I’m honored to be the new President & CEO of the Kansas Chamber. I’ve spent the last 28 years working closely with the Kansas Chamber as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, the last 4 years as Speaker of the House. During that time I admired the Chamber’s leadership on business issues and shared the same goals and vision as the Kansas Chamber with regard to striving to improve the economic climate for Kansas citizens and businesses and promoting free enterprise and limited government intrusion. I’m very bullish on the future of our great State and the prospect of a pro-business and pro-jobs focus in the Kansas Statehouse.
Kansas has a lot going for it and we can leverage these attributes into a more powerful state economic engine. With some of the best schools in America, a well-prepared workforce, an excellent transportation system, an improved legal climate, a positive regulatory environment, and available natural resources, Kansas is well positioned to move to the next level.
Highlights of our recent advocacy to lower business costs:
Past advocacy wins are:
The Kansas Chamber listens closely to our members who employ thousands of Kansans – companies of all sizes ranging from the largest to, importantly, many of the smallest in the state. The Chamber compares our state with other progressive states, benchmarking the performance of the Kansas economy.
The Kansas Chamber’s lobbying force is skilled and effective in articulating the employer message in the corridors and committee rooms at the Capitol. Further increasing our influence, the Chamber effectively partners with many groups that share our objective of lowering the costs of doing business in Kansas. The Kansas Chamber develops data to drive an aggressive pro-business legislative agenda. We take a progressive business message to the decision-makers in the statehouse. Further, we back up our pro-business positions with electoral activism.
The Kansas Chamber is clearly the force for business in Topeka. The Board of Directors and I encourage every employer in Kansas to join our statewide business organization. Help us improve the Kansas economy while we protect our system of free enterprise.
United for Business -
President & CEO
Kansas Chamber of Commerce