20 Under 40: Zach Ahrens
Photo by Nathan Ham
In the two years that Zach has lived in Topeka, he has already impacted our community in more ways than most people will in a lifetime.
Not only does Zach oversee the Topeka Capital-Journal, he also serves on numerous local boards and committees, including GO Topeka and Momentum 2022, and volunteers with the Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement.
What do you see as your role in making Topeka a better place to live and work? As president and publisher of The Topeka Capital-Journal, I am its face not only in the city but also across the region. I believe I have the moral obligation to bring about good and make a profound difference within Topeka and Shawnee County and to maintain trust. I have the duty to build up others.
Why did you choose Topeka as the place to build your career?I had the opportunity to relocate to my top site location within Morris Communications to lead the award-winning Topeka Capital-Journal. We have been blessed to find wonderful people here who have welcomed our family and given me tremendous opportunities for career growth and community service. Topeka is a great place for a young professional to get involved, grow a business and raise a family.