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-2nd Floor
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Ph:785-296-3232
    Vice Chairman
    Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers
    Lt. Governor of the State of Kansas
    State Capitol Building
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Ph:785-296-2213
    Fx:785-296-5669

    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 

    Past President
    (Vacant Position)

    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
    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
    Matt Pivarnik, Regional Director
    President & CEO
    Topeka Chamber & GO Topeka
    120 S.E. Sixth Avenue, Suite 110
    Topeka, KS 66603
    Ph:785-234-2644




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

              

               
    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
    Bob 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
    KSBDC Regional Director
    Seward County Community College/ATS
    PO Box 1137
    Liberal, KS 67905
    Ph:


     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
    22193 Tupper Street, Suite 1
    Winfield, KS 67156
    Ph:620-221-9951                     
                
     Region 7 - Southeast Kansas
    Regional Director
    (Vacant Position)





    Deputy Regional Director 
    (Vacant Position)



     


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