Members of the TIBA Board

Our Mission

The Topeka Independent Business Association is organized to promote the formation, growth and viability of small and independently owned businesses in the Topeka area, and more specifically:

To work to improve the business climate and foster business opportunities for independent businesses

To promote and protect independent enterprise in the belief that businesses, substantially owned, managed and controlled by citizens of the community, will bring about a more prosperous community for all citizens

To provide benefits, services, and education to aid in the operation and profitability of its members

To encourage and support a high standard of ethics in every business and profession

To urge members to do business locally whenever possible

To promote entrepreneurship as affording the greatest opportunity for youth

To promote harmony, good fellowship, and a closer relationship among members and all Topeka business and professional men and women and their employees

To promote such municipal, state, and federal legislation or regulations as will preserve fair competition and encourage local enterprise and individual initiative

Our Vision

TIBA has three key areas of concentration important to the small business person:

HEALTH INSURANCE & HEALTHCARe

TIBA is committed to helping Shawnee County businesses understand their options in obtaining affordable, honest, and managebale health insurance and health care.

MEMBER EDUCATION

TIBA will provide educational opportunities for successful ongoing businesses, directed at business owners and their key employees. In addition to sponsoring presentations and programs by professionals and experts, TIBA will encourage its most experienced members to make presentations for the benefit of other members.

POLITICAL ADVOCACY

TIBA is proactive in representing the interests of small and independent busniesses before the Kansas legislature and governments in Shawnee County. TIBA is non-partisan.

TIBA will provide opportunities for business owners with common interests to discuss business and political issues in a roundtable format.

Current Board of Directors

Chair

Marshall Madill

Integrity Insurance 

Vice Chair

open

Secretary

Abbey Brown

The Brownstone

Treasurer

Mark Worden

SSC CPAs + Advisors

2024 Board of Directors

PAST CHAIR

Matt Vanderpool
The Sweet Tee/8 Iron Therapy

Jennifer Kirmse
Azura Credit Union

Tim Kolling
Compass Marketing & Advertising Partners

Karen Linn
BT & Co.

Pam Luthi
Luthi Insurance Solutions

Chris Martin
ProCopy Inc.

Stan Martindell
Topeka Electric Motor

Kristin Scott
Scott Human Resources, LLC

Staff

Natalie Bright, TIBA Lobbyist
Bright & Carpenter Consulting Inc.

Carol Gallmeyer, TIBA Admin
Cottonwood Whispers Design

Committees

If you are interested in participating in any of the TIBA committees and helping to shape the future of TIBA, please let us know by sending an message to us by clicking HERE

Alternatively, you can speak to the chair of the committee at the next event, designated with an asterisk next to their name in the list below. 

Marketing & Membership

Jennifer Kirmse*

Tim Kolling

Stan Martindell

Chris Martin

Carol Gallmeyer

Golf

Jennifer Kirmse*

Tim Kolling

Chris Martin

 

Events

Abbey Brown*

Kristin Scott

Carol Gallmeyer

Finance

Mark Worden*

Karen Lynn

Legislative

Kristin Scott*

Natalie Bright