For immediate release
WICHITA, Kan. (January 7, 2022) — In its commitment to lift up Kansas’ powerhouse technology industry, FlagshipKansas.Tech has appointed three new members and a slate of new officers to its board of directors. Among the new board members is Megan Harper, manager of marketing and sales for Twin Valley and SKT, the state’s largest independent broadband and communications company. She joins technology industry leaders in furthering the nonprofit’s mission to raise awareness, attract and retain technology talent, and support technology workforce training and education initiatives in the state.
“Supporting technology companies, tech innovation, and education is vital in elevating our state’s profile to attract and retain businesses and creating a next generation workforce,” Harper said. “Twin Valley and SKT have been advocating for cutting-edge communications and connectivity in rural Kansas for more than 75 years, giving individuals, businesses, and communities the tools to succeed in a digital world. Supporting FlagshipKansas.Tech’s mission is an important part of fulfilling our Pledge to create meaningful community outreach initiatives on a broader scale.”
Technology companies continue to find themselves accelerating to meet current market needs and position themselves for the future. According to CompTIA, the tech industry makes a
$10 billion impact on the Kansas economy, and FlagshipKansas.Tech looks to gain even more momentum to help propel the industry forward in 2022.
In addition to Harper, Rick Ehresman, President of Spectrum, Inc., and Scott Sproul, President and CEO of Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, Inc., have also joined the FlagshipKansas.Tech board of directors. Each will serve an initial three-year term.
FlagshipKansas.Tech 2022 board officers will include:
- Chair – Luis Rodriguez, President of Keycentrix
- Vice-Chair – Ben Sebree, Vice President of R&D and Technology for Civic Plus
- Treasurer – Amanda Duncan, Vice President & Chief Development Officer for Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
- Secretary – Rick Ehresman, President of Spectrum, Inc.
“We, of course, love to help attract new tech companies to Kansas, but we are even more eager to champion the amazing technology companies that are already here,” said Luis Rodriguez, President of Keycentrix and FlagshipKansas.Tech Board Chair. “Our state is a place where tech companies can thrive. We will do all we can to support the growth of technology companies in Kansas.”
“The diverse experience from our new board members will enhance our commitment to amplifying Kansas as a top priority for tech companies, talent, and education,” said Ashley Scheideman, Executive Director of FlagshipKansas.Tech. “I look forward to our board members contributing their leadership gifts and ability to get the job done to help Kansas technology reach new heights in 2022,” Rodriguez added.
FlagshipKansas.Tech raises awareness, attracts and retains technology talent, and supports technology workforce training and education initiatives in Kansas. Those interested in learning more about FlagshipKansas.Tech’s mission, membership, and/or collaboration opportunities can contact Executive Director Ashley Scheideman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 469- 6800. The FlagshipKansas.Tech office is located in Suite 351 of Groover Labs, 334 N. St. Francis Avenue, Wichita.
About the Twin Valley Family of Companies
Twin Valley is a fourth-generation family business that has 75 years of experience providing cutting-edge technology and connectivity throughout the central U.S. Together with ISG Technology and SKT, Twin Valley helps customers unlock possibilities to realize their full potential by providing a unique combination of broadband, managed IT services, technology consulting, professional services, and cloud/data center solutions for both residential and business. Twin Valley and SKT are committed to providing customers and communities with the most reliable broadband network, internet options at the best value, quality hometown customer service, and meaningful community outreach initiatives. Learn more at twinvalley.net, SKTC.net, and isgtech.com.