Speaker Date Topic
Mary A. McMurray, Ph.D. Sep 27, 2023
An Update on the Johnson County Museum
An Update on the Johnson County Museum

Mary McMurray is director of the nationally-accredited and award winning Johnson County Museum. She holds degrees in history from MU (Bachelors), UMKC (Masters), and KU (Doctorate). Maryis passionate about civic engagement and using lessons from the past to inspire, empower, and embolden people to make a brighter future. Prior to her role at the Johnson County Museum, Mary worked in various roles for two presidential library foundations and as Superintendent of Historic Sites and Outdoor Education for Jackson County. Mary lives in Prairie Village with her 4 year old daughter, Mabel, and husband, Sean. 

Start Up Rewind Oct 04, 2023
Amanda Jackson, Executive Director Oct 11, 2023
Meet the Love Fund: A Safety Net for Everyday Need
Meet the Love Fund: A Safety Net for Everyday Need

Amanda Jackson started her journey with the Love Fund for Children in 2021. As the Executive Director, she spearheads the organization's strategic vision and oversees its day-to-day operations. With a passion for youth development and a deep commitment to enhancing the well-being of children, Amanda has dedicated nearly 15 years to this meaningful work in Kansas City. 

Scott Schwab, Kansas Secretary of State Oct 18, 2023
Update on the State of Kansas
Update on the State of Kansas

Scott Schwab grew up in Great Bend, Kansas and graduated from Fort Hays State University.

First elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002, Schwab worked to bring local control and funding to Kansas schools while also supporting free enterprise to strengthen the economy. As Chairman of the House Elections Committee, Schwab championed several pieces of election legislation to safeguard Kansas elections and the voting process. Schwab also served as Chairman of the House Financial Institutions Committee, and Vice Chair of the Taxation Committee and the Committee on Commerce and Labor. Schwab also served as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Kansas House of Representatives.

In November 2018, Schwab was elected to his first term as Kansas Secretary of State and was re-elected to a second term in November 2022. As Secretary of State, Schwab has placed priority on providing support and guidance to county election officials; improving the Office business filing system; implementing cutting-edge IT security; and ensuring Kansas remains a leading state in the nation for election integrity and that one vote equals one person. In 2022, Schwab was selected to serve as President-elect on the Executive Board of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

Scott and his wife, Michele, reside in Overland Park with their children.

StartUp Rewind Nov 01, 2023
Nina Kimbrough, Johnson County Christmas Bureau Nov 08, 2023
An update on the JCCB

Nina Kimbrough has a heart for people. It is her desire to share her gifts and talents to make a positive impact on children and families.

Nina is a Trainer, Speaker, and an Outreach & Event Consultant. She grew up in the Kansas City area and went to Wichita State University, where she earned a BA in Communications/ Radio-TV-Film/ Journalism.


Nina has created, planned, and executed several hundred successful trainings and events from concept to closeout. Her expertise in this area has allowed many businesses and non-profits to make an impact in their community, connect with business partners, raise needed funds, and serve individuals in need. Nina leads a Woman's Impact Group and is very active in the community, including Boards, Educational Liaison, and Community Outreach Programs. She believes that positive programming helps develop high impact leaders with strong character, self-awareness, and leadership skills. Her passion is Mission work in the United State and abroad.

Tracey Osborne, Pre. & CEO; OP Chamber Nov 15, 2023
What's going on with the Chamber?

Experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Marketing Strategy, Membership and Program Development, Volunteer Management, Public Policy and Legislative Relations, and Public Speaking. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in English and Communication from William Jewell College.

No Meeting, Happy Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2023
Brett Bogan Nov 29, 2023
An Update on Future of Hope and Social Event
Jenalea Randall Rotary District Governor Dec 13, 2023
Update on what's going on with Rotary
Update on what's going on with Rotary

Jenalea (Jen-ah-lee) Randall (Ran-dell), District Governor 2023-24, has been a Rotarian since 2009 when she joined the Rotary Club of Topeka South. She has served in various roles including as Club President, Membership Chair, Club Service Chair, and Club Administration Chair, 2014-2015. At the district level, Jenalea served as the District Membership Chair from 2020 to 2022.

Jenalea graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri with a degree in public relations and Baker University with a master’s degree in business and marketing. Her career has focused on engaging communities, partners and other stakeholders through strategic, meaningful communications. She has worked in the non-profit sector, for state and federal governments, and corporate organizations. Currently she is the deputy director of communications for the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

In addition to her work, Jenalea is the past chair of the American Red Cross board of directors, past chair of the Greater Topeka Partnership’s Military Relations Council, past chair of the American Cancer Society’s Couture for Cancer, and has served in various leadership positions with other professional and community groups.

Jenalea has lived in Topeka for more than 22 years and grew up in Hartford, Kansas, located in Lyon county. She was married in 2007 to Tony Randall, who passed away in 2014 from brain cancer. Since his passing, Jenalea has engaged in cancer awareness and treatment fundraising and military activities that promote the well-being of service members and their families to honor Tony’s memory and service in the United States Army.

Amy Milroy....meeting will be held at BE Smith Dec 20, 2023
BE Smith Children's Center at Advent Health
BE Smith Children's Center at Advent Health

Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language-Hearing and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Kansas.  Amy was a teacher in a local school district before joining the Britain Development team as a teacher in 1999.  She because the Director of Britain Development in 2006.  Over the years, she has provided leadership for a growing team of therapists and teachers with the goal of providing family-focused developmental services to young children with special needs.  Continuing to carry out the vision of Lee Ann Britain has been of utmost importance. In 2020, she became the Director of the B.E. Smith Family Center adding oversight of AdventHealth’s Early Learning program, the largest child care center in the state of Kansas.  Amy currently serves on the executive board of the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.   Amy is a fan of KU basketball and live music and enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, Matt, and daughters Claire and Grace.

Steve Nettles Feb 14, 2024
Anti-Human Trafficking