Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Hutchinson/Wichita area June 26-28

June 20, 2013

For more information, contact:

John Federico Executive Director Leadership Kansas 785-290-0017 785-554-6866

Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Hutchinson/Wichita area June 26-28

TOPEKA, KAN. (June 20, 2013) - South Central Kansas will play host to the 2013 Leadership Kansas class on June 26-28.

During this, their second session, the 40 members of the 2013 Leadership Kansas class will meet with Robin Jennison, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, tour Spirit AeroSystems and the National Center for Aviation Training, participate in an oil and gas industry overview, visit the Wichita Art Museum and tour the El Dorado Correctional Facility. In addition, the group will participate in an entrepreneurism panel with some of Wichita's most established and emerging entrepreneurs.

Over the course of the six-month regional meetings, the class will engage in discussions with top experts on the key issues facing Kansas. The Wichita area is the second of the six communities to host the 2013 Leadership Kansas class. Other locations include: Colby/Goodland, the KC Metro area, Pittsburg, Topeka, and Garden City.

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 35th 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 accepting nominations for applicants for next year's program which will begin in April of 2014 at www.leadershipkansas.org.

The Kansas Chamber, with headquarters in Topeka, is the leading statewide pro-business advocacy group moving Kansastowards becoming the best state in Americato live and work. The Chamber represents small, medium and large employers all across Kansas. For more information on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, go to www.kansaschamber.org.