Month: January 2022

New Year, Renewed Commitment

FlagshipKansas.Tech officers, board members to further boost mission, grow support

(Wichita, Kan.) Technology companies continue to find themselves accelerating to meet current market needs and position themselves for the future. According to CompTIA, the tech industry makes a 10-billion-dollar impact on the Kansas economy.

FlagshipKansas.Tech, in its commitment to lift up Kansas’ powerhouse technology industry, has announced the appointment of three new members and a slate of new officers to its board of directors.

Rick Ehresman, President of Spectrum, Inc.; Megan Harper, Marketing and Sales Manager for Twin Valley and SKT; and Scott Sproul, President and CEO of Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, Inc. have joined the FlagshipKansas.Tech board of directors. Each will serve an initial three-year term.

In addition, FlagshipKansas.Tech 2022 board officers will include:

  • Chair – Luis Rodriguez, President of Keycentrix
  • Vice-Chair – Ben Sebree, Vice President of R&D and Technology for Civic Plus
  • Treasurer – Amanda Duncan, Vice President & Chief Development Officer for Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
  • Secretary – Rick Ehresman, President of Spectrum, Inc.

“We, of course, love to help attract new tech companies to Kansas, but we are even more eager to champion the amazing technology companies that are already here,” said Luis Rodriguez, President of Keycentrix and FlagshipKansas.Tech Board Chair. “Our state is a place where tech companies can thrive. We will do all we can to support the growth of technology companies in Kansas.

“The diverse experience from our new board members will enhance our commitment to amplifying Kansas as a top priority for tech companies, talent, and education,” said Ashley Scheideman, Executive Director of FlagshipKansas.Tech. “I look forward to our board members contributing their leadership gifts and ability to get the job done to help Kansas technology reach new heights in 2022,” Rodriguez added.

This year, FlagshipKansas.Tech will gain even more momentum in its efforts to raise awareness, attract and retain technology talent, and support technology workforce training and education initiatives in the state. Those interested in learning more about FlagshipKansas.Tech’s mission, membership, and/or collaboration opportunities can contact Executive Director Ashley Scheideman at ashley@flagshipkansas.tech or (316) 469-6800. The FlagshipKansas.Tech office is located in Suite 351 of Groover Labs, 334 N. St. Francis Avenue, Wichita.

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