By association, Iola can take pride in Toland’s new post

As CEO of Thrive Allen County, Toland turned a fledgling non-profit into a nationally renowned entity.  He's taken that same energy to the state level, bringing $2.4 billion in new investment in 2020. And that's during a pandemic.



December 15, 2020 - 10:18 AM

Gov. Laura Kelly and David Toland, Commerce Secretary, with Josh Granere of Peerless Products at its Oct. 21 ribbon-cutting in Iola Photo by REGISTER FILE PHOTO

Iola’s David Toland was appointed lieutenant governor Monday by Gov. Laura Kelly.

Toland replaces outgoing Lynn Rogers, who last week was named state treasurer, replacing Congressman-elect Jake LaTurner.

For Rogers, it was a lateral move. For Toland, who for the last two years has served as Secretary of Commerce, it’s a promotion of untold proportions, speaking volumes about his potential to serve Kansas now and into the future.

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