KANSAS - Key Persons


Aaron Keller

Job Titles:
  • Application Developer

Abby Works

Job Titles:
  • Chief of Staff Lieutenant Governor / Secretary of Commerce David Toland
Works earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Kansas State University, majoring in Food Science and Industry with a minor in Business Administration. She also received a master's degree in Advanced European and International Studies from Centre International de Formation Européenne. Prior to beginning work at the Department of Commerce, Works was an Agribusiness Development Coordinator at the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Abigail Crandall

Job Titles:
  • Regional Operations Manager

Adam Parker


Adam Roorbach

Job Titles:
  • Athletic Boxing Commissioner

Alana Sparkman


Alejandra Prieto

Job Titles:
  • Assistant Boxing Commission

Alejandro Rodriguez Arriaga

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist II

Alex McPhearson

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Amanda Ramsey

Job Titles:
  • WIF Grant Manager

Amber Cabrera

Job Titles:
  • Attorney

Andre Heath


Andrea Etzel

Job Titles:
  • Publications Manager

Andrea Horner

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Andrew Dailey

Job Titles:
  • Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Consultant ( DVOP )

Andrew Hayman

Job Titles:
  • CDBG Director

Andrew Jones

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant I

Angela Fraenza

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Supervisor

Angela Krahe

Job Titles:
  • Human Resource Professional

Anna Barron

Job Titles:
  • Receptionist

Anna O'Flannagan

Job Titles:
  • Program Manager

Anne Zajic

Job Titles:
  • CDBG Assistant Director

April Chiang

Job Titles:
  • International Project Manager

Arlene Richardson

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Ashely Conley

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Professional

Ashely Moore

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Professional

Ashley Drew

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Ayesha Murphy

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Babette Dixson

Job Titles:
  • Research and Contract Manager

Barbara Anderson

Job Titles:
  • Regional Project Manager

Barbara Hake

Job Titles:
  • Recruitment Project Manager, Kansas City Metro Region

Becca Flesher

Job Titles:
  • Creative Assistant

Becky Albers

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Becky Kester

Job Titles:
  • KIT / KIR Program Manager

Belinda Donley

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Beth Johnson

Job Titles:
  • Business Recruitment Project Manager, East Coast Region

Bettina Sparkes

Job Titles:
  • Program Manager, Alternative Workforce Specialist

Bob Gray

Job Titles:
  • Veterans Employment Representative DVOP

Bob North

Job Titles:
  • Chief
  • Counsel
  • Chief Counsel for the Kansas Department
Bob North serves as Chief Counsel for the Kansas Department of Commerce. Bob is responsible for Commerce operations and has served as Chief Counsel for Commerce since 2004. He has extensive experience in public financing, bond-funded economic development programs and other economic development incentives. Prior to joining Commerce, he was in private practice.

Brandon Hutton

Job Titles:
  • Broadband Program Manager of the Office of Broadband Development
  • Director of Advanced Technology

Brandon Markham

Job Titles:
  • Administrative Specialist

Braxton Hutchinson

Job Titles:
  • BASE Program Specialist

Brenda Mendez-Villa


Brett Sayre

Job Titles:
  • PEAK Program Manager

Bridgette Jobe

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Director of the Kansas Tourism Division at the Kansas Department
Bridgette Jobe is the Director of the Kansas Tourism Division at the Kansas Department of Commerce where she leads a dedicated staff of tourism professionals whose mission is to inspire travel to and throughout Kansas. As Director, she oversees the state's marketing to visitors, the publication of KANSAS! Magazine, the Kansas Agritourism program, and the Kansas Byways program. Bridgette joined Kansas Tourism in 2019. Previously, she spent over twenty-one years with the Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau. She is a past president of the Travel Industry Association of Kansas and served as chairman of the Kansas Governor's Council on Travel and Tourism. Bridgette is a life-long Kansan and an Original Dotte.

Carissa Contreras

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Professional

Carla Schupp

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Carol Lee

Job Titles:
  • Business Services Representative

Carol Manis


Carrie Doud

Job Titles:
  • Fiscal and Grant Manager

Casey Russell

Job Titles:
  • Broadband Infrastructure Program Manager

Celeste Coonrod

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Celia Vega

Job Titles:
  • Administrative Officer

Chad E. Hagedorn

Job Titles:
  • Compliance Monitor

Chang Lu


Chastity Troxel

Job Titles:
  • Registered Apprenticeship Coordinator

Cheryl Germann

Job Titles:
  • Poetry Out Loud Coordinator

Christa Taft

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist I

Christine Bohannon


Christopher Rowland

Job Titles:
  • Veterans Employment Representative

Chuck Alderson

Job Titles:
  • Program Manager

Colby Sharples-Terry

Job Titles:
  • PR & Communications Manager

Conor Nicholl

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Corissa Contreras

Job Titles:
  • RESA Supervisor

Corrie Ann Campbell

Job Titles:
  • Program Manager

Cory Keller

Job Titles:
  • Creative Director

Craig VanWey

Job Titles:
  • Manager, in - State Business Development Team, Southeast Region
  • State Business Development Project Manager

Curtis Young

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • KCAIC Director
Curtis Young serves as Director of the Kansas state arts agency, the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. He leads a team dedicated to supporting, promoting and expanding the role arts and culture play in education, workforce development and community well-being in our state. Prior to joining Commerce, he spent nine years with Florida's state arts agency, the Florida Division of Arts & Culture. A practicing theatre artist, Curtis holds a B.F.A. in Performance from the University of Memphis and an M.F.A. in Directing from Florida State University.

Cynthia Anderson

Job Titles:
  • RESEA Case Manager

Dale Tower

Job Titles:
  • DEI State Lead

Dandi Owens

Job Titles:
  • Director of Events

Daniel Culbertson

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant I DVOP

Danijela Crncic

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Danny Decker

Job Titles:
  • Physical Plant Supervisor Senior

Dashiell Hansen


David Eisenbarth


David Menotii

Job Titles:
  • DVOP - Program Consultant I

David Toland

Job Titles:
  • Lieutenant Governor of Kansas / Secretary of Commerce
David Toland is the 52 nd Lieutenant Governor of the State of Kansas and also serves as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce. A seventh-generation Kansan, Toland was appointed Secretary of Commerce by Governor Laura Kelly in January 2019 and Lieutenant Governor in January 2021. As Secretary of Commerce Toland has led Governor Kelly's efforts to transform the state's economy, directing a top-to-bottom overhaul of the Kansas Department of Commerce. His efforts at Commerce have included rebuilding its in-state, domestic and international business recruitment teams; launching the state's Office of Broadband Development; re-establishing the Kansas Main Street Program; revitalizing the state's Registered Apprenticeship program; designing and implementing the Kansas Framework for Growth strategic plan; and shepherding passage of the APEX Megaproject Bill, which gives Kansas one of the most aggressive economic development incentives in the country. Toland also led Governor Kelly's successful recruitment of the largest private sector investment in Kansas history, Panasonic Energy's $4 billion Electric Vehicle Battery plant in De Soto.

Deb Kohn

Job Titles:
  • Poetry Out Loud Co - Coordinator

Debbie Cherry

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Deborah Young

Job Titles:
  • TAA Case Manager

Deeann Davenport

Job Titles:
  • RESEA Case Manager

Dennis LaMunyon


Diana Feldhausen

Job Titles:
  • Administrative Officer

Donald Williams

Job Titles:
  • Veterans Employment Representative DVOP

Doug Bach


Dustin Troth

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Ebony Daniels

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Elaine Pelletier

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist II

Elisha Stone

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Professional

Elizabeth Heron

Job Titles:
  • Placemaking Community Development Specialist

Elizabeth Katsbulas

Job Titles:
  • Senior Administrative Specialist

Emily Artzer

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Emily Kelley


Erica Ramos

Job Titles:
  • Public Service Executive III

Erin Starr

Job Titles:
  • Program Manager

Gabriel Ortiz

Job Titles:
  • KCAIC Data Manager

Gary Westerman

Job Titles:
  • Regional Operations Manager LA II

George Carter

Job Titles:
  • Applications Developer

Gertrudis (Gert) Cozadd

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Gina Smith

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist I

Ginny Eardley

Job Titles:
  • CDBG Specialist

Glorianna Noland

Job Titles:
  • Social Media Coordinator

Hanna Neuner

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Heather Keller

Job Titles:
  • Coordinator
  • Executive

Heather Pierson

Job Titles:
  • Office Manager

Herla Reyes-Meza

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Supervisor

Hunter Feyerherm

Job Titles:
  • Website and Database Manager

Ingrid Evans

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Ivan Gonzalez

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Jade Piros de Carvalho

Job Titles:
  • Director of the Office of Broadband Development
Jade Piros de Carvalho was appointed Director of the Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) in June 2022. The mission of KOBD is to facilitate affordable and reliable high-speed internet service to every Kansan home and business. Prior to joining the Kansas Department of Commerce, Jade worked in advocacy for rural broadband expansion policy for a private Kansas internet service provider. She also served on the Hutchinson City Council for 10 years, including three terms as Mayor. Jade earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Wichita State University and a Master's degree in Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Missouri.

Jaicey Gillum

Job Titles:
  • Program Manager

Jaimee Salalac

Job Titles:
  • Administrative Specialist

James McCoy

Job Titles:
  • Center Manager

James Newins

Job Titles:
  • PEAK Consultant

Jason Foote


Jason Inman

Job Titles:
  • Technology Support Consultant

Jeff Freeman

Job Titles:
  • Recruitment Project Manager, Great Lakes Region

Jenifer Telshaw


Jennifer Bliss


Jennifer Dalton

Job Titles:
  • Accountant

Jennifer Lucas-Brown

Job Titles:
  • Business Systems Analyst

Jennifer Moore

Job Titles:
  • TAA Case Manager

Jennifer R. Rhoads

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Jessica Henry

Job Titles:
  • Operations Manager

Jessica Kemp

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Jill Hendershot

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Professional

Jill Zimmerman

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Jillian Fisher

Job Titles:
  • Deputy Executive Director

Jim Haugh - CIO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Information Officer
Jim Haugh joined Commerce in December of 2016 as the Chief Information Officer. Prior to Commerce, Haugh was a Cloud Services Architect for the State of Kansas. Haugh spent more than seven years at the Kansas Department of Transportation beginning as a System Software Analyst and leaving KDOT as the Enterprise Platform Support Supervisor. In 1992, Haugh earned his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Missouri Western University.

Jocelin Woods

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Professional

Jocile Arnoldy

Job Titles:
  • Procurement Officer

Jodie Wunder


Joe Torres

Job Titles:
  • Technology Support Consultant

John Gendron

Job Titles:
  • Manager, Referral Center Programs and Operations

John Ybarra

Job Titles:
  • Compliance Auditor

Jolene Ray

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist I

Jon Nerdal

Job Titles:
  • Technical Reseach Analyst
  • Technical Research Analyst

Jonathan Clayton

Job Titles:
  • Director of Economic Recovery

Jordan Roemerman

Job Titles:
  • Marketing Manager

Joseph "Ernie" Beaudet

Job Titles:
  • Northeast Region Project Manager
  • State Business Development Project Manager

Joseph "Joe" Walter

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Joseph Comfort

Job Titles:
  • Assistant Manager / Intensive Services Coordinator

Joseph Le

Job Titles:
  • Deputy Director

Joseph Mwagura

Job Titles:
  • Data and Research Analyst

Joshua Edgar

Job Titles:
  • Broadband Program Manager

Joshua McGinn

Job Titles:
  • Policy Analyst

Joy Hamsher

Job Titles:
  • Administrative Assistant

Juan Balderas

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist II

Julia Brown

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

JuliAnna Warren

Job Titles:
  • Veterans Employment Representative ( DVOP )

Julianna Zimmerman

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Justin Carper

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Trainer

Justin R. Smith

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Justin Watkins

Job Titles:
  • Legal Intern

Kaitlin Foley


Kansas Angel

Job Titles:
  • Investor Program
  • Investor Tax Credit
  • Investor Tax Credit, General Inquires

Karen Farrell

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Karl Kandt

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant I ( DVOP / WP )

Kate Van Steenhuyse

Job Titles:
  • KCAIC Assistant Director

Kateryna Mudrenko

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Kateryna Paramo

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Katrina O'Hara

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Kayla Cole


Kayla Savage

Job Titles:
  • Director of the Community Development Division at the Kansas Department
  • Director, Community Development Division
Kayla Savage is Director of the Community Development Division at the Kansas Department of Commerce. She provides direction for the following Community Development programs: Kansas Main Street, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Rural Opportunity Zones, Kansas Angels, Community Service Tax Credits and Community Development Block Grants. She represents Commerce on the Kansas Water Authority and Kansas State Fair Board. Before coming to Commerce, Kayla spent 14 years in nonprofit management and community development. She earned her BFA in Communications-Public Relations from Emporia State University and Master of Science in Community Development from Kansas State University.

Kelli Orender

Job Titles:
  • Industry Relations Manager

Kelly Collins

Job Titles:
  • Employment and Work Incentives Specialist
  • Public Service Admin II

Kelly Garcia

Job Titles:
  • Senior Administrative Assistant

Kelsey Haile

Job Titles:
  • Operations and Logistics Coordinator
Kelsey Haile serves as the Operations and Logistics Coordinator for the Lt. Governor and Secretary of Commerce. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Wichita State University and is currently earning her Masters of Public Administration. Kelsey has served in various economic development roles and interned with the Kansas Department of Commerce in 2021.

Kelsey Wendling

Job Titles:
  • Agritourism Manager

Kerri Falletti

Job Titles:
  • Grassroots Strategy Developer

Kesia Townsend

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist I

Kevin Crockett

Job Titles:
  • Specialist

Kevin Lee

Job Titles:
  • Business Service Representative

Kim Porter

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Kimberlyn Jones

Job Titles:
  • Digital Equity Program Manager

Kirstin Hadel

Job Titles:
  • Marketing Manager

Kylie Grater


Lana Davis

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Larissa Bohr

Job Titles:
  • Regional Operations Manager

Larry Lee

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Supervisor

Laura Hoppas

Job Titles:
  • Registered Apprenticeship Healthcare Sector Coordinator

Laura Kelly

Job Titles:
  • Governor
Laura Kelly is the 48th Governor of Kansas. She has made it her life's mission to fight for Kansas children and families on the job, in her community, as a four-term state senator and as governor. Kelly has prioritized fully funding public schools, expanding affordable healthcare, reforming the child welfare system and growing the Kansas economy - especially in rural communities - as Governor. Kelly is ready to bring people together and lead Kansas into the next chapter.

Leanne Garner

Job Titles:
  • RESEA Workforce Specialist

Leisa Shepherd

Job Titles:
  • Executive Assistant to Lieutenant Governor / Secretary of Commerce David Toland
Leisa has been with Commerce since 2019 and oversees scheduling and administrative functions for Lt. Governor/Commerce Secretary Toland. Prior to joining Commerce, she held various administrative roles with prominent Topeka employers including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas and Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. She also has several years of executive-level administrative experience with an association management/lobbying firm and just prior to joining Commerce, with Topeka Metro. Leisa studied business management at Washburn University and is a proud lifelong Kansan.

Lesa Anderson

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Lidia Smith

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Linda Hunsicker

Job Titles:
  • CDBG Specialist

Linette Miller

Job Titles:
  • in - State Business Development Project Manager, Southwest Region
  • State Business Development Project Manager

Lisa Hecker

Job Titles:
  • Byways and Signage Manager

Lisa Smith

Job Titles:
  • Human Resource Professional

Logun S. Dizmang

Job Titles:
  • Services Specialist

Lynette Courtney

Job Titles:
  • TAA Case Manager

Mark Adame


Mark Wolf

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Service Specialist

Marla Canfield

Job Titles:
  • in - State Business Development Project Manager, South Central Region
  • State Business Development Project Manager

Mary Perez

Job Titles:
  • Team Kansas Consultant

Mathew Leiker

Job Titles:
  • TAA Case Manager

Matt Godinez

Job Titles:
  • Director of Performance and Programming
Matt Godinez is the Director of Performance and Programming. In this role, Matt takes an organization-wide view to improve and streamline programs throughout the Department of Commerce, develop metrics to gauge the results of programming and engage with external stakeholders. He assists in continual development and monitoring of the department's strategic plan, process improvement, customer service and agency priority goals. Matt previously served as the Executive Director of the Chanute Regional Development Authority and the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission. Matt has been named one of the Top 50 Economic Developers in North America, Top 40 under 40 in Economic Development and Leadership Kansas Class of 2019. In 2022, Matt received his Master Economic Development Practitioner designation from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Megan VanDruff

Job Titles:
  • Specialist

Melanie Manry


Melissa Graham

Job Titles:
  • Fiscal Analyst

Melissa Guerrero

Job Titles:
  • Foreign Labor Certification Representative

Melissa Pugh

Job Titles:
  • Storekeeper

Michael Feiveson

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Michael Harold

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Michael Long

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant I DVOP

Mike Armstrong

Job Titles:
  • Technology Support Consultant

Mike Beene

Job Titles:
  • Assistant Secretary
Mike Beene serves as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce, overseeing Workforce Services, Human Resources, Building Services and Workforce AID for the Kansas Department of Commerce. Beene started with the agency in January 2007 as a Regional Director in Southeast Kansas (Workforce Services Division). His duties include oversight of all federal workforce programs and grants, in addition to the 23 workforce centers located across the state. Beene received a Master's degree in Education from Kansas State University. Prior to his career with the Department of Commerce, he was an educator and administrator in both secondary and postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

Misty Woolery

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Mona Carver

Job Titles:
  • Travel Information Centers Manager

Morgan Barnes

Job Titles:
  • Engagement and Outreach Manager

Mostafa Hasan

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Nadira Hazim-Patrick

Job Titles:
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary for the Department
Nadira Hazim-Patrick serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Department of Commerce. She manages the recruitment team and in-state business teams within the Business Development Division. Nadira directs and aligns teams to recruit new businesses to Kansas while continuing the growth and retention of existing business. Nadira joined the Commerce team in 2002 as field staff for the Community Development Block Grant Program and has over 30 years of experience in state government. Most recently, Nadira led the Business Finance Team which includes oversight and compliance of our statewide incentive programs. Nadira holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University.

Nancy McNealey

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Supervisor

Natalia Mason

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist III

Nickole McCarthy

Job Titles:
  • RESEA Program Specialist

Norma Ramos

Job Titles:
  • TAA Case Manager

Pamala Green

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Patricia Howell

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist ( TAA )

Patrick Lowry

Job Titles:
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
Patrick Lowry joined the Department of Commerce team in June 2022. He helps promote the best Kansas has to offer with the purpose of enticing new businesses into the state and retaining existing businesses. A long-time newspaper editor and publisher, Lowry also has led marketing/communications efforts at the Kansas Health Institute and the Community Care Network of Kansas. He earned his bachelor's in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University and an Executive MBA from Benedictine College.

Perry L. Wiggins

Job Titles:
  • Executive Director Governor 's Military Council

Petra Aguilera-Trejo

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist I

Phyllis LaShell

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

RA MFG

Job Titles:
  • MFG Sector Coordinator

Rachel Willis

Job Titles:
  • Director of Legislative Affairs
Rachel Willis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Communications. She also received a master's degree in Public Administration with a focus in non-profit leadership from the University of Kansas. Rachel has over a decade of experience in educational nonprofit management and most recently was a lobbyist advocating for a variety of interests at small public affairs firm in Topeka.

Rachéll Rowand

Job Titles:
  • Program Manager

Randi Tveitaraas Jack

Job Titles:
  • Deputy Director, International Division

Raymond Clay

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant I

Rhonda Crook

Job Titles:
  • Accountant

Rhonda Harris

Job Titles:
  • Director of Minority & Women - Owned Business

Richard Martinez

Job Titles:
  • HPIP Program Manager

Robert McLaughlin

Job Titles:
  • Design Specialist

Rosanne Arellano

Job Titles:
  • Senior Administrative Assistant

Russell Sharff

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant

Ryan Wills

Job Titles:
  • Special Assistant to Lieutenant Governor Toland
Ryan Wills is the Special Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce, David Toland. Wills previously served as the Manager of Constituent Services and Hospitality Industry Liaison for the Kansas Department of Commerce. He was also a project coordinator on the Back to Business Team where he helped with the administration of Small Business Working Capital Grants. Previous to Commerce, Wills held various management roles within the hospitality, restaurant, and music industries.

Sabrina Tillman


Salih Doughramaji

Job Titles:
  • Economic Development Representative

Sam Blasi

Job Titles:
  • Attorney
  • Staff Attorney

Sandra Holloway

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Sandy Brown - CHRO

Job Titles:
  • Director of Human Resources
Sandy Brown joined the Department of Commerce in 2004 as a Human Resource Professional. Before joining Kansas Commerce, she served as a Human Resource Professional with Kansas Department of Human Resources. Previously, she served as JTPA Case Manager in Emporia. She studied business at Wichita State University.

Sandy Cole

Job Titles:
  • Senior Administrative Assistant

Sandy Votaw

Job Titles:
  • Administrative Office Assistant

Sara Bloom

Job Titles:
  • Community Development Specialist IDA and CSP Tax Credit Program Coordinator

Sarah DeLuna

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Professional

Scott Sewell

Job Titles:
  • Main Street Program Director

Sharla Newton

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist I

Sheena Thomas

Job Titles:
  • Program Manager

Shelley Paasch

Job Titles:
  • Broadband Partnerships Coordinator

Shelly Jones

Job Titles:
  • Federal Grants Program Manager

Shelly Thompson

Job Titles:
  • Public Service Executive II

Sherri Guerra

Job Titles:
  • TAA Case Manager

Sherry Heim

Job Titles:
  • Project Director of KHPOP

Sherry Rentfro

Job Titles:
  • Chief Fiscal Officer
Sherry Rentfro joined Commerce in June of 2014 as Fiscal Analyst and became the Chief Fiscal Officer in February 2018. Prior to Commerce, she worked for over 10 years managing the accounting and finances of a non-profit association that serves the telecommunications industry in Kansas. She earned a BBA in Finance from Washburn University and MBA from Baker University.

Sondra Serviss

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Sonia Herrington

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist - RESEA

Stephanie M. Wilder

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Stephen Blanchard

Job Titles:
  • Veterans Employment Representative

Stephen Shelton

Job Titles:
  • Broadband Data and GIS Analyst

Summer Hall

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Services Specialist

Susan Weidenbach

Job Titles:
  • Public Service Executive

Susannah Kohler

Job Titles:
  • Program Consultant I

Suzi Lenker

Job Titles:
  • Workforce Professional

Tambra Miller

Job Titles:
  • MFG Sector Coordinator

Tara Logan

Job Titles:
  • Program Specialist

Theo Stavropoulos

Job Titles:
  • Communications Coordinator

Tiffany Nixon

Job Titles:
  • Manager, Referral Center Operations

Tim Parks

Job Titles:
  • CDBG Specialist

Tim Zimmerman

Job Titles:
  • State Business Development Project Manager

Tonya Carlson

Job Titles:
  • TAA Program Manager

Trent Howerton

Job Titles:
  • Policy Manager

Trisha Purdon

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Director, Office of Rural Prosperity
Trisha joined Commerce in 2021 as the Director of the Office of Rural Prosperity. Trisha previously held rural economic developer leadership roles in both city and county-levels for over a decade. She earned a bachelor's degree in Social Welfare, focusing on public policy, from the University of Kansas (KU). She also earned a master's degree in Public Administration from KU, concentrating on local government management as a part of the Kansas University City Managers and Trainees Alumni Organization program. A native of Kansas, she grew up in the small town of Kiowa.

Vernon Hurd

Job Titles:
  • Northwest Region Project Manager
  • State Business Development Project Manager

Wallace Vaughn

Job Titles:
  • Public Service Executive

Wendi Lucero

Job Titles:
  • Public Service Administrator

Wendy Inzunza

Job Titles:
  • MSFW Monitor / Advocate

Whitney Medlam

Job Titles:
  • TAA Case Manager

Wiley Smith

Job Titles:
  • in - State Business Development Project Manager, Wichita Metro Region
  • State Business Development Project Manager