Meet Jan Kessinger

Jan Kessinger has served on the Blue Valley School board since 2022. Previously, Jan was a Kansas State Representative for parts of Leawood and Overland Park from 2017 - 2021. Jan has served on the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, State Use Committee and Govern's Council on Travel and Tourism as well as serving as a special projects manager for the Kansas Department of Commerce.  Jan and his wife Jeanne have lived in the Blue Valley School District for the past 39 years. Jan has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas, where he wrote for the University Daily Kansan and interned for U.S. Senator Bob Dole. He also has an MBA from Rockhurst University. He is a retired management and marketing consultant.  Jan also serves as Vice-chair of the board of trustees for Resurrection United Methodist Church in Leawood and serves on the board of Kansas Action for Children.  Jan joined the Kansans First Board of Directors in January of 2024. He and Jeanne currently reside in Overland Park, have three daughters, and six grandchildren.