Comprised of private-sector leaders and public-sector officials, this team assists in guiding economic development strategies, goals, and opportunities within the Partnership’s jobs priority. In addition, the team provides critical leadership to propel the initiatives identified within the Regional Growth Plan.
Executive Board Members
Gary Schmitt, INTRUST Bank
Jeff Fluhr, Greater Wichita Partnership
Paul Allen, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.
Scott Schwindaman, Greater Wichita Partnership
Andrew Schlapp, Wichita State University
Bob Layton, City of Wichita
Mayor Dr. Brandon Whipple, City of Wichita
Brent Shelton, Sedgwick County
John Rolfe, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce
Joy Eakins, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chair
Kelly Bielefeld, Wichita Public Schools
Commissioner Pete Meitzner, Sedgwick County
Tom Stolz, Sedgwick County
Troy Anderson, City of Wichita
Regional EDO Members
Beth Shelton, Harvey County EDC
David Alfaro, Butler County
Debra Teufel, Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber
Ebony Clemons-Ajibolade, Evergy
Keith Lawing, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas/REAP
Paul Hughes, Kansas Department of Commerce
Sarah Hoefgen, El Dorado, Inc.
Brice Turner, Hornet Cutting Systems
Butch Nuss, Slawson Companies
Charlie King, Occidental Management
Clint Cornejo, Cornejo Holdings/Allmetal Recycling
Colin Marsh, Murfin, Inc.
Dan Reisig, UV&S
Grant Glasgow, NAI Martens
Jamie Harrison, Meritrust Credit Union
Joel Leftwich, Kansas Farm Bureau
Harvey Sorensen, Foulston
Kasey Jolly, Spirit AeroSystems
Mark Eaton, Envision, Inc.
Melissa Liby, Bombardier
Kyle Blasdel, Hutton
Todd Knight, McCownGordon
Tracy Dible, Professional Engineering Consultants