Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees oversee the overall development, strategy, and long-term goals of W. The board meets monthly to help ensure quality communication between all facets of the organization, assist in setting goals, and ground-level program planning.
- Lai-L Daugherty
ChairButler Community College
- Zach Wiggins
- Kate Flavin
- Ramon Emmart
Investor RepresentativeFidelity Bank
- Lauren Clary
Volunteer RepresentativeKansas Gas Service
- Rachel Steiner
Member RepresentativeDelta Dental
- Danielle Johnson
Member at LargeWichita State University
- Jordan Walker
Member at LargeGreteman Group
- Darryl Kelly
Member at LargeCredit Union of America
- Wendy Johnson
Community AdvisorWichita Public Schools
- Sherii Farmer
Community AdvisorWestar Energy
Community Advisors serve on the Board of Trustees and are community leaders who have diverse ethnic, professional and demographic backgrounds, but share a common passion for the health and prosperity of Wichita. They provide direction, guidance, mentoring and leadership development.
The Advisory Council convenes representatives from each of W’s corporate investors quarterly to help define expectations, evaluate outcomes and assist with corporate marketing and YP recruitment. The Advisory Council Chair serves on the Board of Trustees.
W’s corporate investors are an essential part of W’s past and future successes. These businesses believe that attracting, engaging and retaining young talent is vital to Wichita’s future. They invest in W to ensure that their employees and others in the business community have access to high quality events and programs that are designed specifically for young professionals.
W has two full-time staff members who work with volunteers, investors, sponsors, and partners to carry out W’s mission. Alejo Cabral oversees W’s overall direction and strategy, investment opportunities, community tours, and presentations. Ulises Gonzalez manages membership, events, teams, volunteers, and W’s signature programs.