Board of Directors 

2020-2021 Board of Directors 

KLEA President

Brooks Welner


Vice President

DeWayne McAllister
City of Olathe, KS


Secretary - Treasurer

Michelle Anderson

Board Members

Jessica Jensen
KC Water

Jennifer Bauman
City of Olathe, KS

Bryce Hatfield

Katy Gondring 
Midland Scientific

Kristina Daggett
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

Scott Craig
Unified Government

Scott Ward

Vernon Strasser 
City of Wichita, KS

Rod Philo 
City of Arkansas City, KS

About Our President

Brooks Welner

I have enjoyed a career with over 20 years of experience in the drinking water industry.  My time has mostly been spent in the laboratory setting where I have seen the evolution of how we are regulated and the advances in testing technology.  With all the advantages of progress comes the challenges to adapt and stay current within the industry.  Many laboratories can find it challenging to easily obtain the vital information they need to operate successfully.  I believe KLEA opens the door for folks in our industry to connect with each other, and to the vendor and regulatory communities.  We have the unique opportunity to facilitate conversations and provide resources to our members.  Recently, the KLEA board has been focused on updating our means to reach members and to improve access to areas of interest in our industry.  We welcome new ideas and look forward to serving our members as we navigate today’s challenges and ever changing environment.  

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