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 2021 Board Nominating Committee today announced the following slate for the 2022 Greater Omaha Chamber Board:

Executive Committee 

Mickey Anderson, President of Baxter Auto Group, will serve as Chairman. 

Carmen Tapio, CEO of North End Teleservices, will serve as Chair-elect. 

James Blackledge, CEO of Mutual of Omaha, 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. 

Rebecca Atkins, Director of the CBA Prep Academy in the College of Business-University of Nebraska at Omaha; Dana Bradford, Chairman and CEO of C3 Brands; Nate Dodge, Executive VP of NP Dodge Company; Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Executive VP and Provost, University of Nebraska; Jamie Gutierrez, CEO of Midwest Maintenance Company; Eric Keen, Chairman and CEO of HDR; Ashley Kuhn, President of Blair Freeman Group; Esther Mejia, President & CCO of E Creative; Jay Noddle, President and CEO of Noddle Companies; and Mindy Simon, CIO of Conagra Brands will serve as at-large members. 

Jim Krieger, CFO with Gallup, will serve as chair of the Audit & Finance Council. 

Paul West, Managing Partner with Carson Wealth, 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. 

Council Chairs 

Agriculture Council: David Bracht, Kutak Rock LLP
Audit & Finance Council: Jim Krieger, Gallup
Building Business Council: Joe Petsick, UNL
Chairman’s Council: Terry Kroeger, Smith Kroeger
Council for Opportunity, Diversity and Equity: Wendy Goldberg, Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha
Economic Development Council: Paul West, Carson Wealth
Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals: Darius Christensen, Control Management, Inc.
Manufacturing Council: Brian Turner, Central Confinement Services
Membership Council: Sherman Willis, State Farm Insurance
Minority Economic Development: Jason R. Fischer, Surreal Media Lab
Non Profit Council – Donna Kush, Omaha Community Foundation
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: Tammy Carlson, Lozier Corporation
Transportation Council: Matt Tondl, HDR 


Michael Palleson, Cline Williams
Dan Harbeke, Google
Jerry Crouse, Tenaska
Hobson Powell, LinkedIn 


Term ending 2022
Mark Ellerbeck, First Westroads Bank
Pam Finn, Burlington Capital
Paul Maass, Scoular
Joel Makovicka, Makovicka Physical Therapy
Elizebeth Murphy, Emspace + Lovgren
Kim Rowell, Cox Communications
Julie Bechtel, Omaha World-Herald
T.J. Twit, OMNE Partners
Kimberly Yungtum, Robert B. Daugherty Foundation
Michelle Zych, Sherwood 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
Dan Kinsella, Deloitte
Dave McCue, AON Risk Services
Mitch Parnell, Valmont 

Term ending 2024
Javier Fernandez, OPPD
Christine Hill, AOI Corporation
Tim Kerrigan, Investors Realty
Kenny McMorris, Charles Drew Health Center
Nancy Pridal, Lamp Rynearson & Associates
Joe Sullivan, US Bank
George Wehbe, Fiserv
Kevin Welker, Kiewit Building Group
Randy Wood, Lindsay Corporation 

Small Business Representatives
Arun Agarwal, White Lotus Group
Luper Akough, Clout Enterprises
Bobby Brumfield, Leonum Advisors
Tim Gay, Catalyst Public Affairs
Cesár Garcia, Canopy South
Armando Salgado, LingoDocs Marketing 


Advance Southwest Iowa: Brenda Mainwaring, Iowa West Foundation 
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 – Al Sawtelle, City of Fremont
Grow Sarpy: Chairman – Jim Janicki, Hillcrest Health Services
Hospitals – CHI Health: Jeanette Wojtalewicz
Hospitals – Children’s Hospital & Medical Center: Chanda Chacon
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: Scott Moore, Union Pacific Railroad Company
Nebraska Department of Economic Development: Anthony Goins, Director
Omaha Public Schools: Cheryl Logan, Superintendent 
Omaha Startup: Amanda Martinez, Chromatic
Philanthropy: Wendy Boyer, Peter Kiewit Foundation
Regional School Superintendent: Jim Sutfin, Millard Public Schools
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 Dr. Joanne Li
Universities – University of Nebraska, Ted Carter
Universities – University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Jeffrey Gold