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 2017-2018

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

Vice President - Population Health, Cerner Corporation 2004-present; Chair, Kansas Republican Party 2009-2013; Founder, Systems of Care Initiative, Inc. 2019 - present; Chair, State of Kansas Children's Cabinet 2011-2018; Board Executive Committee, Kansas Chamber of Commerce 2005-present; former Campaign Manager, Brownback for U.S. Senate 2003-2004; former Professional Staff, House Rules Committee 2002; former Legislative Director, Cong. David Dreier 2002; former Int. Executive Director & Political Director, GOPAC; former professional staff, U.S. House & Rules Committee; former Military Legislative Assistant. Awarded top 45 Republican women under 45 by the Republican Security Council 2012. Awarded top 40 business leaders under 40  by Ingram’s business magazine.

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

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

Marisel Walston – Vice President Marisel Walston – Vice President

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

Rebecca Wallick – Treasurer Rebecca Wallick – Treasurer

Graduate, Class of 2012, Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series; Assistant-Director, Director-Director of Ingredient Strategic Sourcing, Dairy Farmers of America; Member of Kansas Volunteer Commission; active community and political volunteer.

Jennifer Seeber – Secretary Jennifer Seeber – Secretary

Past President, Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series, 2016-2017; 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.

Erin Davis Erin Davis

Graduate, Class of 2010, Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series; Kansas House Representative, District 15; Program Manager, Cerner Corporation; Attorney, Jerold A. Bressel, Chartered (former member); Former Field Representative, American Majority; Olathe Republican Party; and Johnson County Republican Party.

Alice (Allie) Devine Alice (Allie) Devine

Graduate, Class of 2016, Excellence in Public Service Series; Partner, Devine, Donley & Murray, LLC Government Affairs; former Executive Assistant, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Kansas Secretary of Agriculture.

Julie Hein – Finance Committee Chair Julie Hein – Finance Committee Chair

Lobbyist, Hein Governmental Consulting; former American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Private Sector Co-Chair,  Kansas; over 22 years involvement in politics.