Omaha, Neb., December 7, 2020 – The Greater Omaha Chamber today announced the organization’s 2021 YP Council, a select group of regional young professionals committed to ensuring Greater Omaha excels as an inclusive, vibrant community inviting to all.

Representing the seven counties of the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, the YP Council advocates for change, inspires visionary collaboration and ensures new-to-market professionals are seamlessly introduced to the metro’s many opportunities for young workers, ages 20-40.

The 2021 Council includes:

YP Council Member Title Organization
Abby Fogle Administrator Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Allison Bartlett Director of Community Learning Do Space
Amanda Sirian Marketing Coordinator Election Systems & Software
Brandon Peterson Associate Director of Sales The Cottonwood Hotel
Isaiah Washington Insurance Agent Akough & Associates
Ismael Pascual Property Accountant Northern Natural Gas
Itzel Lopez VP of Advancement & Community Relations AIM
Kendra Wright Senior Consultant Cognizant
Keristiena Dodge Project Specialist University of Nebraska at Omaha
Kiley Armitage Coordinator of Financial Operations QLI
Lucia Rodriguez Alvizo Metro Omaha Tobacco Coalition Coordinator Heartland Family Service
Meray Kim Learning and Development Associate Bank of the West
Preston Barrett Programs Engineer Omaha Public Power District
Tess Kuenstling Director Research Resources University of Nebraska Medical Center
Vanessa Martinez-Hernandez Business Services Coordinator Heartland Workforce Solutions
William Ruffalo ESG Analyst Valmont Industries, Inc.

About the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership
The Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership ( represents a seven-county area from two states (Nebraska and Iowa) that includes Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Otoe, Pottawattamie, Sarpy and Washington Counties. The regionalized partnership operates as a comprehensive resource, driving growth and championing collaboration.

About Greater Omaha
Greater Omaha is a No. 1 ranked up-and-coming-tech hotspot, a “top 10 best place to live on a $60,000 salary” and was named America’s No. 2 Best Small City by Resonance Consultancy. Greater Omaha is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people.

About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.