Myca Bunch, President
Myca was hired as the Chamber President in November 2017 bringing with her over 10 years of non-profit management experience. Myca is passionate about working with the business community to enhance marketing, organizational management and economic development initiatives within Finney County. In her role as president, she works with the Chamber board of directors to ensure the Chamber programs and services run with the high degree of excellence its membership has come to expect. She leads the organization in the coordination of all legislative activities, business advocacy initiatives, and works with various partner agencies to create a cohesive public-private working relationship within the community.
Prior to serving as the chamber president, Myca served as the executive director of Garden City Downtown Vision, Inc. from 2015-2017 and as the Chamber’s vice-president from 2012-2015. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force having served as command section executive assistant for the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base in South Korea and at the Air Force Space Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. She studied psychology at the University of Maryland University College.
Myca is an advocate of servant leadership and enjoys serving on many local boards and advisory councils. She is currently a member of the Garden City Recreation Commission, the Garden City Public Schools Foundation, Downtown Business Development Committee, and in 2015 was appointed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to serve on the State of Kansas Selective Service Committee. She is a previous member the Garden City Community College Endowment Association board of directors, Kansas Children’s Service League Advisory Council and the Communities In Schools Advisory Committee.
Myca is the very proud mother of two daughters, Kaci-17, Sydney-16 and a son, Jacob-8. When not in the office, she can often be found supporting her daughters’ at one of the great theatrical performances at Garden City High School, or watching the newest Star Wars movie with her son.
Rick Thomeczek, Vice President
Rick was hired as the Chamber's Vice President on December 17, 2015 and manages the Chamber's marketing, events and communications. He creates and designs Chamber publications and maintains the Chamber's website and all social media. Rick is the coordinator of seveal Chamber committee including the Chamber Ambassadors, Government Affairs Committee, and oversees the planning and promotion of all Chamber events.
Originally from Kendall (located between Syracuse and Lakin), he was involved with virtually all high school activities including sports, music, drama, and class officer. He attended Garden City Community College and has been a resident of Garden City since 1971.
Rick has extensive background in marketing and sales in Finney County and across all of western Kansas. His experience includes radio, television, and print advertising. Having recently worked for Hibu, an international company dealing with website development and internet marketing, as well as yellow pages marketing, Rick has good grasp of how the internet can assist businesses locally and throughout the world.
Rick is excited about his work with Chamber members and welcomes to contact him about how the Chamber can assist them with promoting, supporting and growing their organization.