The Library Foundation’s New Officers & Trustees

The Library Foundation has announced its officers for 2014. They include Jeanne Slusher, who was reelected to a second term as chair. Becky Holmquist and Joel Oliver will continue their terms as vice-chair/chair-elect and treasurer, respectively.

Jeanne Slushers photo 12-16-10

Jeanne Slusher

Mark Baker and Judi Stork were elected to their first three-year terms. Roger Underwood and Marianna B. Nothern were reelected to a second three-year term.

Baker is currently the Site Engineering Manager with Mars Chocolate in Topeka. He’s a past board member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Engineers – Ohio chapter. He’s also been involved with Boy Scouts of America. Baker is married with two children. He’s an alumnus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Stork is employed as the Deputy Bank Commissioner for the state of Kansas, where she oversees state-chartered banks, trust companies and mortgage businesses, among others. She is a board member with the Education Foundation of State Bank Supervisors and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Topeka, where she’s held several leadership positions. She is married with two children. Stork’s an alumna of Kansas State University.

Other trustees serving in 2014 include Glenda DuBoise, Rich Hayse, Robert D. Parman, Julie Schloetzer, and Dr. Steve Tempero.

There’s new leadership at The Library Foundation. It added Nancy Lindberg as Executive Director, succeeding Kathy Groesbeck, who retired after 13 years. In addition, LeAnn Meyer was hired as Development Specialist.

Lindberg previously directed the philanthropy efforts of the Kansas Masonic Foundation, leading multiple successful campaigns for cancer research, including its $15 million Partnership for Life. She also was assistant to the Kansas Attorney General for 16 years after serving as president of the Kansas National Education Association for three terms and has worked as both and elementary teacher and college instructor.

Meyer joined the Foundation in the summer of 2013. Prior to this role, she worked as the Associate Marketing Director for Kansas State University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, where she simultaneously earned a Master of Arts degree.

The Library Foundation’s purpose is to help secure resources that support the collections, programs, services, technology and physical facilities of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The Foundation pursues this purpose by seeking philanthropic support, by providing conscientious stewardship of the assets in its care, by encouraging appropriate community partnerships, and by advocating on behalf of the library’s mission in our community.

A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.