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© 2019 by Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. Site created by Marketing Maven Consulting.

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

AJ Chrest, Chair
Pete Wesner, Vice Chair
CUNA Mutual
Taylor Calcara, Past Chair
Watkins Calcara
Austin Coyan, Treasurer
Glenna Achatz
Coldwell Banker
Haley Acker
BCYP / Fuller Industries
Todd Armatys
Edward Jones
Rob Bauer
Bauer Pike Bauer Wary & Carroll
Gaila Nielsen
United Way
Logan Garrett
G-B Tire, Inc.
Casey Harbour
Diann Henderson
Great Bend Rec
Julie Kramp
The Center
Teresa Mazouch
Wheatland Electric
Troy McFarren
Shelly Peacock
TCI Answering Service
Jon Prescott
Sunflower Diversified
Jerry Renk
American State Bank
Lacey Schofield
Best Western
Julie Spray
The Fieldhouse
Rick Taylor
Curtis Wolf
Ambassador Club / KWEC
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2019 Executive Committee:

  • Chair - AJ Chrest, Aflac

  • Vice Chair - Pete Wesner, CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions

  • Past Chair - Taylor Calcara, Watkins Calcara

  • Treasurer - Austin Coyan, Adams Brown Beran & Ball


Board of Directors

  • Glenna Achatz, Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate

  • Haley Acker, BCYP / Fuller Industries

  • Todd Armatys, Edward Jones

  • Rob Bauer, Bauer Pike Bauer Wary & Carroll

  • Gaila Demel, United Way of Central Kansas

  • Logan Garrett, G-B Tires

  • Casey Harbour, Watco Companies

  • Diann Henderson, Great Bend Recreation Commission

  • Julie Kramp, The Center for Counseling

  • Teresa Mazouch, Wheatland Electric Cooperative

  • Troy McFarren, Haz-Mat Response

  • Shelly Peacock, TCI Answering Service

  • Jon Prescott, Sunflower Diversified Services

  • Jerry Renk, American State Bank

  • Lacey Schofield, Best Western Angus Inn

  • Julie Spray, The Fieldhouse

  • Rick Taylor, Nex-Tech

  • Curtis Wolf, Ambassador Club / KWEC


Ex-Officio Members:

  • Chad Somers, Great Bend City Council

  • Christina Hayes, Great Bend CVB

  • Jennifer Schartz, Barton County Commission

  • Dr. Carl Heilman, Barton Community College

  • Khris Thexton, USD #428


Rob Bauer

Bauer Pike Bauer Wary & Carroll