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Betty Jean Simecka, American marketing executive. Holder National Amateur Athletic Union record for 100-yard dash, 1974.


Simecka, Betty Jean was born on April 15, 1935 in Topeka. Daughter of William Bryan and Regina Marie (Rezac) Simecka.


Student, Butler County Community College, 1983—1985.


Freelance writer and photographer, Los Angeles, also St. Marys, Kansas, 1969-1977. Co-owner Creative Enterprises, El Dorado, 1977-1983. Coordinator excursions into history Butler County Community College, 1983-1984.

Director Hutchinson Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1984-1985. Director marketing division Executive Management, Inc., Wichita, 1985-1987. Executive director Topeka Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1987-1991, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1991-1996.

President International Connections, Inc., 1996-1997, Simecka and Associate, 1996-1999, Pinnacle Productions, Limited liability company, 1997-1999. President, Chief Executive Officer Cultural Exhibitions and Events, Limited liability company, 1999—2003. Organizer Czars: 400 Years of Imperial Grandeur exhibition, 2002—2004.

Vice president marketing Sunflower Exhibitions, LLC, 2003—2004. Marketing consultant, 2003—2006. Employment consultant Joblink, Cottonwood, Inc., Lawrence, Kansas, since 2006.

Director promotion El Dorado Thunderboat Races, 1977-1978.


  • Holder National Amateur Athletic Union record for 100-yard dash, 1974.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to journals and magazines. Columnist St. Marys Star, 1973-1979.


Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.


Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.


The demands of modern life may leave someone stressed and overloaded, or isolated and feeling useless. Be persistent, and success will be definitely achieved.


President El Dorado Art Association, 1984. Chair Santa Fe Trail Bike Association, Kansas, 1988-1990. Co-director St. Marys Summer Track Festival, 1973-1981.

Chair special events Mulvane Art Museum, 1990, secretary, 1991-1992. Membership chair, 1993-1994, board directors, 1995-1996. Board directors Topeka Civic Theater, 1991-1996, co-chair special events, 1992.

Kansas chair Russian Festival Committee, 1992-1993. Vice-chair Kansas Film Commission, 1993-1994, chair, 1994. Board directors Kansas Expoctr.

Advisory Board, 1990-1996, Brain Injury Association Greater Kansas City, Concerned Citizens Topeka, 1998-2000. President Kansas International Museum, 1994-1996. Member National Tour Association, Sales and Marketing executives (board directors 1991-1992), International Association Convention and Visitors Bureaus (co-chair rural tourism committee 1994), American Society Association Executives, Travel Industry Association Kansas (membership chair 1988-1989, secretary 1990, president 1991-1992, Outstanding Merit award 1994), St. Marys Chamber of Commerce (president 1975), I-70 Association (vice president 1989, president 1990), Optimists (social secretary Topeka chapter 1988-1989).


Married Alex Pappas, January 15, 1956 (divorced April 1983). 1 child, Alex William.

William Bryan Simecka

Regina Marie (Rezac) Simecka

Alex Pappas

Alex William Simecka