Current Board of Governors

The members of the Eisenhower Board of Governors are responsible for the Series' nomination and application process, administration, curriculum, social events and alumni relations. The group meets four times a year to plan Series sessions, always striving to incorporate suggestions from recent class participants in order to keep the curriculum and events fresh, informative and relevant to the changing economic and political landscape.

Our deepest appreciation is directed to the women who have served on the Board of Governors in the past. Please click here for those who have paved the way for our current success.

Eisenhower Series Board of Governors 2016-2017

Amanda Adkins – Founder and Co-Chair of the Board Amanda Adkins – Founder and Co-Chair of the Board

Chair, Kansas Republican Party 2009-2013; Board of Directors, Kansas Chamber of Commerce 2005-present; Executive, Health Services Public Sector & Population Health, Cerner Corporation, former Campaign Manager, Brownback for U.S. Senate; former Professional Staff, READ MORE

 House Rules Committee; former Legislative Director, Cong. David Dreier; former Int. Executive Director & Political Director, GOPAC; former professional staff, U.S. House & Rules Committee; former Military Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback; former Deputy Finance Director, Brownback for U.S. Senate; former staff director, California Republican Congressional delegation; former legislative aide, U.S. Senate. Selected by Ingram’s business magazine as one of the top 40 business leaders under 40 in the Kansas City area.

Kari Bruffett – Founder and Co-Chair of the Board Kari Bruffett – Founder and Co-Chair of the Board

Director of Policy at the Kansas Health Institute; former Secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services; former Director of the Division of Health Care Finance and former Assistant Secretary for Policy & External Affairs, Kansas Department of Health & Environment; former Government Affairs Liaison, University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS; former Executive Director, Kansas Republican Party; former community relations manager, Koch Industries; former Legislative Director, Congressman Jerry Moran; former staff, US Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker; former reporter.

Clare Gustin – President Clare Gustin – President

Vice President, Member Services & External Affairs, Sunflower Electric Co-op; developed & taught 21st Century Leadership program; board member, Thomas More Prep—Marian Catholic High School; Vice President, Eisenhower Series.

Marisel Walston – Vice President Marisel Walston – Vice President

Vice President, Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series; Secretary for the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission; Commissioner, Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission; Precinct Committeewoman; Eisenhower Series Class of 2013 Graduate and Class Representative; Past President of the Kansas City Paralegal Association; Student Liaison, Heartland Paralegal Association; paralegal at Kiewit Corporation in Lenexa, Kansas.

Rebecca Wallick – Treasurer Rebecca Wallick – Treasurer

Assistant-Director, Director-Commodities, Ingredients and Energy, Dairy Farmers of America; Member of Kansas Volunteer Commission; active community and political volunteer; Treasurer, Eisenhower Series.

Jennifer Seeber – Secretary Jennifer Seeber – Secretary

President of the Eisenhower Series, 2016-present; Former E-Rate Program Manager at Sprint/Embarq Corporation; Actively involved in the DeSoto, Kansas school district (USD 232) and a member of various district task forces.

Kim Borchers Kim Borchers

Director of Executive Leadership Development at the Foundation for Government Accountability; Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Appointments for Governor Sam Brownback; Chair, Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas; Board Member for Capitol Preservation Committee, Chair, State Party Resolutions Committee; Chair, Kansans for Common Sense Policy; Grassroots Board Member, AFP; Strategic Grassroots Coordinator, Brownback for Governor.

Miki Bowman Miki Bowman

Vice President & Trust Officer, Farmers & Drovers Bank (since 2010); Treasurer, Morris Co. Republican Central Committee; Attorney; Public Affairs Consultant & Chairman, Republicans Abroad, UK (London, England 2004-2009); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs & Policy Advisor to Secretary Tom Ridge - US Department of Homeland Security; Director of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs - FEMA; Counsel to several US House Committees; staff to US Senator Bob Dole (Washington, DC 1995-2004); President, 2014-2016, and Class Liaison, Eisenhower Series, 2011-2013.

Erin Davis Erin Davis

Kansas State Representative (District 15); Attorney at Law, Jerold A. Bressel, Chartered; Former Field Representative, American Majority; Olathe Republicans; Johnson County Republicans.

Alice (Allie) Devine Alice (Allie) Devine

Partner, Devine, Donley & Murray, LLC Government Affairs, Topeka, KS; former Executive Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Kansas Secretary of Agriculture; currently lobbies for a variety of organizations.