About Us

About Us

Sales & Marketing Executives of Topeka (SME Topeka) is the leading organization for sales and marketing professionals in Northeast Kansas. Our members are committed to practicing the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of sales and marketing through continued education, community involvement, and professional networking. We do this by offering opportunities to enhance your skills, connect with future sales and marketing professionals, and exchange industry strategies with your peers.

Please explore our website to learn more about SME Topeka. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!

SME Topeka Board Members


President: JT Ladenburger,CURTIS 1000
President-elect: William Beteta, Schendel Lawn & Landscape
First Vice President: Kathleen Hein,Premier Employment Solutions
Treasurer: Karon Lee, GreatLife golf // fitness
Immediate Past President: Jeff Martin, Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Past President’s Advisory Council Chair: John Burdett, Burdett Financial

Vice Presidents
Membership: Andrew Lindeman, Landmark National Bank
Member Education:Diana Friend,Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Youth Education: Marlene Showalter, Scotch Fabric Care
Special Events:Sarah Strydom, Jayhawk File Express

Vickie Brokke, Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy and Theatre Club of Topeka
Russ Cobb,Westar Energy, Inc.
Garry Cushinberry, CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Jamie Hackman, Hamm, Inc.
Brian Haug,WIBW-TV
LaDonna Kelly,TOPAdviser Office Solutions, LLC
Mary Lenz,Capitol FederalĀ®
Stephanie Luke, Mize Houser & Company P.A.
Chris St. John, Lawyers Title of Topeka