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.

  • Alicia Thompson — Superintendent of Schools, Wichita Public Schools
    Phone: 316-973-4580
  • Anand Desai — Dean, W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University
    Phone: 316-978-6403
  • Brian Burrus — Risk Advisor, IMA, Inc.
    Phone: 316-266-6530
  • Chris Goebel — President/CEO, Star Lumber & Supply Co., Inc.
    Phone: 316-946-1564
  • Dan Ihm — Vice President and General Manager, Kansas Star Casino
    Phone: 316-719-5000
  • Dan Sabol — Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Phone: 316-261-4021
  • Dave Franson — President, Wichita Aero Club
    Phone: 316-681-4491
  • David Gartner — Project Manager, Airbus Americas Engineering
    Phone: 316-299-0129
  • David Harris — Kansas Regional President, Union State Bank
    Phone: 316-260-2265
  • Don Sherman — Vice President of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships, Westar Energy
    Phone: 316-299-7456
  • Evan Funk — Market President, Sunflower Bank, NA
    Phone: 316-652-1212
  • Gary Schmitt — Division Director of Commercial Banking and Real Estate Lending, INTRUST Bank, N.A.
    Phone: 316-383-1964
  • Jeff Fluhr — President, Greater Wichita Partnership & Wichita Downtown Development Corporation
    Phone: 316-500-6650
  • Jeff Weiford — Vice President, GLMV Architecture
    Phone: 316-265-9367
  • Jeremy Hill — Director of Center for Economic Development & Business Research, Wichita State University
    Phone: 316-213-3673
  • Justin Salmans — Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Textron Aviation
    Phone: 316-517-2525
  • Karen Cox — CEO, ProviDRs Care
    Phone: 316-683-0665
  • Keith Lawing — President and Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.
    Phone: 316-771-6603
  • Ken Wells — CEO, Key Construction, Inc.
    Phone: 316-263-9515
  • Kevin Turpin — Founder and CEO, PK Companies
    Phone: 316-866-2955