Board of Directors

Our board of directors is a distinguished group of community leaders. Their strategic guidance steers the direction of our organization.

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Walter Berry
Board Chair
Executive Chairman
Berry Companies


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Jennifer Szambecki
Vice Chair
Chief of Staff

Headshot of Sue Tirukonda.

Sue Tirukonda, CFP
Treasurer / Finance Chair

Financial Advisor
Cordell Wealth Management

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Gene Camarena
Community Investment Chair

La Raza Pizza, Inc.

Headshot of Doug Ledbetter.

Doug Ledbetter
Resource Development Chair
Ernst & Young LLP

Headshot of Moji Rosson.

Moji Rosson
Governance Chair

Director of Growth Strategies and Community Impact
Meritrust Credit Union

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Bobby Gandu
Strategic Planning Chair

Assistant Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
Wichita State University


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Sarah Andrews
Senior Initiatives Lead for Wichita
Stand Together

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Ron Baker
Project Manager /
Sports Medicine

Ascension Via Christi

Cornell Beard
District President and Directing Business Representative
IAM & AW District Lodge #70

Brian Burnett
Business Manager, Financial Secretary-Treasurer
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 441

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Ebony S. Clemons
Sr. Economic
Development Manager

Margaret Dechant
CEO, Partner and
Wealth Advisor

6 Meridian

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Adam Dunn
VP & Chief Financial Officer
Martin K. Eby Construction Co., Inc.

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Bradley Dyer
Business Development
Credit Union of America

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Ricki Ellison
Director of Talent, Workforce Development, and Community Engagement
Greater Wichita Partnership

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Lindsi Fulcher
Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Emprise Bank

Patricia Hardin
American Postal Workers Union #735

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MaeLauren Hudson
Wealth Advisor
6 Meridian

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Donna Lin Niles
Global Partner Innovation Leader

Judy Pierce
Wichita-Hutchinson Labor Federation of Central Kansas

Dr. William Polite Jr. 
Director of Equity,
Diversity & Accountability
Wichita Public Schools

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Jesse Romo
Director of Airports
City of Wichita

Carol Russell
Communication Workers of America #6402

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Gary Schmitt
Managing Director

Tonya Sudduth
Head of U.S. Strategy

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John Trowbridge
Senior Vice President of Business Development

Dr. Sheree Utash
WSU Tech

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Katie Warren
United Teachers of Wichita

Johnathan Weigand
Director of Strategic Initiatives
J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

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Justin Welner
Senior Vice President, Chief Administration & Compliance Officer
Spirit AeroSystems

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Bradley White
Senior Vice President of Global Programs
Textron Aviation