Featured business person: Amanda West Rempe

Rempe is one of thousands of Keller Williams employees and associates who will be out in red shirts today working on community projects across North America as part of “Red Day.”

The franchise she heads at 10300 W. Maple expects more than 30 of its agents to converge on South Woodlawn Park this afternoon.

Previous projects have included makeovers for the Wichita Children’s Home and Gerard House for pregnant teens, as well as a blood drive.

“Anything you do to improve your community improves the quality of life,” she said.

A native of Hugoton in southwest Kansas, Rempe attended Cowley County Community College and then graduated from Wichita State University. After working in health education for Sedgwick County for two years, she obtained a real estate license and sold homes for nearly a decade.

She took the Keller Williams job three years ago.

“I still have my license, I just don’t sell,” she said. “I’m more in charge of coaching agents, helping them grow their business.”

Outside work, Rempe volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and enjoys spending time with her two dogs and husband of one year, Mark, who owns an IT company. Her sister is staying with them while her brother-in-law serves in Afghanistan.

“We haven’t lived close together for 10 years, so that’s been nice,” Rempe said.

Joe Stumpe