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  1. Our History
  2. What We Do
Team Kansas began as the Kansas Cavalry in 1973 after Governor Robert Docking and a delegation of Kansas business leaders visited Japan. Initially, the organization had between 50 and 75 members. Early initiatives focused on recruitment missions to business centers and were built around business leader-to business leader connections and meetings.

Since then, the organization has continued to grow and change to meet current challenges. In 2013, the organization transitioned from the Cavalry to Team Kansas to reflect its current role as an economic development support group.
  1. Board of Directors
  2. Silver Stirrup Award

  1. Chairman
    Governor Laura Kelly
    Governor of the State of Kansas
    State Capitol Building
    300 S.W. 10th Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Ph:785-296-3232
    Vice Chairman
    Lt. Governor David Toland
    Lt. Governor of the State of Kansas
    State Capitol Building
    300 S.W. 10th Avenue

    Topeka, KS 66612
    Ph:785-368-8500

    President 
    Blake Schreck
    Lenexa Chamber of Commerce/EDC
    11180 Lackman Road

    Lenexa, KS 66219
    Ph:913-888-1414



    Secretary-Treasurer
    David Toland

    Secretary
    Kansas Department of Commerce
    1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 100
    Topeka, KS 66612-1354
    Ph:785-296-2741
    Fx:785-296-3665 
    Vice President & Past President
    (Vacant Positions)
    Director
    Alan Cobb

    President & CEO
    The Kansas Chamber
    835 S.W. Topeka Blvd.
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Ph:785-357-6321
    Fx:785-357-4732


    Regional Directors

       
     Region 1 - East Central Kansas
    Paul Bean, Regional Director
    Executive Director
    Franklin County Development Council
    PO Box 580
    Ottawa, KS 66067
    Ph:785-242-1000



              
    Steve Jack, Deputy Regional Director
    Executive Director
    Leavenworth County Development Corporation
    1294 Eisenhower Road
    Leavenworth, KS 66048
    Ph:913-727-6111
    Fx:913-727-5515
                 



     Region 2 - Northeast Kansas
    Matt Pivarnik, Regional Director
    President & CEO
    Greater Topeka Partnership
    719 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 100
    Topeka, KS 66603
    Ph:785-234-2644



    Ebony Clemons-Ajibolade, Deputy Regional Director
    Senior Economic Development Manager
    Evergy
    818 South Kansas Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66618
    Ph:316-299-7429



     Region 3 - North Central Kansas
    Mitch Robinson, Regional Director
    President
    Salina Community Econ. Dev. Organization
    120 West Ash Street
    Salina, KS 67401Ph:785-404-3131




    Kent T. Heermann, Deputy Regional Director 
    President
    Regional Dev. Association of East Central Kansas
    719 Commercial 
    Emporia, KS 66801
    Ph:620-342-1600
    Fx:620-342-3223


     Region 4 - Northwest Kansas
    Robert Muirhead, Regional Director
    Vice President, Customer Service
    Midwest Energy, Inc.
    1330 Canterbury Drive
    Hays, KS 67601
    Ph:785-650-2502


    Roger Hrabe, Deputy Regional Director
    Director
    Rooks County Economic Development
    115 North Walnut
    Stockton, KS 67669
    Ph:785-425-6881


     Region 5 - Southwest Kansas
    Joann Knight, Regional Director
    Executive Director
    Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation
    PO Box 818
    Dodge City, KS 67801
    Ph:620-227-9501

             
    Maria Dennison, Deputy Regional Director
    Regional Director
    Kansas SBDC - Seward County Community College
    2215 N. Kansas Avenue
    Liberal, KS 67905
    Ph:620-417-1957


     Region 6 - South Central Kansas
    Andrew Nave, Regional Director
    Executive Vice President, Economic Development
    Greater Wichita Partnership
    501 East Douglas
    Wichita, KS 67202
    Ph:316-500-6650

             
    Kerri Falletti, Deputy Regional Director
    Director
    Cowley First-Cowley County Econ. Dev. Partnership
    311 E. 9th Avenue
    Winfield, KS 67156
    Ph:620-221-9951
                  
     Region 7 - Southeast Kansas
    Brad Reams, Regional Director
    Director, Great Plains Industrial Park
    Grow Labette
    112 S. 17th Street
    Parsons, KS 67357
    Ph:620-421-7030





    Deputy Regional Director
    (Vacant Position)





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