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.

“Topeka & Shawnee County has a strong history of community leadership and we look forward to introducing adaptive leadership concepts and community opportunities to the 2021 class,” said Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield, LGT facilitator and vice president of strategy for the Greater Topeka Partnership. “While we may need to make adjustments to our approach due to the pandemic, we will not compromise the offerings and quality of the program.”

The names, organizations and positions of the 36 members of the Class of 2021 are: 

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 Architec

Rene Cabrera              Seaman High School                          Student/Committee Chair TYC

Navise Clark                            Love Fellowship Church                     First Lady

Dora Coronel                          Cornerstone of Topeka Inc                 Property Manager

Hope Dimick                   TK Business/Washburn Rural HS        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      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

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield at 785.246.6147 or Michelle.Stubblefield@TopekaPartnership.com.