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Northwest Kansans among Brownback appointees


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday announced numerous appointments to boards and commissions. Northwest Kansans appointed include:

Advisory Committee on Trauma

* Dr. Michael Machen, Quinter, senior partner with Bluestem Medical, Quinter. He is a courtesy staff member at hospitals in Hays, Oakley and Salina. He serves on the executive committee of the Northwest Kansas Trauma Council and serves on the USD 293 board. Machen is a representative of the Northwest Regional Trauma Council.

Animal Health Board

* Lyman Nuss, Dorrance, owner/operator of Rusty Acres, a family farm and ranch. Nuss, a graduate of Kansas State University, also serves on the Trichomoniasis Working Group for the Kansas Department of Agriculture Animal Health Division. Nuss is being appointed as a beef cattle industry representative.

* Wade Taylor, Oakley, is a managing partner of Production Animal Consultation. He earned his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and a GPVEC beef cattle certificate from the University of Nebraska. He also attended the Pharmacia & UpJohn Animal Health Consultant MBA Program.

Home Inspectors Registration Board

* Kris Munsch, Hays, operations manager for Lockhart Geophysical and a faculty member of Fort Hays State University in the construction management program. He earned his bachelor's degree in technology studies and a master's degree in education administration from FHSU.

Pet Animal Advisory Board

* Sharon Munk, Hoxie, city clerk of Menlo. She is a licensed pet animal breeder with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Kansas. She was appointed by Gov. Mike Hayden to the Pet Animal Act Advisory Board. She has also served on the board of directors for the American Professional Pet Distributors. Munk is a licensed animal distributor representative.

Abstracters Board of Examiners

* Jerilyn Stull, McCracken, owner of La Crosse Abstract and Title. She is an executive committee member of the Kansas Land Title Association. Stull represents Abstracters in a county with a population of less than 9,000.