Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Pittsburg area June 24-26

July 9, 2015

For more information contact:
John Federico
Executive Director
Leadership Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. (June 23, 2015) - The Pittsburg area will play host to the 2015 Leadership Kansas class June 24-26.

During this programming session, 39 members of Leadership Kansas will participate in discussions related to technology in the construction industry, polymer research, transportation, affordable housing, Project 17, and sustainability and growth in Southeast Kansas. The group will also participate in tours of the Robert W. Plaster Center, Millers Professional Imaging/Mpix, participate in a hands-on tour of construction simulators in the PSU School of Construction, and enjoy dinner with PSU President Dr. Steve Scott at the Crossland House . Additionally, the Leadership Kansas Board of Trustees will meet in Pittsburg on Wednesday afternoon for their annual Board Retreat.  They will host the Class for a SEK Reception at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts later that evening.

Over the course of the six-month program, the class will engage in discussions with top experts on the key issues facing Kansas. The Pittsburg area is the second of the six communities to host the 2015 Leadership Kansas class. Other locations include: Dodge City/Garden City, the KC Metro area, Goodland/Colby, Hutchinson/Wichita/El Dorado, Fort Riley/Manhattan/Topeka, and an optional session in Salina.

Leadership Kansas is one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership programs in the country. Established by the Kansas Chamber in 1979, the program is celebrating its 37th year of educating and motivating Kansas leaders from all four corners of the state. The Leadership Kansas program remains committed to its original mission to inspire persons to maintain involvement in the social, business and political fabric of our Kansas communities. 

Leadership Kansas is currently accepting nominations for applicants for next year's program which will begin in April of 2016 at www.leadershipkansas.org.

The Kansas Chamber, with headquarters in Topeka, is the leading statewide pro-business advocacy group moving Kansas towards becoming the best state in America to live and work. The Chamber represents small, medium and large employers all across Kansas. The mission of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce is to continually strive to improve the economic climate for the benefit of every business and citizen and to safeguard our system of free, competitive enterprise. 

For more information on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, visit www.kansaschamber.org.