"It was an organic idea that sprang from several of us sitting down and talking about how we could really shed light on all the great things happening in downtown and Topeka in general, and also to emphasize entrepreneurship.  Ideas were thrown out on how we could do that.  It came full circle and landed on this idea of Top Tank.”

Pictured L-R  john dicus, Greg Schwerdt, jim klausman, Mark ruelle, cody foster, brent boles


John Dicus, chairman, president and CEO of Capitol Federal Savings Bank.  

Greg Schwerdt, president of Schwerdt Design Group, founded his company in 1990.

Jim Klausman, president and CEO of Midwest Health Inc. owns more than 15 buildings in downtown Topeka.

Mark Ruelle, president and CEO of Westar Energy, has successfully piloted Kansas’ largest utility company during times of rapid change.

Cody Foster, cofounder of Advisors Excel, started his company with two partners and built it into a multi-million enterprise with more than 480 employees.

Brent Boles, managing partner of Schendel Lawn & Landscape and co-owner of SPIN! Pizza.