Program Alumni

Having been in existence for more than 30 years, the Fellowship has a long history of preparing participants for successful careers in municipal management. With an alumni network stretching across Kansas and the nation, participants can also benefit from extensive professional connections. Take a few moments and see what the program's alumni are currently doing. You may also want to know what recent Fellows had to say about their experience or learn more about the City's current Fellows.

Alumni Testimonials

The Management Fellowship provided me with a privileged look into the inner workings of public administration in one of the largest Council-Manager cities in the country. The work I was exposed to and participated in while in Wichita equipped me with a newfound confidence and knowledge that allowed me to begin working in earnest towards my aspiration of becoming a local government leader.

Ian Hutcheson, Class of 2017-2018

Budget Analyst, City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Fellowship provided an extremely beneficial professional network and real world opportunities to expand the skills developed in my MPA program. Working under the guidance and support of the City Manager and senior staff, I was given a great responsibility to lead and assist with projects that visibly impacted the community.

Corinne Bannon, Class of 2010-2011

Director of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

As a fellow, you have unparalleled access to the City Manager as well as department directors and senior staff across the organization. My time in the fellowship fostered professional development and growth, allowed me to explore my interests across the organization, and evolved into a midlevel manager position in one of the City's service departments.

Logan Bradshaw, Class of 2016-2017

Assistant Director of Housing, City of Wichita, Kansas

The Fellowship was both a tremendous development opportunity and a professional experience for me. My time in the Wichita City Manager's Office equipped me with the tools I needed to take the next step in my career.

Zack Daniel, Class of 2014-2015

Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk, City of Edwardsville, Kansas

Where Are They Now?

YearNameCurrent Position & Employer
2023-2024Elijah PipersburgManagement Fellow
City of Wichita
2023-2024Lynne OgubereManagement Fellow
City of Wichita
2022-2023Brooke KauchakCommunity Services Representative
City of Wichita
2022-2023Josie DolenzBudget Analyst
City of Greeley
Greeley, Colorado
2022-2023Madelyn OrtonProject Manager
City of Tillamook
Tillamook, OR
2021-2022Adam NebenzahlManagement Analyst
City of Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island, WA
2021-2022Carter CraigCommunity Planner 
City of Monmouth
Monmouth, OR
2019-2021Sarah Crick MilliganProject Manager
United Way of the Plains
Wichita, KS
2019-2021Zachary KramkaAssistant to the City Manager/Strategic Management Coordinator
City of Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
2019-2020Anthony TaylorSenior Federal Funds Budget & Policy Analyst
State of Colorado
Denver, CO
2018-2019Allie SalzStrategic Initiatives Fellow
Arnold Ventures 
Houston, TX
2018-2019Tavon WatkinsCrime Analyst
City of Detroit
Detroit, Michigan
2017-2018Janek SungaPh.D. Candidate (Political Science)
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
2017-2018Ian HutchesonCity Manager
City of Sterling
Sterling, KS
2016-2017Brandon FindleyExecutive Director of Business Development
Advanced Catastrophe Technologies
Wichita, KS
2016-2017Logan BradshawAssistant Director of Housing
City of Wichita
Wichita, KS
2015-2016John EmersonLead Visual Effects Artist
Lost Boys Interactive
Madison, WI
2014-2016Kim HarrisAssociate Attorney
Perkins Coie LLP
Chicago, IL
2014-2015Zack DanielAssistant to the City Manager
City of Edwardsville, KS
Edwardsville, KS
2013-2014Eoghan "Owen" MillerAssistant to the City Manager
City of Newport News, VA
Newport News, VA
2013-2014Robert HovenkampSenior Collections Analyst
State of Michigan
Lansing, MI
2012-2013Alyssa McMullinSpecial Projects Manager
Office of Innovation
City of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
2012-2013Jason EarlSenior Management Analyst
Community Development Department
City of Dublin
Dublin, CA
2011-2012Brandon McGuireAssistant to the City Manager
City of Lawrence
Lawrence, KS
2011-2012Chase FosseStrategic Operations Manager
Solid Waste Management
City of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
2011-2012Corinne BannonDirector of Institutional Effectiveness
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
2010-2011Bryce Mumford*Former Policy Analyst, Municipal Court
City of Provo
Provo, UT
2010-2011Adam BentleyResearch Strategist
Future iQ
2009-2010Troy TillotsonStormwater Management
Stormwater Utility and Flood Control Division Manager
City of Wichita
Wichita, KS
2009-2010Kurtis JacobsDirector of Finance
Sedgwick County Government
Wichita, KS
2008-2009Michelle StrootRevenue Manager
Sedgwick County Government
Wichita, KS
2008-2009Michelle MeyerFinance Director
City of Bel Aire
Bel Aire, KS
2007-2008Ed TrueloveCity Administrator
City of Neodesha
Neodesha, KS
2007-2008Greg ClayExecutive Director, Mayor's Office of Constituent Services
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
2006-2007Rachelle Moody

Assistant City Administrator
City of North Augusta
North Augusta, SC

2006-2007Pamaline King-BurnsWorkforce & Equity Specialist
Sedgwick County Health Department
Wichita, KS
2006-2007Elizabeth GoltryBudget Officer
City of Wichita
Wichita, KS
2006-2007Courtney FleetwoodSenior Academic Advisor
School of Nursing, Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
2005-2006Angela Krummel-BuzardGeneral Manager of Administration
City of Lawrence
Lawrence, KS
2005-2006Pam HoffmanMedicare Program Coordinator
Medical Services Bureau
Wichita, KS
2004-2005Filany Opiso-WilliamsAuditing and Accounting Professional
San Francisco, CA
2004-2005Brian GarrelsSenior Manager, Global Strategy
Spirit Aerosystems
Wichita, KS
2004-2005Ryan AdkisonAssistant County Manager/Finance Director
Butler County
El Dorado, KS
2003-2004Sean MillesonRevenue Analyst
City of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
2003-2004Kelli GeierAdministrative Specialist
Wichita Transit, City of Wichita
Wichita, KS
2003-2004Maggie FlandersHomeless Plan Specialist
Sedgwick County
Wichita, KS
2001-2002Nick GregoryCity Administrator
City of McPherson
McPherson, KS
2001-2002Anna Klykova-SchulteFinancial Analyst
Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Cambridge, MA
2001-2002Henry JacksonAssistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO
1999-2000Andy HopkinsSenior Budget Officer
City of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
1999-2000Barbara CrouseManager
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, KS
1998-1999Jay NewtonFiscal and Project Manager
Wichita Fire Department
Wichita, KS
1998-1999Lane MasseyCity Manager
City of Larned
Larned, KS
1998-1999Keith LawingCEO
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
Wichita, KS
1997-1998Carol McMillanController (retired)
City of Wichita
Wichita, KS
1996-1997Anne WarrenDirector of Human Resources
EagleMed LLC
Wichita, KS
1995-1996Susan KarrenbrockPsychiatric Nurse
Sedgwick County/Comcare Addiction Treatment
Wichita, KS
1995-1996Dave PaulsenManager, Office of Performance and Analysis
Dakota, County
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, MN
1995-1996Misty BrucknerDirector, Center for Urban Studies
Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
1993-1994Kirk ZoellnerAssistant Village Administrator
Village of Mokena
Mokena, IL
1992-1993Scott KnebelCity Planner
City of Derby
Derby, KS
1992-1993Kristi IrickCFO
Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Cincinnati, OH
1990-1991Elizabeth OwensWater Distribution Division Superintendent (retired)
Public Works Department, City of Wichita
Wichita, KS
1989-1990Martha Bruce FairStaff Member
Wichita Learning Connection
Wichita, KS
1988-1989Nancy ScottDirector of Planning and Development (retired)
City of Hutchinson
Hutchinson, KS
1987-1988Rebecca Allen-BouskaDeputy City Administrator
City of Maize
Maize, KS
1986-1987I.D. CreechDirector of Public Works
City of Hays
Hays, KS
1985-1986Bud MeischAccounting Professional
Wichita, KS
1984-1985Dennis McKinneyFormer State Treasurer
State of Kansas
Topeka, KS
1981-1982Cathy HoldemanFormer Assistant City Manager
City of Wichita
Wichita, KS