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Advisory Board Members

Each Career & Technical Education pathway is required to have a group of business and industry leaders to advise instructors on the direction, future improvements and course offerings of the program. These board members meet twice a year and are vital to the success of the program. A special thank you to all that serve on our advisory boards.

 

Agriculture Science; Plant Systems; and Power Structural & Technical Systems

 

Hannah Anderson

4-H County Agent

Harvey County

Kirby Martin

Owner

Stonecreek Nursery

Brad Klaasen

Agent

Farm Bureau

Don Selzer

Assistant Production Manager

Excel

Carrie Budde

Owner

Budde Enterprises

 Carol Budde  Teacher/Business Owner  USD 373 / Budde Enterprises

 

 

 

A/V Communications

 

 

Erica Rickard

Teacher

Newton High School

Gordon House

Copywriter

The Mennonite (magazine)

Chad Frey

Editor

The Newton Kansan

Mary McCloud

Educator

Self-employed

Mike Mendez

Journalist

The Newton Now

 

 

 

Business Finance

 

 

Mike Barron

Financial Analyst

Edward Jones

 Samantha Lawrence  Banker  Bank of the West

Becky Newton

Accountant

Newton Medical Center

Ray Penner

Bank President

First Bank of Newton

Melissa Koehn

Human Resource Director

Self-employed

 Misty Bartel  Business Office  USD 373

Mike Petitjean

Financial Advisor

Petitjean, Whitfield & Associates

Matt Morford

Business Manager

USD 373

     

Construction

 

 

Don Molgren

Product Manager

Molgren Builders

Steve Grabendike

Product Manager

Sun-Dor-Co

Ron McBeth

Production Manager

Mid-Continent Cabinetry

Ryan Mayhew

Production Manager

Custom Cupboards

Justin Hopper

Manager

Mid-Continent Cabinetry

 Kevin Sebes  Farmer  Self-employed

Jordan Voelker

Owner

ExCat Construction

 Jack Warkentine  Production Manager  Raytheon
     

Engineering & Applied Math

 

 

David Ahlstedt

Mechanical Engineer

Law-Kingdon

Bob Blume

Instructor

Hutchinson Community College

Scott Rickard

Civil Engineer

City of El Dorado

Tom Gaeddert

Engineer

Excel Industries

     

Family & Community Services

 

 

Kristen Neufeld-Epp

Director

New Creation Preschool

 Reagan Siedl  Director of Special Education  Newton Public Schools

Jeanne Harper

Social Worker

USD 373

Juli Winter

Social Worker

Hesston College

 Sarah Livesay  Principal  Cooper Early Ed Center

 

 

 

Health Science

 

 

Jamie Hicks Shuler

CNA Instructor

Hutchinson Community College

Kesha Easter

Quality Control Specialist

Newton Medical Center

Malea Hartvickson

Director of Clinical Operations

Newton Medical Center

Loni Jensen

Director of Operations

Hutchinson Community College

Mary Karst

Respiratory Therapist

Newton Medical Center

 Scott Metzler  Deputy Fire Chief  Newton Fire Department

Jeannie Miles

Program Manager

Hutchinson Community College

Shane Tonn

Vet

Newton Animal Hospital

 Pam Kvas  Nurse  Newton Medical Center
 Emily Newhouse  Nurse  Newton Medical Center

 

 

 

 IT:Networking    
 Wes Cooley  Network Technician  Newton Medical Center
 Mike Cottle  Network Administrator  Newton Medical Center
 Brenda Thompson  Director of Technology  USD 373
 Brenda Terner  Network Administrator  City of Newton
 Mandee Buchholz  Program Director  Hutchinson Community College
     

Marketing

 

 

Rusty Jolliff

Educator

Newton High School

Mel McAnulty

Manufacturing Manager

Excel Industries

Ray Penner

Bank President

First Bank of Newton

 Angela Anderson  Director of Marketing  Newton Medical Center
 Christi Patry  Marketing Services Manager  Meridian Center

 

 

 

Mobile Equipment Maintenance

 

Tony Christianson

Fixed Operations Director

Conklin Cars

Kevin League

Manager

Bumper-to-Bumber

Don Hageman

Service Manager

Midway Motors - McPherson

Bill Mills

Retired Instructor

NHS

Dave Pickens

Lead Technician

Conklin Cars

John Riffel

Service Manager

Midway Motors

Dave Tongish

Owner

Tongish Auto Mart

 Bill Huggins  Service Manager  Kranz Family Motors

Allen Richardson

Service Manager

Kranz Family Motors

 

 

 

Production – Welding/Machining

 

Skip Connor

Foreman

Full Vision

 Andrew Hanna  Supervisor  Moridge Manufacturing

Jeff Herzet

Welding Supervisor

Agco

Scott Krasuski

Manufacturing

Case/New Holland

Matt Potter

Sales Representative

Airgas

Steve Porter

Associate Dean of Instruction

Hutchinson Community College

 Cynthia Rapp    Hutchinson Community College

Ike Schmidtberger

Manufacturing Manager

Bunting Magnetics

Earl Schnake

Welder

Koch-Glitsch

 Don Seeney  Supervisor  Excel Industries

Kristie Torgerson

Outreach Education Director

Hutchinson Community College

 Martin Fisher  Member  SME
 John Higgs  Owner  Higgs Technical Consulting
 David Hunter  Operations Manager  Harlow Aerostructures
 Bob Koehn  Owner  Koehn Machine
 Sharon Schmidt  CFO  Rickman Machine
 Paul Vermilyea  Co-Owner  Manufacturing Solutions
 Kris Wondra  Owner  Millennium Machine

 

 

 

Restaurant & Event Management

 

Nolan Corne

Director of Operations

Aladdin Foods

Elaine Gaeddert

Food Service Administrator

USD 373

Luci Johnson

Chef/Baker

Aladdin Foods

Mary Miller

Food & Beverage Manager

Pizza Hut

 Trint Homewood  Director of Food Services  USD 376 - Sterling
 Robert Palmer  Owner  Back Alley Pizza