Greater Omaha Chamber Announces ‘Class 46’

OMAHA, Neb., July 17, 2023 – The Greater Omaha Chamber today announced the members of Leadership Omaha Class 46, following a rigorous selection process and continuing a forty-six-year tradition of cohort-based leadership development.

“The members of Class 46 have already shown a profound commitment to the Omaha community. I am excited for them to continue cultivating an awareness of Omaha’s resources, challenges, and opportunities and to define their role in transforming the community,” said Alexander Cayetano, 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 strong community involvement and a compelling 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 1,900 Leadership Omaha alumni.

Meet Leadership Omaha Class 46:

Participant Organization
David Bellairs Metropolitan Utilities District
Meg Blue United Way of the Midlands
Nicole Boatwright Turner Construction Company
Leah Bond Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
Tyler Busboom Nebraska Medicine
Ashley Byars Noddle Companies
Laura Contreras Omaha Community Foundation
Ashley Flater MICAH House
Jordan Fletcher CASA for Douglas County
Dawni Freeman American National Bank
Dee Dee Gatson Queens Butterfly House
Charlie Grimes Burnett Wilson Law
Katie Henry ACCESSbank
Jake Holdenried FNBO
Jody Holston Omaha Housing Authority
Laura Huscroft Mutual of Omaha
Candy Iberg SHARE Omaha
Andrew Ives Fusion Medical Staffing
Sara Jansen LEO A DALY
Kim Jensen Dundee Bank
Alejandra Jimenez Greater Omaha Chamber
Dave Klemencic Smith Kroeger
Tina Murray Together
Bruce Niedermyer RDG Planning & Design
Jill Odens Johnson Women’s Fund of Omaha
Bill O’Neill UNMC
Patrice Ott Koley Jessen
Alicia Pfeifer Lindsay Corporation
DérNecia Phillips DAL Education & Care Solutions
Matt Pohren University of Nebraska Foundation
Anna Pratt BWBR
Julia Rasell HUB International Great Plains
Brian Ray HDR
Eric Roumph Kiewit Building Group, Inc.
Zac Samson Omaha Public Power District
Geoff Silverstein Friendly Design Co.
Lauren Simpson Amplify Arts
Jeffrey Southall, II University of Nebraska Omaha
Joe Steuter Carson Group
Sirisha Sualy Kiewit Luminarium
Jon Titus Boys Town
Kevin Tracy Baird Holm
Lina Traslaviña Stover Heartland Workers Center
Clay Vanderheiden GreenSlate Development
Jerry Vuchak Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Corinne Wardian Paul G. Smith Associates
Tara Warren Physicians Mutual
Maegan Woolf Olsson

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.