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Board of directors

The Kansas Historical Foundation is governed by a board of between 36 and 90 directors. Each member serves a three-year term. Three directors are appointed by the governor of Kansas and the remaining are elected from among the members of the Kansas Historical Foundation at an annual meeting held each November. The board is led by an 18 member executive committee. The honorary board includes individuals who have significantly contributed to Kansas history.

The Kansas Historical Foundation is separate from but legislatively affiliated with the Kansas Historical Society (KSHS), a state agency. The objective of the Kansas Historical Foundation is to support the Historical Society with its development and programs.

Members of the board provide financial, legal, and ethical oversight of the organization and enhance its public standing. Subject to the general direction of the board of directors, the executive committee is authorized to exercise the powers of the board, including appointment of the chairs and members of the various committees, and is consulted by the executive director in carrying out the policies of the Kansas Historical Foundation and managing its affairs.

The executive committee meets four times a year.  Find a list of all meeting dates for Kansas Historical Foundation committees on our calendar.


Executive committee officers

Jack Alexander

Jack Alexander
President

Deb Barker

Deborah Barker
President elect

 

Paul Stuewe

Paul Stuewe
Vice president

Mary Turkington

Mary Turkington
Secretary

James Maag

James Maag
Treasurer

Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris
Past president

Executive committee

Donita A. Barone

Steve Bitner

Don Chubb

J. Eric Engstrom

William A. Kassebaum

Rep. Annie Kuether

John Pinegar

 

Reggie Robinson

Hal Ross

F. Dave Seaton

 

Board of directors

Jack Alexander

Carol Bales

Deborah Barker

Donita Barone

Angela Bates

Michael Baughn

Edward Beasley, Jr.

Steve Bitner

George Briedenthal, Jr.

Paul M. Buchanan

E. Dean Carlson

Hoite Caston

Yolanda Chamberlin

Don Chubb

Shelly Hickman Clark

D. Cheryl Collins

Crystal L. Walker Ecton

J. Eric Engstrom

David Heinemann

Cheryl Brown Henderson

Katie Herrick

Merle J. "Boo" Hodges

Michael H. Hoeflich

Daniel D. Holt

Nancy E. Holt

Lidia J. Hook-Gray

Quentin Hope

James F. Hoy

William A. Kassebaum

Rep. Annie Kuether

James Maag

John Mallon

Barbara Morris

John Pinegar

Mark Reddig

James Reynolds

Reginald L. Robinson

Jennie Rose

Hal Ross

Dru Sampson

F. Dave Seaton

James E. Sherow

Herschel L. Stroud

Michael Stubbs

Paul Stuewe

Loren L. Taylor

James A. Thomas

Mary Ann Thompson

Mary E. Turkington

Richard B. Walker

Dave Webb

R. Reed Whitaker

June Windscheffel