Leadership Kansas Names Goodland Native as its 2020 Alumnus of the Year

Topeka, KAN. – Leadership Kansas recently named Jenifer Sanderson as the recipient of its 2020 Leadership Kansas Jim Edwards Alumnus of the Year Award.

“This prestigious award is given to LK alumni who either have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the Leadership Kansas Program or have achieved a high degree of professional success after participating in the Program,” said Jeff Chapman, Executive Director of Leadership Kansas. “Since graduating from LK in 2009, Jenifer has shown tremendous leadership as an entrepreneur, a volunteer in her community and through her continued involvement in Leadership Kansas.” 

Sanderson is owner and investor in various entities including real estate and oil production. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sherman County Convention and Visitors Bureau and is Board Chair of the Northwest Tech Endowment Foundation.

She also has served in many LK alumni leadership roles including as the Goodland Local Chair and LK Board of Trustees Chair. She is currently the chair of the LK’s new Kansas Emerging Leaders program set to launch in 2021.

Sanderson received the award during the 2020 LK Leadership Summit and graduation ceremony for the 2020 Leadership Kansas Class in Topeka on November 20th.

Previous recipients of this prestigious award include David Dillon, former Kroger Foods CEO; Bill Graves, former Kansas Governor; Dave Murfin, President, Murfin Drilling Company, Inc.; and Barbara Ballard, Senior Associate Director, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics and Kansas State Representative.

Leadership Kansas is an affiliate program of the Kansas Chamber and is recognized as the second oldest, statewide leadership program in the country. It has more than 1,500 distinguished alumni from across the state. You can learn more about the program at www.LeadershipKansas.org.

For more information, contact Sherriene Jones-Sontag at SherrieneS@KansasChamber.org.

Posted: 11/24/2020