When Tim Witsman was considering whether to take the presidency of the Wichita Independent Business Association about this time last year, he consulted friends on what they thought.
That’s how he came to realize that WIBA had a bit of a reputation — deserved or not — for being an organization of grumpy old men.
And when he took the job last July, one of Witsman’s goals was to change that reputation. He thinks he has.
While munching on his favorite Cuban sandwich at Sabor today, Witsman talked about those changes. One of the most obvious is WIBA’s new Women’s Leadership Alliance, which started with about six members right before Witsman came on board and now has 75 who attended this month’s meeting.
There wasn’t a grumpy old man in sight.