James R. Gilliland, president of the board, is quite established in Hutchinson. Growing up in the area, he left to attend law school at KU and then returned to begin his practice with Gilliland and Hayes, where he continues to practice. James values community involvement and has previously served as president of Health Care Inc., the former parent corporation for all Hutchinson Hospital entities. He brings a wealth of experience and great interest in the mission and goals of health care in his home community. In his off-time, James is likely to be found golfing, hunting ducks and pheasants or travelling the world with his wife Karen.
Bob Fee, vice president of Fee Insurance Group and vice president of the board, is a native of Hutchinson. He joined the family business after graduating from University of Kansas and has been involved in many professional and local community organizations during his career. Among other things, Bob enjoys golfing and participating in triathlons. He and his wife Annie have 4 children.
Mike Juby, C.P.A., is board secretary/treasurer. A tax manager for an accounting firm until 2005 and CFO for Wells Enterprises until 2008, he currently is business manager for Dillon Investments. Mike believes that Hutchinson has a proud tradition of providing quality healthcare throughout the region and desires to help insure that the accomplishments of the past are continued and improved for the future. He moved to Hutchinson in 1985 with his wife, Kathy. They have 3 sons. Mike enjoys running, football and most notably, wrestling. He actually was a member of the official U.S. delegation to the 2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, where the United States won their first and (so far) only Greco-Roman World Championship.
Marla Eriksen, vice president of human resources and marketing at Luminous Neon, has lived most of her life in Hutchinson. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Hutchinson Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Marla serves on the Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees, the Hutchinson High School Alumni Association Board, the Central Kansas Chapter of the KU Alumni Association, and is an elder at her church. She has previously served on the Hutchinson Hospital board. Outside of her professional obligations, Marla enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, and their 3 daughters, riding her bike, reading, trying new recipes and working out at the gym.
John Deardoff, City Manager of Hutchinson, began his tenure as City Manager on March 7, 2005. Prior to Hutchinson, John served as City Manager in Dodge City, Kansas 1994-2005; Assistant City Manager of Hutchinson 1989-1994; and City Manager of Sterling, Kansas 1985-1989. John has spent his entire professional career serving cities in Kansas and believes in responsible, effective, and efficient city government.