Linda Craghead Serving as Interim KDWPT Secretary
PRATT – Linda Craghead, who served as Assistant Secretary of State Parks and Tourism for the past seven years, is now leading the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) as Interim Secretary. Craghead was appointed to the position by Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. on August 27, 2018. Former KDWPT Secretary, Robin Jennison, took over as general manager of the Kansas State Fair on September 24.
Prior to coming to KDWPT, Craghead worked for the agriculture industry giant, Cargill, Inc. After returning to her home state, Linda served as an economic development consultant and site coordinator for the annual Symphony in The Flint Hills – a unique outdoor concert held in the heart of Kansas’ iconic Flint Hills, drawing upwards of 7,000 guests from all over the world.
“The state of Kansas has so many great things to offer,” said Craghead. “I’m excited to have this opportunity and look forward to serving the people of the great state of Kansas in this new role."
Craghead, who lives in Alma, graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences and Agriculture.