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 Bacon
City of Olathe

Mr. Jerry Barrios
Atmos Energy

Mr. Michael Berenbom
Lane4 Property Group, Inc.

Dr. Wayne Burke
Spring Hill School District USD 230

Ms. Brooke Cinalli
bc Design Group

Mr. Charles Clinton
Development Manager
Burns & McDonnell

Mr. Scott Coup
Enterprise Bank & Trust

Mr. Sterling Cramer
Olsson, Inc.

Mr. Joe Fangman

Mr. Kurt Fischer
INTRUST Bank/Olathe

Mr. David Gonzalez
Fry-Wagner Moving & Storage

Mr. Oscar Healy
Opus Group

Mr. Chris F. Hess
McCownGordon Construction

Ms. Moira Holland
Leadership Olathe Alumni Association

Mr. Stan Holm
Olathe Medical Center - Olathe Health

Mr. Brian Johanning
Superior Bowen Asphalt Company

Mr. Mike Kellam
McClure Engineering Company

Ms. Debbie Kirchhoff
Kansas State University Olathe

Ms. Shannon Latham
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Carol Lehman
Johnson County Community College

Mr. Brent McCune
COBLE MCCUNE Wealth Management, Inc.

Mr. Tim McKee
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Mary Moore
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Pulse Design Group

Aimee Nassif
City of Olathe

Mr. Kelly Peetoom
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Penny Postoak Ferguson
Johnson County Government

Ms. Gina Riekhof
Gilmore Bell, P.C.

Mr. Ron Shaver
City of Olathe

Ms. Susan Sherman
City of Olathe

Mr. Alan Shorthouse
City of Olathe

Mr. Barry Sullivan
Central Bank of the Midwest

Ms. Heidi Thummel
Director of Business Development
GBA Companies

Mr. Casey Wilhm
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Michael Wilkes
City of Olathe

Ms. Dianna Wright
City of Olathe

Ms. Marcia Youker
JE Dunn Construction Co.