The following information was released by the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce.
Thirty-eight individuals from the Greater Topeka area have been selected to participate in the 2013 Leadership Greater Topeka program. Leadership Greater Topeka, a program of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce since 1984, identifies outstanding potential leaders from various components of the community. There are over 880 alumni of the program.
Class members will attend a retreat and seven day-long sessions between January 31 and May 8 to learn about challenges facing the City of Topeka and Shawnee County and how they, as individuals, can work to influence community issues and problems. The 2013 class was chosen from more than 200 nominees representing a variety of backgrounds and a cross section of the community.
Members of the 2013 class are:
Ashley Bahm, President, Bahm Demolition, Inc.
Philip Blume, Major, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office
T.J. Brown, President, Board, Oakland NIA, Oakland NIA & Community Coalitions
Trey Burton, Assistant Deputy Chief, U.S. Probation Office
Joseph Caldwell, Vice President, Division Director, Bartlett & West, Inc.
Bree Dowd, Student, Class of 2013, Seaman High School
Erik Epperson, KC135 Instructor Pilot/Unit Deployment Manager, Kansas Air National Guard
Christopher Fisher, II, Anchor/Reporter, WIBW TV
Greg Gathers, Owner/Operator, Custom Tree Care, Inc.
Jodi Gee, Accountant, Department of Veteran Affairs Health Resource Center
Jeremy Goodwin, Chief Meteorologist, WIBW Channels
Larry Graves, Director, Tecumseh Energy Center, Westar Energy
Michael Haugen, Major, Topeka Police Department
Ryan Hellmer, Associate, Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, LLP
David Hinkle, Associate Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church
Brianna Holmes, Communications Coordinator/Executive Assistant, Heartland Visioning
Anje Kearney, Owner/Operator, Anje’s Lawn Service
Richard Kelly, Student, Washburn University
G.R. Laughlin, Jr., Homeless & MIS Administrator, Community Resources Council
Amy McCarter, Member Services Coordinator, KaMMCO
Scott Mickelsen, Manager, Pet Nutrition Resources, Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Shalyn Murphy, Communications & Marketing Director, Visit Topeka, Inc.
Gina Newsham, Marketing & Membership Coordinator, Topeka Country Club
Carrie Ognowski, Executive Director, Sunflower Soccer Association
Tony Pham, Student, Class of 2013, Highland Park High School
Barb Quaney, PT, PhD, Program Director & Assistant Professor, Washburn University
Dennis Rose, Vice President, Delivery Systems, Capitol Federal Savings
Ann Shelton, Manager – Tax, ASO & Accounts Payable, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
Jeanne Slusher, 2nd Vice President and Director of Audit, Security Benefit Corporation
Grant Sourk, Realtor, Kirk & Cobb Realtors
Keith Tatum, Program Consultant II, Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities
Karily Taylor, Executive Director/CEO Marian Clinic
Yolanda Taylor, Founder/President, Heavenly Visions Foundation
Constance Wagers, Director of Medical Imaging Services, Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Janel Warmington, Relationship Manager, US Bank
Sheryl Weller, Chief Financial Officer, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Adriene Williams, Senior Financial Systems Analyst, Collective Brands, Inc.
Jenifer Woodman, Certified Staffing Professional, Key Staffing.