Retiring & Hiring
The president of law firm Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, L.L.C., recently announced that Rebecca M. Henderson and Brigid E. Markey have joined the firm as associate attorneys.
Henderson is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. She is a member of the Kansas Bar and is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Kansas. She will be building a general practice to include business and commercial law, real estate transactions, and litigation and estate planning and probate. Henderson has a particular interest in elder law and assisting aging clients.
Markey is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law. She is a member of the Kansas Bar and admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Kansas. Markey’s practice will focus on real estate transactions and litigation, civil litigation, and family law. Both Henderson and Markey will be working primarily in Sloan Law Firm’s Topeka office. Sloan Law Firm has been a member of the legal community in Kansas for decades and has offices in Topeka and Lawrence.
Appointments & Promotions
GO Topeka recently announced the promotions of two leaders focused on business retention and talent attraction. Trina Goss and Rhett Flood have assumed the roles of director of business & talent initiatives and executive director of Forge Young Talent, respectively. Goss and Flood previously held positions within the Greater Topeka Partnership.
Flood joined the Greater Topeka Partnership in 2017 as a marketing account manager, providing direct support to GO Topeka’s Business Attraction and Retention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Minority & Women Business Development programs. He grew up Independence, Kansas. A graduate of Wichita State University, Flood holds a degree in integrated marketing communication.
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 call it home. Her professional background includes 18 years of business management and administration experience, including four years as a small business owner. Goss previously served as senior executive assistant to GO Topeka and the Greater Topeka Partnership since 2020.
Topeka’s mayor recently appointed Peg Dunlap and Jim Ramos to serve on the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board of Trustees. Both trustees will serve on the board through 2025. Dunlap, now retired, is a 35-year resident of Topeka and has a background in education. Ramos, a native Topekan, has more than 30 years of sales experience and is a part of the WIBW marketing team. Both have been active on various local boards and committees.
Central Topeka Grocery Oasis, a nonprofit group working to reestablish a full-service grocery store in central Topeka, recently announced it has welcomed two new members to its board of directors and has brought on board an intern, who will help the group 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 for people living with HIV and AIDS. Link has been at Positive Connections for nine years and works with seven other staff members to serve the community. Schlingensiepen is the pastor of First Congregational Church in central Topeka. He’s also involved in Topeka JUMP, the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice, and is a Topeka Police Department chaplain. He is also the state representative for the International Conference of Police Chaplains and has been a member of the Brewster Place and Midland Center for Hope and Healing boards of directors. William Evans, a Washburn University student studying anthropology and sociology and a member of the Washburn football team, has come on board as the Central Topeka Grocery Oasis intern. Evans will survey central Topeka groups and churches to clarify their needs and what they want from a neighborhood store. Evans is working with his professor, Jason Miller, on the scope of his work.