Karen Humphreys

A U.S. magistrate judge since 1993, she has seen many Kansans’ bleakest moments from her vantage point on the bench, yet retains her optimism about people and their potential. The role of the Kansas Leadership Center, she believes, is to look everywhere – even in unlikely places – for leadership, and to encourage it across the state. She hopes the civic leadership the center promotes will lead to more collaborative problem-solving and to a shared vision of community in neighborhoods, towns and cities across the state.

City: Wichita