GO Topeka’s VP of business growth chosen as president of Downtown Topeka Inc. – News – The Topeka Money-Journal

The Better Topeka Partnership has chosen Rhiannon Friedman as the new president of Downtown Topeka Inc.

Friedman, who earlier served as GO Topeka’s vice president of business enhancement, will change previous DTI president Vince Frye, who introduced his retirement in September.

According to a information release from Bob Ross, GTP’s senior vice president of marketing and communications, Friedman will suppose her new part on Dec. 1.

A person of Friedman’s goals inside her new place is to carry new enterprises and sights to downtown Topeka.

“I am further than excited for the opportunity to build on the momentum that has taken area in downtown Topeka above the earlier several several years,” Friedman stated. “I appear ahead to continuing to establish a room that attracts enterprises, people and site visitors to delight in all of what Topeka has to supply in the heart of our city. I am lucky to construct upon the basis set by the management of previous president Vince Frye and the total DTI board.”

Friedman joined GTP in 2019. Before serving as GO Topeka’s vice president of business enterprise improvement, she was director of enterprise enhancement and profits for K Tactics Team in the Dallas and Fort Worth place.

Frye claimed he has been amazed with Friedman’s contributions as GO Topeka’s vice president of organization enhancement and has self esteem that she will be an superb leader.

“We have made great development in revitalizing downtown but there is even now substantially to achieve,” Frye reported. “I glance ahead to downtown’s long term underneath Rhiannon’s leadership.”

Locating DTI’s next president integrated an extensive search, in accordance to the information launch.

Ross explained GTP looked for candidates at the regional, national and intercontinental degrees and drew candidates from the United States and Canada.

Finalists went by two interviews with numerous GTP leaders.

“Filling a position like this, specifically when subsequent an government like Vince Frye, is never ever simple,” reported Matt Pivarnik, the partnership’s CEO. “I am proud our finalist arrived from inside of the Increased Topeka Partnership. Rhiannon’s publicity to downtown and river jobs during her tenure in Dallas and her financial and redevelopment expertise in Topeka can make her a excellent healthy for this part.”

Lisa Stubbs, DTI board chair and management and plan supervisor for Security Gain, explained Friedman is well prepared to support downtown Topeka in relocating into its upcoming section of redevelopment, which will target on company recruitment and retention.

“I recognize the creative imagination and power that she provides to her management position,” Stubbs reported. “As the present chair of DTI, we appear forward to doing the job collectively to make downtown Topeka the leading place to dwell, do the job and engage in.”