Former Hallmark creative director to run Van Go Inc. in Lawrence

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Carol Kobza

Van Go Inc. has hired Carol Kobza as its new executive director.

In a news release, Van Go, which provides arts-based social service and job training for at-risk teens, said that Kobza brings a wealth of arts, nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience, as well as a desire to help underserved populations. Kobza, who is from the Kansas City-area, currently runs her own consulting firm, KOBZA! Creativity. Formerly, she was the creative director at Hallmark Cards.

After having served 23 years in the position, Executive Director Lynne Green announced in August that she would step down at the end of the year. Kobza will begin her position with Van Go on Jan. 15.


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