RICHARD BAKER

STARLIGHT THEATRE PRESIDENT AND CEO

Richard "Rich" Baker is President and CEO of Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Baker joined Starlight in early 2014 and brings to the theatre a strong commitment to top-quality Broadway and concert programming, expansion of educational and community outreach offerings, and continued enhancement of Starlight venue. 

Prior to joining Starlight, Baker worked with Fox Associates in St. Louis for more than 27 years, the last 14 of which he served as Fox's President and CEO. He is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers; the Independent Presenters Network, an international alliance of theatre presenters; and the Board of Governors of The Broadway League, for which he serves on the Intra-Industry and Governance Committees and the Legislative Council. 

A graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a bachelor's degree in business administration, Baker is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Missouri Society of CPAs. He is married with two grown son, daughters-in-law and five-grandchildren.