Meet Our Team: Kathy Sexton

Kathy joined Team PPMC in 2022 as Senior Management Consultant. Her 30+ years of professional public service include primarily city and county management (Derby City Manager and Assistant Sedgwick County Manager), as well as several years as a state of Kansas Budget Analyst and a recent six-month stint as Interim Assistant City Manager in Wichita. Kathy has a Master of Public Administration and a BA in English from WSU.

What excites you most about joining the PPMC?

Harnessing university resources to help communities reach their goals for community prosperity and good management of taxpayer resources motivates me.

Elected officials inspire me because they devote such energy and often risk their privacy to advance their community. It is my honor to help them with professional advice and experience.

Public servants inspire me because day after day they do their best to provide services and operate the government with resources that are often less than ideal.

Why is public service important to you?

I distinctly remember my dad hosting board meetings of the rural water district around our dining room table, so the “everyone does their part” aspect of making government work resonates with me.

What’s your favorite place to eat in Wichita?

Cafe Bel Ami, Doo-Dah Diner, Homegrown, Napoli…and nearby Luciano’s in Mulvane and Drury Ln. in Derby

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