Speaker Date Topic
Tiffany Blank, County Executive Director Jun 18, 2024 12:00 PM
Sedgwick County Farm Service Agency in Wichita

Tiffany Blank is the County Executive Director for the Sedgwick County Farm Service Agency in Wichita.  She was born and raised in Yoder/Haven, KS and attended Haven High School and Kansas State University.  She worked for the Kingman County Farm Service Agency in Kingman, KS as a Program Technician for 16½ years before she entered the training program to be a County Executive Director.  She trained in Harvey and Sedgwick County.  After she graduated from the training program, she was selected and started her new role as CED on June 4, 2023.  She has been in this position for almost a year now.  She has 4 program technicians that help carry out various programs in their office and complete the day-to-day tasks to ensure their producers (farmers) meet eligibility for farm programs and disaster programs.

Tiffany and her husband, Nick, have lived in Murdock, KS in Kingman County for the last 23 years with their two children: a daughter, Cassidy, who is a senior at Kansas State University, graduating in May 2024 and getting married in November 2024, and a son, Payton, who is a freshman at Pratt Community College.  

 

LynnLee Schmidt Jun 25, 2024 12:00 PM
Tanganyika Wildlife Park

LynnLee is the Integrator/COO at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, responsible for connecting all the people and pieces to bring big visions to life.  LynnLee's passion for people drives her commitment to creating a positive impact in the industry.

Bill Gardner, Owner and President, Gardner Design Jul 16, 2024
“Living Brands” the life of brands. what it takes to assure they resonate and have relevance
 “Living Brands” the life of brands. what it takes to assure they resonate and have relevance

As owner and president of Gardner Design, Bill has spearheaded impactful branding for industry giants like Kroger, Google, the NFL, Textron, Spirit AeroSystems, and others. With a keen understanding of brand dynamics, he prioritizes business objectives in all design endeavors.

As founder of LogoLounge.com, Bill pioneered a renowned platform for logo design, reflected in his best-selling LogoLounge book series and annual Logo Trend Report. He authored Logo Creed, a foundational text, and presents branding courses on LinkedIn Learning.

Recognized with an AIGA Fellow Award in 2014, Bill actively contributes nationally and internationally to the creative community through judging, speaking engagements, and board service. Outside of design, he's completed a term as Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.