Board of Directors

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  • Kay Schroeder, President

    Kay joined the FBNP Board in April 2014 after being a longtime actor and director for the company. She became FBNP Board President May 2015. She brings over 15 years experience in project management and promotion. She is active in the Dubuque Community through her volunteer work with a variety of different organizations, including the Dubuque Arts and Cultural Commission, Dubuque Old Continue Reading...

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  • Jennifer Degenhardt, Treasurer

    Jennifer L. Degenhardt, CIA®, CFIRSTM is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRSTM). She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.B.A. in accounting, and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Jen has over 10 years of internal audit experience in the banking and gaming industries, including director of internal audit Continue Reading...

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  • Lenore Howard, Artistic Director

    In 1982, Lenore Howard and her husband Doug Donald co-founded Fly-By-Night Productions. She has served as artistic director for the company since 1999. As AD, she has overseen 60 productions and special projects for the company, while, before that, being involved in over 60 other company productions. Among her many duties with the company, Lenore directs, acts, and writes. Audiences Continue Reading...

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  • Terry Eckhart, Secretary

    Dr. Eckhart is a Luther College graduate. She completed medical school and residency in ObGyn at University of Iowa in 1981 and started Dubuque Obstetrics and Gynecology that same year. She is married to Michael D. Gibson, an archivist at Loras College, and together they have four children. Her interests include all aspects of theater, singing with the Dubuque Chorale, and Continue Reading...

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  • Sunil Malapati

    Sunil is another veteran FBNP board member and has both acted in and directed several FBNP productions.  He last directed The Last Night of Ballyhoo in 2012.  Though he has been on stage (notably in Miss Witherspoon, A Perfect Ganesh, Hamlet and The Laramie Project), he prefers being backstage as a director or sound designer (for which he's lent his sound talent for over 20 productions). Continue Reading...

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  • Shaun Rice

    Shaun’s introduction to theater happened at 16 when he was asked to run a follow-spot light for a musical at the local dinner theater. Having been bitten by the theater bug he decided to pursue a career backstage and graduated with a BA in Theater from Washburn University of Topeka. Professionally, he has held positions ranging from Ticket Seller to Continue Reading...

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  • Ron Richey

    Ron Richey joined the Board of Directors in 2010 and is Chairman of the Script Reading Committee. He’s been in over 40 productions with various theater groups in the Dubuque area. Ron is a U.S. Navy Veteran and a retired United States Postal Service Letter Carrier (36 years). In addition to being on the Board of Directors for FBNP, Ron Continue Reading...

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