The Authority acts through a board of five members, one of whom is elected chairman by the other members. Two members are appointed by the Governor of Kansas for four-year terms, two members serve by reason of their legislative positions - one is Chairman of the Kansas Senate Committee on Transportation and the other is a member of the House Transportation Committee, appointed by the Speaker of the House. The fifth member is the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation. The latter three serve as members of the Authority for the duration of their state terms.
Rep. Mark Hutton was appointed to the Kansas Turnpike Authority Board by Gov. Sam Brownback in July 2012 and serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Authority. He is CEO of Hutton Construction Corp. and is a lifelong Kansan. He serves on numerous construction industry boards, including the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Kansas State University College of Engineering Advisory Board and the Kansas Construction Education Foundation. Hutton and his wife, Mary, live in Wichita and have two sons and six grandchildren.
Senator Mike Petersen was appointed Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee following the retirement of Senator Dwayne Umbarger from the Legislature. He was first elected to the Legislature in 2004. He is an industrial electrician in Wichita, where he resides with his wife Shelby, when not in Topeka.
Representative Richard J. Proehl was appointed Chairman of the House Transportation Committee following the retirement of Representative Gary K. Hayzlett from the Legislature. He has served in the Legislature since 2005. He is a banker in Parsons, and he and his wife, Linda, have two children and five grandchildren.
David Lindstrom was appointed to the Kansas Turnpike Authority board for a four-year term by Governor Sam Brownback. His term expires April 30, 2017.
Mike King has served as Kansas Transportation Secretary since April 2012. Secretary King is a former McPherson business owner serving the oil/gas/industrial markets in Kansas and adjoining states. He and his wife Peggy are from Hesston and have four children.
Kansas Turnpike Authority
236 miles from Kansas City, Kansas, to the Oklahoma border south of Wichita
Six: near Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Matfield Green, Towanda and Belle Plaine
Started with 14 and currently have 22
December 31, 1954
October 25, 1956