Board Members

Joe Caldwell
Joe Caldwell
Immediate Past Chairman


Bartlett & West
Division Director

John Rider
John Rider
Chairman


BNSF Railway
Regional Manager, Economic Development

Julie Hill Dean
Julie Dean
Vice Chairman


Mid America Bank
Business Development Officer



TBD
Secretary/Treasurer



Todd Winters
Permanent Board Member


City of Gardner
Mayor


Jason Leib
Permanent Board Member


Gardner Edgerton Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO


Aaron Otto
Aaron Otto
Permanent Board Member


Johnson County
Airport Executive Director/Assistant to the County Manager


Cory Claxton
Cory Claxton
Board Member


Penny’s Concrete
Director of Ready-Mix Operations & Safety


Justin Duff
Board Member


VanTrust Real Estate
Sr. Director, Development


Brian Johanning
Brian Johanning
Board Member


Superior Bowen
Vice President – Business Development 


Arlen Kleinsorge
Board Member


McCownGordon Construction
Project Executive


Rachel Laffitte
Board Member


Burns & McDonnell
Business Analyst


Jim Lehman
Jim Lehman
Board Member


Central Bank of Midwest
Senior Vice President

Tom Mertz
Tom Mertz
Board Member


TradeNet Publising
CEO



Travis Schram
Board Member


Grata Development
President

Steve Shute
Steve Shute
Board Member


City of Gardner
Council Member


Josh Smith
Board Member


Johnson County Community College
Program Director, Transportation


Chris Stara
Chris Stara
Board Member


TSL

Roger Summers
Roger Summers
Board Member


Fogel-Anderson Construction Co.
Vice President / Marketing & Business Development