Brandon L. Jones (Chair)
Brandon L. Jones, Ottawa, is both the Anderson and Osage County Attorney. He was appointed to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission in May, 2015, by Governor Sam Brownback.
A lifelong Kansan who was born and raised in Osage County, Mr. Jones graduated from Lyndon High School in 1993, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Kansas in May, 1997, and then attended the University of Kansas School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in May, 2000. He passed the Kansas bar exam and was admitted to both the Kansas state and federal bars in September, 2000.
While in law school, Mr. Jones interned at the United States Attorney’s Office in Topeka, Kansas and at the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office in Olathe, Kansas. Since graduating, Mr. Jones has worked as an Assistant County Attorney in the Franklin County Attorney’s Office in Ottawa, Kansas from May, 2000, through July, 2003, and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office in Lawrence, Kansas from August, 2003 through April, 2007. In April, 2007, he was appointed Osage County Attorney by the Osage County Republican Central Committee to fill an unexpired term and won election for Osage County Attorney in November of 2008. In November, 2012, Mr. Jones was re-elected as Osage County Attorney and was also elected Anderson County Attorney. He currently serves as County Attorney in both Osage and Anderson Counties.
Mr. Jones has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has tried over 50 jury trials and countless bench trials, preliminary hearings, and other contested court hearings. He is an active member of the Kansas County & District Attorneys Association, the National District Attorneys Association, the 4th Judicial District Community Corrections Advisory Board, the Garfield Elementary School (Ottawa, KS) Site Council, and is a past member of the U.S.D. 290 – Ottawa Board of Education. He lives in Ottawa, Kansas with his two children, Sydney, 11, and Landon, 8. Back to Top
Dennis McKinney (Vice Chair)
Dennis McKinney, Greensburg, a former State Treasurer and former State Representative to the Kansas House, is a farmer and stockman in Kiowa and Comanche counties. In May 1992, Mr. McKinney was appointed to the Kansas House of Representatives, District 116, in May 1992 and was re-elected for nine terms. The 116th District covers a large portion of south central Kansas. In the House, Dennis served as a minority leader from January 2003 until December 2008.
In the Kansas House of Representatives, Mr. McKinney served as the minority leader in that body, leading the Democrats from January 2003 until December 2008. In his role as House Minority Leader, McKinney served on the State Finance Council, Calendar and Printing Committee, Interstate Cooperation Committee, and the Legislative Coordinating Council. He was also in charge of organizing activities of the caucus, streamlining legislative business, and uniting members on both sides of the aisle to accomplish goals for Kansas.
Mr. McKinney was appointed to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission in March 2011 by Governor Sam Brownback.
Dennis resides in Greensburg with his wife Jean. Jean and Dennis have two daughters: Kelly, an accountant in Ashland Kansas, and Lindy, a college student. Back to Top
David H. Moses, Wichita, is General Counsel for Wichita State University. Mr. Moses is admitted to practice law in Kansas, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was appointed to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission in November, 2012 by Governor Sam Brownback.
Born and raised in Wichita, Mr. Moses graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Business Degree in 1976, received his Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1979 and was admitted to the Kansas Bar the same year. After graduation, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Sedgwick County District Attorney. In 1990, Mr. Moses left his position as a Chief Administrative Attorney for the District Attorney to be of counsel with Curfman, Harris, Rose & Weltz, becoming a partner with Curfman, Harris less than a year later. He left Curfman, Harris to become a shareholder with the Wichita law firm of Case, Moses Zimmerman & Martin, P.A. which had offices in Wichita and Kansas City. He later became managing member of Moses and Pate, LLC where his practice included federal, state and local criminal defense work and civil litigation in the areas of personal injury, education law, business disputes and employment.
Mr. Moses has been active in local and state activities as a member of the City of Wichita Police & Fire Retirement Board, member of the Washburn University Board of Regents, Chairman of the Kansas Commission for Peace Officer Standards and Training, and instructor of Sports Law at Wichita State University. Mr. Moses is a member of the Wichita Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice. He is married to Terri Moses and they have two adult sons and one daughter-in-law, all whom reside in Wichita.
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Jan Kessinger (Secretary)
Jan Kessinger is president of Henderson Kessinger Consulting, Inc., (HKC, Inc.) a management and sales consulting company based in Overland Park. Mr. Kessinger’s consulting client list includes 35 state and provincial lotteries, and consumer products companies, both international and local. As a speaker, Mr. Kessinger has addressed major conventions in the United States, Canada, Europe and Central America.
Prior to founding HKC in 1994, Mr. Kessinger was an associate publisher and sales director for Vance Publishing, a business-to-business publishing company in Overland Park. In 1984, he was founding publisher of ProNet, a leading edge online service for the fresh produce industry.
Mr. Kessinger is an active volunteer in missions at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood and has participated in mission work in South Africa. He is also a Congregational Care Minister volunteer at the church.
Mr. Kessinger holds an MBA from the Helzberg School of Management, Rockhurst University and did graduate work in business at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University after graduating in journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism, University of Kansas. Mr. Kessinger is married and has three daughters and five grandchildren.