Board and Staff

Board of Directors
Amy Altholz, CPA
   RubinBrown LLP
Erin Benedict, Esq.
   Ernst & Young
Arthur A. Clyne III
   UMB Bank - St. Louis

Dan Cohn, Esq.
   Husch Blackwell LLP

Susan Hagen, CPA
  Professional Financial Services
Gregory A. Iken, Esq.
  Armstrong Teasdale
Lois R. Daniels Ingrum
  L.D. Ingrum Gallery & Studio
Vanessa Keith, Esq.
   Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC
Dana Lasley, Esq.
Samantha Mueller, CPA
Gary A. Pierson, Esq.
    Pierson Wells
Kerry Ryan. Esq.
  St. Louis University School of Law
Angela L. Schisler, Esq.
   Carmody MacDonald
Christine Zitko Shutt, CPA
   Express Scripts
Matthew J. Smith, Esq.
   Polsinelli  PC
Douglas J. Stanley, Esq.
  Bryan Cave LLP
Rebecca Thomas, CPA


Sue Greenberg, part-time Executive Director, joined VLAA in 1986. During the summer, she is the company manager at The Muny. Sue teaches legal issues in the arts for Webster University’s Arts Leadership graduate program. She is a graduate of Washington University where she majored in Arts History and Urban Studies.


Ken Konchel, part-time Associate Director, joined VLAA in 2006. He is an award-winning black-and-white abstract architectural photographer. Please visit his website.

Welcome Matthew Smith

"I am honored to be part of VLAA's mission to provide legal and accounting assistance to the St. Louis arts community, and look forward to participating in such a well-respected organization." -- Matthew Smith, Polsinelli

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Our Mission

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) supports the creative community by providing free legal and accounting assistance and a wide variety of affordable educational programs. We serve artists of every discipline and career level, nonprofit cultural organizations and small arts-related businesses. Our organization enhances the region’s cultural fabric and offers rewarding volunteer opportunities.