Business Recruitment Project Manager
Business Development - Mid-Central States Office
• Phone: (913) 205-8521
• Email: Alicia.Hutchings@ks.gov
Alicia manages site location and business recruitment projects in the central and southeast United States. She has a broad range of economic development experience working in both the state of Texas and the state of Kansas. Successful projects include The Coleman Company, Generali and the headquarter relocations of BATS Trading, and Specialty Fertilizer Products.
Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas, and is a graduate of Leadership Lawrence and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. She has prior experience in business park management and was the co-creator and vice president of sales for the EcoDev Tracker.
Randi Tveitaraas Jack
International Business Recruitment Manager
• Phone: (785) 296-7868
• Fax: (785) 296-3490
• Email: Randi.TveitaraasJack@ks.gov
Randi Tveitaraas Jack manages the Department’s international recruitment program, oversees trade activities and serves as the renewable energy contact for the Agency. In her 26 years with the state, she has worked with companies in Europe, Asia and Canada in key industry sectors including wind energy, aviation, and bioscience. Successful site location projects include Siemens Wind Energy (Germany), CEVA Biomune (France), IdentiGEN (Ireland), Sonaca NMF (Belgium), and Gunze (Japan).
Prior to joining Commerce, Randi worked in international marketing at Storage Technology Corporation, a computer peripherals manufacturer based in Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Master of International Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and has also studied at the University of Madrid in Spain.
Barbara Hake, CEcD
Business Development Consultant
• Phone: (913) 909-0999
• Email: Barbara.Hake@ks.gov
Barbara manages business recruitment and expansion in the Kansas City area. She has worked in the Kansas economic development industry for over 20 years. She has worked with major site consultants across the U.S. locating new business in Kansas for key companies such as Teva, Black and Veatch, AIG, Dairy Farmers of America, Bayer, JP Morgan, Spirit Aerosystems, AMC Theaters, Sara Lee, General Motors, Farmers Insurance, Kiewit, and Quintiles.
Barbara is a Certified Economic Developer and an Economic Development Finance Professional. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and Washburn University with a bachelor's and master's degree in business and management.