Wichita Area Outlook Team

The purpose of the Wichita Area Outlook Team is to provide a forum for collecting, exchanging and reporting business and industry information. The information content and presentation is designed to improve planning, forecasting and business effectiveness of members and their constituents. The primary focus of the team is identifying events and trends that affect the Wichita metropolitan area economy.

  • Amanda Duncan — President and Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.
    Phone: 316-321-1485
  • Anand Desai — Dean, W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University
    Phone: 316-978-6403
  • Chris Goebel — Chairman/CEO, Star Lumber & Supply Co., Inc.
    Phone: 316-946-1564
  • Cindy Claycomb — Director of WSU Ventures, Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning, Wichita State University
    Phone: 316-978-3200
  • Dave Franson — President, Wichita Aero Club
    Phone: 316-652-1212
  • David Gartner — Head of Engineering Single Aisle Projects, Airbus Americas Engineering, Inc.
    Phone: 316-686-4849
  • Don Sherman — Vice President of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships, Westar Energy
    Phone: 316-299-7456
  • Evan Funk — Market President, Sunflower Bank, NA
    Phone: 316-394-1377
  • Gary Schmitt — Division Director of Commercial Banking & Real Estate Lending, INTRUST Bank, N.A.
    Phone: 316-383-1964
  • Jeff Fluhr — President, Greater Wichita Partnership
    Phone: 316-641-5962
  • Jeff Weiford — Vice President, GLMV Architecture
    Phone: 316-265-9367
  • John Bardo — President, Wichita State University
    Phone: 316-978-3001
  • Karen Cox — CEO, ProviDRs Care
    Phone: 316-683-0665
  • Ken Wells — CEO, Key Construction, Inc.
    Phone: 316-263-9515
  • Kevin Turpin — Founder and CEO, PK Companies
    Phone: 316-866-2955
  • Kyle Orndorff — President of IMA, Inc.
    Phone: 316-267-9221
  • Linda Jolly — Executive Director, El Dorado, Inc.
    Phone: 316-321-1485
  • Lynn Preheim — Office Managing Partner, Stinson Leonard Street
    Phone: 316-268-7930
  • Mark Schmelzle — Senior VP at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.
    Phone: 316-291-4024
  • Marlin Penner — President, John T. Arnold Associates Inc.
    Phone: 316-263-7242