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 Sam Brownback
    Governor of the State of Kansas
    State Capitol Building-2nd Floor
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Ph:785-296-3232
    Vice Chairman
    Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D.
    Lt. Governor of the State of Kansas
    State Capitol Building
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Ph:785-296-2213
    Fx:785-296-5669

    President
    Edward H. Hammond
    Fort Hays State University
    600 Park Street
    Hays, KS 67601-4099
    Ph:785-628-4231
    Fx:785-628-4013
    Secretary-Treasurer
    Antonio Soave

    Secretary
    Kansas Department of Commerce
    1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 100
    Topeka, KS 66612-1354
    Ph:785-296-2741
    Fx:785-296-3665 

    Past President
    (vacant position)

    Director
    Mike O'Neal

    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
    Mike Lally, Regional Director
    Vice President
    Olsson Associates
    7301 West 133rd Street, Suite 200
    Overland Park, KS 66213
    Ph:913-381-1170
    F:913-381-1174
    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
    Brian Thomason, Regional Director
    CEO/General Manager
    Blue Valley Tele-Communications
    1559 Pony Express Hwy.
    Home, KS 66438
    Ph:785-799-3311


    Chad Luce, Deputy Regional Director
    Manager, Customer Relations
    Westar Energy
    818 South Kansas Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66618
    Ph:785-575-8097



     Region 3 - North Central Kansas
    Timothy R. Rogers, Regional Director
    Executive Director
    Salina Airport Authority
    3237 Arnold Avenue
    Salina, KS 67401
    Ph:785-827-3914
    Fx:785-827-2221
    Kent T. Heermann, Deputy Regional Director 
    Executive Director
    Regional Dev. Association of East Central Kansas
    719 Commercial / P.O. Box 703
    Emporia, KS 66801
    Ph:620-342-1600
    Fx:620-342-3223

     Region 4 - Northwest Kansas
    Jimmy Todd, Regional Director
    CEO/General Manager
    Nex-Tech
    P.O. Box 158
    Lenora, KS 67645
    Ph:785-567-4281

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

     Region 5 - Southwest Kansas
    Barbara Oringderff, Regional Director
    Editor/Publisher
    The Territorial Magazine
    P.O. Box E
    Garden City, KS 67846
    Ph:620-276-8793
    Fx:620-275-7597

    Pat Veesart, Deputy Regional Director
    PO Box 511
    Garden City, KS 67846
    Ph:620-272-1390 
     Region 6 - South Central Kansas
    John Prather, Regional Director
    Vice President-Corporate Relations
    Groendyke Transport, Inc.
    1224 W. 6th Ave.
    El Dorado, KS 67042
    Ph:316-321-6378
    Fx:316-321-2347
    Deputy Regional Director
    (vacant position)







     Region 7 - Southeast Kansas
    Pack St. Clair, Regional Director
    President
    Cobalt Boats
    1715 N. 8th
    Neodesha, KS 66757
    Ph:620-325-2653
    Fx:620-325-2361
    Daniel D. Mann, Deputy Regional Director 
    CEO
    Great Plains Development Authority
    1209 Corporate Drive #6
    Parsons, KS 67357 
    Ph:620-421-1228


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