Retiring & Hiring
VisionBank management introduced that Ranae Baum will be a part of as a mortgage mortgage processor. She brings practically three a long time of expertise and experience in title insurance coverage and shutting providers for residential and business transactions. Ranae is a life-long Kansan and brings a number of native connections to her position at VisionBank.
Ranae’s profession in lending started in title insurance coverage the place she served as closing supervisor for 15 years. She managed communication, information-sharing and relationships between lenders, mortgage firms, patrons and sellers. She motivated a group of staff to enhance not solely the corporate’s each day operations, however to enhance their very own skilled abilities. Ranae then transitioned to director of closing for the Northeast Kansas area of a giant title company for 14 years.
VisionBank lately introduced its upcoming merger with Neighborhood Nationwide Financial institution, which is about to shut in early December.
The Better Topeka Partnership employed India Yarborough to function the group’s communications supervisor. She succeeds Jensen Simmons. Yarborough will assist form the Better Topeka Partnership’s inner and exterior communications methods, whereas facilitating efficient outreach to the group’s staff, companions, members and neighborhood stakeholders.
“I couldn’t be extra excited to hitch the partnership’s group,” Yarborough mentioned. “Having labored as a reporter in Topeka for the previous couple of years, I’ve gotten to know — and grown to respect — most of the GTP officers I’ll now be working alongside. The partnership is comprised of changemakers, and I look ahead to collaborating with them to satisfy the group’s mission and work towards a extra affluent Topeka.”
Yarborough spent greater than two years at The Topeka Capital-Journal, the place she served because the newspaper’s enterprise reporter. Yarborough, a Mississippi native, moved to Topeka in 2019, after graduating from Loyola College New Orleans, the place she earned a bachelor’s diploma in mass communication, with an emphasis in journalism and a minor in sociology.
Mize CPAs Inc., an accounting, consulting, payroll, and expertise agency, broadcasts that Carol Baber, CPA, has joined the agency as audit shareholder within the agency’s Overland Park workplace. Carol is a graduate of Kansas State College and was beforehand a principal at Clifton Larson Allen. Earlier than her time with CLA, she was a supervisor at Gottlieb, Flekier and Co. from 2009 to 2015.
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Shawnee County District Courtroom Decide Richard Anderson was acknowledged Friday by the Kansas District Judges Affiliation with the Judicial Excellence Award.
The award acknowledges a decide who has served the judiciary with integrity, dignity, and honor, and has carefully carried out his or her judicial duties to advertise and elevate confidence and belief within the judicial department.
Anderson has been a District Courtroom decide since 1999. He has served because the chief decide for the state’s third Judicial District, which consists solely of Shawnee County, since January 2020. Anderson will retire as a decide Dec. 11.
Anderson was born in Nebraska and graduated from Kearney State School with bachelor’s and grasp’s levels. He earned his regulation diploma from Washburn Regulation College.
Earlier than turning into a decide, Anderson was a trial legal professional in personal apply with an emphasis in labor, employment and building regulation.
Anderson has served as an adjunct professor at Washburn College and as a board member of the Kansas District Judges Affiliation. He’s a member of the Topeka and Kansas Bar Associations and the Sam A. Crow Inn of Courtroom.
Anita Bacon, a dynamic speaker from Alaska, will communicate on the Topeka Ladies’s Connection In-Individual Dessert Assembly at 2 p.m. Nov. four on the School Avenue Constructing, 1135 S.W. School Ave. Topeka. Make your reservation by Nov. 1 by calling 785-554-3617. The price is $6 paid on the door by money, verify, or bank card. All girls are welcome.