Omaha Business Hall of Fame

Join us for a night celebrating brilliance. 

For some, their names are as recognizable as a leading household brand. For others, their work stands as a testament to their innovative thinking and never-say-never commitment to their business, industry and the community. Every year, past and present outstanding Omaha-area business leaders become part of the Omaha Business Hall of Fame at a gala event.

Initiated in 1993 as part of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s centennial anniversary, the Hall of Fame event includes dinner reception, induction ceremony and dessert. Achievements are then showcased in a permanent display at The Durham Museum.


Celebrate their brilliance. Learn from their profound legacies of achievement. Redefine your own sense of what’s possible.

Learn more about the 2020 Inductees.

Ron Gartlan
Owner/President & CEO – Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. 
James Linder, M.D.
Chief Executive – Nebraska Medicine 
Professor of Pathology and Microbiology – University of Nebraska Medical Center
Karen Linder 
CEO – Linseed Capital/Tethon 3D
Rodrigo López 
Interim President & CEO – Children’s Hospital & Medical Center 
Robert G. Lueder (1922 – 2013) 
Past President – Lueder Construction Company 
Paul Smith 
Board of Stakeholders – Tenaska, Inc. 
President – Black Dog Management


This event is made possible by the generous contributions of our presenting sponsors. We appreciate their support.

Fraser Stryker PC LLO | KPMG LLP | U.S. Bank


For more information about the Omaha Business Hall of Fame Gala, contact Christine Fortier, coordinator – special events.

Photo and Video Release:
By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize the Greater Omaha Chamber to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.