Leadership Wichita will have a few more business and civic leaders going through its program this year.
The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce said it has named 30 people to this year's class, up from 24 last year.
Leadership Wichita is a leadership training program offered by the chamber. The training spans eight sessions in which participants learn about economic development and the future vision for Wichita, work force development and consensus within government.
The 2010 class begins Sept. 16 and ends Nov. 23.
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Leadership Wichita candidates are nominated and then submit a formal application for selection by the trustees.
The class of 2010 is: Gregory Allison of MKEC Engineering Consultants; Michael Brent Allred of the Wichita Police Department; Phoebe Bachura of Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas; Brandon Baker of the Carnahan Group; Prisca Barnes of the Kansas African American Museum; Wayne Bell of the Small Business Administration's Wichita district office; Robert Boardman of Cargill; Megan Buckmaster of the city of Wichita; Mark Cathey of Spirit AeroSystems; Kevin Colborn of High Touch; Lathi De Silva of Sullivan Higdon & Sink; Jeffrey Emmot of Intrust Bank; Sreekanth "Bobby" Gandu of Wichita State University; Natalie Monique Garcia of ICM; Kimberly Green of Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer; Susan Hendrickson of Via Christi Hospitals; Michael Herbert of Delta Dental of Kansas; Schaunta James-Boyd of E.C. Tyree Health & Dental Clinic; Sommer Keplar of Via Christi Health; Jeffrey Martin of Westar Energy; Joel McGill of LSI; Christopher Meyer of Galichia Medical Group; Benjamin Mitchell of Wichita West High School; Leticia Nielsen of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School; Richard Powell of the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office; Al Sanchez of Fidelity Bank; Tara Shaffer of Davis-Moore; Collin Stieben of Commerce Bank; Michael Tokarz of the Kansas Air National Guard; and Richard Vogt of Sedgwick County.