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March 30, 1990


Eight new directors have been selected for three-year terms on the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board for the 1990-91 business year and are officially to begin their duties on April 1.

The eight, seven men and a woman, will join 16 chamber board incumbents.

Eight members are winding up their service on April 1, with the formal close of the organization's 1989-90 year and the start of the 1990-91 operational period.

The new directors are:

Arly Allen, president of Allen Press.

Nadine Button, a partner in Bogner & Button, certified public accountants.

Mack Colt, president and chief executive officer of the First National Bank.

Joe Flannery, president of Weaver's Inc.

Tim Fritzel, president of Gene Fritzel Construction.

John Humphrey, production manager, Hallmark Cards Inc.

T.A. Mindrup, district manager, KPL Gas Service.

Scott Shmalberg, vice president of Scotch Fabric Care Services.

THOSE EIGHT will replace the directors whose terms expire this spring. They are:

Joe Takacs, of Kinedyne Corp.

Dolph Simons III, operations manager of the Lawrence Journal-World.

Robert Ohlen, executive director of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Dan Neuenswander, superintendent of Lawrence School District 497.

Duane Morris, owner of Master Plan Management.

John Ezell, president of J.B. Ezell Construction Co.

Bob Georgeson, executive vice president of First National Bank.

Jean Milstead, senior vice president of Douglas County Bank. She is the chamber's current chairman and will continue as an ex-officio board member.

The chamber has 1,400 members and a board of directors of 25 people. Board members are elected to three-year terms. The directors who will continue serving terms on the board for the coming year are:

Hank Booth, general manager of KLWN/KLZR Radio.

Sam Campbell, president of Campbell-Becker Inc.

Dave Evans, a partner in Gould-Evans Architects.

Steve Glass, vice president, LRM Industries Inc.

Nancy Hiebert, executive director of Kansas International and a Douglas County commissioner.

Peggy Johnson, owner of Jennings Daylight Donuts and a partner in Blomgren-Johnson Retail Liquors.

Brian Kubota, president of Landplan Engineering.

Ted Kuwana, KU senior science adviser.

Ken Martinez, president of A/S/K Associates.

Ed Meyen, dean of KU's School of Education and president of Learner Managed Designs Inc.

Dave Nichols, area manager of Southwestern Bell Telephone.

Pat Ross, vice president of Nunemaker-Ross Inc. and co-owner of Bismark Gardens.

Myles Schachter, president of Connecting Point Computer Center.

Evelyn Senecal, certified financial planner with IDS Financial Services.

Gary Sollars, executive vice president, Charlton Manley Insurance.

John Lungstrum, partner in the law office of Stevens, Brand, Lungstrum, Golden and Winter.

THE CHAMBER board meets at least monthly with LCC staff officers and members of the professional staff to set policy and to help carry out the various projects of the organization. Many of the board members double- and even triple-up to perform other jobs for the organization, often serving as committee chairs and officers.

The format for chamber director selection has been altered in recent years. At present, a nominating committee, relying heavily on input from the general membership, makes up as diversified a slate of candidates as possible and submits the list to the board of directors.

During the nominating process, suggestions for candidates are sought from chamber members, then the committee formulates the final slate to be presented to the board for consideration.

This plan replaces the former election process in which a ``double'' slate of candidates was submitted to the membership assuring that half the candidates would be defeated. Some declined to run on the basis. Officials have determined that the new system tends to provide a more diversified board.

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