Jayhawk Area Council Announces 2019 Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40 Honorees
Each spring a call for nominations goes out to the great Topeka community for candidates who’ve shown leadership and community involvement. Once the nomination period has closed, all nominees receive an invitation to apply. This year, the program received more than 230 nominations and over 100 applications.
“It was a privilege to lead the selection process for Topeka’s Top 20 under 40. The caliber of applications made the process extraordinarily difficult this year, but it is certainly the reflection of the bright future of Topeka and our communities with the leadership, passion, and generosity of those being recognized and those that applied,” notes Amy Kincade, Vice President Population Health Management of Stormont Vail Health. Kincade served as the 2019 Selection Committee Chair.
The following list of 2019 honorees have been chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in professional and personal service to build a stronger Topeka. Evaluation and selection of the nominees was completed by a committee of more than 20 community members.
Craig Barnes - Shawnee County Health Department
Joshua Barr - Graystone Painting & Refinishing
Timothy Bell – OK Program, Topeka Police Department
Cody Burger - Topeka Police Department
Whitney Casement - Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, L.L.P.
Christy Classi - Kansas Society of Association Executives
Aubrey Coufal - Topeka Housing Authority
Lindsey Dreiling - Kansas Department of Transportation
Tracy Duran - Stormont Vail Health
Aaron Freeman - Topeka Fire Department
Shanae' Holman - Topeka JUMP
Tyler Levier - Prairie Band LLC
Eric Maydew - Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
Melinda Neuman - Advisors Excel
Tiffany Noller - The University of Kansas Health System - St. Francis Campus
Damon Parker - Auburn-Washburn USD 437 - Washburn Rural High School
Shanna Simpson - Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center
J. Bo Turney - Irigonegaray, Turney, & Revenaugh
Alicia VanWalleghem - Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop
On November 14th, the Jayhawk Area Council will host a banquet to recognize the 2019 honorees at the Ramada Downtown Convention Center. To make a donation in their honor, purchase a ticket to the eventor to become a sponsor visit www.jayhawkcouncil.org/20Under40. Topeka’s 20 Under 40 is a premier event benefiting the Jayhawk Area Council Boy Scouts of America.