Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: Andrew Weichen
Photo by Nathan Ham
Education: Kansas State University, BA
Hometown: Topeka, KS
Spouse: Casey Jo Wiechen
Child: Mikaela (15)
My parents Robert and Diana Wiechen. They have instilled in me a work ethic that has made me the outgoing, determined and motivated person that I am today. They always believed that once you make up your mind about something, you complete it—you complete it without complaint and complete it with respect to those whom you surround yourself with. They taught me that being loyal and trustworthy is something that isn't solely done by telling someone "I love you," "I will get that done," and "I promise," as all are lacking of meaning if one doesn't follow up by action.
Best Advice Ever Received:
“If you want to take the island, you have to burn the boats.” – Tony Robbins
Accomplishment Most Proud of:
I'm still working on this one.
Topeka Active 20-30.
Leadership Greater Topeka Class of 2014.
2010 Capstone Award for Multi-Family Award Winner for Hyde Park Hotel in Midtown, Kansas City, MO.
Board Member of Diggin’ Downtown.
Study Abroad for Architecture and Built Environment in Geelong, Victoria Australia with Deakin University.
“Andrew grew up in Topeka and has chosen to make Topeka home for his family. He is a great role model for other young professionals who want to be a part of the community. He’s truly part of the new “generation Topeka” that will move our community forward into the future.”
- Marsha Sheahan
Vice President Public Relations
Great Topeka Chamber of Commerce