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Alicia Hutchings

Alicia Janesko-Hutchings

Business Recruitment Project Manager
Business Development - Mid-Central States Office
9221 Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS USA 66215
Phone: (913) 577-5957
Fax: (913) 642-7260
Email: Alicia.Hutchings@ks.gov 
 
Alicia manages site location and business recruitment projects in the central and southeast United States. She has a broad range of economic development experience working in both the state of Texas and the state of Kansas. Successful projects include The Coleman Company, Generali and the headquarter relocations of BATS Trading, and Specialty Fertilizer Products. Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas, and is a graduate of Leadership Lawrence and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. She has prior experience in business park management and was the co-creator and vice president of sales for the EcoDev Tracker.
   
 Randi Jack

Ms. Randi Tveitaraas Jack


International Business Recruitment Manager 
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100 
Topeka, Kansas USA 66612 
Phone: (785) 296-7868 
Fax: (785) 296-3490 
Email: rjack@kansascommerce.com 

Randi Tveitaraas Jack manages the Department’s international recruitment program, oversees trade activities and serves as the renewable energy contact for the Agency. In her 26 years with the state, she has worked with companies in Europe, Asia and Canada in key industry sectors including wind energy, aviation, and bioscience. Successful site location projects include Siemens Wind Energy (Germany), CEVA Biomune (France), IdentiGEN (Ireland), Sonaca NMF (Belgium), and Gunze (Japan). 

Prior to joining the Agency, Randi worked in international marketing at Storage Technology Corporation, a computer peripherals manufacturer based in Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Master of International Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and has also studied at the University of Madrid in Spain. 
 
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Barbara Hake, CEcD


Business Development Consultant
12181 S. Sunray Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 909-0999
Email: Barbara.Hake@ks.gov
 
Barbara manages business recruitment and expansion in the Kansas City area. She has worked in the Kansas economic development industry for over 20 years. She has worked with major site consultants across the U.S. locating new business in Kansas for key companies such as Teva, Black and Veatch, AIG, Dairy Farmers of America, Bayer, JP Morgan, Spirit Aerosystems, AMC Theaters, Sara Lee, General Motors, Farmers Insurance, Kiewit, and Quintiles. Barbara is a Certified Economic Developer and an Economic Development Finance Professional. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and Washburn University with a bachelor's and master's degree in business and management.
   

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