Three appointed to Hutchinson Community Foundation board of directors

The Hutchinson Community Foundation hosted Jay Schrock, Abby Stockebrand and Kimberley Kincaid Warner to its board of directors.

Kincaid-Warner is CEO of Kincaid Equipment Manufacturing, Haven and Seed Research Equipment Sales, South Hutchinson.

She has served on the Board of Directors for the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce and is currently a member of the Haven Economic Development Committee.

Kincaid-Warner graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in textiles.

She and her husband, Todd, have four children.

Jay Schrock

Schrock grew up on a farm near Yoder. In 1960 he went to work for Woodwork Manufacturing and Supply as a truck driver, working in various roles until 1973 when he became general manager of the woodworking division. He bought Woodwork Manufacturing and Supply in 1983, becoming president. He retired in 2016 after 56 years with the company.

Schrock has served on various community boards including his church, Mennonite Friendship Communities, Cosmosphere Boards and Foundation, Interfaith Housing & Community Services, Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, TECH Inc. Operations and Foundation Boards, Central State Bank & Trust Advisory Board, National Building Distributor’s Association, State Homebuilders Association and World Millwork Alliance.

He and his wife, Connie, have two adult children.

Abby Stockebrand

Stockebrand has been part of the Hutchinson community for 10 years.

After graduating from Kansas State University, she and her husband, Derek, moved to Hutchinson for job opportunities and quickly became involved in the community.

She has served on the Young Professionals Councils and Committees of Reno County, Trinity United Methodist Church, Hutchinson Community Foundation, Reno County Entrepreneurship Task Force, Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, South Central Kansas Economic Development District and the TECH Foundation.

Stockebrand has held positions at the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce as Director of Economic Development, Director of Strategic Initiatives at IdeaTek, and is now a Human Resources Business Partner at PrairieLand Partners. In 2016, Stockebrand was selected by The Hutchinson News for its “Top 10 Under 40” designation.

The Stockebrands have two children.

The Hutchinson Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy, collaboration, and innovative leadership to strengthen Reno County communities. Since 1989, the foundation has awarded more than $92 million.

Thomas Williams

Hutchinson becomes warden of El Dorado Correctional Facility

A Hutchinson man who started out as a corrections officer at Hutchinson Correctional Facility has been named the new warden of El Dorado Correctional Facility.

Kansas Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda announced Monday the selection of ThomasTommy”Williams as the new warden of El Dorado Correctional Facility.

Williams began his role as manager on February 20, having served as the facility’s deputy manager since April 2021.

Williams began his career at Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) in June 1984. His work assignments have included corrections officer and corrections specialist in the training department, where he co-founded KDOC’s Defensive Tactics program . He has also served as an Investigator for Law Enforcement Investigations (EAI), Corrections Advisor, Unit Team Leader and Deputy Director of Operations.

Williams is an active member of the American Correctional Association and the United States Deputy Wardens Association. Previously at Hutchinson, Williams served on the Reno County Board of Directors for Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and served two terms as commissioner of the Hutchinson Human Relations Commission.

He is an alumnus of Leadership Reno County and the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita.

The 1,955-bed El Dorado Correctional Facility opened in 1991 and expanded in 1995 and 2001. The facility is designed for residents in maximum and medium custody and serves as a reception and diagnostic unit ( RDU) for all adult males sentenced to KDOC. At RDU, residents receive orientation and are assigned to custodial classification, appropriate programs, and permanent housing assignment.

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