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Abby Works

Chief of Staff Lieutenant Governor/Secretary of Commerce David Toland

Abigail Crandall

Regional Operations Manager

Adam Parker
Alicia Janesko Hutchings

Manager, Business Recruitment

Amanda Phillips

TAA Case Manager

Amanda Ramsey

WIF Grant Manager

Andre Heath

Veterans Employment Representative DVOP

Andrea Etzel

Publications Manager

Andrea Horner

Program Specialist 1

Andrew Jones

Program Consultant I

Angela Fraenza

Program Specialist I

Anna Barron

Receptionist

April Chiang

International Project Manager

Arlene Richardson

Workforce Services Specialist

Ashely Conley

Workforce Professional

Ashely Moore

Workforce Professional

Ashla Stowe

Public Service Administrator III

Ashley Drew

Program Specialist

Ayesha Murphy

Program Specialist 1

Barbara Anderson

Regional Project Manager

Barbara Hake

Recruitment Project Manager, Kansas City Metro Region

Becky Kester

KIT/KIR Program Manager

Belinda Donley

Program Specialist 1

Bettina Sparkes

Program Manager, Alternative Workforce Specialist

Bill Murphy

Deputy Secretary of Business Development

Brenda Mendez-Villa
Brett Sanders

Business Systems Analyst

Brett Sayre

PEAK Program Manager

Brian P. Kayser

AJLA

Bridgette Jobe

Director

Brooke Eskilson-Patterson

AJLA

Carissa Contreras

Workforce Professional

Carol Lee

Business Services Representative

Carol Manis

AJLA

Carrie Doud

AJLA

Cary Conley

Workforce Services Specialist

Celeste Coonrod

Workforce Services Specialist

Celia Vega

Administrative Officer

Chang Lu

Recruitment & International Trade Project Manager, South Central Region

Chang Lu

Recruitment & International Trade Project Manager, South Central Region

Charles Metzger

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP)

Chastity Troxel

Registered Apprenticeship Coordinator

Cheryl Germann

Kansas Poetry Out Loud Coordinator

Cheryl White

Regional Operations Manager

Chris Frederick

In-State Business Development Project Manager, Northwest Region

Christa Taft

Program Specialist I

Christine Bohannon

AJLA

Christopher Rowland

Veterans Employment Representative

Chuck Alderson

Program Manager

Colby Sharples-Terry

PR & Communications Manager

Community Development Block Grant Program Administrator
Conor Nicholl

Workforce Services Specialist

Corissa Contreras

RESA Supervisor

Cory Keller

Digital Lead

Craig VanWey

Manager, In-State Business Development Team, Southeast Region

Dajshanique Hutchins

Program Specialist

Dale Tower

DEI State Lead

Dandi Owens

Business Recruitment Coordinator

Danijela Crncic

Program Specialist 1

Danny Decker

Physical Plant Supervisor Senior

Dashiell Hansen

AJLA

Dave Fairchild

AJLA

David Butts

AJLA

David Eisenbarth

AJLA

David Menotii

DVOP – Program Consultant I

Dawn Feldkamp

AJLA

Deb Kohn

Kansas Poetry Out Loud Co-Coordinator

Debbie Beck

CDBG Program Manager

Debbie Cherry

Program Specialist

Deeann Davenport

RESEA Case Manager

Dena Sattler

Senior Director of Public Affairs

Dennis LaMunyon

AJLA

Diana Feldhausen

Administrative Officer

Dona Thompson

Registered Apprenticeship Grant Coordinator

Donna Klein

TAA Case Manager

Dustin Gale

CDBG Specialist / Program Manager

Dustin Troth

Workforce Services Specialist

Emilie Keane

TAA Case Manager

Emily Artzer

Program Consultant

Emily Fitzgerald

Outreach Coordinator

Emily Kelley

Kansas Census Committee

Emily Unruh

Manager of Constituent Services and Hospitality Industry Liaison

Erica Ramos

Public Service Executive III

Felicia Gibbs

Reemployment Connections Manager

Gary Westerman

Program Manager

General Commerce
George Carter

Applications Developer

Gertrudis (Gert) Cozadd

Program Consultant

Gina Smith

Program Specialist I

Ginny Eardley

CDBG Specialist

Gordon Bassham

DVOP

Governor Laura Kelly
Haley Pederson

Research Analyst

Hanna Neuner

Program Specialist

Heather Pierson

Office Manager

Herla Reyes-Meza

Workforce Services Supervisor

Hunter Feyerherm

Intern

Ivan Gonzalez

Workforce Services Specialist

Jade DaPrato

Program Specialist

Jaimee Salalac

Administrative Specialist

James McCoy

KansasWorks Mobile Center Manager

James Newins

PEAK Consultant

Jan Kessinger

Project Manager

Japonica Wilkes

Assistant TAA Program Manager

Jasmin Fortiz

Program Specialist

Jasmin Fortiz

TAA Case Manager

Jason Brantley

Program Consultant

Jason Foote

AJLA

Jason Inman

Technology Support Consultant

Jean Claude Kandagaye

AJLA

Jeff Freeman

Recruitment Project Manager, Great Lakes Region

Jeff Willis

International Division Director

Jeffrey Davison

PC1/DVOP

Jenifer Telshaw

AJLA

Jennebelle Roces-Clark

Program Specialist

Jennifer Bliss

AJLA

Jennifer Dalton

Accountant

Jennifer Lucas-Brown

Business Systems Analyst

Jennifer Moore

TAA Case Manager

Jennifer R. Rhoads

Program Specialist

Jennifer Sandoval-Barillaz

TAA Case Manager

Jennifur Hymon-Harpe

Program Consultant

Jenny Rogers

Program Specialist I

Jerad Pettus

Program Specialist

Jessica Henry

Program Consultant

Jessica Kemp

Workforce Services Specialist

Jessie Starks

Workforce Services Specialist (RESEA)

Jill Hendershot

Workforce Professional

Jill Zimmerman

Program Specialist

Jillian Fisher

Deputy Executive Director

Jillian Love

Main Street Program Manager

Jim Haugh

Chief Information Officer

Jo Brunner

Program Services Manager

Jocile Arnoldy

Procurement Officer

Jodie Wunder

AJLA

Joe Torres

Technology Support Consultant

John Gendron

Manager, Referral Center Programs and Operations

John Ybarra

Compliance Auditor

Jolene Ray

Program Specialist I

Jonathan Clayton

Director of Economic Recovery

Jonnie VanKleeck

Program Specialist l

Jordan Roemerman

Marketing Manager

Jose Romano

Recruitment Project Manager, East Coast Region

Joseph "Joe" Walter

Program Consultant 1

Joseph Comfort

Assistant Manager/Intensive Services Coordinator

Joshua Huckriede

TAA Case Manager

Joshua McGinn

Policy Analyst

Joy Hamsher

Administrative Assistant

Judy Kennedy

Special Projects Coordinator

Julia Brown

Workforce Services Specialist

Julianna Zimmerman

Program Specialist

Justin Carper

Workforce Services Trainer

Justin R. Smith

Program Specialist

Kaitlin Foley

KDC Workforce Services

Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit

General Inquires

KANSASWORKS
Karen Farrell

Program Consultant

Kate Van Steenhuyse

KCAIC Chief Programs Officer

Kathleen Dultmeier

International Trade Representative

Katie Brown

Intern

Katrina O'Hara

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Katy Heger

Program Assistant

Kayde Han

Outreach Intern

Kayla Savage

Division Director

Kelli Orender

Industry Relations Manager

Kelly Collins

Public Service Admin II

Kelly Garcia

Senior Administrative Assistant

Kenia Ochoa-Portillo

TAA Case Manager

Kesia Townsend

Program Specialist I

Kevin Crockett

ReEmployment Specialist

Kevin Lee

Business Service Representative

Kim Porter

Program Specialist 1

Kirstin Hadel

Marketing Manager

Lana Davis

Program Specialist

Larissa Bohr

Regional Operations Manager

Larry Lee

Workforce Services Supervisor

Leisa Shepherd

Executive Assistant to Lieutenant Governor/Secretary of Commerce David Toland

Lesa Anderson

Program Specialist

Leticia Lopez

Senior Administrative Assistant

Lidia Smith

Program Consultant 1 – Local Veterans Employment Representative

Lieutenant Governor/Secretary of Commerce David Toland
Linda DeLuca

Program Specialist III

Linda Hunsicker

CDBG Specialist

Linda Koci

Administrative Specialist

Lisa Rini

Program Specialist

Lisa Rini

TAA Case Manager

Logun S. Dizmang

Workforce Services Specialist

Louis Collobert

Marketing & Communications

Lynette Courtney

TAA Case Manager

Maria Lira

Program Specialist

Mark Nelson

Workforce Services Specialist

Mark Wolf

Workforce Service Specialist

Marla Canfield

In-State Business Development Project Manager, South Central Region

Mary Perez

Team Kansas Consultant

Mathew Leiker

TAA Case Manager

Matthew Angell

Program Specialist

Matthew Angell

TAA Case Manager

Megan Smith

Workforce Services Specialist

Megan VanDruff

Program Specialist

Melanie Manry

AJLA

Melinda Stanley

Broadband Program Manager

Melissa Graham

Fiscal Analyst

Melissa Guerrero

Foreign Labor Certification Representative

Melissa Pugh

Storekeeper

Michael Feiveson

Program Consultant

Michael Sutton

Workforce Services Specialist (RESEA)

Mike Armstrong

Technical Support Consultant

Mike Beene

Employment Services Director

Mike Vasquez

Technology Support Consultant

Mona Carver

Travel Information Centers Manager

Monica Brede

In-State Business Development Project Manager, Kansas City Metro & East Central Region

Nadira Hazim-Patrick

Finance Program Manager

Nancy McNealey

Workforce Services Supervisor

Natalie Meugniot

Workforce Services

Norma Ramos

TAA Case Manager

Olivia Strenski

Program Specialist 1

Pamala Green

Program Specialist

Patricia Howell

Program Specialist (TAA)

Paul Hughes

Deputy Secretary for Business Development

Peter Jasso

Director, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Peter Ruiz

Recruitment Project Manager, West Coast Region

Petra Aguilera-Trejo

Program Specialist I

Phyllis LaShell

Program Consultant

Rachéll Rowand

Program Manager, ROZ, IDA, KAITC

Randi Tveitaraas Jack

Deputy Director, International Division

Ravyn Ahart

Program Specialist 1

Raymond Clay

Program Consultant I

Rhonda Crook

Accountant

Rhonda Harris

Director of Minority & Women-Owned Business

Richard Martinez

HPIP Program Manager

Richard Snook

Program Specialist

Rosanne Arellano

Senior Administrative Assistant

Rosie Nichols

International Development Representative

Rural Opportunity Zones

General Inquires

Russell Sharff

Program Consultant

Ryan Wills

Special Assistant to Lieutenant Governor Toland

Sabrina Tillman

AJLA

Salih Doughramaji

Economic Development Representative

Sam Perrey

In-State Business Development Project Manager, Northeast Region

Sandra Holloway

Program Specialist 1

Sandy Brown

Director of Human Resources

Sandy Cole

Senior Administrative Assistant

Sandy Votaw

Administrative Office Assistant

Sarah DeLuna

Workforce Professional

Sarah Karns

Project Coordinator

Scott Sewell

Main Street Program Director

Shara D. McMichael

Program Specialist

Sharla Newton

Program Specialist I

Shauna Downing

Workforce Services Supervisor

Shelley Paasch

Business Specialist

Shelly Jones

Federal Grants Program Manager

Shelly Thompson

Public Service Executive II

Sherri Guerra

TAA Case Manager

Sherry Heim

Project Director of KHPOP

Sherry Rentfro

Chief Fiscal Officer

Sonia Herrington

Program Specialist – RESEA

Stanley Adams

Director, Office of Broadband Development

Stephen Blanchard

Veterans Employment Representative

Summer Hall

Workforce Services Specialist

Susan Weidenbach

Public Service Executive

Susannah Kohler

Program Consultant I

Suzanne Ellis

Program Specialist

Suzi Lenker

Workforce Professional

Tatum Witham

RESEA Case Manager

Taylor Hartshorn

Fiscal & Research Manager

Thalia Sanchez

TAA Case Manager

Thomas Kilmartin

Program Consultant

Tiara Rattler

Program Specialist 1

Tiffany Nixon

Manager, Referral Center Operations

Tiffany Porras

UNCL Program Specialist REA

Tim Zimmerman

In-State Business Development Project Manager, North Central Region

Timothy Kirkman

TAA Case Manager

Tina L. Robbins

Program Specialist

Tonya Carlson

TAA Program Manager

Trent Armbrust

Chief Strategy Officer

Trent Howerton

Policy Manager

Trisha Purdon

Deputy Director

Vannapha Souriya

TAA Case Manager

Victor Follis

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP)

Wade Wiebe

Director of Innovation

Wallace Vaughn

Public Service Executive

Wendy Inzunza

MSFW Monitor/Advocate

Whitney Medlam

TAA Case Manager

Wiley Smith

In-State Business Development Project Manager, Wichita Metro Region

Yvonne Walter

Workforce Services Specialist