Kelli Maydew GO Topeka announced today that its new executive director of Forge Young Talent, Topeka’s leading young  talent recruitment and  engagement  initiative,  has assumed her role as a leader within the  organization.  Kelli Maydew began her role with GO Topeka and the Greater Topeka Partnership in early     August.

 Maydew comes to the Partnership from National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, where she served as Membership and Events Director. She brings to   her new role a strong background in membership services, educational programming, event planning, sponsorships/fundraising, politics and governmental   affairs. She received her BA from Winthrop University.

 “The GO Topeka team has welcomed me with open arms,” said Maydew. “Through their support, and the help of the Forge Leadership Team, I will be able   to bring new experiences to the next generation of Topekans to help them cultivate their talents, grow their profession and find their community in the   Capital City. I’m thrilled at the opportunity this position affords me.”

“Kelli is an invaluable part of our team,” said Molly Howey, president of GO Topeka. “She plays a critical role in leading the initiative to both attract more young talent to the area and retain the talent we current possess so that they realize all the numerous opportunities available to them, such as professional development, community leadership opportunities and opportunities to meet other young people in Topeka  & Shawnee County.”

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