It’s Your Business covers Mammoth Sports, Central Topeka Grocery Oasis



Mammoth Sports the former executive vice president of Sanford Health System announced Thursday Micah Aberson joined the company as president. Mammoth founder Jake Farrant will retain his role as CEO. Aberson will help steer the company’s explosive growth and guide its strategic agenda. Aberson’s former employer, Sanford Health, is one of the largest health care systems in the United States with nearly 50,000 employees and $6 billion in revenue. “Micah’s experience building organizations and executing in complex environments is world-class,” said Mammoth CEO Jake Farrant. “We are euphoric that he has been chosen to bring Mammoth his capabilities which will be crucial in shaping the strategic trajectory of our business.” Aberson will work from the Sioux Falls, SD, Mammoth office. In addition to his corporate leadership responsibilities, he will strengthen the workforce there and continue to invest his talents in his hometown. Prior to six years at Sanford Health, Micah was a partner at marketing and advertising agency Lawrence & Schiller in Sioux Falls.

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Mary Thomas

Mary ThomasExecutive Director of the Community Resources Council, joined the Topeka Central Grocery Oasis Board of Directors. Thomas serves as CTGO’s tax agent and manages CTGO’s Level 2 CRC membership, which allows CTGO to use CRC’s federal 501c(3) nonprofit designation to solicit funds. She also served in an advisory capacity on a number of CTGO objectives. Thomas has over 30 years of legal and business management experience. Thomas joins President Marge Ahrens, Treasurer Marc Galbraith, Secretary Janet Cathcart, Michael Bell, Ann Marshall, Tobias Schlingensiepen and Clark W. Trammel on the CTGO Board of Directors.


Breanna Briggs

Breanna Briggssenior administrative specialist at KPERS, was chosen as the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award for April-July 2022. Briggs was nominated for consistently demonstrating KPERS core values, including integrity and excellent service. Her dedicated work ethic makes it easy to rely on her whether you are a supervisor, colleague or member. She is always ready to lend assistance to ensure that her team has the necessary personnel to complete their work and meet deadlines. Earlier this year, Briggs voluntarily changed her work schedule to accommodate an increased workload in her department, which was heavily impacted by a staffing shortage due to COVID-19.

Candice Blythe

Candice Blythesenior investment accountant at KPERS, was chosen as the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award for April-July 2022. Blythe was nominated for consistently demonstrating KPERS’ core values ​​of teamwork and integrity. She is committed to discovering errors and finding solutions when reconciling accounting balances. Blythe excels in documenting investment accounting processes, which is a huge benefit to her department and the pension system.


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