Our Team

Since the completion of the first portions of Waterfront Park in the mid 1990s, the Waterfront Development Corporation’s role has evolved into a three-part mission: park planning and construction, park maintenance, and event production and coordination. WDC relies on the hard work and dedication of the staff and board to make this mission possible.

WDC Board

Matt Thornton | Chair
Susan Moss | Vice Chair
Cathy Shannon | Treasurer
Oliver Barber| Secretary
Robert Banks

Scott Brinkman
Greg Fischer, Mayor
Robert Hatfield
Christopher Jones
Jon Meyer

Carmen Miller
Carter Vance
Nicole Walton
David Yates, Metro Council


WDC Staff

David Karem | President
Mike Kimmel | Vice President
Cordell Lawrence | CFO
Paul Carey
Marlene Grissom
Drew Guillaume
David Isaac
Greg January
Konrad Kraft

Kelley Lewis
Alex Laughlin
Victor Lovato
Richard Marion
Bryan McKiernan
Catherine Nelson
Gary Pepper
Ashley Cox Smith
Margaret Walker

4-Legged Crew
Lucy Grissom | Greeter
Lily Karem
Benny Lewis
Sylvie Lewis
Bash Pepper
Frances Smith | Feline Division
Griff Walker | Feline Division