TOPEKA — Governor Sam Brownback has appointed three new commissioners to the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission. The terms of commissioners Kelly Johnston, Doug Sebelius, and Sheri Wilson expired June 30, 2011, and all have been replaced.
Replacing Johnston, Randy Doll, Leon, is currently the president and managing partner of Doll Real Estate Services, L.L.C. He is a lifelong Kansan and an avid outdoorsman. Doll has over 25 years of experience in business and governmental arenas, giving the commission a well-rounded background that has focused on excellence in performance and quality of product and service.
Replacing Sebelius, Tom Dill, Salina, is currently a financial advisor at Edward Jones. He received his degree in accounting and agricultural economics from Kansas State University. Dill has more than 30 years of bowhunting experience and has incorporated a wildlife and quality deer management program on his farm.
Replacing Wilson is Kansas City native Donald Budd Jr. Budd is an entrepreneur and owner of Budd Enterprises, an agricultural and real estate firm. Budd has been a small business owner in Kansas for more than 30 years. An avid waterfowl and deer hunter, Budd is also a life member of the Kansas Trap Shooters Association and the National Amateur Trap Shooters Association.
Gerald Lauber, Topeka, is the new chairman of the commission, and Frank Meyer, Herington, is vice-chairman.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is administered by Secretary Robin Jennison and is advised by the seven-member Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission. All positions are appointed by the Governor with the commissioners serving staggered four-year terms. Serving as a regulatory body for the agency, the Commission is a non-partisan board — made up of no more than four members of any one political party — that advises the Secretary on planning and policy issues regarding administration of the department.