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John B. Swearer has been named a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for the Kansas Bar Association (KBA).  The Board of Governors is the governing body of the KBA, overseeing the business and affairs of the association, establishing committees and sections, setting policy, and representing the interests of members at the national level.

 

John B. Swearer currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Quest Center for Entrepreneurs at the  Hutchinson Community College.  The Quest Center provides resources to stimulate job creation, job retention, and economic development for small businesses in Reno County, Kansas.

 

John B. Swearer has served on many boards, including the Board of Directors of the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, President of the Reno County Historical Society, Chairman of the Reno County Republican Party, President of the Reno County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Treasurer of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, and the Hutchinson Community Foundation.

 

Eric Steinle attended the Legal Tax and Accounting section of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives annual conference February 15-17, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives NCFC is dedicated to the advancement of the business and policy interests of America's cooperatives and other farmer-owned enterprises. Topics at this year's LTA Conference included employment issues facing farmers cooperatives and other employers, antitrust litigation affecting cooperatives, food labeling issues, a review of current legislative issues affecting cooperatives, and an update regarding cooperative tax and accounting issues.

  

Eric Steinle takes helm as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Cosmosphere. 

Effective January 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Cosmosphere selected Steinle to the position of Chairman of its Governing Board.  He previously served as Secretary and then Vice-Chairman and has served as a member of the Board since 2014.  The Cosmosphere is an internationally known center for science education and houses Hutchinson’s crown jewel, the Hall of Space Museum, dedicated to the history of space exploration.  The museum is home to such iconic artifacts such as the Apollo 13 command module “Odyssey,” which safely returned astronauts James A. “Jim” Lovell, Jr., John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., and Fred W. Haise, Jr. to earth in 1970, and Liberty Bell 7, the famed Mercury capsule flown by astronaut Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom in 1961. 

 

Arlyn Miller has been active in a number of civic and nonprofit organizations, and has served as Chairman on the Board of Interfaith Housing Services, Inc., which develops, promotes, and implements programs to meet the housing needs of persons with low to moderate incomes.  Arlyn currently serves on the the Board of  the Reno County Historical Society, which oversees the Reno County Museum and Strataca (formerly known as the Kansas Underground Salt Museum). 

In 2007, the book Trends in World Trade:  Essays in Honor of Sylvia Ostry was published, which included a chapter by Arlyn titled, "The Rich Shall Inherit the Earth:  Understanding the 2002 American Farm Bill."

Arlyn is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and the Reno County Bar Association.

 

William B. Swearer received Outstanding Service awards in 1977 and 1979 and the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas Bar Association.

 

Philip D. Ridenour has been inducted as a Fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). (ACTEC) is a nonprofit association of lawyers established in 1949. Its members are elected to the College by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Membership in ACTEC is by election of the regents of the College. Individual lawyers meeting the criteria for membership are nominated for membership by fellows of the College, and subjected to careful review by state and national membership selection committees, prior to consideration by the regents of the College. Mr. Ridenour has also been named a Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel.