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: Rick LeJuerrne, Washburn University School of Business
President-elect: Jeannie Shy, Washburn University School of Business
Treasurer: Karon Lee, Prescription Network
Immediate Past President: Russ Kromminga, Century Business Technologies
Past Presidents Advisory Chairperson: Kathleen Hein, Premier Employment Solutions
Past Presidents’ Board Representative: Chris St. John, Lawyers Title of Kansas
First VP: Yana Ross, Farm Bureau Financial Services
VP of Membership: Irene Haws, Fidelity State Bank & Trust
VP of Youth Education: Marlene Showalter, Scotch Fabric Care
VP of Member Education: Michael Eichten,  BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas

Garry Cushinberry, CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Glenda DuBoise, Collective Community Development Firm, LLC
Richard Kelly, Key Staffing
Jeanette Johnson, Berkshire Hathaway First, REALTORS
Irene Haws, Fidelity Bank & Trust
Kevin Litscher, Peter Bellucci American Family Insurance
Kerri Mosinski, Midland Care
Stan Martindell, Topeka Electric Motor Repair, Inc.
Yana Ross, Farm Bureau Financial Services