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Board of Directors

The Center has a nine-member Board of Directors selected for their experience in the fields of entrepreneurship, rural and economic development and their ability to provide strategic guidance to the Center.

Our Staff

Left to right: Michelle Decker, Angela Lust, Don Macke (staff), Steve Radley, Steve Virgil, David Leckey, Tim Putnam, Ines Polonius, Shawn Winkler-Rios, Jane Henderson. Photo: Deb Markley (staff)

  • Michelle Decker (Chair)

    CEO
    Rural Action

  • Jane Henderson (Treasurer)

    President and CEO
    Virginia Community Capital

  • David Leckey

    Executive Director
    Orton Family Foundation

  • Angela Lust

    President
    Longview Strategies, LLC

  • Ines Polonius

    CEO
    Communities Unlimited

  • Tim Putnam

    Director
    NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

  • Steve Radley

    President & CEO
    NetWork Kansas

  • Steven M. Virgil

    Professor and Director, Community Law & Business Clinic
    Wake Forest University

  • Shawn Winkler-Rios

    CEO
    Soloprenur