Brownback has spent his life in the service of others. He was born
in Garnett, Kansas, and raised on the Linn County family farm where
his mother and father still live. At Prairie View High School, Sam
was elected state president of Future Farmers of America. His
interest in public service continued as he attended Kansas State
University. During his senior year at KSU, Sam served as student
body president. After graduation, Sam decided to attend law school
at the University of Kansas where he was his class president before
completing his law degree in 1982.
In 1986, Sam became the state’s youngest Secretary of the Kansas
Department of Agriculture. During his stint as Ag Secretary, he also
served as a White House Fellow in the first Bush Administration. At
the age of 38, he was elected to represent the 2nd Congressional
District in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1996, he was
elected to complete the term of U.S. Senator Bob Dole, followed by
two more terms of his own.
As governor, he is focused on getting the state’s economy growing
again through improved regulations, controlled spending, and lower
tax rates. Governor Brownback is working with Kansas business and
community leaders from across the state as well as current and
former state legislators to craft policy solutions.
Secretary of Commerce
represented the 119th House District in the Kansas House of
Representatives for eight years. A true Kansas entrepreneur,
he has spent more than 25 years starting and building numerous
successful ventures in Southwest Kansas. His business
experiences range from his family's automobile dealership to real
estate developments to professional sports.
George has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Benedictine
College in addition to attending General Motors School of Automotive
serves as Vice President and General Manager of Manpower’s Mountain
Central Division. In this role, she leads all aspects of the company’s
commercial staffing business, including more than 80 branches in 16
states, including Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arizona,
Utah and Wyoming. Sunny also serves as Vice President and General
Manager of Manpower’s U.S. Metro Market Division. She oversees all
aspects of commercial staffing business for the 10 largest markets
in the U.S.; New York, Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Dallas,
Houston, Denver and Los Angeles. She is responsible for strategy
development and implementation; employee selection, development and
retention; sales and service execution; and client satisfaction and
Ackerman also leads Manpower’s North America Permanent Placement
Solutions practice, leading the company’s branch network in the
creation and delivery of innovative permanent placement solutions
and project-based opportunities in the permanent placement sector.
Active in her community, Ackerman serves as an advocate for the role
of women in business and is a true ambassador for equality in the
workplace. Presently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the
Women’s Bean Project, an organization that strives to break the
cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty by helping women discover
their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training
opportunities. She is involved in the Economic Development Board in
the Metro Denver Market and the Women’s Vision Foundation, dedicated
to the advancement and development of professional women. In
addition, she serves on the WiseWomen Council of the Women’s Vision
Foundation, a prestigious leadership forum for top corporate
executive women. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team
for America’s Heart Associate “Go Red for Women” campaign and had
been selected as the Vice-Chair for the 2011 “Go Red for Women”
luncheon. Sunny was recently named Denver’s “Forty Under 40,”
featuring a diverse group of young, dynamic business leaders whose
efforts in the office and in the community are shaping the future of
the Denver area. Sunny was also recently a finalist in the “Women of
the Year” award nominated by Women’s Vision Foundation and honors a
corporate woman for positive, enlightened, and exemplary leadership
at her company and within the community.
Originally a native of South Texas, Ackerman graduated with honors
from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree. She has been a
speaker at the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management
in Phoenix, Arizona, discussing topics on global and local employment
trends impacting the current workforce.
KENNETH M. SMITH
Mr. Kenneth M. Smith, has been President and CEO of
Jobs for America’s Graduates, Inc., (JAG) since its inception in 1979. JAG
is the nation’s largest, most consistently applied model of dropout
prevention and school-to-career transition for at-risk and
disadvantaged young people. JAG currently serves 42,000 at-risk
young people annually in more than 900 schools in 32 states.
Jobs for America's Graduates, Inc.
In recognition of his knowledge of national employment and training
issues, three Presidents have appointed Mr. Smith to national
commissions. He was appointed by President Reagan as Chairman of the
National Commission for Employment Policy. Mr. Smith also accepted
an appointment by President Reagan to the National Advisory Council
on Vocational Education, where he had previously served under
appointment by President Ford. President Nixon appointed Mr. Smith
as Vice Chairman of the National Advisory Council on the Education
of Disadvantaged Children.
Mr. Smith is also Chairman and Chief Executive of Strategic
Partnerships, LLC, a successful consulting firm founded by Mr. Smith
and his wife in 1978. Strategic Partnerships is a leading domestic
and international solutions practice that helps companies solve
workforce development issues and assists in securing government
funding to offset related costs.
Mr. Smith additionally serves as a Trustee of the America’s Promise
Alliance. America’s Promise is a cross-sector partnership of more
than 300 corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and
advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and
changing outcomes for children.
Prior to founding JAG, Mr. Smith served as staff aide to President
Nixon; as Director of Special Projects for the Distributive
Education Clubs of America; and founder and President of 70,0001
Ltd., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping high school
dropouts obtain employment. Thereafter, he served in a new post as
Senior Advisor to the Governor of Delaware on all activities related
to education at the secondary and postsecondary levels. During this
period, he chaired the Commission of the Future of Education in
Delaware and was nominated to serve as the Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of Delaware Technical College.
Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from
the School of International Science at American University.
Laurie Moran is the President of the Danville
Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held
since January 2002. Moran has previously worked as the
Communications Manager for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Danville
plant, President of the Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce,
editor of a weekly newspaper and a consultant to develop the
strategic plan for Pittsylvania County Schools.
National Association of Workforce Boards
Moran is the Chair of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB).
She has served on the Board of Directors of NAWB for the past seven
years and previously held the positions of Vice Chair and Secretary.
Moran serves as Secretary and a Past President of the West Piedmont
Workforce Investment Board. She also chairs the Dan River Region
Collaborative’s participation in the National Fund for Workforce
Laurie is involved in multiple organizations including the
Danville-Riverview Rotary Club, Virginia Association of Chamber of
Commerce Executives where she was named VACCE Executive of the Year
in 2005, United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County, Southside
Business Technology Center, Council for Rural Virginia, Workforce
Advisory Board of Danville Community College, Barkhouser Free
Enterprise Center at Danville Community College, National College
and Danville Regional Medical Center. A graduate of Lynchburg
College, Laurie was designated a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE)
Ron Painter is the Chief Executive Officer of the
National Association of Workforce Boards, assuming his role in July
National Association of Workforce Boards
Painter was the founding CEO of the Three Rivers Workforce
Investment Board in Pittsburgh. Under his leadership, the
organization focused on producing labor market research, working
with public educators on improved student career information,
supporting community leaders in the development of regional
benchmarks and establishing the Regional Workforce Collaborative
whose membership includes community colleges, WIBs, employers, labor
and economic development professionals. Before joining the Three
Rivers Workforce Board, he worked in Washington, D.C., first on loan
to the U.S. Department of Labor for the Enterprise Project and then
for the National Alliance of Business.
Painter holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from
Grove City College in Pennsylvania, a Master’s Degree in Public
Administration and Advanced Graduate Coursework from the University
of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs,
where he served as adjunct faculty.
PHILLIP M. HAYES
The Arnold Group
M. Hayes, SPHR, is Vice President of Human Resource Services and
Operations for The Arnold Group (TAG). TAG is a human resource
company providing HR consulting, supervisory training, employment
assessments as well as full-time and temporary staffing services.
As a consultant with more than 14 years' experience consulting with
a variety of industries, Phil provides comprehensive human resources
consulting services focused on compliance, organizational
effectiveness, talent management, performance management and
Phil holds a Human Resource Management Degree from Bellevue
University and Masters of Management Information Systems from
Friends University, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human
Hayes remains very active in the Society for Human Resource
Management (SHRM). He currently serves as the Director for
Kansas SHRM, which serves more than 2300 members. Phil is also
active in the Human Resources legislative arena where he currently
chairs the Kansas SHRM Unemployment Insurance Reform Committee. Phil
has been recognized as the “Wichita HR Professional of the Year” in
2006; and the “Kansas HR Professional of the Year” in 2007.
Executive Director of Kansas WorkforceONE, Deb Scheibler leads
workforce services in a 62-county area in Western Kansas. She
assumed her current role in June 2012. Prior to this, Scheibler
served as the Program Director and Chief Fiscal Officer in Local
Area I. Scheibler leads a team of approximately 25 staff as they
work with employers, job seekers, and training providers to identify
eligible customers to train and match with employers. In addition,
Deb’s leadership has been responsible for maintaining performance
that consistently exceeds common measures.
Scheibler started in workforce development in 1999 when she worked
as a Case Manager and One-Stop Operator for the Salina Chamber of
Commerce. Following her tenure with the Chamber, Deb expanded her
duties with both WESTCO and Barton Community College serving as the
Workforce Investment Act Program Director and One-Stop Coordinator.
Deb graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with her B.S. in
Business and Accounting.
TERRY K. PETERSON
Afterschool and Community Learning Network
Dr. Peterson is no stranger to
large-scale state educational change, financing and partnership
development. Terry was Governor Dick Riley’s “architect” of a
statewide $2 billion nine-year education reform package that the
national bipartisan organization ACHIEVE recently highlighted as one
of most comprehensive and successful in the last 30 years in
America. He has been an expert witness in more than 10 states to
help them develop their education reform agendas.
Terry served as Counselor for eight years to U.S. Secretary of
Education Richard Riley and helped start many initiatives, from the
E-rate and Advanced Placement to teacher quality efforts. He was a
key leader in the initial development and rapid expansion of the
21st Century Community Learning Centers that grew from $1 million
serving 1000 children in 10 schools in 1997 to now more than $1.2
billion serving 1,500,000 young people in almost 11,000
school-community afterschool/summer programs. He also co-founded the
national Arts Education Partnership, Pathways to College Network,
Partnership for Family Involvement and International Education Day.
He served on the American education leadership team to the “Summit
of the Americas’’ in Chile and Brazil, the G-7 meeting in Tokyo, the
APEC meeting in Singapore and OCED accountability meeting in
Terry is the Senior Fellow at the College of Charleston and also
directs the C.S. Mott Foundation-funded national Afterschool and
Community Learning. He has advised policymakers and business and
education leaders throughout the United States and in several other
countries: Argentina, South Korea, Brazil and Mongolia. He is the
chairman of the Afterschool Alliance and serves on boards for the
Alliance for Excellence in Education, SC Afterschool Alliance, SC
Arts in Basic Curriculum Task Force, Center for Summer Learning,
Foundations and the nationwide News Literacy Project. He has also
been a teacher, parent organizer, Peace Corps volunteer, college
faculty member and the executive director of a statewide
Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Labor
Michael Copeland serves as Deputy Secretary for the
Departments of Commerce and Labor. He wears many other hats,
including that of Mayor of Olathe, where he has served since 2001.
He was first elected to the City Council in 1993. Michael is a
graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University where he received the
2009 Alumnus of the Year Award. He is the recipient of many other
area recognitions for his efforts on behalf of his community.
A 1994 graduate of Leadership Olathe, Mike is a member of the Olathe
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Olathe Library Board.
He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Kansas City
Chamber of Commerce, Union Station Kansas City, and KC SmartPort. He
is a past Chairman of the Johnson and Wyandotte Counties Council of
Mike received the 2007 Citizen of the Year Award from the Olathe
Chamber of Commerce. A member of the Board of Directors for KVC
Health Systems, Inc., he received their Community Partner Award in
2005. That same year, he was named Citizen of the Year by TLC for
Children and Families, Inc.
Larry Isaak served as President of the Midwestern Higher Education
Compact (MHEC) from November 2003 to November 2010 and was
re-appointed in April 2011.
Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Previously, Isaak was the Chancellor of the North Dakota University
System. He also served as Vice Chancellor for Administrative and
Student Affairs at NDUS, worked in the North Dakota Office of
Management and Budget, the North Dakota Legislative Council and in a
private CPA firm.
Isaak, a CPA, received both his Master’s Degree and his Bachelor of
Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of
North Dakota. He also completed the program at the Stanford
University Business Management Institute.
Kansas Senate President
Kansas State Senator Susan Wagle (R-30) was sworn in
as the 47th Kansas Senate President on January 14, 2012. She is
currently serving her fourth term in the Kansas Senate, representing
the eastern part of Wichita. She is the first woman to serve as a
top legislative leader in the state.
Susan first came to Topeka in 1990 as a member of the State House of
Representatives. She quickly became a key Republican leader, rising
to become the first woman to ever serve as Speaker Pro Tem by 1994.
During her tenure in the House, Susan received the Guardian of Small
Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business
and the Friend of Business Award from the Kansas Chamber of
In 2000, Susan was first elected to the state Senate. Before elected
by her peers to serve as Senate President, she chaired the Senate’s
Public Health and Welfare Committee, the Healthcare Strategies
Committee and Commerce Committee.
Susan’s leadership skills are recognized beyond Kansas. She served
as the National Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council
(ALEC) in 2006. ALEC is the leading policy think-tank for
conservative state legislators by promoting ideas of free markets,
limited government and federalism.
Susan graduated from Wichita State University in 1979. After
graduating Cum Laude with a degree in elementary education, she
taught for the USD 259 school district. Soon after, Susan and her
husband started a number of small businesses in the Wichita area.
They currently own real estate investments and a real estate
management and leasing company.
Kansas House of Representatives Republican Whip
Representative Brian Weber serves the 119th District
(Dodge City) in the Kansas House of Representatives, and also serves
as House Majority Whip. Brian is the Chair of the Social Services
Budget Committee, Vice Chair of the Health and Human Services
Committee, and is a member of the Appropriations Committee, and the
Interstate Cooperation Committee. Prior to serving in the
legislature he served as Vice Mayor of Dodge City and as a city
commissioner. Brian is a manager and co-owner of Weber Refrigeration
& Heating, Inc., a growing business with over 50 employees and five
branches in the western Kansas region and the panhandles.
Kansas Senate Republican Whip
In 2010, Senator Love was elected to the Kansas House of
Representatives by defeating a 24-year incumbent and former Speaker
of the House. He was then elected by precinct committee members to
the Senate to become the youngest State Senator in Kansas history.
In his first session, Love authored a bill that passed both chambers
nearly unanimously, improving accountability in the welfare system
saving the state several million dollars. In 2012, Love was
re-elected to the Senate by a nearly 4-to-1 margin and elected by
his colleagues to serve as the Senate Majority Whip. He was also
chosen to chair the Agriculture Committee & sits on the Local
Government/Elections, Judiciary & Health Committees.
Elected in 2004, Laura is the Ranking Minority Member
on both the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the Public Health
and Welfare Committee. In addition, she serves on the Financial
Institutions and Insurance Committee, the Health Policy Oversight
Committee, the Home and Community Based Services Oversight
Committee, the Health Care Stabilization Fund Oversight Committee,
the Pay Plan Oversight Committee, the KPERS Study Commission, the
Joint Committees on Pensions, Benefits and Investments, the
Legislative Post Audit Committee, the Building and Construction
Committee, and the Legislative Budget Committee. Prior to serving in
the Senate, Laura was Executive Director of the Kansas Recreation
and Park Association for 18 years.
Mid-America Manufacturing Technology
In Mark’s current role, he provides engineering
consulting services to Kansas-based manufacturers; leads projects
for companies related to developing new products, services, and
markets, as well as quantifying these new areas in terms of
projected annual sales; and works with companies to partner with
other manufacturers/distributors to help companies bring their
product or service to market quicker. Mark’s education and training
include a Systems Management M.S. from the University of Southern
California, an Industrial Engineering B.S. from Kansas State
University, and he is an Innovation Engineering Certified Black
Butler Community College
Jackie Vietti is a
native Kansan who was born and raised in Eureka, Kansas. She is the
product of the Kansas higher education system, having earned a
Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences from Kansas State
University; a Masters Degree in Community College Teaching from
Pittsburg State University; and, a Doctorate Degree in Adult and
Occupational Education from Kansas State University.
Following her twelve year tenure at Labette Community College,
Parsons, Kansas, in various administrative capacities, including
Dean of Instruction and Interim President, she served a four year
term at Crowder College, Neosho, Missouri, as Dean of Arts and
Sciences/Instruction. She then returned to Kansas in October 1995 as
President of Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kansas. She has
remained in that position for the past seventeen years, providing
leadership and fostering collaborative initiatives in order to serve
the 15,000+ students that attend Butler annually at its six physical
locations and virtual site.
Jackie is an active member on several local and area boards and
steering committees, including Kansas Campus Compact, Workforce
Alliance of South Central Kansas, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital,
Visioneering Wichita and College Mecca Alliance, El Dorado Chamber
of Commerce, El Dorado, Inc., Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, and
the Technical Education Authority Process Management Team. At the
national level, she serves on the board of the Higher Learning
Commission regional accrediting body and as a guest lecturer for
Iowa State University’s community college leadership development
Recent honors include the Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award
for the Western Region of the Association of Community College
Trustees; Pittsburg State University’s Distinguished Alumnus
designation; the A. Price Woodard Jr. Diversity Kansas Award and the
Robert Courtney Leadership Workforce Alliance Award.
Local Education Adult Resource Network
Suzanne Lane is the Chair of Local
Education Adult Resource Network (LEARN)
Wichita, a nonprofit organization in Wichita, Kansas. LEARN Wichita is a
consortium of over 20 local colleges that work together to help
adults return to school. Suzanne is also a recruiter for Distance
Programs for Kansas State University, Division of Continuing
Education in the Wichita area, including the 2+2 programs.
Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition
Suzie Ahlstrand is employed by the
Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce in Wichita, Kansas, where she is
Interim President of the Greater Wichita Economic Development
Coalition and Vice President of Community Advancement that manages
the Visioneering Wichita regional community visioning process. Her
current management responsibilities include all aspects of the
long-range Visioneering strategic plan plus the oversight of the
retention, recruitment and expansion of the economic efforts in
south central Kansas. She has served in a variety of membership,
business services, community marketing, and education management
positions during her service at the Chamber.
Suzie actively participates in numerous volunteer activities.
She has served as President of the Junior League of Wichita, the
Sedgwick County Medical Alliance, and as Board Chair of the Midway
Chapter of the American Red Cross. She currently serves on six other
community boards as well as the Swedish Council of America, a
national board which promotes economic development and cultural
relations between Sweden and the United States.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Suzie holds a degree in
Education and has done graduate work in Business. She is a graduate
of the University of Colorado Institute for Organizational
Management and the University of Oklahoma Economic Development
She was honored as one of the 2004 Women in Business by the Wichita
Business Journal; was featured in 2005 as “One to Watch” by the
Wichita Eagle; was honored in 2006 with the A. Price Woodard award
for building community by the National Conference for Community and
Justice; and in 2009 was featured in Wichita City Magazine as a
Woman of Influence.
K-State Division of Continuing Education
Sue Maes, Dean of Continuing
Education at Kansas State University, has served the education
community for decades. She is an expert on building new academic
programs and fostering institutional collaboration and has been
nationally recognized for her work in continuing education and
E-learning. She received the University Professional and Continuing
Education Association's most prestigious national recognition, the
Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership, in April 2011,
and the Richard Jonsen Award for Outstanding Contributions to the
E-learning Community from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational
Technologies in fall 2010.
Maes has served as both Senior Development Officer at K-State's
Educational Communications Center and as Co-Director of the
Institute for Academic Alliances.
In addition, Maes was the Assistant Dean and Director of Academic
Outreach in 1994-95 for the Division of Continuing Education and was
in charge of planning and resource development. From 1998 to 1999,
Maes was President of the University Professional Continuing
Education Association and, in 2000, she was elected to the
International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.
Demonstrating her commitment to advancing rural education, Maes
co-founded the Rural Clearinghouse for Lifelong Education and
Development in 1984, a national effort to improve rural access to
Maes received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, a Master's
Degree in Family and Child Development, and a Doctorate Degree in
Counseling and Educational Psychology, all from Kansas State
K-State Affiliate for 2+2 Kansas Programs
As the Affiliate
Site Manager for Kansas State University's Division of Continuing
Education, Jennifer Pfortmiller recruits students for K-State’s
online degree completion programs. In addition, she works to build
2+2 partnerships between K-State and all community colleges in the
state of Kansas as an option for students to remain in their home
area and still complete their degree online from K-State.
Jennifer's K-State office is based "in the field" at Barton
Community College, Great Bend, Kansas. This background and
experience working with the community colleges and universities
makes Jennifer well-rounded in understanding the policies,
procedures, and intricacies related to the community colleges and
Jennifer received her Master’s of Science Degree in Meat Science
from the University of Georgia and her Bachelor’s of Science Degree
in Food Science and Industry from Kansas State University.
U.S. Department of Labor
Adele Gagliardi has worked for the
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
for the past decade, where she has held a distinguished career
providing leadership in addressing issues impacting the workforce
Currently, Ms. Gagliardi is the Regional Director for the Office of
State Systems in ETA Region 5, which includes: Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and
Wisconsin. This office is responsible overseeing ETA grants to
States for employment and training and Unemployment Insurance
related programs. In this capacity, she works collaboratively with
workforce system partners to support and promote workforce solutions
which meet the needs of employers, workers, and communities.
Prior to her position as Regional Director, she served as the
Division Chief for Policy, Legislation and Regulation in ETA’s
Office of Policy Development and Research. She oversaw and conducted
the analysis and formulation of, and development of recommendations
for, legislative changes and policy initiatives for workforce
programs. In addition she coordinated the development of ETA
regulations, and oversaw liaison responsibilities with external
entities such as the Government Accountability Office.
Ms. Gagliardi has held several other roles within the agency,
including participating in an international learning exchange with
Human Resources Social Development Canada. She began her career at
ETA as a Presidential Management Fellow, and is a proud graduate of
Wayne State University Law School and of Michigan State University
and a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of
COLONEL BARRY ADAMS
J1, Joint Personnel Officer
Colonel Adams is a native of Bay City, Michigan. He
joined the US Army in 1983, joined the Kansas Army National Guard in
1985, and was later commissioned in 1988 from the ROTC program of
the University of Missouri.
His assignments include service with the 2-137th Infantry Battalion,
1-635th Armor Battalion, Army ROTC at Kansas State University, and
Joint Forces Headquarters- Kansas. He has commanded Company B,
1-635th Armor, 69th Troop Command, 1st Battalion (OCS), 235th
Regiment, and Recruiting and Retention Command. He is currently the
J1, Joint Personnel Officer, for the Kansas National Guard.
Colonel Adams’ civilian education includes a Bachelors and Masters
Degree from the University of Missouri, and a Masters of Strategic
Studies Degree from The US Army War College. His military education
includes Infantry Officer Basic Course, Scout Platoon Leaders
Course, Armor Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services
Staff School, Command and General Staff Officers Course, the Defense
Strategist Course, and the US Army War College.
Adams' military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star,
Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leave Clusters, Army
Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement
Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Humanitarian
Service Medal, NATO ISAF Medal, and the Master Recruiting Badge.
Kansas Board of Regents
Dr. Blake Flanders serves as Vice President for Workforce
Development for the Kansas Board of Regents. In this role, he is the
state leader for issues involving the postsecondary education and
training system in the development of a skilled workforce. His scope
of responsibility includes developing a policy agenda for
postsecondary technical education, curriculum evaluation, system
funding, benchmarks and accountability, and the management of
federal initiatives. He also serves as a member of the KansasWorks
State Workforce Board.
Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs