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HCCI’s Board of Directors – Organized for 2015

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HCCI’s Board of Directors – Organized for 2015

The Director of Financial Management for Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Michael Kongs, will lead the volunteer management of HCCI following his election to be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Housing and Credit Counseling. The election of HCCI Officers and new Board members were among the highlights of the HCCI Board of Directors Annual Meeting and Retreat held January 10.

As a result of the Board election, HCCI’s Executive Committee for 2015 will be: 

  • Chair – Michael Kongs, Stormont-Vail HealthCare
  • Vice Chair of Programs & Services – Robert Washatka, The Great Game of Business
  • Vice Chair of External Affairs – Todd Butler, Butler & Associates
  • Treasurer – Robb Cummings, Sallie Mae
  • Immediate Past Chair – Vince Frye, Downtown Topeka, Inc.
The titles for several executive committee posts will be different in 2015. Following an amendment to the HCCI Bylaws that was formally adopted at the Annual Meeting, the officer positions of Vice Chairperson and Secretary have been replaced by the Vice Chair of Programs & Services and the Vice Chair of External Affairs positions.  The change in officer responsibilities was proposed to increase executive committee involvement in the work of HCCI. In addition, the new officer structure will expose executive committee members to all aspects of HCCI operations, prior to becoming the Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
Along with the election of officers, five new individuals were elected to their first term on the Board of Directors. They are: 
  • Eric Deitcher, Transportation Specialist – Civil Rights & Right of Way Program Coordinator for the Federal Highway Administration
  • Arianne Gross, Group Master Auditor for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Anthony Martinez, Internal Sales Consultant for Security Benefit
  • Ben Tenpenny, Vice President and Commercial Lender for Capital City Bank
  • Kathleen Urbom, Attorney for Urbom Law
For a complete roster of the 2015 Board of Directors for Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., follow this link (HCCI Board of Directors)

During the retreat portion of the January 10 meeting, the Board members heard from HCCI staff members and former clients about the counseling programs at HCCI. When learning about the experiences of clients, Board members received a clear picture of how the daily work of HCCI can positively impact lives.

Thanks Vince

The beginning of Mike Kongs’ term  as Chairman of the HCCI Board meant  the conclusion of the HCCI Chairmanship  for Vince Frye. Vince, who is President & CEO of Downtown Topeka, Inc. provided outstanding volunteer leadership as the organization’s Chair during 2014. Vince utilized a winning combination of confidence, calm, personality and professionalism during his term leading HCCI. Everyone on the HCCI Board and Staff appreciates Vince’s service to advancing the mission of HCCI during his year as Chairman, and looks forward to his continued involvement in 2015 on the Board and Executive Committee as HCCI’s Immediate Past Chair.

By | 2017-01-31T15:40:20+00:00 February 19th, 2015|HCCI News, Newsletter|Comments Off on HCCI’s Board of Directors – Organized for 2015
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