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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. 

Laura Kelly, Governor

State of Kansas

 

Patty Clark, Deputy Secretary

Kansas Department of Commerce

 

Scott Grandon, Business Manager

Pipe Fitters Local 533

 

Matthew Hall, Business Agent

Teamsters Local 696

 

David Harwood, Sr Vice President {Chair}

Terracon Consultants

 

Laura Howard, Secretary

DCF / Rehabilitation Services

 

Shaun Junkins, Machinist

Beech Aircraft

 

Sara Koehn, Human Resource Director

Western Plains Medical Complex

 

Julia Lynn, Senator

Kansas Legislature

 

Sheila Martinez, CEO

ASK Associates-Conference Management Solutions

 

Laurie Minard, VP of Human Resources

Garmin International

 

Todd Newkirk, International Representative

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

 

Darrell Pankratz, CEO

PrairieLand and Partners/John Deer

 

Neelima Parasker, CEO

SnapIT Solutions

 

Carol Perry, VP Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer {Co-Chair}
Stormont Vail Healthcare

 

Rob Roberts, Chief Elected Official

Local Area 5

 

Stephanie Rupp, Human Resource MGR.

Mosaic Industries

 

Suzanne Scott, Human Resource Director

Spirit Aero

 

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

 

Perry Wiggins, Governor's Military Council

Military Transition Employment

 

Jermaine Wilson, Mayor

Leavenworth, Kansas

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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