Cheryl Harrison-Lee has been appointed by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly as the executive director the state’s Recovery Office which will be responsible for the statewide distribution of significant CARES Act funding.

A five-member executive committee will oversee the process, and the office will have a steering committee with an additional 15 members who will form three subcommittees. The three subcommittees will focus on communication and engagement, finance and policy development and implementation and accountability.

Harrison-Lee has more than 30 years of experience in strategic leadership positions in a variety of corporate, entrepreneurial, private and public environments. Previously, she served in leadership roles for several cities to include Gardner, Kansas and Orlando and Daytona Beach, Florida.

Last year, Gov. Kelly appointed Harrison-Lee to serve on the Kansas Board of Regents.

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