Archive for Friday, January 15, 2010

LHS, KU grad leaves Kansas Chamber post

January 15, 2010


Amy Blankenbiller, who had been the Kansas Chamber’s president and CEO since July 2007, left the organization last week to pursue other business opportunities, the chamber said in a statement.

Blankenbiller, a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University, had led the chamber after working as a senior associate with Waterman & Associates, a governmental consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Now serving as the chamber’s interim president and CEO is Kent Beisner, the organization’s vice president for membership and sales.

Beisner is former vice president and general manager of Jayhawk Beverage Inc. in Lawrence, Topeka and Emporia. He worked for Jayhawk Beverage from 1989 to 2008, and is a graduate of Leadership Kansas, the chamber's leadership program.


WilburM 8 years, 3 months ago

The KS Chamber has long been way more ideological than local Chambers. Amy's position was highly politicized, and who knows whose feathers she ruffled?

threetoedsloth 8 years, 3 months ago

Maybe the first paragraph should have ended with the words, "a week ago."

I understand being an hour or so later than another newspaper, but a full week?? Do you never read your competition, and does your statehouse reporter never ask people what's going on? LJW was asleep on this one.

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