Amanda Duncan joined the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc. in 2007 and has held several positions in the organization; she was promoted to her current position of Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer in 2012.  Amanda serves as a liaison to the US Department of Labor (USDOL), the Kansas Department of Commerce, local Economic Development Organizations, and business groups throughout the region. She is also responsible for oversight of the WA’s Communications Department, Rapid Response, Youth Services, and Employment Programs, Registered Apprenticeship, and Adult Re-Entry Programs.  In addition, Amanda manages grant programs for the WA, serving as the Site Director of the PACES Project, a local collaborative site of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

A native of Garden City, Amanda holds a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Washburn University, and a Master of Public Administration degree and Graduate Certificate in City and County Management from Wichita State University. She also holds certifications from the Society of Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Certification Institute. Amanda is active in the workforce development and human resource professional communities, as well many local professional, civic, and service organizations. Amanda and her husband Chris live in Wichita and have three children.