Name: Peter Beren
KCJMCA Title: Treasurer
Years on KCJMCA Board: 5
Other KCJMCA Activities: Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee; UrbanSuburban Patron & Catalog Advertiser
Peter Beren was born in Wichita, KS, and graduated with his BBA from Wichita State University in 1981. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started or participated in at least eight different companies in his career. Along with his involvement at KCJMCA, Beren currently holds the positions of President, Mid America Coach; President, MISCO Industries; and President, America Electric Resources, as well as sitting on the Board of Directors of Underground Vaults & Storage. He is in his fifth year on the KCJMCA Board of Directors, explaining that “time flies when you’re having fun!” And this is Beren’s second year as KCJMCA Board Treasurer.
Why are you involved with the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art?
I became involved with KCJMCA because of the high quality of the shows presented, especially since it was not all Judaica.
What are your favorite KCJMCA events and programs? Why?
With out a doubt, UrbanSuburban is my favorite event. Where else can you find such a variety of local contemporary art?
What are your expectations for the future of KCJMCA?
Through my involvement with KCJMCA, I would like to see better financial footing for the Museum, as well as see the Museum become a major leader in contemporary art throughout the community and region.