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Meet Our Team

President

Darrell Swank

As the current leader of the Rudd Foundation, Darrell Swank shares his vast experience as a highly successful business leader and financial executive with the Foundation board and staff. Darrell not only brings a wealth of business and financial knowledge, but also a passion for the Foundation’s mission and various charitable endeavors.

Born and raised in the state of Kansas, Darrell is particularly committed to supporting charitable organizations focused on the support and aid of Kansas residents and businesses and has steered the Foundation’s support of these local organizations throughout his years serving as a Foundation Board member. Darrell is also passionate about supporting young Kansans in their journeys through higher education. His support has impacted the growth of the Foundation’s scholarship program.

Darrell has worked with the Rudd Foundation and Rudd portfolio of companies in a variety of leadership roles, including as CFO and President, since 2006, and now serves as the President of Leslie Rudd Investment Company, Standard Beverage Corporation and numerous other related businesses. Darrell has also served on the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Rudd Foundation since 2017. Throughout his tenure with the Rudd businesses, Darrell worked hand-in-hand with Leslie Rudd until his passing in 2018, and now Leslie’s daughter, Samantha Rudd, in developing business and financial strategies throughout the Rudd investment group and is now a trusted steward of the Rudd family estate and trust portfolio.

A father of two daughters, Darrell is also a lifelong athlete and avid sports fan who is particularly passionate about University of Kansas basketball and Kansas City Royals baseball. In addition to golfing in his free time, he enjoys hiking with his daughters, who together have conquered many mountain trails throughout Colorado and the western U.S.

Prior to joining Leslie Rudd Investment Company, Darrell served as a Chief Financial Officer for a variety of large multi-national public and private companies, including Savista Corporation, Imperial Sugar Company, Purina Mills, Inc. and a division of Koch Industries. Darrell holds a B.A. in Economics from Bethany College and subsequently earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin – Red McCombs School of Business.

Vice President

Corri Roberts

Corri joined the Rudd portfolio in 2012 and has worked closely with all the Rudd operating companies. Through this time she has grown an appreciation for the Foundation’s mission to improve access to higher education, advocate for better nutrition and health, support the community of Wichita and promote Jewish causes. Corri was instrumental in helping establish the Rudd Scholarship Program where she was responsible for implementing the online application process, managing the candidate selection process, and developing the support and programming for all future Rudd Scholars.

Prior to joining the Rudd Portfolio, Corri worked as a General Manager for Darden Restaurants. Through her 19 years in this industry she honed her leadership and management skills to a high level as she advanced through the ranks. Most of all, Corri perfected her interpersonal skills interacting with employees and customers to meet their needs and get results, many of whom still reach out to her to share their life accomplishments to this day. Her energy and compassion for people is noteworthy and immediately evident to everyone who meets her.

Corri is an active community volunteer at St. Peter's Catholic Church and at St. Peter's Catholic School, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for League 42. She has also been involved as a volunteer with Kansas Food Bank and their Food-4-Kids program, Big Brother Big Sisters, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita, and the Lord's Diner Wichita to help combat hunger in the community with dignity and respect. Corri began her studies at Kansas State University before earning her B.A. in Psychology from Wichita State University. Corri has her certification as an Academic Life Coach.

Senior Program Manager –Outreach & Scholar Support

Alma Hidalgo-Blankinship

Alma joined the Rudd Foundation as the Program Manager in 2020. As the Scholarship Program manager, Alma’s works with the Program Director to recruit and select new Rudd Scholars, as well as support our existing Rudd Scholars. In addition, she manages our digital marketing/outreach activities.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Alma started her professional career at Fort Hays State University as an Admissions Counselor, recruiting high school seniors in southwest Kansas and panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas. She continued her career at Kansas State University, where she served as Coordinator of Orientation and Enrollment and Recruitment events, where she worked with incoming freshmen, transfer, and non-traditional students. Her most recent experience has been with Wichita State University in the Office of Applied and Experiential Learning, where Alma provided professional development resources through workshops, events and enrollment in co-op/internship courses, while working with local, regional, and national employers to provide students with professional opportunities.

Creative at heart, Alma enjoys working on projects that involve wood burning, calligraphy, and graphic design. When she is not busy fulfilling her creative side, she enjoys spending time with family and her German Shepherd/Lab mix Tuli. She also is a board member for the Fort Hays Alumni Association and an advisor for her sorority Delta Zeta at FHSU. Alma received her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs from Fort Hays State University.

Senior Program Manager – Community Engagement & Scholar Support

Danielle Sutter

Danielle started her journey at the Rudd Foundation in 2021 as a Program Manager leading the efforts surrounding our Rudd Scholar Alumni Program. Danielle works in collaboration with the rest of the Rudd Foundation team providing beyond the dollar support to our scholars.

Danielle found her passion for mentoring college students during her time at Kansas State University. She began her career working with students in Kansas State University's Student Life Office as a graduate student. Following her time at K-State she started her professional career at McPherson College as an Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing, mentoring Resident Assistants and providing a happy, healthy, and safe environment to students. Danielle’s performance merited her promotion to Director of Residence Life and Housing where she oversaw the housing operations, residence life team members, and created an educational atmosphere for student success within the housing community.

Danielle received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Sciences and her master’s degree in College Student Development with her certificate in student counseling, both from Kansas State University. Recently, Danielle completed her Doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education from Baker University.

Outside of work, Danielle enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two pets; Pigeon and Baxter. She also likes doing puzzles, and exploring local shops and eateries. She is actively involved as an alumni in her sorority and other volunteer efforts within her community .

General Counsel

Angie Gregory

Angie provides legal and contractual support for all foundation matters, and ensures the foundation and it’s board remains in compliance with all IRS regulations. She is also responsible for assisting the foundation board members in the conduct of their duties by providing appropriate legal advice. As Board Secretary, Angie assists with the execution of board meetings and records the minutes of all business. Previously, Angie was an Attorney with Cargill Meat Solutions and an Associate Attorney with Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP. She has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Baker University, and has passed the Bar Exam for both Kansas and Missouri.

A wife and mother of three kids, Angie is also an avid runner and recently completely the Boston Marathon. She is also a member of the Education Committee at Trinity United Christian Church, as well as a teacher in the Youth Education program there. Angie is actively involved with the Parent Teacher Organization in the Cheney school district and volunteers as a Youth Coach with the Cheney Recreation Commission. Angie earned her Law Degree from Washburn University where she was the Editor of the Law Journal and winner of the Martin Pringle Moot Court Award, and completed her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Friends University.

Controller

Becky Mason

Becky manages all facets of the Foundation's accounting needs including but not limited to the annual tax return, grant documentation, required distributions, and assisting with all IRS compliance requirements. She has worked closely with the Rudd Portfolio of companies since 2011 where her primary focus has been on the family office side.

Prior to joining the Rudd Portfolio of companies, Becky worked for Hawker Beechcraft for 5 years as a financial analyst for Resale aircraft in the Commercial Business Management Group and later moved to cost accounting for the King Air line.

Becky began her studies at Des Moines Area Community College earning her Associates Degree in Accounting before transferring to Kansas State University to finish her education where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a minor in Economics.

Outside of work, Becky is an avid reader but, in the evenings, and most weekends can be found cheering on her kids at their various sporting events, volunteering her time keeping books on the sideline or coaching youth sports in the Udall community, and helping out with the livestock on the family farm. Becky also serves on the Board of Education for USD 463.

Our Board of Directors

Samantha Rudd

BOARD MEMBER

Andrea Rudd Skibell

BOARD MEMBER

Darrell Swank

BOARD MEMBER

Steven Kay

BOARD MEMBER

Pat Roney

BOARD MEMBER