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Larry Pankratz - is the Business Development Manager for 24/7 Travel Stores, has been the Director of the Salina Housing Authority, and worked for Exline, Inc., ISG Technologies, Kansas Cellular and Kansas State University.  He has served on various boards including the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, Ashby House, Hospice of Salina, DVACK, Circles of the Heartland, Rotary, AMBUCs and the original Salina Area Technical School Board.  He has a master's in educational administration.
Frieda Mai Weis - SATC Board of Trustees Vice Chair - is the owner and CEO of PKM Steel, a global producer of heavy and intermediate structural steel for all types of industrial and commercial buildings. Frieda is active on many community boards including the Greater Salina Community Foundation and the Salina Chamber of Commerce. Frieda has a bachelor's degree from Creighton University. 
Chris Baker
Chris Baker is the Senior Vice President and Senior Lender of BANK VI, Salina. He is a native of Washington State and a graduate of Bethany College in Lindsborg. Chris received a degree in Business from Bethany College with a minor in Criminal Justice, as well as a degree from the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado.  Chris is a member of the Board of Directors for BANK VI, sits on the Alumni Counsel for Bethany College, a member of AMBUCS and the Young Bank Officers of Kansas.
Jeannie Blue
Jeannie Blue is the HR Manager at KCoe Isom, LLP. For the past 25 years, Jeannie has been instrumental in the firm's human resources department evolution. As KCoe Isom expands its geographic reach, her activities and responsibilities become more varied and exciting. No two days are alike. From coaching employees, to developing HR policies, Jeannie delights in meeting and working with all the employees and principals of KCoe Isom. Jeannie is a native of Marion, Kansas and is a graduate of Kansas State University in Manhattan, with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management at the national level and at the local chapter level. She's previously served on various committees of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and Salina Area United Way and has held several leadership positions with the Salina Human Resource Management Association.
Peter Browning has been General Manager of Salina Concrete Products since 2007. He has served on the Executive Board of the National Concrete Masonry Association, and is Past President of the Kansas Masonry Industries Council. He has also been a board member of the Kansas Ready Mix Concrete Association and the Pregnancy Service Center in Salina. He is also active in the Salina Ambucs and Rotary clubs. He earned a bachelors degree in business management and a minor in leadership studies from Fort Hays State University, and an MBA from Baker University.
 Dustin Pestinger
Dustin Pestinger - SATC Board of Trustees Chair - is the Commercial Estimator and Project Manager for Pestinger Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.  He is a native of Salina, graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 2003, and Fort Hays State University with a degree in Health and Human Performance in 2008.  Dustin moved to Boulder, CO, and graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2009.  He worked summers at Pestinger Heating & Air Conditioning in the electrical and sheet metal departments thru his high school and college years, returning to Salina in 2011 to take over the Commercial side of the company.  Dustin is an active member of Ambucs, Rotary and the Salina Area Young Professionals.
 LuAnn Puvogel
LuAnn Puvogel, RN, BSN, MBA is the CEO of Salina Surgical Hospital in Salina, Kansas.  SSH is a multi-specialty surgical hospital with four operating rooms and two procedure rooms.  SSH performed just under 8,000 cases in 2011.  Ms. Puvogel began her career in nursing in 1980 at the former St. John's Hospital/Salina Regional Health Center and gained valuable experience in critical care both as a staff nurse and 9 years in a leadership position.  She joined Salina Surgical Hospital in 1999 as a peri-operative staff nurse.  In December of 1999, she became the Director of Nurses.  Then in 2009 she became the CEO.  LuAnn is involved with their state organization, Physician Hospitals of Kansas as well as the national organization, Physician Hospitals of America.  Locally, she is a member of the Health Care Advisory Council for Unified School District 305, and is a member of Rotary International.
Todd Smith is General Manager of K-Tron in Salina. K-Tron, a manufacturer of bulk material handling and conveying systems, employs SATC graduates as design/drafters, welders, machinists, metal fabricators, painters, assemblymen, electrical technicians, and maintenance personnel. Todd graduated from Leoti, in Western Kansas.  He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from K-State and an M.B.A. from Kansas Wesleyan.   He was previously employed by DuPont and MAC Equipment.  Todd is a board member of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist Church, and Salina Soccer Club.  He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at K-State Salina.  He and his family have been in Salina, with K-Tron since 1993.

Dr. Alysia Starkey
Dr. Alysia Starkey is a Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina.  She is a native of Colby, KS and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fort Hays State University.  Dr Starkey also holds a Master's in Information Science from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University.  Her professional experience in higher education includes working in libraries, continuing education, instructional technology, faculty development, assessment, and preparation for accreditation and program reviews.

Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.


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