OMAHA, Neb., July 27, 2020 – The Greater Omaha Chamber today announced Leadership Omaha Class 43, continuing a four-decades-plus tradition of strengthening the region through communication, awareness, leadership and motivation.
“The need for community leadership is never-ending; and, great ideas are born when we bring remarkable leaders together,” said Liz Kerrigan, leadership strategist, Greater Omaha Chamber. “We are honored to introduce Class 43 – a group of inspired leaders who are eager to strengthen and transform the community.”
As in the past, the class was selected by a committee of Leadership Omaha alumni and led by a Chamber board member. All honorees demonstrated community involvement and a strong vision for the future of Omaha.
Following a virtual orientation August 20, the class will spend the next 10 months focusing on community trusteeship, community awareness and leadership styles, ultimately joining a network of more than 1700 Leadership Omaha alumni.
Class members will participate in an opening retreat in September, as well as monthly, daylong seminars through June– experiences that will inform small group projects designed to push participants to translate their community education and leadership training into direct, positive impact.
Meet Leadership Omaha Class 43:
|Steven||Abraham||Beth El Synagogue|
|Akile||Banister||Banister’s Leadership Academy|
|Emily||Barr||Nebraska Methodist College|
|Monica||Bosiljevac||Football for the World Foundation USA|
|Cody||Brookhouser-Sisney||McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO|
|Cathy||Brown||Metropolitan Community College|
|Michael||Chase||Baird Holm LLP|
|Jacquelyn||Clark||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Stacy||Feit||LEO A DALY|
|Amanda||Fray||Jackson Lewis P.C.|
|Sarah||Gilbert||Intercultural Senior Center|
|Josh||Gillman||Kids Can Community Center|
|Steve||Gustwiller||Kiewit Building Group Inc.|
|Matt||Gutschick||The Rose Theater|
|Patrick||Kilcoyne||United Way of the Midlands|
|Laura||Kinney||Laura Kinney LLC|
|Nick||Leinen||SilverStone Group, a HUB International Company|
|Catherine||Mello||University of Nebraska Medical Center|
|Meredith||Metcalf||Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership|
|Brent||Meyer||Husch Blackwell LLP|
|Khanh||Nguyen||Mutual of Omaha|
|Zach||Petersen||Dvorak Law Group LLC|
|Candice||Price||Home Team Auto Sales|
|Paige||Reitz||The Union for Contemporary Art|
|Crystal||Sierra||Southside Redevelopment Corporation|
|Harnoor||Singh||University of Nebraska at Omaha|
|Melinda||Sorenson||Greater Omaha Chamber|
|Taylor||Stormberg||The Alliance Group|
|Kimberly||Thomas||CASA for Douglas County|
|Erin||Van Zee||RDG Planning & Design|
|Shavonne||Washington-Krauth||Children’s Hospital & Medical Center|
About Greater Omaha
Greater Omaha is a No. 1 ranked up-and-coming-tech hotspot and Time magazine’s 2017 No. 3 Most Up-and-Coming City in America. Recognized for its “We Don’t Coast” attitude, and named America’s No. 2 Best Small City, Greater Omaha is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people, with a youthful population (more than 40 percent are age 24 or younger), low cost of living and steady economic growth that outpaces the nation. Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. and Union Pacific – all Fortune 500 companies – call Greater Omaha “home.”
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.