The Kansas Relay Service, Inc. (KRSI) is a not-for-profit corporation formed to handle the financial and administrative responsibilities of the telecommunications relay service in the state of Kansas. By order from the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) the Kansas Telecommunications Industry Association (KTIA) was selected to manage the daily operations of KRSI and the Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP).
KRSI is governed a the Board of Directors and receives input from the KRSI Advisory Council which was created to represent the public and private group interests of the Corporation.
KRSI Board of Directors:
David Rosenthal, KRSI Chairman
Mike Rice, Vice-Chairman, Wamego Telecommunications Company
Bill Ashburn, Alltel Communications, Inc.
Janet Buchanan, Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC)
Martha Gabehart, Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC)
Richard Kerby, KRSI Advisory Council Member
Ivan Kuhn, Cox Communications
Darin Miller, AT&T
Mike Murray, Embarq
Austin (Gene) Norris, KRSI Advisory Council Member
Sandra Pakkebier, Nex-Tech
Pam Spohn, KRSI Advisory Council Member
Dennis Selznick, KCDHH Representative
KRSI Advisory Council Members:
Kathy Nix, Chairwoman
Austin (Gene) Norris
KRSI Advisory Council. Bottom row left to right: Pam Spohn, Doris Heil, Dick Hosty. Middle row left to right: Chris Jamison, Gene Norris, Kathy Nix, Daniel Weber, Ron Nester. Back row left to right: David Rosenthal, Richard Kerby, Mark Dester.
The Kansas Relay Center
The Kansas Relay Center (KRC) was established by order of the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) so Kansans with hearing and speech impairments would have equal access to comprehensive telephone service.
The Kansas Relay Center is powered by Hamilton Relay of Aurora, NE. Visit their webiste at www.hamiltonrelay.com for more information.
The KRC can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dialing toll free, 7-1-1 or 1-800-766-3777.