Staff

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LeAnn Cox

Vice President of Operations and Tourism
(800) 691-4262 • Email

LeAnn has been Director of the CVB since 2004 and assumed additional duties as Vice President of Operations & Tourism in January 2015. Previously, LeAnn spent four years as General Manager at a local hotel after having been with the CVB for five years. LeAnn is on the Travel Industry Assn of Kansas Board of Directors and serves as Secretary on the executive committee. She also serves on various local boards and committees. LeAnn has one grown son, Brady and a grandson, John Michael.


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Holly Leiker

National Sports and Destination Sales Manager
(800) 691-4262 • Email

Holly graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in History in 2010. Previous to joining the CVB, she was General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express hotel. Born and raised in Hutchinson, Holly is a 2006 graduate of Hutchinson High School and has one son, Lucas. Her free time is spent with Lucas, as well as occasionally golfing and spending time with her twin nieces.


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Valerie Harper

Group Sales Coordinator
(620) 662-3391 • Email

As the CVB's longest tenured staff member, Valerie started at the Chamber of Commerce as Membership Services Coordinator in 1990. In 2002, she moved to the CVB as administrative assistant, and transitioned to her current position in 2006. She is active in Altrusa International of Hutchinson, Inc.; Valerie is married to Jack and they have four children. In her spare time she likes to hang out at the lake in the summer and spend time with her family.


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Judith O'Hara

Visitor Services Coordinator
(620) 662-3391 • Email

Judith started with the CVB in 2003 after spending 12 years with Ineeda Cleaners. Judith handles all incoming calls to the Chamber/CVB, as well as prepares convention hospitality bags for over the thousands of convention delegates. She is involved with the Downtown Promotions Committee. Married to Ron for 49 years, Judith has two kids and four grandkids. She likes to read, cook and spend time with her grandkids.


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Debra Teufel

President & CEO at Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce
(620) 662-3391 • Email

Debra Teufel is the President & CEO of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce. Teufel began her role with the Hutch Chamber in 2017 where she oversees the Chamber, Greater Hutch and Visit Hutch. She has extensive experience in economic development and prior to assuming this role, she served as the Director of Public/Private Partnerships with the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. She served as Vice President of the Greater Wichita Economic Development at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce from 2008-2015, and has worked in economic development since 1999 across the south-central Kansas region. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, holds her Certification in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council since 2008,and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.