Retiring & Hiring
Heritage Bank recently welcomed Victoria Wegener to its team. Wegener was born and raised in Topeka and is now raising her own family in the capital city. She has held various positions in Topeka banks over the past 17 years, including in teller operations, loan operations and administration, with an emphasis in consumer real estate loans. Wegener has been married to her husband, Adam, for 12 years, and they have two young sons, ages 7 and 4. Wegener enjoys spending time with her family and attending her boys’ soccer and baseball games. She is also a fan of reading, watching Netflix and cheering on the Chiefs and Royals.
Awards, Honors & Recognition
The Kansas Department of Transportation expressed its appreciation for those employees celebrating service anniversaries in May. Topeka-area employees celebrating service anniversaries include Mark Maddux, a field data engineer from Carbondale, and Kriston Norton, an IKE PCM Manager from Lawrence, who are each celebrating 30 years with KDOT. Daniel Crosland, a management analyst, and Gregory Schieber, director of project delivery, both of Topeka, are each celebrating 20 years with the department. And Christopher Eichman, environmental program administrator, also of Topeka, is celebrating 10 years with the agency.
The Kansas Department of Transportation recently honored two Topekans with transportation safety awards. Cherie Sage was honored with a «People Saving People Award,» which recognizes an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the improvement of transportation safety behavior in Kansas. Sage is the state director of Safe Kids Kansas and is passionate about child passenger safety. Since being named director in 2009, more than 75,000 car seats were checked at more than 4,000 events, and more than 125,000 bike helmets have been distributed. KDOT also honored Technical Trooper Ryan Wolting, of the Kansas Highway Patrol, with a «Hero Award.» The Hero Award recognizes individuals who risked their lives after coming upon a crash or who tried to prevent the likelihood of a crash in a one-time traffic, safety-related incident. After a crash, Wolting applied a tourniquet to the nearly amputated arm of a semi-truck driver to stop profuse bleeding. A trauma nurse at the Salina Regional Hospital reported to the highway patrol that Wolting’s efforts saved the driver’s life.