Director, Business & Talent Initiatives
Meet Trina Goss, the vibrant and versatile Director of Business and Talent Initiatives at GO Topeka. With over 20 years of experience in business management and administration, Trina is an expert in her field and an invaluable asset to the Shawnee County community. Her passion for the growth and development of the area is evident in her dedication to serving on several boards of directors, including Heartland Works, TopCity Promise, Junior Achievement, Washburn Tech East Advisory Council, KU School of Business Advisory Council, and the Washburn Career Services Advisory Committee.
When she’s not working to shape the future of the community, Trina can be found exploring all that Topeka has to offer with her daughter Emma. Whether it’s hiking, kayaking, or traveling, Trina loves to stay active and curious. Her thirst for knowledge and adventure is matched only by her enthusiasm for reading and supporting local businesses. With Trina on the team, the future of the Shawnee County community is bright and full of potential.
What's your favorite local business or entrepreneur that you've worked with, and why?
Can you share a funny or heartwarming story from your work in community economic development?
What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced while working to improve the local economy, and how have you overcome them?
Trina finds solace in the natural beauty of Lake Shawnee and its surroundings. She loves taking leisurely strolls along the paved trail on sunny days, exploring the peaceful waters in her kayak, and relaxing on the benches at Ted Ensley Garden while observing the bustling activity around her. For Trina, Lake Shawnee is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, offering a tranquil retreat for her mind and soul.