Hiring

Cumulus Media announces that he has appointed Danielle Norwood as co-host of the morning show KMAJ-FM / Majic 107.7. Norwood joins host Shawn Knight on air beginning February 22. The show airs from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays. Norwood was recently named “Top Local Radio Personality” in the Topeka Capital-Journal’s “Best Of” awards for the second year in a row. She has also been recognized by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for several years for her daily talk show on KTWU-TV, which highlights nonprofits and special events in Topeka and northeast Kansas. . Norwood joins Cumulus Topeka after six years hosting “The Danielle Norwood Show” for Alpha Media’s WIBW AM 580/FM News 104.9 show. Amber Lee of Cumulus Topeka, Operations Manager and Director of Programs, said: “Danielle is someone I have admired on radio and in our local community for several years. Norwood said, “I’m so excited to be co-hosting the morning show on Majic 107.7 and joining the Cumulus team! This is a unique opportunity that I am fortunate to receive.” Norwood has served on several local community boards, including the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Let’s Help! and the Grants Advisory Committee from the Topeka Community Foundation.

Mammoth Sporty Build announced the retirement of Seaman School Superintendent on Wednesday Steve Noble will join his team as Director of Business Development on July 1. Noble will bring more than 30 years of experience as a Kansas educator and coach to Mammoth, spending the last six years with Seaman. “Steve’s background as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent is a perfect fit for Mammoth and we are excited to have him on the team to continue serving communities and students in new ways,” said said Mammoth President Jake Farrant. Noble and her family will stay in the Topeka area for a year while her daughter completes her senior year at Seaman. They will then move to the Wichita area where he will connect with superintendents and boards of directors across the state. Noble was a member of the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, the Kansas Principals Association, and the Kansas School Superintendents Association Board of Directors. He is president of the United School Administrators of Kansas. He graduated from Pittsburg State University.

Clayton Heritage Partners announced that Emma Gustin, of Carbondale, joined the wealth management firm as part of its summer internship program. Gustin is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University, with a minor in Leadership Studies. She plans to graduate in May 2024. Gustin will start in the Topeka office of Clayton Wealth Partners on May 16. His responsibilities will include assisting Wealth Advisors and Paraplanners with meeting preparation and attendance, data entry, new client onboarding, research, analysis and recommendations.

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Washburn Rural High School deputy director Charlie Nimz has been appointed director of sports activities starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Nimz will replace director Penny Lane, who is retiring at the end of the current school year. Lane has been with Auburn-Washburn for 32 years, the last 16 in his current role. Nimz previously held the same position at Topeka West High School. He has worked for WRHS for six years. Prior to joining WRHS, he was Deputy Headmaster at Royal Valley High School.

Charles Branson became a partner in the law firm Fisher, Patterson, Sayler and Smith, LLP in their Topeka office. His practice focuses on civil defense litigation, civil rights advocacy, governmental liability and professional liability. Branson joined the firm as legal counsel in January 2021. Prior to joining FPS&S, he served as an elected district attorney for Douglas County for 16 years. He has appeared before the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals. Prior to public service, Mr. Branson was an independent practitioner engaged in a litigation practice dealing with criminal defense, civil and national litigation, various small business matters and personal injury claims. He is past president of the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas County and District Attorney’s Association, and the Douglas County Bar Association.