EDC Advisory Council

The Chamber´s Economic Development Council (EDC) was formed in 1995 to direct Olathe´s economic development activities. Its mission is to be the lead organization in marketing Olathe and strengthening the local economy through activities that result in the retention and creation of business investments in the community.

Funded from private and public sources, the EDC acts on behalf of the community to secure new business prospects, assist existing business expansions, and develop infrastructure and tools needed to contend in today´s competition for business growth. These companies invest in the EDC.

In addition, the EDC interacts with local and state elected officials, city staff and the Olathe Chamber of Commerce to accomplish economic development goals for the community.

EDC Advisory Council:

 
Mr. John Allison
Olathe Public Schools #233

Mr. Gary Anderson
Gilmore & Bell

Mr. Jerry Barrios
Atmos Energy

Mr. Jeff Bennett
Leadership Olathe Alumni Association

Dr. Wayne Burke
Superintendent
Spring Hill School District USD 230

Mr. Michael Copeland
City of Olathe

Mr. Mitchell Crawford
Farmers Insurance Group-HelpPoint Operations

Mr. Frank Devocelle
Olathe Medical Center

Mr. Justin Duff
VanTrust Real Estate

Mr. Doug Everhart
Henderson Engineers, Inc.

Mr. Joe Fangman
KCP&L

Mr. Tim Gelvin
Gelvin Oil and Land, LLC

Mr. David Gonzalez
Fry-Wagner Moving & Storage

Mr. Tim Harmon
Harmon Construction, Inc.

Mr. Oscar Healy
Opus Group

Mr. Chris F. Hess
McCownGordon Construction

Mr. Dan Jensen
Kessinger/Hunter & Company, LC

Mr. Mike Lally
Olsson Associates

Ms. Shannon Latham
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Brent McCune
COBLE MCCUNE Wealth Management, Inc.

Mr. Tim McKee
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Matt Miller
Turner Construction Company

Ms. Anne Oswald
Sir Speedy Print Signs and Marketing

Mr. Tim Paulson
Emery Sapp & Sons

Mr. Kelly Peetoom
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Wylie Saulsbury
Canyon Stone

Mr. Ron Shaver
City of Olathe

Ms. Susan Sherman
City of Olathe

Mr. Alan Shorthouse
City of Olathe

Ms. Heidi Thummel
GBA Architects + Engineers

Ms. Susan Wallace
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Casey Wilhm
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Michael Wilkes
City of Olathe

Mr. Cale Wilson
Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Ms. Dianna Wright
City of Olathe

Ms. Marcia Youker
JE Dunn Construction Co.