Board of Directors

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

Headshot of Jodi Noah.

Jodi Noah
Board Chair
Vice President
Textron Aviation

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Headshot of Craig Anderson.

Craig Anderson
Vice Chair

President
Equity Bank

Adam Dunn
Treasurer / Finance Chair

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

Steve Dixon
Immediate Past Chair

President
P.B. Hoidale Co., Inc.

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Jennifer Szambecki
Community Investment Chair
Marketing Director
Hutton

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Doug Ledbetter
Resource Development Chair
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Laurie Labarca
Governance Chair

President
Ascension Via Christi

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Bobby Gandu
Strategic Planning Chair

Assistant Vice President
and Director of
Admissions

Wichita State University

Paul Babich
At Large Appointee

Former President
United Teachers of Wichita

Diane Iseman
At Large Appointee

Communications & PR Manager
INTRUST Bank

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Ebony Clemons-
Ajibolade
At Large Appointee
Sr. Economic
Development Manager

Evergy

DIRECTORS

Paul Allen
Chief Executive
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

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

Walter Berry
CEO
Berry Companies, Inc.

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

Gene Camarena
President
La Raza Pizza, Inc.

Margaret Dechant
CEO, Partner and
Wealth Advisor

6 Meridian

Patricia Hardin
President
American Postal Workers Union #735

Rich Kerschen
CEO and Chairman of the Board
The Law Company

Kevin Matthies
Senior Vice President,
Quality and Engineering
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Jesse Morris
SVP/Assistant CFO
Union State Bank

Judy Pierce
President
Wichita-Hutchinson Labor Federation of Central Kansas

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

 

Moji Rosson
Director of Growth Strategies
Meritrust Credit Union

Carol Russell
President
Communication Workers of America #6402

Amy Schafer
Former Director of Advertising
Wichita State University

Tonya Sudduth
VP, Operations and Wichita Site
Bombardier Learjet

Sue Tirukonda, CFP
Financial Advisor
Cordell Wealth Management

 

Sheree Utash
President
WSU Tech

Jeffrey Weiford
Executive Vice President
GLMV Architecture

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

 

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Lavonta Williams
Community Advocate

Catie Shaffer
Women United Steering Committee Chair
GLMV Architecture

 

Cecilia Thibault
Young Leaders United Steering Committee Chair
INTRUST Bank

Jadie Chauncey
Students United
WSU Student