We're the Business Leadership Network of Sedgwick County

We're an employer led non-profit that uses a business-to-business model offering education, training programs and resources to change attitudes and address concerns of businesses so they may learn to proactively include people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supplier diversity. 

Our methods engage, educate and inform employers (HR, D&I and EEO/AA professionals included!) on critical topics designed to promote the inclusion of talent with disabilities as a diversity strategy resulting in increased returns on investment

Why Should You Join?

As a member of The Business Leadership Network of Sedgwick County, you're taking great strides toward making your company the best it can be. That's what good leaders do, after all! You'll have the opportunity to learn from, and engage with like-minded business people who have walked in your shoes - and experienced high levels of success by doing so.

Employers join business leadership networks for the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals so they can learn how to progress in the journey toward inclusion of diverse talent who happen to have disabilities.


Board of Directors 

Board of Directors
Chair Kent Venters of Manpower
Vice Chair Joanna Kilgore of Moxi Jucntion
Treasurer Adele Dunn of Sedgwick County
Secretary Lori Ellison-Zuercher of Grace Med
Board Members
  Bryan Wilson of USD 259
  Nikki Burris of PHR-Center Industries Corporation
  June Schneider of Ketch
  Charles McClellan of Foulston Siefkin LLP
  Christopher Stone, PhD of Emporia State University
  Tawanda Johnson of Certified Placement Services LLC
  Mickayla Fink of Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
Special Projects Coordinator
  Jeannette Livingston of Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization
  Peter Daniels of Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization