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Wayne Bell became the District Director for the Wichita Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) October 27, 2008.
His professional background includes over 22 years of management experience in both the public and private sectors, combined with a thorough understanding of the small business environment in Kansas.
Prior to SBA, Bell served as Administrative Officer for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the US Department of Homeland Security at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. With TSA, his responsibilities included managing human resources, customer service, stakeholder relations, finance, purchasing, and IT contract services for Kansas.
Before federal employment, Bell held management positions at Raytheon Aircraft Company, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, and with private manufacturing firms in Hutchinson, Kansas. He also gained experience with small business as an original owner of a Wichita-based service firm.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Bell attended Wichita State University (WSU) and earned both an Executive MBA and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology. While an undergraduate, he participated in “Shocker Athletics” as a member of the WSU football team.
His community service affiliations include Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Wichita Federal Executives Association, Wichita Children’s Home, Wichita State Alumni Association, Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, W.G. Williams Community Scholarship Foundation, Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas (YEK), Real Men Real Heroes, Leadership Kansas, and Leadership Wichita. Mr. Bell is also the 2010 Chair for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of South Central Kansas.
Bell lives in Wichita with his wife, Jocelyn and family, they attend Saint Mark United Methodist Church.