Members of the Greater Omaha Chamber Board of Directors invest their time, resources and expertise to support the Chamber, its members and mission – to increase business, investment and employment in Greater Omaha. The 2019 Board Nominating Committee announces the following slate for the 2020 Greater Omaha Chamber Board:
Tim Burke, President and CEO of OPPD, will serve as Chairman.
James Blackledge, CEO of Mutual of Omaha, will serve as Chairman-elect.
Lance Fritz, Chairman of Union Pacific, will serve as immediate-past Chairman.
Derek Leathers, President and CEO of Werner Enterprises will serve as secretary.
Steve Grandfield, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, will serve as treasurer.
Mickey Anderson, President of Baxter Auto Group; Dana Bradford, Chairman and CEO of C3 Brands; Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Jamie Gutierrez, CEO of Midwest Maintenance Company; Eric Keen, Chairman and CEO of HDR; Scott Moore, Senior Vice president of Corporate Relations of Union Pacific; Jay Noddle, President and CEO of Noddle Companies,; Carmen Tapio, CEO of North End Teleservices and Thomas Warren, President and CEO of Urban League of Nebraska will serve as at-large members.
Sheri Andrews, President and CEO of Lozier Corporation, will serve as chair of the Audit & Finance Council.
Mindy Simon, CIO of Conagra Brands, will serve as chair of the Economic Development Council.
Lynne Reif, Vice President and Market Leader of Cox Communications, will serve as chair of the Membership Council.
Steve Seline, President and CEO of Walnut Private Equity Partners, will serve as chair of the Public Policy Council.
Steve Bruckner, Partner with Fraser Stryker, will serve as General Counsel
David G. Brown will serve as President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber.
Agriculture Council: David Bracht, Kutak Rock LLP
Building Business Council: Todd Richardson, Husch Blackwell
Chairman’s Council: Nate Dodge, NP Dodge
Community Brand & Image: Ariel Roblin, KETV
Council for Opportunity, Diversity and Equity (CODE): Carmen Tapio, North End Teleservices
Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals: Kelsey Haswell, Methodist Health System
Manufacturing Council: Brian Turner, Central Confinement Services
Minority Economic Development: Jason R. Fischer, Surreal Media Lab
Small Business Assistance Council: Leslie Andersen, Bank of Bennington
Sports Council: Jack Diesing, College World Series of Omaha, Inc.
Transportation Council: Matt Tondl, HDR
Term ending 2020
Carey Hamilton, Beardmore Chevrolet Subaru
Todd Luther, TD Ameritrade
Patricia Kearns, QLI
Chuck Stevens, Clearway Energy
Term ending 2020
David Cota, First National Bank
Patrick Dees, Woodmen Life
Mark Doyle, Metropolitan Utilities District
Jason Fisher, Cushman & Wakefield |The Lund Company
Tim Francis, Valmont
Mark Jensen, Farm Credit Services of America
Kirk Kellner, Wells Fargo
Mike Loeffler, Northern Natural Gas Company
Esther Mejia, E Creative
Rob Mitchell, Deloitte
Cella Quinn, Cella Quinn Investments Services
Rob Reed, Physicians Mutual
Marc Wisdom, Pinnacle Bank
Term ending 2021
Jerry Crouse, Tenaska
Steve Gordon, RDQLUS Creatiive
Christine Hill, AOI Corporation
Dan Houghton, Buildertrend
Chris Johnson, Leo A Daly
Tim Kerrigan, Investors Realty
Kenny McMorris, Charles Drew Health Center
Nancy Pridal, Lamp Rynearson & Associates
John Sibley, Kiewit Building Group
George Wehbe, Fiserv
Term ending 2022
Tim Hassinger, Lindsay Corp.
Mark Ellerbeck, First Westroads Bank
Pam Finn Jackson, Burlington Capital
Paul Maass, Scoular
Joel Makovicka, Makovicka Physical Therapy
Othello Meadows Jr., Seventy Five North
Elizebeth Murphy, Emspace + Lovgren
Todd Sears, Omaha World Herald
Kristin Williams, The Sherwood Foundation
Kimberly Yungtum, Robert B. Daugherty Foundation
Small Business Representatives
Tim Gay, Catalyst Public Affairs
Dave McCue, Aon Risk Services Central, Inc.
Todd Murphy, Universal Information Services, Inc.
T.J. Twit, OMNE Partners
Nathan Watson, Contemporary Analysis
Sherman Willis, State Farm Insurance
Advance Southwest Iowa: Tim Wichman Pottawattamie County Supervisor
Area Community Arts: Jennifer Boomgaarden, Omaha Symphony and Roger Weitz, Opera Omaha Area
Nonprofits: Amanda Brewer, Habitat for Humanity Omaha
Cass County: Alan Mueller, Pinnacle Bank
Gateway Development Corp Chairman (Washington County) – Terry Dutton, Washington County Bank
General Counsel: Steve Bruckner, Fraser Stryker
Greater Fremont Development Council Chairman (Dodge County) – Chris Walz, Walnut Radio
Hospitals – CHI Health: Cliff Robertson
Hospitals – Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Hospitals – Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Hospitals – Nebraska Medicine: James Linder
Hospitals – Nebraska Methodist Health Systems: Steve Goeser
Latino Center of the Midlands: Albert Varas, Executive Director
Metro Omaha Medical Society: Carol Wang, Executive Director
Mexican Consul: Guadalupe Sánchez Salazar
Nebraska Chamber Chairman: DJ Eihusen, Chief Industries Inc.
Nebraska Department of Economic Development: Anthony Goins, Director
Omaha Public Schools: Cheryl Logan, Superintendent
Philanthropy: Jeff Kutash, Peter Kiewit Foundation
Regional School Superintendent: Jim Sutfin, Millard Public Schools
Sarpy County: Sarpy County EDC Chairman – Tim O’Brien, OPPD
U.S. Strategic Command: MG Randy Taylor, Chief of Staff
United Way of the Midlands: Shawna Forsberg, President
Universities – Creighton University of Medicine: Robert ‘Bo’ Dunlay
Universities – Bellevue University: Mary Hawkins
Universities – Creighton University: Rev. Daniel Hendrickson
Universities – Metropolitan Community College: Randy Schmailzl
Universities – College of Saint Mary, Maryanne Stevens
Universities – Nebraska Wesleyan University, Darrin Good
Universities – University of Nebraska, Dr. Susan Fritz
According to the bylaws of the Greater Omaha Chamber, any additional nominations may be made by any active Chamber member in good standing by presenting a petition for nomination signed by at least 30 active members in good standing. Such petitions must be delivered to the nominating committee within 10 days after the date of announcement of the nominees by the nominating committee.
The current Chamber Board will vote to approve the slate, as presented by the nominating committee, on October 18, 2019.