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TECH Staff

TECH, Inc Announces CEO Resignation and Transition

May 21, 2024

With deep appreciation and support TECH Inc., the Board of Directors announces the resignation of our current
CEO, Kevin Hess. TECH has been a cornerstone of the community for the past 50 years, committed to providing
services that emphasize independence, creativity, self-worth, and connection. These commitments extend to
our resolute team members such as Kevin who work tirelessly behind the scenes to uphold our mission.

Kevin started with TECH in October 2018 and has served as CEO for the past two years. He has recently accepted
the VP/CFO position with OCCK, Inc. in Salina, KS. Like TECH, OCCK Inc. is a private organization committed to
assisting North Central Kansans with short or long-term disabilities, helping them overcome barriers to
employment, live independently, and participate fully in their communities. In contrast, OCCK employs over 350
staff members and serves more than 5,000 people annually, providing Kevin with greater opportunity for
professional growth. Over the years, OCCK and TECH have often collaborated to meet community needs, and
Kevin’s new role will boost continued collaboration benefiting TECH clients and our community.

Kevin will begin his new role with OCCK on August 1, 2024. He will remain dedicated to TECH during this
transition, assisting with the hiring and training of his successor to ensure a smooth continuation of operations.
A search committee has been established to oversee the hiring process with former TECH CEO Brenda Maxey
returning as a consultant, contributing to the search and transition process.

The executive committee is dedicated to promptly finding a capable and quality leader. After initial discussions
with a few similar organizations, the TECH Board of Directors is confident in attracting a strong pool of
candidates for the CEO position.

The entire TECH family congratulates Kevin on this new chapter in his career. His leadership, direction, and
dedication have been invaluable, and he will be greatly missed by both the team and our clients. We extend our dedication have been invaluable, and he will be greatly missed by both the team and our clients. We extend our
heartfelt thanks and love to Kevin and his family for their sacrifices and contributions during his tenure at TECH.
For more information about TECH Inc. or OCCK, Inc. and their services, please visit www.techinc.org or
www.occk.com