The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce is operated under the direction of a diverse board of directors, representing a wide range of industries and backgrounds.  

Pete Wesner, Board Chair
Pete Wesner, Board Chair

CUNA Mutual

Jerry Renk, 1st Vice Chair
Jerry Renk, 1st Vice Chair

American State Bank

Shelly Peacock, 2nd Vice Chair
Shelly Peacock, 2nd Vice Chair

TCI Answering Service

AJ Chrest, Past Chair
AJ Chrest, Past Chair

Aflac

Austin Coyan, Treasurer
Austin Coyan, Treasurer

Adams Brown

Glenna Achatz
Glenna Achatz

Coldwell Banker

Rich Baskerville
Rich Baskerville

First Kansas Bank

Rob Bauer
Rob Bauer

Bauer Pike Bauer Wary & Carroll

Sue Cooper
Sue Cooper

Barton County Administration

Scott Dewerff
Scott Dewerff

KanEquip

Logan Garrett
Logan Garrett

G-B Tire, Inc.

Randy Goering
Randy Goering

Eagle Radio / DBA KHOK FM - KVGB AM/FM

Ana Hayson
Ana Hayson

Rana Luna Boutiques, Inc.

Jay Luerman
Jay Luerman

First Kansas Bank

Leslie Mingenback
Leslie Mingenback

Heart of Kansas Mercantile / Miss Pretty Pickles dba MyTown, LP

Jesse Mock
Jesse Mock

University of Kansas Health Systems

Teresa Powelson
Teresa Powelson

Golden Belt Community Foundation

Regan Reif
Regan Reif

Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Douglas Reiser
Douglas Reiser

Central Kansas Surveying & Mapping

Todd Vanskike
Todd Vanskike

Golden Belt Bicycle Compnay

2021 Executive Committee:

  • Chair - Pete Wesner, CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions

  • Vice Chair - Jerry Renk, American State Bank & Trust

  • Past Chair - AJ Chrest, Aflac

  • Treasurer - Austin Coyan, Adams Brown

 

Board of Directors

  • Glenna Achatz, Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate

  • Rich Baskerville - First Kansas Bank - Great Bend

  • Robert E. Bauer - Bauer, Pike, Bauer, Wary & Carroll LLC

  • Sue Cooper - Barton County Administration

  • Scott Dewerff - KanEquip

  • Logan Garrett - G-B Tires, Inc.

  • Randy Goering - Eagle Radio / DBA KHOK FM - KVGB AM/FM

  • Ana Hayson - Rana Luna Boutiques, Inc.

  • Jay Luerman - First Kansas Bank - Great Bend

  • Leslie Mingenback - Heart of Kansas Mercantile / Miss Pretty Pickles dba MyTown, LP

  • Jesse Mock - The University of Kansas Health System - Great Bend Campus

  • Regan Ochs Reif - Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc.

  • Shelly Peacock - TCI Answering Service

  • Teresa Powelson - Golden Belt Community Foundation

  • Douglas Reiser - Central Kansas Surveying & Mapping, Inc.

  • Todd VanSkike - Golden Belt Bicycle Company

 

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Sara Hayden - Great Bend Economic Dev.

  • Lindsey Krom Craven - City of Great Bend

  • Dr. Carl Heilman - BartonCommunity College

  • Khris Thexton - Superintendent of USD 428

  • Shawn Hutchinson - Barton County Commission

  • Tory Arnberger - Designated Legislator

  • Christina Hayes - Great Bend CVB

BOARD OF DIRECTORS