Speaker Date Topic
Gregory Russell Pryor Sep 23, 2020
The Day the Yankees Made Me Shave
The Day the Yankees Made Me Shave

Gregory Russell Pryor, is a former Major League Baseball player.  He played all or part of ten seasons in the majors from 1976 to 1986. He batted right and threw right handed.

Originally drafted by the Washington Senators, Greg was picked in the 6th round of the 1971 amateur draft  and was the last position player draft pick of the Senators to play in the major leagues.  He debuted in the majors with  the Texas Rangers, in 1976.  He also played several seasons for the Chicago White Sox.  Most importantly, he was a member of the World Series-winning Kansas City Royals in 1985, and is a former member of the Overland Park South Rotary Club..

Greg recently released a book titled “The Day the Yankees Made Me Shave” which includes some colorful stories about Greg’s time playing major league baseball. 

Jeff Martin Sep 30, 2020
Evergy's sustainable and renewable energy programs
Evergy's sustainable and renewable energy programs

Jeff Martin joins our weekly meeting to discuss Evergy's sustainable and renewable energy programs.

As vice president, customer and community operations, Jeff Martin leads commercial and industrial relations, economic development, and assists with community activities.

Mr. Martin served as vice president, regulatory affairs with Westar Energy from 2013 to 2018. He has held various roles with Westar Energy since joining the company as a design tech in 1993. In 2012, Mr. Martin was named executive director, regulatory affairs. From 2006 to 2012, he was director, reliability and resource scheduling. He's also held roles supervising design in Manhattan and operations in Hutchinson.

Mr. Martin received his bachelor of science in electronics engineering technology from Pittsburg State University and his master of business in operations management from Kansas State University. He is on the board of Kansas Big Brothers and Sisters, the Topeka Chamber and the Stormont Vail Foundation. Mr. Martin also serves on the Management Advisory Committee for the Kansas State University College of Business.