By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post
With just over four years as the executive director at Sunflower Diversified Services, Jon Prescott announced his plan to retire on the non-profit’s monthly radio Wednesday on Eagle Radio’s 1590 KVGB and 95.5 FM.
Prescott will scale down to working three days a week beginning in
November and will help Sunflower with the transition to the next director.
"I think it's great if he or she has their own vision," said Prescott. "I want to be as supportive as possible to whoever that individual is. Let them know what we're in the middle of, and give them the opportunity if they want to change some stuff. Make it their dream. It is critical to own your dreams."
Prescott, a 1975 graduate of Great Bend High School, worked at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants for 27 years as the director of relationship management and strategic initiatives, chief marketing officer and president. He was hired at Sunflower in July 2017 following four years working for an independent software development company.
"For those that really love serving people and have a ministry or calling to have an impact on someone's life, there's no better job in the world than this one," said Prescott."
Sunflower serves infants, toddlers and adults with developmental disabilities and delays in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties.
Prescott replaced Jim Johnson as executive director after Johnson retired following 42 years of service at Sunflower.
"I'm excited to help them in this transition...whoever the individual is," added Prescott.
Prescott encouraged anyone interested in the executive director position to call him at 620-793-0311.