3 speakers to focus on growing, keeping talent in Wichita

08/06/2014 8:23 AM

08/06/2014 8:23 AM

Three Wichita organizations are coming together to sponsor a speakers series that will focus on recruiting and keeping talented people in the community.

The Wichita Community Foundation, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, and the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Council said in a news release that the Fuel the Fire Speaker Series aims to engage local residents in a discussion about how to keep talented people in the area by expanding opportunities.

Each of the lectures is free and open to the public. And each will begin at 5 p.m. at the Lux, 120 E. First.

The speakers and the dates they will appear are:

• Carol Coletta, vice president of community and national initiatives at the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, Aug. 28.
• James Chung, president of Reach Advisors, Sept. 17.
• Brad Segal, president of Progressive Urban Management Associates, Oct. 29.

“We want to ensure that Wichita is retaining top talent, providing unique opportunities for our citizens, and projecting an image of a place others want to live,” Shelly Prichard, WCF president and CEO, said in a statement.

Those who want to attend should RSVP at FueltheFireSpeakerSeries.com.

The series is funded through a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund at WCF, as well as funds from WCF, WDDC and the Chamber’s Leadership Council.

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