Meeting date/time/location are subject to change. Please contact Linda Miner at 316-838-3090 or by email to confirm this information.
The business and affairs of the Kansas Public Telecommunications Service, Inc. (KPTS) is managed under the direction of a Board of Trustees. The Board consists of no fewer than 9 members. The Board elects a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. Trustees serve two, three-year terms and are divided into three classes. If you are interested in serving as a Trustee, please contact Michele Gors.
All KPTS Board of Trustees and Trustee Committee meetings are open to the public. All meetings are held in the KPTS studio located at 320 W. 21st Street North, Wichita, KS 67203.
Board of Trustee meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month (excluding December) from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Please contact Linda Miner for date/time/location of the annual meeting.
Visitors will be permitted to attend and observe regular meetings of the KPTS Board of Trustees. Any visitor will be introduced to the Board and will be permitted to address the Board only upon written request to the Chair two weeks prior to the meeting.
The Finance Committee meetings are scheduled quarterly from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
July 22, 2014
NOvember 25, 2014
March 24, 2015
June 23, 2015
The Governance Committee are scheduled quarterly from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
September 16, 3014
December 2, 2014
March 3, 2015
June 2, 2015
Fundraising and Personnel Committee meetings are scheduled as necessary.
Board of Trustee meetings are scheduled monthly. The board meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
July 22, 2014
August 26, 2014
September 23, 2014
October 28, 2014
November 25, 2014
No December Meeting
January 27, 2015
February 24, 2015
March 24, 2015
April 28, 2015
May 26, 2015
June 23, 2015
Current Board members are listed alphabetically.
Brian is an Assistant Vice President and Personal Trust Administrator for The Commerce Trust Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of The Cannon Financial Institute Personal Trust School. Brian has extensive personal trust administration experience and holds a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation. As a recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award he also takes the time to give back to the Wichita community through involvement in several charitable organizations.
Emeritus Member and long-time supporter of KPTS. Bill is a retired minister. He is also a ventriloquist and former host of children’s television programs. Bill has been involved with KPTS for more than 30 years.
| Mitch Caddell|
Mitch is a manager of tax development services for BKD’s Wichita office. He focuses on the management of state and local tax disputes, reviewing corporate state tax positions, implementing compliance systems and developing proactive strategies to reduce overall SALT costs for clients. Mitch also has experience in corporate licensing, income and franchise, sales and use, excise, employment and withholding and real estate taxes as well as nexus reviews Mitch is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA). He is a graduate of Wichita State University with an MBA in accounting and a minor in mathematics.
| Jon Callen|
Emeritus Member and long-time supporter of KPTS.
Lisa Dodson provides grant writing, conference management, meeting planning and consulting services through her company Dodson Research, Inc. She also serves as the part-time executive director of the Kansas Museum Association. Dodson’s work experience includes serving as the Interim Executive Director for the Kansas African American Museum, Program Director of Business Administration at Tabor College in Wichita, Director of the Southside Education Center for Wichita State University, and public affairs associate for the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs, Wichita State University. She is a candidate for the Ph.D. in higher education at Kansas State University. Her degrees include a B.S. in Business Finance from Kansas State University, M.A. in Economics and a M.Ed. from Wichita State University.
Ruth Ann Messner
Michael J. Norton
In addition to her professional career, Liz has served on many boards and community volunteer groups, including the boards of the Friends of the Beach Museum of Art, the Manhattan Arts Center, and Sister Cities International Fort Worth. She is a Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Wichita and looks forward to becoming involved with other local non-profit organizations. Liz is fluent in Spanish and is an accomplished photographer. She is also an avid reader and enjoys hiking, gardening and travel.
1972 Graduate of Wichita State, ten years in broadcast both radio and TV, Tom recently completed a 30 year marketing career with the Cessna Aircraft Co. Since then Tom has started his own company TZ Productions producing award winning video productions for national clients and recently received his tenth major Telly Award. In all Tom has received over 25 major awards from around the world during his 35 year marketing career including an Emmy nomination. Tom is a Vietnam veteran with service in both the US Navy and USCGR. Tom has served on the Board on three different occasions and has had a relationship with KPTS dating back to 1970.