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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Katie Koupal

Katie Koupal Age 33 Area Manager of External Affairs AT&T Katie knows first-hand that communication is key for a leader. She strives to effectively educate the legislators on how the policies…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Connor England

Connor England Age 26 Entrepreneur Connor is actively involved in making Topeka a great place to live, work and play. As chair of Forge Young Professionals’ Business Development Pillar, Connor has engaged…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Kim Konecny

Kim Konecny Age 38 Supervisor, Talent Acquisition Westar Energy & KCP&L Kim lets her light shine in all areas of her life. Within the company, she has taken on roles that…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Lindsay Freeman

LINDSAY FREEMAN Age 32 Director of Community Engagement Advisors Excel In her role, Lindsay identifies the needs of community organizations and then works to find solutions, whether by staff volunteer…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Adam VanDonge

Adam VanDonge Age 34 Executive Chef/Owner The White Linen Adam brings an unforgettable dining experience to Topeka. He hopes one day his passion for food will earn him the James…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Pat Colley

Pat Colley Age 39 Director of Risk Management, Tax, Compliance, Adjustments and Controls SE2, LLC A lifelong Topekan, Pat uses his more than 16 years of experience managing risk, his…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Brooke Lennington

Brooke Lennington Age 27 Evening News Anchor Co-Assistant News Director KSNT News As one of Topeka’s youngest evening news anchors, Brooke gives residents an accurate and compassionate look at the…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Laura Vaughn

Laura Vaughn Age 37 Pediatric Dentist/Owner Pediatric Smiles/Vaughn Pediatric Dentistry As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Laura considers her primary responsibility to be promoting the dental health of children. Laura often…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Brandon Aldridge

Brandon Aldridge Age 37 Agent/Owner Brandon Aldridge State Farm Agent Technical Sargent 190th Air Refueling Wing Kansas Air National Guard “Leadership isn’t always being out front. Sometimes it’s walking beside…

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Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40: Misty Kruger

Misty Kruger Age 34 Director of Communications Topeka Public Schools Supporting social media, websites, newsletters, media relations and much more, Misty’s leadership has made an impact on the Topeka Public Schools. She…