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529 Advisory Committee

Steven Johnson, Assaria, is a member of the Kansas House, representing the 108th District. Steven is a fifth generation farmer and has been employed with Ameriprise Financial since 1988 currently serving as Senior Region Vice President for the Central U.S.  His primary responsibilities are investment and financial planning.  Steven earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Business Policy from the University of Chicago.  Steven is a trustee for the KSU Foundation.  He has served on the KSU Foundation investment committee and the Kansas 4-H Foundation investment committee.

Martha L. Linsner, C.T.F.A is President of The Trust Company of Kansas (TCK). She has been with TCK since May, 1994. Martha’s main focus at TCK is new business development. In this role, she works closely with TCK’s administrators and management and coordinates the company's marketing strategies.  Martha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Total Quality Management from Friends University in Wichita. In July of 2001, Martha successfully completed the American Bankers Association (ABA) National Graduate Trust School. In 2002, Martha earned the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). Martha is involved with the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of Wichita, Rotary Club of Wichita (Downtown), and The Arts Council.

Suchitra Padmanabhan, Topeka, is a member on the Kansas Development Finance Authority and General Partner at BC Capital. Previously she worked for Security Benefit, Bankers Trust and Lehman Brothers. She holds an MBA in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

For questions or comments for the 529 Advisory Committee please contact our office by e-mail at scott@treasurer.ks.gov or by phone at 785-296-5317.