Wichita Downtown Development Corporation
507 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
As President of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC), Jeff is responsible for carrying out the mission of the WDDC to strengthen Downtown Wichita as “the heart of the region”. In this capacity, he works closely with the WDDC Board of Directors, private sector partners and local government to stimulate new investment and interest in Downtown Wichita.
Jeff has served as the President of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation since September 2008. His experience encompasses city planning, urban revitalization, funding strategies, project management and community coalition building.
Prior to leading the WDDC, Jeff served as the Assistant Executive Director of the City of Baton Rouge Downtown Development District from 1992-2008. During his tenure, Jeff was instrumental in the implementation of approximately one billion dollars of private and public sector investment.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University, which focused on urban planning and business. He was awarded a Rotary Club International fellowship for a business exchange in Australia to study city planning and economic development.
Jeff is actively involved in the local community. He serves on various boards including: Wichita Chamber of Commerce, Go Wichita, the International Downtown Association and the Wichita Community Foundation. He is an active member of the Downtown Wichita Rotary Club and the Wichita Chamber of Commerce Leadership Council.
Jeff is married to Melissa and they have two children, a son Matthew and a daughter Anna Joy.
Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President, Jason is responsible for launching and guiding various initiatives leading the implementation of Project Downtown, Wichita’s Downtown Master Plan and the WDDC’s strategic business plan. He also provides key leadership for the Downtown Design Resource Center whose mission is to connect and engage individuals in the development of our Downtown.
Jason is a Wichita area native who has a diverse background in business, landscape architecture, urban design, project management and construction. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Friends University and a master's degree in landscape architecture from Kansas State University.
Jason is an elected School Board Member for USD 268 in Cheney and is involved with his local church. He is also a member of the International Downtown Association and Young Professionals of Wichita.
Jason is married to Angie and they have three boys, Jack, Graham and Emmet.
Vice President of Communications
As Vice President of Communications, Jaimie is in charge of WDDC Communication Services. She works in partnership with the public and private sector developing and implementing strategies to creatively communicate the vision outlined in Project Downtown as well as progress on development initiatives.
Her duties include social media account management, continued website development, WDDC brand management and graphic design, special events marketing, and media updates about Downtown Wichita. She also designs and produces the Downtown Weekly Events Email, the WDDC Development Email Updates and a multitude of Downtown Development Public Presentations and promotional materials to encourage on-going coverage of Downtown events, efforts and initiatives.
Jaimie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Kansas State University. She is actively involved with Young Professionals of Wichita in a myriad of ways including Chair of the YPW Pulse Action Team and sitting on the Young Professionals of Wichita Board of Trustees. She also sits on the board of the Wichita Arts Council and is a part of the Arts Council Marketing Committee.
As Administrative Assistant, Nancy manages all office operations. She oversees the accounting functions of the organization including accounts payable and receivable and prepares monthlybudget and expense reports. Nancy coordinates and facilitates meeting for staff members and the Board of Directors. In addition, Nancy maintains the mailing lists and is responsible for identifying and committing volunteers for events.
Nancy started at WDDC at it's inception in 2003 and took a year sabbatical in 2008/2009. She is very happy to return to WDDC and has always had a passion for downtown. Nancy is married to JP and has two children.
Design & Communications Specialist
As Design & Communications Specialist, Abbie assists with WDDC Communication Services such as social media accounts, event listings, WDDC brand management, graphic design services, photography and special event marketing. She keeps the WDDC website active and up to date as well as produces the Downtown Weekly Events Email.
Abbie was born and raised in Wichita and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Kansas State University. She is on the Marketing Committee for her church and is a member of Young Professionals of Wichita.