Dubbed “The Best Class Behind the Mask,”
the Leadership Greater Topeka
Class of 2021 graduation celebration will be


11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

at the


400 SW 33rd St.,

Topeka, KS 66611

Seating is limited. Register by August 12, 2021.

Register HERE


Keynote Speaker:


Sr. Vice President of Specialty Sales, Security Benefit
and class of 2006

Lifetime membership

is a great way to get all the benefits of the program today and in years to come and avoid the hassle of yearly membership and possibly missing out on important alumni information and opportunities. 

Don’t forget…

It cost $900 per class member to participate in the LGT program. We welcome additional funding contributions to the LGT scholarship fund so deserving individuals can take part in this amazing leadership building opportunity. Funding contributions are accepted in any amount online.


Leadership Greater Topeka (LGT), a program of the Greater Topeka Partnership, is excited to announce the names of its 2021 class. For 38 years now, LGT has identified outstanding leaders from the community and teaches the participants aspects of leadership.

Class members attend a retreat and eight day-long sessions. During these classes they will learn about the opportunities and challenges facing Topeka and Shawnee County and how they can work to influence important community issues.

The members of the 2021 Class are listed below:

  • Leticia Anderson, Health e Hair & Skin Care Salon, Owner
  • Michael Augustine, Shawnee County, Deputy Director of Human Resources
  • James Barraclough, Washburn University, Director, Undergraduate Initiatives
  • Nicole Bath, Stormont Vail Health, Nurse Manager Critical Care
  • Katie Beach, Azura Credit Union, Community Development Manager
  • Ryan Bishop, Stormont Vail Health, Digital Media Specialist
  • Bryan Boutz, Bartlett & West, Software Development Architect
  • Rene Cabrera, Seaman High School, Student/Committee Chair Topeka Youth Commission
  • Navise Clark, Love Fellowship Church, First Lady
  • Dora Coronel, Cornerstone of Topeka Inc, Property Manager
  • Hope Dimick, Washburn Rural HS, Student / TK Business Magazine, Marketing Assistant
  • Sarah Dunekack, MARS Wrigley, Site Administrator
  • Ashley Esquibel, Envista Credit Union, Vice President of Human Resources
  • Jesse Fray, KSNT News, News Director
  • Jovy George, FHLBank Topeka, IT Solutions Delivery Manager
  • Ashley Gilfillan, Evergy Plaza, Events Manager
  • Jennifer Goetz, Blu Door Creative, Founder/Designer
  • Gabriella Gonzalez, Advisors Excel, Marketing Assistant
  • Debra Hoffer, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, Executive Assistant
  • Tracy Jepson, TLJ Consulting, Owner
  • Alexander Lancaster, Two Wolves Studio & Artists Den, Owner/Art Curator
  • Jeff Lane, TreanorHL, Partner
  • Dornella Leal, Kansas Association of Counties, Operations and Finance Director
  • Amanda Lewis, Coldwell Banker American Home, Owner/President
  • Steven Massey, It Takes A Village, Director
  • Alejandro Mateos, Naly’s Lawn & Landscape LLC, Business Operations Manager/Co-Owner
  • James Meitner, Evergy, Inc., Director Market Operations
  • Marc Price, Shawnee County, Chief Engineer, Information Technology
  • Ronald Rutherford, Topeka Fire Department, Battalion Chief
  • Jessica Savard, Advisors Excel, Community Engagement Assistant
  • Doug Shepherd, Kansas Electric Cooperatives Inc, VP of Management Consulting Services
  • Michele Stanley, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Manager Customer Service Operations
  • Kim Strube, Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library, Chief Financial Officer
  • Johnathan Sublet, FBC Hi-Crest Campus, Lead Pastor
  • Michelle Whitehead, Capitol Federal, Director of Business Banking
  • Carole Williams, Shawnee County Court Services, Court Services Officer