Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of nine regular members, elected annually to serve three years per term. Our diverse board serves the community well. We have representation from nearly all aspects of business in Concordia, Kansas.
Chair Elect, 6th Street Fashions and Footwear
Shari Haug is the owner of 6th Street Fashions and Footwear. She has been in business since 2004. She was born and raised in Marysville KS. She graduated from K-State with a degree in apparel and textile marketing. She is married to Shane Haug, owner of Haug Home Renovations. Shari and Shane call their three dogs, Chloe, Daisy and Quinci their babies. Shari is the daughter of Rodney and Kathy Imhoff, owners of Rod’s Food Store.
Owner of Eco-Water of NCK
Jason Martin is the owner and operator of Ecowater of NCK. He was born and raised in Smith Center KS. His family moved to Concordia where he attended Junior and Senior High School. KS. He is married to Denise Ringer Martin. Together they have three children, Colton (Lisa) Martin, Chelsea (Drake) Hake, Carly Martin. Jason is certified water quality specialist. He has been with Ecowater of NCK for 30 years and has owned the business for 9 years, since July 1, 2014.
Jefferson Molter was born and raised in Concordia Kansas. He attended CCCC and NCK Tech with an emphasis in business. Jefferson has 14 years of retail management experience. He currently works for Associated Wholesale Grocers and travels the central Kansas region helping small independent grocery stores with their store brands. He has been actively involved in the Chamber of commerce for 5 years and on the Board of Directors for two years.
Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer of North Center Kanas Medical Center, Concordia Kanas
LeRoy is the Chief Operating Officer of North Central Kansas Medical Center. LeRoy lived in Hawaii for 21 years before locating to Concordia to be near family.
Chair , Owner of Farm Country Ford
Darell Gallegos was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. at a young age. He grew up in a small town in Western Kansas called Scott City. Darell has been in the car business for a total of almost 14 years now. He worked at a large Ford dealership in Wichita until graduating from Wichita State University in 2015. After graduation, he moved to Colorado Springs, CO, and worked for Ford Corporate for 3 years before moving Concordia. He worked as General Manager for Womack Sunshine Ford 2 years before buying the business from Womack. Darell is now the owner/operator of Farm Country Ford, Concordia KS. In addition to the Ford dealership, I have a Mexican Restaurant in Scott City .
Chamber Board Member,-Market President and Commercial lending officer at Central National Bank.
A graduate of Concordia High School, Jack Widen is a 1998 graduate of Cloud County Community College. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Jack is married to Michelle (Larsen) and both are lifelong residents of Concordia. Michelle is the owner of My Barbershop. They have 3 children, Christian, Anna, and Deacon. Jack is the Market President and Commercial lending officer at Central National Bank.
Past Chair-Manager of VIP Theatre
My name is Michael Allen, but most of the town knows me as Bubba. I have had that nickname since I was around 1 year old. I was born in Beloit but moved to Concordia in 2nd grade. I graduated from Concordia High School and Cloud County Community College, and later Emporia State University with a degree in Psychology. I worked case management for Pawnee mental health for a couple of years. I spent 14 years working with adjudicated youth in a positive peer culture environment. I moved back to Concordia and worked at Tipton Academy, another facility for troubled kids for a couple of years before starting as the assistant manager for The Majestic Theatre. I have been the manager there for over 17 years. I have always loved Concordia, first because it is Home, and second because of the wonderful caring community.
Chamber Board Member, Manager/Operator Altius Awards and Apparel
My name is Kourtni Hubert. I grew up in Clyde Kansas until my family moved to Beloit where I finished up my last two years of high school. Upon graduating from Beloit I attended Wichita State University to further my education and compete on the Track and Field team. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Health Sciences. I graduated from WSU in 2022 and moved back to Concordia with my fiancé Skyler Hittle and our daughter Brynlee Hittle. Not long after moving to Concordia Skyler and his father Derrick Hittle took over as owners of Altius Awards and Apparel. I become the manager/operator of our family owned business. We have loved getting to serve such a great community!
Chamber Board Member, Manager of Wall to Wall
I studied Business, Psychology, and Music at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus. I have also completed a plethora of programs and courses in sales, marketing, customer service, and life coaching.
Currently, I am managing the daily sales and operations of Wall to Wall Carpet & Interior's Concordia location. My career industries have canvassed clothing retail, nutraceutical products, sports, agriculture, and flooring. Although my industries are vast, I've learned that people are generally the same everywhere and my strengths are in customer service, sales, project management, systems development, and training.
I have volunteered many years on football and wrestling booster boards, and on church committees and ministries. One of my passions is helping kids who are aging out of the foster care system. I enjoy learning to play the acoustic guitar and fiddle along with my favorite tunes, or sometimes writing my own.
I have been married for 24 years, I have been a mom and caregiver to four wonderful children and a nephew.
Bergmann, the former owner and manager of Annie's Fashions in Concordia, has more than 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including construction, restaurant, real estate, credit and collections, payroll, legal and retail services. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kansas State University.
"From my retail experience, I am familiar with the challenge of drawing people to Concordia. I understand the concerns of being a business owner and look forward to the opportunity to assist them," Bergmann said.
Annie is married to Dennis Bergmann and they have four children: Christa (Bergmann) Baumann, married to Kaid Baumann, Clay Center, Kansas; Heather (Bergmann) Lott, married to Josh Lott, Minneapolis, Kansas; Gabe Bergmann, married to Gabbi (Smith) Bergmann, Clay Center, Kansas; and Cydney Meyer. married to Trevor Meyer, McPherson, Kansas.
Annie and Dennis have 8 grandchildren.