DANICA ROME: Executive Director, Central Kansas Manufacturing Network

Danica Rome is the Executive Director of the Central Kansas Manufacturing Network. In her role, Danica is responsible for developing, growing and strengthening partnerships with organizations across the state that have a shared interest in helping create growth for Kansas manufacturing and the ecosystem that supports these companies.

Danica has consulted on federal, state and county workforce programming for approximately 15 years, concentrating on businesses affiliated with the manufacturing industry.  In her previous role as Senior Director of Business Expansion/Retention and Workforce Solutions with Wyandotte Economic Development Council (WYEDC), she led efforts to retain, grow and nurture partnerships with Wyandotte County businesses, investors, training providers and community organizations.

Danica studied Communications at Southwest Baptist University. She and her husband, Kirk, have a daughter, Madison.  They enjoy traveling, cheering on Madison in volleyball tournaments, attending professional sporting events (GO CHIEFS) and concerts, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Central Kansas Manufacturing Network is the peer association of Kansas City Manufacturing Network, which was started in 1993. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became apparent there was a engagement gap in the central Kansas manufacturing community. CKMN’s objective is to close this gap and be a resource for the manufacturing industry’s growth in central Kansas.