Leadership

Jack H. Brier

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

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Career Highlights

  • Chairman, Brier Development Co. Inc.

  • Kansas Secretary of State, 1978-87

  • President, Kansas Development Finance Authority, 1990-93

  • Attended Shawnee Mission public schools

  • Earned Business Administration degree from Washburn University

  • Graduate studies in Public Administration at the University of Kansas

  • Former Board Member, AmVestors Investment Group, Inc.; AmVestors Financial Corporation; and Columbian National Title Insurance Company

Kurt Scott

Director and Treasurer

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Career Highlights

  • Chief Operating Officer, Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company, 1998-present

  • Chief Financial Officer, Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company, 1989-98

  • Served as an integral part of Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company's growth since its inception. The company now has $179 million in assets, policyholders surplus of $63.7 million and annual premiums of $38 million

  • Chair of CEO/COO Section of Physicians Insurance Association, 2007-09

  • Chief Examiner, Kansas Department of Insurance, 1983-89

  • Board Member, Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2004-08

  • Earned B.S. degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Kansas State University

Rochelle Chronister

Director

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Career Highlights

  • Secretary, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), 1995-99. In 1995, SRS had a $1.6 billion annual total budget and 11,000 employees

  • Responsible for the formation of a public-private partnership for reorganization of child protective services, making Kansas the first in the country to contract for services to children-in-need of care for family preservation, adoption and foster care. Based on this reorganization of services, Kansas received the first U.S. award from the Child Welfare League of America for Child Protective Services

  • Joined four other Cabinet Secretaries to form Connect Kansas, an organization to encourage community coordination for services to children

  • Served in the Kansas House of Representatives, 1979-95, including chairing the House Appropriations Committee, House Education Committee, and Joint House and Senate Committee for Economic Development

  • Earned a B.A. degree in Microbiology from the University of Kansas

James Concannon

Director

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Career Highlights

  • Dean, Washburn University School of Law, 1988-2001

  • Professor of Law at Washburn, holding the title of Distinguished Professor of Law since 2006

  • Licensed to practice in state courts in Kansas, the U.S. District Court for Kansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Research Attorney for the Kansas Supreme Court

  • Trustee of Waddell & Reed Advisors Mutual Funds

  • Trustee of Ivy Funds Variable Insurance portfolios

  • Visiting Professor at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis

  • Senior Contributing Editor, Evidence in America: The Federal Rules in the States

  • Serves on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Bill Graves

Director

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Career Highlights

  • Recently served as President and CEO of American Trucking Associations, the national trade and safety organization of the United States trucking industry. Under his leadership, ATA advanced several safety initiatives.

  • Governor of Kansas, 1995 – 2003. As governor, Graves signed into law an historic 10-year, $13 billion comprehensive transportation program improving highways, railroad infrastructure, airports and public transit service in Kansas, financed by higher user fees.

  • Involved in the trucking industry his entire life. For almost 70 years, members of his family have operated fleets including Graves Truck Line.

  • Serves on the Board of the International Speedway Corp., the leading promoter of motorsport racing in America.

  • Earned a degree in Business Administration from Kansas Wesleyan University in his hometown of Salina and attended graduate school at the University of Kansas.

Bob Boaldin

Director Emeritus

It is with great sadness we report the passing on December 29, 2016, of founding director Bob Boaldin. Bob was with us since the company was formed and we appreciate his many contributions to our growth and development.

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Career Highlights

  • President, Epic Touch Company of Kansas, a telecommunications, voice, video and data, and internet services provider in rural areas of southwest Kansas and Oklahoma

  • Spent 51 years in the telecommunications management and construction business

  • State and national leader in the promotion of telephone and cable television service to America's rural communities

  • Has traveled to remote rural areas of America, to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., and to the offices of the Federal Communications Commission and National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

  • Morton County commissioner for 28 years