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

Jayna French Jayna French
Rodan+Fields team leader; homeschooling parent of three; conservative grassroots volunteer; Eisenhower Series Class of 2016 graduate and Class Representative on the Board of Governors.
Julie Hein Julie Hein

Lobbyists for the clients represented by Hein Law Firm; former American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Private Sector Co-Chair for Kansas; over 22 years involvement in politics.

Kathy Herzog Kathy Herzog

Current board member and class liaison; President of the Eisenhower Series, 2012-2014; board member and former Commissioner, Kansas Arts Commission; Director of Volunteers, Pompeo for Congress 2009-2012; Precinct Committee- woman 2008-present; former Secretary, Sedgwick Co. Republican Party 2008-2010; board member, Kids 4 Kids Foundation 2007- present; board member, Kansas READ MORE

Preservation Alliance 2010-present; former health care administrator; former JCAHO surveyor; served on the U.S. Senate Advisory Committee for the Development of the Medicare Hospice Benefit; former president of civic, church, school & home associations.

Toni Porter Toni Porter

Project Manager, Government Relations at Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce; former District Director, US Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04); former Constituent Services Director, US Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04); former Director of Events, Pompeo for Congress; numerous positions in real estate, sales, staging, interior design, customer service & communications; Sustainer, Junior League of Wichita; 2009 Rookie of the Year, J.P. Weigand & Sons, Class Liaison, Eisenhower Series.

Janae Talbott Janae Talbott

Executive Director, Russell County Eco Devo and CVB; Vice President, Western KS Rural Economic Development Alliance; Past PCID and VP, NWKS Planning and Development; Pioneer Country Development Inc.; Board Member, KS Development Alliance; Graduate, Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Public Service; volunteer for Russell PRIDE, Russell Community Theatre, Trinity Methodist Thrift Store; small business owner; Member, Eisenhower Board of Governors.

Devona Troutman Devona Troutman

Former Fundraiser for Maranatha Academy; former President, Eisenhower Series 2010-2011; Republican volunteer; former Home Owners Association board member; former small business owner - Etcetera clothing; former co-owner of Shoelaces boutique, Wichita.

Emily Wellman Emily Wellman

District Representative, US Senator Pat Roberts; former Operations Manager, Pat Roberts for Senate; former staff, US Senator Sam Brownback; former Compliance Officer, Central National Bank.

Dr. Helen Van Etten – Ex-Officio Member Dr. Helen Van Etten – Ex-Officio Member

Republican National Committeewoman (2008-present); RNC Budget Committee (2011-2013); Delegate; 2008 Republican National Convention; National Board Member, National Federation of Pachyderm Clubs; President & Founder, Shawnee Co. Pachyderm Club; President, Kansas Federation of Republican Women- Shawnee Chapter; Consultant, Health Care Policy, Kansas SRS-Medicaid Program; At-large Member, READ MORE

Kansas Republican Executive Committee; former Advisory Committee Member, Kan Be Health Committee, Member, American Business Women’s Assoc.– Meadowlark Chapter; Member, New York Speech-Language Assoc.; Member, Taiwan Speech-Language Assoc.; Member, American Speech-Language Assoc., and Kansas Speech-Language Assoc.; Member, Heartland Sertoma Club; Volunteer, Kansas Neurological Institute.