Management Profiles

Management Team Profiles

David Warm


David Warm has been the executive director of the Mid-America Regional Council since July 1990. Prior to coming to MARC, David was the city administrator of Liberty, Mo., and also served in administrative positions with the city of Kansas City, Mo. David earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of California in Riverside. David is active in many civic groups and initiatives, as well as state and national professional associations. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a recipient of the Walter Scheiber Leadership Award from the National Association of Regional Councils for making a significant impact in this region and at the national level.


Jacqui Moore
, director of MARC's Department of Aging Services, oversees aging programs including senior meals, transportation, legal aid, and KCConnects Seniors, which is an information database on services available to seniors and their caregivers. Jacqui earned a bachelor's degree in psychology/sociology from Howard University and a master’s degree in human resources management from the University of Utah. She joined MARC in 1971.

Marlene Nagel, director of MARC's Community Development Department, oversees programs in land use, environmental planning; emergency services/9-1-1 system coordination; public affairs/legislative advocacy; government training and others. She has a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of Texas and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Kansas. Marlene joined MARC in 1974.

Jim Caccamo
, director of MARC's Department of Early Learning, is responsible for overall management of the Mid-America Head Start program. In addition, the department works to improve quality of and access to early learning programs within the MARC region. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a master’s degree in communications disorders, and a doctorate in education from Saint Louis University. Jim joined MARC in 2004.

Dorothy Pope
, director of MARC's Financial Affairs Department, oversees financial processing and reporting activities, grant management and the annual budget for both MARC and MARC Community Services Corporation. She is also responsible for human resources, and office space and support functions. Dorothy has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Emporia State University and joined MARC in 1980.

Frank Lenk
, director of MARC's Research Services Department, oversees social, economic and geographic data collection and analysis, as well as MARC’s IT system. He prepares short-range economic forecasts and long-range land-use forecasts. Frank holds bachelor's and master’s degrees in economics from Stanford University. Frank joined MARC in 1979.

Ron Achelpohl
, director of MARC's Transportation Department, oversees the transportation planning and resource allocation processes, as well as initiatives to better manage and operate the region’s transportation system, enhance the area’s role as a trade center, and strengthen public transit. Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas. Ron joined MARC in 1998.