Wichita Area Outlook Team

The purpose of the Wichita Area Outlook Team is to provide a forum for collecting, exchanging and reporting business and industry information. The information content and presentation is designed to improve planning, forecasting and business effectiveness of members and their constituents. The primary focus of the team is identifying events and trends that affect the Wichita metropolitan area economy.

  • Alicia Thompson — Superintendent of Schools, Wichita Public Schools
  • Walter Berry — President, Berry Companies, Inc.
  • Vicki Bond — CEO, Medical Provider Resources
  • Vera Bothner — Managing Partner, Bothner & Bradley Inc.
  • Cindy Claycomb — Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning, Office of the President, Wichita State University
  • Karen Cox — CEO, ProviDRs Care
  • Tim Cox — Community Relations Manager, Kansas Gas Service
  • Anand Desai — Dean, W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University
  • Connie Dietz — Executive Director, Career Development Center, Wichita State University
  • Steve Dixon — President, P.B. Hoidale Co., Inc.
  • Mike Ellis — Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Delta Dental of Kansas
  • Dave Franson — President, Wichita Aero Club
  • Wess Galyon — President/CEO, Wichita Area Builders Association
  • David Gartner — Project Manager, Airbus Americas Engineering
  • Mis Gaston — Mall Manager, Towne East Square-Wichita
  • Chris Goebel — President/CEO, Star Lumber & Supply Co., Inc.
  • Michael Grier — President/CEO, Martin K. Eby Construction Co., Inc.
  • Tim Goodpasture — Economic Development Analyst, City of Wichita
  • David Harris — Kansas Regional President, Union State Bank
  • Jeremy Hill — Director of Center for Economic Development & Business Research, Wichita State University