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General Manager AJ Boleski Selected for 2015 Leadership Wichita Class

(Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena is pleased to announce that General Manager AJ Boleski, along with thirty other Wichita-area citizens, has been selected to participate in the 2015 Leadership Wichita class. The 2015 class will begin Thursday, Sept. 3 and will conclude Thursday, Nov. 19.

The leadership training program features eight sessions that cover issues such as economic development and the future vision for Wichita, workforce development and the impact of ensuring a highly educated workforce in our community, the importance of consensus within government, along with building leadership skills through real-life examples, group discussions and collaboration. 

Leadership Wichita Chair Darcee Datteri said, “Past participants of Leadership Wichita have made significant changes in our community, and this year’s class will graduate equipped with the insight to build upon their professional successes to make Wichita an even better place to work, live and play.”

“I’m humbled to be a part of the 2015 Leadership Wichita class alongside such an elite group of community members who already bring so much to this great city,” commented SMG General Manager, AJ Boleski. “I’m looking forward to the learning and development that will take place over the next three months all in an effort to enhance the workforce that we have right here in Wichita.” 

Boleski is a Kansas native who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Fort Hays State University in 2001. Boleski has worked for SMG for nearly fourteen years, since his first job at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka where he began with the company as an event and sales coordinator. Additionally, Boleski serves as Vice Chair of the Visit Wichita Board of Directors along with serving as a member of the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission and the Rotary Club of Wichita.


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