Board Members


The KANSASWORKS State Board serves as a review board and change agent empowered with the responsibility of making recommendations to the Governor and to state agencies to align workforce development with the needs of economic development in the state. 

Mike Beene, Director, Employment Services

Kansas Department of Commerce

 

Mike Brown, General Managing Partner {Vice Chair}

Brown Midwest, LLC

 

Gregg Burden, Executive Director

Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs

 

Clark Coco, Dean, Washburn Tech

Washburn University

 

Jeff Colyer, M.D., Governor

State of Kansas

 

Ken Daniel, Founder/Chairman {Chair}

Midway Sales & Distributing, Inc.

 

Michael Donnelly, Director Rehab Services

Kansas Department for Children & Families

 

Eddie Estes, President

Western Kansas Manufacturers Assn.

 

Gayle Goetz, Director, Community Advancement

National Center for Aviation Training

 

Lana Gordon, Secretary

Kansas Department of Labor

 

David Harwood, Senior Vice President

Terracon Consultant

 

Robert Haynes, IBEW

Organized Labor Representative

 

Marvin Kleeb, State Legislator

Kansas Legislature

 

Julia Lynn, Senator

Kansas Legislature

 

Jim Maher, Associate

Omaha Steak Inc.

 

Criss Mayfield, Workforce Readiness Director

Human Resources/Workforce Consultant

 

Laurie Minard, VP of Human Resources

Garmin International

 

Angelo Mino, Senior Management- People Excellence Dept

Earp Distribution

 

Todd Newkirk, International Representative

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

 

Darrell Pankratz, CEO

PrairieLand and Partners/John Deere

 

Carol Perry, VP Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer
Stormont Vail Healthcare

 

Rob Roberts, Chief Elected Official

Local Area 5

 

Gene Sicard, Assistant Business Manager

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

 

Scott Smathers, Vice President for Workforce Development
Kansas Board of Regents

 

Dave Unruh, County Commissioner

Sedgwick County

Contact Us

The KANSASWORKS State Board is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Any individual with a disability may request accommodations by emailing workforcesvcs@ks.gov, TDD 711 or 1-800-766-3777. Requests should be made at least (5) working days in advance of the event. 

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