The GTP Team

  • Matt Pivarnik

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Email: mpivarnik@greatertopeka.org

    Phone: 785.231.6023

    Matt Pivarnik is president & CEO of GO Topeka. He joined GO Topeka in January 2016. He is a past Chairman of the US Chamber

  • MOLLY HOWEY

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Email: mhowey@gotopeka.com

    Phone: 785.231.6040

    Molly joined GO Topeka in 2011 and quickly realized economic development was the job for her. She started down a 3-year path to becoming a Certified Economic Developer and finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel in September of 2016.

  • Glenda Washington

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL AND MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Email: gwashington@gotopeka.com

    Phone: 785.231.6048

    She has 23 years of small business and procurement experience. Prior to joining GO Topeka, Glenda worked with the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce (Jacksonville, Florida) as the director of small and minority business development.

  • BARBARA STAPLETON

    VICE PRESIDENT OF WORKFORCE AND EDUCATION

    Email: bstapleton@gotopeka.com

    Phone: 785.231.6065

    Barbara Stapleton, vice president of workforce and education, joined the GO Topeka team in March 2015 after serving as the associate director for career and technical education, workforce development for the Kansas Board of Regents.

  • Curtis Sneden

    Executive Vice President

    Curtis Sneden is the executive vice president for the Topeka Chamber of Commerce. In that role, he is responsible for making sure the voice of Topeka’s business community is heard at City Hall, in the Kansas Statehouse and in Congress. Before joining the Chamber in September 2014,

  • Andrea Bailey

    Vice President of Administration

    Email: abailey@topekachamber.org

    Andrea Bailey was born and raised in Topeka, KS. She joined GO Topeka in January 2012. Prior to GO Topeka, Andrea was an Executive Assistant for Protection One, Inc. in their corporate headquarters.

  • Jared Hitchens

    Communications Specialist

    Email: jhitchens@topekachamber.org

    Jared Hitchens was born and raised in Topeka and is now bringing his marketing concepts, digital design expertise and creative thinking to the Chamber in the marketing and communications department.

  • Jensen Moore

    Administrative Assistant

    Email: jmoore@topekachamber.org

    Jensen Moore is a buoyant, waggish, indefatigable, and convivial creative writer. She is a millennial and proud of it. Jensen brings her to-the-point attitude, bachelor’s degree in English and love of big words to her position.

  • MARY ANN ANDERSON

    ASSISTANT MANAGER

    Email: manderson@gotopeka.com

    Phone: 785.231.6000

    Mary Ann Anderson has worked for GO Topeka’s EMBD for the past 10 years. She enjoys helping the residents of Shawnee County with their dreams of starting and growing their business. Mary Ann has a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics with Liberal Arts from Kansas State University.

  • FREDDY MAWYIN

    RESEARCH MANAGER

    Email: fmawyin@gotopeka.com

    Phone: 785.231.6053

  • KRISTI DUNN

    PTAC SUBCENTER DIRECTOR

    Email: kdunn@gotopeka.com

    Phone: 785.231.6026

    Kristi has 18 years’ experience in the federal and state contracting, program implementation, project management, and strategic planning. Kristi now heads up our new KS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) through a cooperative agreement with Wichita State University and GO Topeka.

  • KAYLA BITLER

    STRATEGIC COORDINATOR

    Email: kbitler@greatertopeka.org

    Phone: 785.231.6066

    Kayla was born and raised in rural Eureka, Kansas. Farm animals and 4-H were very much a part of her outdoor lifestyle. Kayla graduated from Hamilton High School and Butler Community College in 2006, before moving to Topeka to attend Washburn University.

  • DIANN FAFLICK

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Email: diann.faflick@topekapartnership.com

    Phone: 785.234.2644

  • Ashlee Spring

    Email: ashlee@visittopeka.com