President & CEO
Shelly Prichard joined the Foundation as its President and CEO in November 2012. Her previous role include CEO of the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland and executive director of Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas (YEK). Her first job in Wichita was as community relations manager for Koch Industries, Inc.
A Newton, KS native, she earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in journalism and mass communications at Kansas State University.
In addition to her professional career, Prichard has served on many boards and advisory groups, including the Kansas 4-H Foundation, the Kansas State University Alumni Association, and the Rotary Club of Wichita. She is active in her church, St. Thomas Aquinas, and likes to cook, be outside with her family and their dog, Lando, and go to K-State football games.