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Michael Monteferrante, President & CEO Jun 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Envision, Inc.
Envision, Inc.

Michael Monteferrante is the president and CEO of Envision, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas with locations in 11 states.  Envision employs more than 500 people, with half of its direct labor workforce made up of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  In addition to offering employment, Envision provides rehabilitation services, research, workforce innovation initiatives and private and public education and foundation services on behalf of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Prior to joining Envision, Monteferrante was president and CEO of Future Food Brands, an American Capital-owned company that produces various food brands. Earlier, he was president and CEO of Occidental Management, a Wichita-based real estate development firm and has extensive experience in the transportation, technology, engineering and construction industries.

Monteferrante was the 2019 chair of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He has also served on the board of directors for National Industries for the Blind, The National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind, Visit Wichita, Future Food Brands, Vintage Bank, Kansas Red Cross, Kansas Humane Society and Park City Convention and Tourism. He has a BBA in business management from Boise State University and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni in 2014.

 

Cynthia Berner, Wichita Director of Libraries Jul 07, 2020 12:00 PM
A guided tour of Wichita's Advanced Learning Library
A guided tour of Wichita's Advanced Learning Library

A special fireside-like meeting at the new library with a guided tour by Cynthis Berner, Director of Libraries, City of Wichita.
The Advanced Learning Library is Wichita's newest public library location and the third central library building in our city's history, following the Carnegie Library (1915-67) and the brutalist Central Library (1967-2018). After years of planning that included community input, private fundraising, construction, and a ceremonial "books and more brigade," the Advanced Learning Library opened its doors on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

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