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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.

  • Jeremy Hill — Director of Center for Economic Development & Business Research, Wichita State University
  • Dan Ihm — Vice President and General Manager, Kansas Star Casino
  • Linda Jolly — Executive Director, El Dorado, Inc.
  • Keith Lawing — President and Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.
  • Steve J. Martens — CEO, The Martens Companies
  • Marlin Penner — President, John T. Arnold and Associates Inc.
  • Lynn Preheim — Office Managing Partner, Stinson Leonard Street
  • Justin Salmans — Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Textron Aviation
  • Dan Sabol — Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Susie Santo — President & CEO, Visit Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Gary Schmitt — Division Director of Commercial Banking and Real Estate Lending, INTRUST Bank, N.A.
  • Mark Schmelzle — Senior VP at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.
  • Don Sherman — Vice President of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships, Westar Energy
  • Alicia Thompson — Superintendent of Schools, Wichita Public Schools
  • Kevin Turpin — Founder and CEO, PK Companies
  • Jeff Weiford — Vice President, GLMV Architecture
  • Ken Wells — CEO, Key Construction, Inc.
  • Victor White — Director of Airports, Wichita Airport Authority
  • Sheryl Wohlford — President, Automation Plus, Inc.
  • Steve Yates — Director of Technology Finance, Wolters Kluwer