01 Mar Kansas Chamber Announces 2023 Leadership Kansas Class
The Kansas Chamber announced Wednesday its 2023 Leadership Kansas class.
As one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership programs in the country, Leadership Kansas, or LK, is focused on developing and motivating Kansas leaders from across the state.
“The Kansas Chamber is excited to welcome the newest Leadership Kansas class – a great representation of the state’s demographics,” said Kansas Chamber President & CEO Alan Cobb (LK ’21). “Since 1979, LK has fostered greater awareness and understanding of statewide economic, business, and political issues among the leaders of our state. Graduates of the LK program have gone on to take on key leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels.”
Leadership Kansas received more than 600 nominations for the 2023 program. After a thorough and thoughtful application and selection process, the selection committee chose 40 individuals for the 2023 class. The committee and the Leadership Kansas Board of Advisors make every effort to ensure the class reflects the state in regard to geographic, ethnic, occupational, and gender diversity.
The program begins in April with an orientation session in Lawrence and ends in October with graduation after the completion of seven sessions. The other cities the 2023 class will visit for this year’s program include Garden City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa, Kansas City, Kan., Leavenworth, Salina, Pittsburg, Hutchinson, Wichita, El Dorado, Manhattan, and Topeka.
Throughout the seven-month program, the class interacts with a variety of experts and community leaders through three-day educational training sessions. The diverse discussion topics include business, education, agriculture, public policy, societal health, economic development, and government.
“Participants in the Leadership Kansas program receive once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet many of Kansas’ distinguished business and government leaders. They become stronger leaders, better prepared to contribute to their communities and our state,” said LK Executive Director Aaron Miller (LK ’16).
Leadership Kansas has more than 1,500 alumni. Click here to see a complete list of the 2023 Leadership Kansas class.