Thirty citizens from the Wichita region have been selected to participate in the 2019 Leadership Wichita class, an immersive leadership experience presented by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. This class will join the more than 1,000 other individuals who have committed to become stronger leaders for the community since the program was launched in 1983.
Participants are identified through a nomination process, followed by submission of a formal application to the program’s Board of Trustees for selection. The 2019 class will participate in nine sessions that cover issues such as the future vision for Wichita, economic development, the impact of ensuring a highly-educated population, the importance of consensus within government, and executing their leadership skills through real-life examples, group discussions and collaboration.
The first session of the 2019 Leadership Wichita class will begin Thursday, Aug. 22 and the program will conclude Wednesday, Nov. 20 with a celebratory reception.
2019 Leadership Wichita Class:
Fabian Armendariz, Wichita Public Schools-USD 259
Marquetta Atkins, Camp Destination Innovation Inc., WeKan, & The Seed House
Tiffany Bell, Wichita Symphony
Kristen Buckles, Fidelity Bank
Alejo Cabral, W
Col. Joe Dessenberger, Kansas Air National Guard
Kristi Dowell, Wichita Public Library
Amanda Duncan, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
Renee Duxler, Douglas Design District
Brian Gensch, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LP
Dalton Glasscock, Sedgwick County Republican Party
Dr. Teri Hall, Wichita State University
Mike Heldstab, US Senator Jerry Moran
Britten Kuckelman, WSU Tech
Rosemary Lesser, Airbus Americas
Adrienne Marmillion, Textron Aviation
Chad McDaniel, Emprise Bank
Jonathan McRoy, United States Air Force - McConnell AFB
Mother Eli Montes, St. John's Episcopal Church
Josh Newman, Westar Energy
Ty Patton, McCurdy Auction, LLC
Kami Power, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Todd Ramsey, Apples & Arrows
Ariel Rodriguez, Rise Up For Youth
Deputy Chief Jose Salcido, Wichita Police Department
Holli Schletzbaum, Kansas Global Trade Services
Sheena Schmutz, Sedgwick County
Joseph Shepard, Newman University
Justan Shinkle, Foulston Siefkin LLP
Matt Thibault, Health ICT & Kansas Business Group on Health
Please join us in congratulating this year's class!