremely proud of Lindsey
and the many ways in which she has advanced our organizations and the Kansas City community,” said Rich Baker, President and CEO of Starlight Theatre. “I am certain that the many clients she will serve in the future will benefit greatly from the professionalism and passion she brings to every event.”
Rood-Clifford also serves as a founding member and past chairman of the Hope House Young
Professionals Board of Directors and as a member of Starlight Theatre’s Center Stage young
professionals group. She resides in Olathe, Kan., with her husband, Chris, and their children, Megan, Shea and Peyton, along with their two dogs, Annie and Oliver.