Omaha, Neb., October 12, 2020 – 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 2020 Board Nominating Committee today announced the following slate for the 2021 Greater Omaha Chamber Board:
James Blackledge, CEO of Mutual of Omaha, will serve as Chairman.
Mickey Anderson, President of Baxter Auto Group, will serve as Chairman-elect.
Tim Burke, President and CEO of OPPD, 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.
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; Kelsey Haswell, Lean Improvement with Methodist Health System; Eric Keen, Chairman and CEO of HDR; Esther Mejia, Owner & Creative Director of E Creative; 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.
Sherman Willis, Agent with State Farm Insurance, will serve as chair of the Membership Council.
Scott Moore, Senior Vice president of Corporate Relations of Union Pacific 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
Council for Opportunity, Diversity and Equity: Carmen Tapio, North End Teleservices
Economic Development Council: Mindy Simon, Conagra
Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals: Rebecca Atkins, UNO
Manufacturing Council: Brian Turner, Central Confinement Services
Membership Council: Sherman Willis, State Farm Insurance
Minority Economic Development: Jason R. Fischer, Surreal Media Lab
Public Policy Council: Scott Moore, Union Pacific
Small Business Assistance Council: Leslie Andersen, Bank of Bennington
Sports Council: Jack Diesing, College World Series of Omaha, Inc.
Talent Council: Samantha Mosser, Access Bank
Transportation Council: Matt Tondl, HDR
Bobby Brumfield, Leonum Advisors
César A. García, Canopy South
Sergio Sosa, Heartland Workers Center
Joe Sullivan, US Bank
Term ending 2021
Jerry Crouse, Tenaska
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
Chuck Stevens, Clearway Energy
George Wehbe, Fiserv
Term ending 2022
Tim Hassinger, Lindsay Corp.
Mark Ellerbeck, First Westroads Bank
Pam Finn, Burlington Capital
Paul Maass, Scoular
Joel Makovicka, Makovicka Physical Therapy
Othello Meadows, Jr., Meadows Consulting
Elizebeth Murphy, Emspace + Lovgren
Todd Sears, Omaha World-Herald
Kristin Williams, The Sherwood Foundation
Kimberly Yungtum, Robert B. Daugherty Foundation
Term ending 2023
David Cota, First National Bank
Patrick Dees, Woodmen Life
Mark Doyle, Metropolitan Utilities District
Carey Hamilton, Beardmore Chevrolet
Mark Jensen, Farm Credit Services of America
Patricia Kearns, QLI
Mike Loeffler, Northern Natural Gas Company
Todd Luther, TD Ameritrade
Dan Kinsella, Deloitte
Dave McCue, AON Risk Services
Mitch Parnell, Valmont
T.J. Twit, OMNE Partners
Small Business Representatives
Luper Akough, Clout Enterprises
Tim Gay, Catalyst Public Affairs
Ashley Kuhn, Blair Freeman Group
Todd Murphy, Universal Information Services, Inc.
Armando Salgado, LingoDocs Marketing
Nathan Watson, Contemporary Analysis
Advance Southwest Iowa Chairman: Tim Wichman Pottawattamie County Supervisor
Area Community Arts: Jennifer Boomgaarden, Omaha Symphony & Jack Becker, Joslyn Art Museum
Area Non-Profits: Amanda Brewer, Habitat for Humanity Omaha
Cass County Chairman: Jane McDaniel, Charter Title & Escrow
Electronic Media: Shawn Oswald, KETV
Gateway Development Corp Chairman – Mike Basset, Nature Works
General Counsel: Steve Bruckner, Fraser Stryker
Greater Fremont Development Council Chairman – Chris Walz, Walnut Radio
Hospitals – CHI Health: Cliff Robertson
Hospitals – Children’s Hospital & Medical Center: Chanda Chacon
Hospitals – Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital – TBD
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: Mike Boyle, Kawasaki Motors Mfg. Corp.
Nebraska Department of Economic Development: Anthony Goins, Director
Omaha Public Schools: Cheryl Logan, Superintendent
Omaha Startup: Amanda Martinez, Fly Wheel
Philanthropy: Wendy Boyer, Peter Kiewit Foundation
Regional School Superintendent: Jim Sutfin, Millard Public Schools
Sarpy County: Sarpy County EDC Chairman – Ann Williams, HDR
U.S. Strategic Command: Rear Adm. William W. (Trey) Wheeler III, 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-Omaha/University of Nebraska Medical Center, Jeffrey Gold
Universities – University of Nebraska, Ted Carter