2016 News Releases

Garden City woman appointed to Sunflower Foundation Board of Trustees, two current members reappointed

Release Date: Apr 21, 2016

TOPEKA – (April 21, 2016) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced the appointment of Liz Sosa of Garden City to the Sunflower Foundation Board of Trustees.

Sosa serves as CEO of Public Square Communities, a business that facilitates citizen-led community development by engaging and mobilizing the education, human services, business and government sectors. She oversees business development, strategic partnerships and leads the organization’s housing pilot initiative.

Additionally, Sosa serves on the Western Kansas Community Foundation board and is a former member of the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission. She received her bachelor’s degree in business and leadership from Fort Hays State University.

Schmidt appointed Sosa to a three-year term on the board, which will expire in June 2019. He also reappointed Les Lacy of St. Francis and Andrea Krauss of Russell to subsequent three-year terms on the board that will expire in June 2019.

The Sunflower Foundation was formed in 2000 as part of a settlement between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the Kansas attorney general and the Kansas insurance commissioner. The foundation supports work to improve the health of Kansans through grant programs, awards and related activities. The nine-member Board of Trustees governs the foundation’s work and oversees the long-term goals of the foundation. Eight of the members are appointed by the attorney general, and one member is appointed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

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