Sam Eckels, has joined the staff of Visit Wichita as a marketing coordinator.  In this position, he will help to keep the team on deadline, coordinate marketing and community events, assist with the development, execution, and monitoring of email, digital, social media and content marketing campaigns and create original content.  Eckels, 25, is a Wichita native and a recent graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.   

Marques “Quez” Beasley, was recently appointed to the City of Kansas City LGBTQ’s Commission to serve as the 3rd council LGBTQ commissioner. Beasley is the founder of Quez Presents, an event planning business and also works as a program and events associate for the American Jazz Museum.