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PBS KANSAS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meeting date/time/location are subject to change. Please contact Tiffany Hartman at 316-838-3090 or by email (thartman@kpts.org), 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 Victor A. Hogstrom.

All PBS KANSAS Board of Trustees and Trustee Committee meetings are open to the public. All meetings are held in the PBS KANSAS 8710 E. 32nd Street North, Wichita, KS 67226.

Board of Trustee meetings are held the 4th Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm during the months listed below. Please contact Tiffany Hartman for date/time/location of the annual meeting.

Visitors will be permitted to attend and observe regular meetings of the PBS KANSAS 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.

Board of Trustees (Adam Poell – Chair) 4th Tuesday of the following months - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; PBS Kansas Boardroom

Meeting Dates FY '23

July 26

September 27

November 22

Janunary 24

March 28

May 23

June 27 (Annual)

Adam Poell(Chair) is a Manager of Product Development for AgVantis. He has over 12 years of experience in developing and managing Information Technology solutions.

Russ Hoffman (Treasurer)is a portfolio manager associate with Commerce Trust Company. Prior to joining Commerce Trust in 2014, he was a credit specialist for Commerce Bank. Russ earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University.

Kyle Blasdel (Secretary)

Alyssa Boyer began her career as an English teacher, then earned her Master’s in Counseling and Clinical Professional Counseling License. She maintained a private practice for 17 years. In 2010, she became the counselor at The Independent School, and was named Head of the Lower School in 2018.

Sabah Dweh-Cheneneh is Chief Executive Officer at Fusion Senior Care. From 2008 to 2018 he served as Chairman of the Board at Second Chance Convention Inc. And, from 1999 to 2010 he was Founding and Senior Pastor at Abundant Life Ministry. Sabah holds a Bachelor of Theology from United Methodist University, and is working on a Master’s in Social Work from Newman University.

Tisha Johnson is a Resource Management Analyst for Evergy with a history of working in the utilities industry.

Jessica Kilpatric has held many positions at Fidelity Bank, and currently serves as SVP, Director of Human Resources. Kilpatric has earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Friends University and a Certificate of Executive Leadership from the Wisconsin School of Business Professional and Executive Development.

Jim McCann operates Jiminy Advertising, a full-service advertising agency. He is also Media Director for Wonderful Wichita Digital Billboard Advertising where he creates graphic designs for LED boards and markets several independently owned digital boards.

Trent Santer is an associate at the Martin Pringle Law Firm and focuses his practice on transactional matters. Trent received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and his Juris Doctor from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.

Rachel Wetta is a partner at Foulston Siefkin, LLP. She is a trial lawyer who represents clients in a variety of litigation matters in both state and federal court.

Tom Zwemke  is a native of Omaha, Nebraska who’s made his home in Wichita for over 50 years.  Tom is a Cessna executive, whose career spanned 30 years, retiring as Director of Marketing Communications. Since retiring from Cessna in 2008, Tom has produced over six major programs for PBS Kansas thru TZ Productions LLC his production company and continues to produce content on a National basis. 

Jon Callen is a native of Wichita.  He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas and an MS in Geology from Wichita State University.  He is the president of Edmiston Oil Company, Inc., a small family-owned business in the oil and gas business.  He served two terms on the board and two years as chair during a capital campaign for the new tower in Valley Center. (Emeritus Board Member)

Other PBS KANSAS Committee Meetings

Finance Committee
(4th Tuesday of the following months except June 
which is the 3rd Tuesday)
11:00 a.m. - Noon; PBS KANSAS Board Room

August 23, 2022

October 25, 2022

December (if needed) 27, 2022

February 28, 2023

April 25, 2023

June 20, 2023 
(in preparation for the Annual Meeting)

Executive/Governance Committee 
(4th Tuesday of the following months except June 
which is the 3rd Tuesday)
Noon – 1:00 p.m.; PBS KANSAS Board Room

August 23, 2022

October 25, 2022

December (if needed) 27, 2022

February 28, 2023

April 25, 2023

June 20, 2023 
(in preparation for the Annual Meeting)

Fundraising & Development
(4th Tuesday of the following months except June
which is the 3rd Tuesday)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Board Room

August 23, 2022

October 25, 2022

December (if needed) 27, 2022

February 28, 2023

April 25, 2023

June 20, 2023 
(in preparation for the Annual Meeting)