The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals is welcoming and celebrating its new slate of YP Council members – fourteen energetic and engaged young professionals.

Aligned with the goals to attract and retain talent in the region, the YP Council serves two primary roles: be the voice of young professionals for Greater Omaha Chamber initiatives and act as a community advocate on issues impacting young professionals.


2020 YP Council Members

  • Haley Armstrong, Nebraska Medicine
  • Paul Blazek, Estate Planning Law Group of Blazek & Gregg
  • Kelsey Christensen, Physicians Mutual
  • Katie Cunningham, College Possible
  • Justin Ferguson, Nebraska Medicine
  • Krystal Fox, Fiserv
  • Emily Kenney, Mutual of Omaha
  • Patrick Kilcoyne, United Way of the Midlands
  • Makaila McGruder, Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Laurel Oetken, Flywheel
  • Fernanda Reutzel, Physicians Mutual
  • Patrick Roy, State Senator John Lowe
  • Tiffany Sessions, Nebraska Extension/4-H
  • Darius Smith, Home Depot Pro


Council members apply and are selected for three-year terms. New member orientation will take place mid-November and terms officially start in January. They meet monthly and represent young professionals at a number of community events. In addition to the YP Summit, council involvements include the action-focused State of Our City event, the welcome event INTRO, survey projects and various diversity and inclusion initiatives.