Chamber announces 2013 Leadership Wichita class

The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced 30 business, civic and government leaders who will participate in the 2013 Leadership Wichita program.

The program, which runs Sept. 5 through Nov. 21, aims to bring awareness to a broad range of issues facing the community, as well as provide leadership training.

“Leadership Wichita provides community leaders the training to begin using their talents and skills to tackle needs in the community, from education to economic development,” said Darcee Datteri, chair of Leadership Wichita board of trustees.

The members of the 2013 class are: Bradley Anderson of Northwestern Mutual; Ronald Blackwell of the city of Wichita; Cecelia Cayless of Wichita Festivals; Tania Cole of Sedgwick County; Matt Cortez of GLMV Architecture; Jason Cox of Cox Machine; Michelle Eastman of Rainbows United; Ginger Ellis of Cohlmia Marketing; Danny Hamel of Metal Fab; Aaron Hamilton of Wichita State University; Reed Holbrook of Westar Energy; Christina House of Airbus Americas Engineering; Col. Jeff Jordan of the 184th Intelligence Wing at Kansas Air National Guard; Scott Knebel of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department; Julie Kobbe of Butler Community College in Andover; Todd Lewis of Oxford Senior Living; Jay McLaurian of Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office; Brendan O’Bryhim of TrueNorth; David Oles of High Touch Technologies; Brandon Paulseen of Paulseen Financial Group; Larry Randle Jr. of Cessna Aircraft Co.; Daniel Schemm of Go Wichita; Benjamin Smith of iSi Environmental; Joshua Smith of Simmons First National Bank; Tommy Wagner of Citizens Bank of Kansas; Charles Edward Watson II of Foulston Siefkin; Steven Webb of BKD; Stephanie Wiens of Occidental Management; Joe Williams II of Carlos O’Kelly’s; and Michael Zamrzla of the office of U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran.