Business News – Newly Hired, Retired, Promoted, Appointed to Topeka
Retirement and hiring
The president of the law firm Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, LLC, recently announced that Rebecca M. Henderson and Brigid E. Markey joined the firm as associate lawyers.
Henderson graduated from the University of Kansas Law School. She is a member of the Kansas Bar and is admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts. She will develop general practice to include business and commercial law, real estate transactions, litigation, estate planning and probate. Henderson has a particular interest in the law of the elderly and in helping aging clients.
Markey is a graduate of Washburn University Law School. She is a member of the Kansas Bar and admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts. Markey’s practice will focus on real estate transactions and litigation, civil litigation and family law. Henderson and Markey will work primarily in the Topeka office of the law firm Sloan. Sloan Law Firm has been a member of the Kansas legal community for decades and has offices in Topeka and Lawrence.
Appointments and promotions
GO Topeka recently announced the promotions of two leaders focused on business retention and talent attraction. Trina goss and Rhett Flood served as Director of Business and Talent Initiatives and Executive Director of Forge Young Talent, respectively. Goss and Flood previously held positions with the Greater Topeka Partnership.
Flood joined the Greater Topeka Partnership in 2017 as a Marketing Account Manager, providing direct support for Business Attraction and Retention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Minority and Women’s Business Development programs. GO Topeka. He grew up in Independence, Kansas. A graduate of Wichita State University, Flood holds a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications.
Goss was born and raised in Eudora, Kansas, and attended Oklahoma Christian University. She moved to Topeka in 2009, has grown to love the community and is proud to live there. His professional background includes 18 years of business management and administrative experience, including four years as a small business owner. Goss previously served as the Senior Executive Assistant of GO Topeka and the Greater Topeka Partnership since 2020.
Newly appointed mayor of Topeka Dunlap ankle and Jim ramos serve on the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board of Trustees. Both directors will serve on the board until 2025. Dunlap, now retired, has resided in Topeka for 35 years and has a background in education. Ramos, a native of Topekan, has over 30 years of sales experience and is part of the WIBW marketing team. Both have been active on various local councils and committees.
Topeka Central Grocery Oasis, a nonprofit group working to reestablish a full-service grocery store in downtown Topeka, recently announced that it has welcomed two new members to its board of directors and has recruited an intern, who will help the group to achieve its goals. The new board members are Kathleen Link and Tobias Schlingensiepen. Link is the Executive Director of Positive Connections, which provides case management services to people living with HIV and AIDS. Link has been with Positive Connections for nine years and works with seven other staff to serve the community. Schlingensiepen is the pastor of the first congregational church in the center of Topeka. He is also involved in Topeka JUMP, the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice, and is chaplain of the Topeka Police Department. He is also the state representative for the International Police Chaplains Conference and has served on the Boards of Directors for Brewster Place and the Midland Center for Hope and Healing. William evans, a Washburn University student studying anthropology and sociology and a member of the Washburn football team, joined the team as an intern from Central Topeka Grocery Oasis. Evans will investigate central Topeka groups and churches to clarify their needs and what they expect from a neighborhood store. Evans is working with his teacher, Jason Miller, on the scope of his work.