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Abby Works

Chief of Staff Lieutenant Governor/Secretary of Commerce David Toland

Abigail Crandall

Regional Operations Manager

Adam Parker
Alejandro Rodriguez Arriaga

Program Specialist II

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

Workforce Services Supervisor

Angela Krahe

Human Resource Professional

Anna Barron

Receptionist

Anna O'Flannagan

Assistant TAA Program Manager

Anne Zajic

Finance Specialist

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

Beth Johnson

Business Recruitment Project Manager, East Coast Region

Bettina Sparkes

Program Manager, Alternative Workforce Specialist

Brenda Mendez-Villa
Brett Sanders

Business Systems Analyst

Brett Sayre

PEAK Program Manager

Bridgette Jobe

Director

Brooke Eskilson-Patterson

AJLA

Carissa Contreras

Workforce Professional

Carla Schupp

Workforce Services Specialist

Carol Lee

Business Services Representative

Carol Manis

AJLA

Carrie Doud

AJLA

Celeste Coonrod

Workforce Services Specialist

Celia Vega

Administrative Officer

Chang Lu

Recruitment & International Trade Project Manager, South Central Region

Chastity Troxel

Registered Apprenticeship Coordinator

Cheryl Germann

Kansas Poetry Out Loud Coordinator

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

Creative Director

Craig VanWey

Manager, In-State Business Development

Craig VanWey

Manager, In-State Business Development Team, Southeast Region

Craig VanWey

Northeast Region Project Manager

Dale Tower

DEI State Lead

Dandi Owens

Business Recruitment Coordinator

Danijela Crncic

Program Specialist 1

Danny Decker

Physical Plant Supervisor Senior

Dashiell Hansen

AJLA

David Eisenbarth

AJLA

David Menotii

DVOP – Program Consultant I

Dawn Feldkamp

AJLA

Deb Kohn

Kansas Poetry Out Loud Co-Coordinator

Debbie Cherry

Program Specialist

Deborah Young

TAA Case Manager

Deeann Davenport

RESEA Case Manager

Delainey Williams

Outreach Coordinator

Dennis LaMunyon

AJLA

Diana Feldhausen

Administrative Officer

Dona Thompson

Apprenticeship Partnership Manager

Dustin Gale

CDBG Specialist / Program Manager

Dustin Troth

Workforce Services Specialist

Ebony Daniels

Workforce Services Specialist

Elaine Caldwell

Program Consultant I (DVOP)

Elaine Pelletier

Program Specialist

Elizabeth Heron

Placemaking Community Development Specialist

Emily Artzer

Program Consultant

Emily Cisneros

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

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

Gabriel Ortiz

KCAIC Data Manager

Gary Westerman

Regional Operations 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 Keller

Executive Coordinator

Heather Pierson

Office Manager

Herla Reyes-Meza

Workforce Services Supervisor

Hunter Feyerherm

Website and Database Manager

Ingrid Evans

Workforce Services Specialist

Ivan Gonzalez

Workforce Services Specialist

Jade Piros de Carvalho

Director of the Office of Broadband Development

Jaicey Gillum

Program Manager

Jaimee Salalac

Administrative Specialist

Jameal Farrison

TAA Case Manager

James McCoy

KansasWorks Mobile Center Manager

James Newins

PEAK 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

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

Jenny Rogers

Program Specialist I

Jerad Pettus

Program Specialist

Jessica Henry

Program Consultant

Jessica Kemp

Workforce Services Specialist

Jill Hendershot

Workforce Professional

Jill Zimmerman

Program Specialist

Jillian Fisher

Deputy Executive Director

Jim Haugh

Chief Information Officer

Jocile Arnoldy

Procurement Officer

Jodie Wunder

AJLA

Joe Torres

Technology Support Consultant

John Gendron

Manager, Referral Center Programs and Operations

John Paolino

Program Consultant I (DVOP)

John Ybarra

Compliance Auditor

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Jolene Ray

Program Specialist I

Jonathan Clayton

Director of Economic Recovery

Jonnie VanKleeck

Program Specialist l

Jordan Roemerman

Marketing Manager

Joseph "Joe" Walter

Program Consultant 1

Joseph Comfort

Assistant Manager/Intensive Services Coordinator

Joshua McGinn

Policy Analyst

Joy Hamsher

Administrative Assistant

Juan Balderas

Program Specialist II

Judy Kennedy

Special Projects Coordinator

Julia Brown

Workforce Services Specialist

JuliAnna Warren

Veterans Employment Representative (DVOP)

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

Karl Kandt

Program Consultant I (DVOP/WP)

Karolina.Markussen

Program Specialist I

Kate Van Steenhuyse

Interim Director

Kateryna Mudrenko

Workforce Services Specialist

Kateryna Paramo

Workforce Services Specialist

Kathleen Dultmeier

International Trade Representative

Katrina O'Hara

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Katy Heger

Program Assistant

Kayla Savage

Director, Community Development Division

Kelli Orender

Industry Relations Manager

Kelly Collins

Public Service Admin II

Kelly Garcia

Senior Administrative Assistant

Kelsey Tully

Agritourism Manager

Kerri Falletti

Grassroots Strategy Developer

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

Lidia Smith

Program Consultant 1 – Local Veterans Employment Representative

Lieutenant Governor/Secretary of Commerce David Toland
Linda Hunsicker

CDBG Specialist

Linette Miller

In-State Business Development Project Manager – Southwest Region

Lisa Hecker

Byways and Signage Manager

Lisa Smith

Human Resource Professional

Logun S. Dizmang

Workforce Services Specialist

Lorraine Kuzen-Stephens

Program Specialist II

Lynette Courtney

TAA Case Manager

Maria Lira

Program 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

Megan VanDruff

Program Specialist

Melanie Manry

AJLA

Melinda Heath

Workforce Services Specialist

Melinda Stanley

Deputy Director, Office of Broadband Development

Melissa Brown

RESEA Case Manager

Melissa Graham

Fiscal Analyst

Melissa Guerrero

Foreign Labor Certification Representative

Melissa Pugh

Storekeeper

Michael Eisenbarth

Social Media Coordinator

Michael Feiveson

Program Consultant

Michael Harold

Workforce Services Specialist

Mike Armstrong

Technology Support Consultant

Mike Beene

Assistant Secretary of Commerce

Mike Vasquez

Technology Support Consultant

Misty Woolery

Workforce Services Specialist

Mona Carver

Travel Information Centers Manager

Mostafa Hasan

Program Consultant

Nadine Derr

Program Specialist 1

Nadira Hazim-Patrick

Finance Program Manager

Nancy McNealey

Workforce Services Supervisor

Natalia Mason

Program Specialist III

Natalie Meugniot

Workforce Services

Nickole McCarthy

RESEA Program Specialist

Norma Ramos

TAA Case Manager

Pamala Green

Program Specialist

Patricia Howell

Program Specialist (TAA)

Patrick Lowry

Director of Marketing and Communications

Paul Hughes

Deputy Secretary of Business Development

Paul Hughes

Deputy Secretary for Business Development

Petra Aguilera-Trejo

Program Specialist I

Phyllis LaShell

Program Consultant

Rachel Willis

Director of Legislative Affairs

Rachéll Rowand

Program Manager

Randi Tveitaraas Jack

Deputy Director, International Division

Randy Speaker

Housing Specialist

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

Robert McLaughlin

Design 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

Sara Bloom

Community Development Specialist IDA and CSP Tax Credit Program Coordinator

Sarah DeLuna

Workforce Professional

Scott Sewell

Main Street Program Director

Sharla Newton

Program Specialist I

Sheena Thomas

Program Manager | Rural Opportunity Zones

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

Stephanie M. Wilder

Program Specialist 1

Stephen Blanchard

Veterans Employment Representative

Summer Hall

Workforce Services Specialist

Susan Weidenbach

Public Service Executive

Susannah Kohler

Program Consultant I

Suzi Lenker

Workforce Professional

Tambra Miller

RA MFG Sector Coordinator

Tatum Witham

Workforce Professional

Taylor Hartshorn

Fiscal & Research Manager

Thalia Sanchez

TAA Case Manager

Theo Stavropoulos

Communications Coordinator

Thomas Kilmartin

Program Consultant

Tiffany Nixon

Manager, Referral Center Operations

Tiffany Porras

UNCL Program Specialist REA

Tim Zimmerman

In-State Business Development Project Manager, North Central Region

Tina L. Robbins

Program Specialist

Tonya Carlson

TAA Program Manager

Trent Armbrust

Chief Strategy Officer

Trent Howerton

Policy Manager

Trisha Purdon

Director, Office of Rural Prosperity

Vernon Hurd

In-State Business Development Project Manager – Northwest Region

Vonda Finley

Program Specialist I

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