OMAHA, Neb., July 12, 2022 – The Greater Omaha Chamber today announced the members of Leadership Omaha Class 45, continuing a four-decades-plus history of cohort-based leadership development.

“Participation in Leadership Omaha begins with accepting a challenge to engage in the community and I am excited to announce Class 45 members have done just that. This class will continue the strong tradition laid before them and will shape their own path forward of community building,” said Liz Kerrigan, senior director of leadership development, Greater Omaha Chamber.

As in the past, this year’s class was selected by a committee of Leadership Omaha alumni and chamber board members. All honorees demonstrated community involvement and a strong vision for the future of Omaha.

The class will spend the next 10 months focusing on community trusteeship, community awareness and leadership styles, ultimately joining a network of more than 1900 Leadership Omaha alumni.

Meet Leadership Omaha Class 45:

Participant                              Organization

Brian Adams Omaha Public Power District
Frank Allen Greater Omaha Chamber
Avi Atholi FNBO
Dina Becirovic The Bloc, Inc.
Jan Benitez Completely KIDS
Terrence Coleman Urban League of Nebraska
Kim Cowman LEO A DALY
Lindsay Decker Avenue Scholars
Lisa Diesing Lockton
Charity Evans University of Nebraska Medical Center
Heather Fredrick MCL Construction
Anna Gadzinski Heritage Omaha
Christian Gallardo Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska
Aji George Physicians Mutual
Justina Georgesen Steelcase
Sarah Gudeman Morrissey Engineering
Jill Guenther QLI
Rafel Hart Educare of Omaha, Inc.
Marisa Hattab Douglas County
Jill Heggen Women’s Fund of Omaha
Jason Jarzynka Mutual of Omaha
Colby Jensen BKD, LLP
Sunni Kamp Omaha Community Foundation
Tyler Keyser Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O
Nick Knihnisky Buildertrend
Lori Laster Papio-Missouri River NRD
Kristin Lowrey Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Colee Maass Holland Basham Architects
Naomi Mardock Uman Metropolitan Community College
Anayeli Martinez Real Kiewit
Sally McGill Fraser Stryker PC LLO
Darrin Mercer Farm Credit Services of America
Carole Patrick Visiting Nurse Association
Erik Servellon Tri-Faith Initiative
Kimberly Sherrod Barnes Women’s Center for Advancement
Lynette Singer Singer Foundation
Tara Sprakel Fusion Medical Staffing
Kara Stockdale Baird Holm LLP
Amanda Sudbeck ACCESSbank
Melanie Thornton Nebraska Medicine
Tony Veland AIM Institute
Andrew Wassinger Conagra Brands
Luke Weatherly Olsson
Carly Wegner Nebraska Children’s Home Society
Matt Wenz Mulhall’s Nursery
Matt Whaley HDR, Inc.
Leah Whitney Chavez World Speaks
Sara Wilson Smith Kroeger
Michael Wohlwend Union Pacific Railroad

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 one of the “best cities for young professionals” according to SmartAsset. 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.