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Troy L. Carlson
President, Chief Executive Officer


Carter Troy Carlson is a business executive with 25 years of diverse business development and leadership experience. He has a proven track record for driving business growth and increasing market share in a competitive environment. Throughout his career, he has consistently taken various businesses to the next level through vision, strategic planning and execution. Troy understands the challenges and rewards of leading and managing a profitable business from both the top and bottom lines.

In Wichita, Kansas, Troy built the market for a global consulting business with a mission to help individuals, teams and organizations grow. Understanding the importance of civic leadership, he publicly positioned the business to promote its objectives for growth and branding by not only serving clients but the community.

From 2001 to 2003 he founded and chaired a consortium of 43 business leaders called the Business Investment Group (BIG). Quickly after its inception, BIG united and launched a campaign called Fair Fare$, designed to overcome the most critical economic stumbling block for the community; affordable air service.

From 2002 to 2005, Troy was appointed by the Mayor as Chairman of Fair Fare$, Inc., which became internationally recognized as one of the most successful private/public air service campaigns ever launched; breaking passenger growth records in a post 9/11 environment. Fair Fare$ is now called “Affordable Air Fares for Kansans.”

Troy worked with KU Med to promote an anti-terror/disaster recovery exercise in Wichita. He built political and business support and secured a series of buildings in downtown Wichita for destruction to simulate a terrorist attack. The main event was held in October 2007 and trained 1,200 professionals ranging from command, fire rescue, law enforcement, disaster medicine, EMS, elected officials and hospitals.

He led a business development project with a consortium of construction labor and management groups in Kansas City called the Kansas City Construction Partners (KCCP). This program is recognized as a flagship program by construction industry leaders and received national recognition. Troy was the first outside vendor to be awarded the Labor- Management Cooperation Leadership Award by the Labor Management Council of Greater Kansas City.

Other accomplishments include the development of a composites and polymer manufacturing network that resulted in the award of a $20 million grant by the Kansas Bioscience Authority. This grant founded the National Center of Innovation for Biomaterials in Orthopaedic Research (CIBOR). Its mission is to develop and commercialize enhanced medical devices manufactured out of carbon fiber composites and polymers.

Troy also led the establishment of the Kansas Logistics Park that now serves as the foundation for a wind energy manufacturing and logistics industry cluster. In 2009, he helped land its first client; a $66 million wind energy manufacturing facility that will employ over 400 people.

Professional Affiliations

Other professional affiliations include selection as a “40 under 40” business leader in 2001 by the Wichita Business Journal, 2000 to 2002 Past Chairman of the Wichita Area Outlook Team for the Center for Economic Development and Business Research, 1997 Past President for the Central Kansas Association of Health Underwriters, current member of KansasBio, MoBio, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City and a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Education

Troy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA from Wichita State University.

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