Council of Companies

What We Do

  • Provide a venue for company groups to share ideas, best practices, discuss common issues, and collaborate
  • Work to convene group leaders at various events to network, build relationships, and share best practices
  • Provide social, networking, development and volunteer opportunities for young professionals
  • Promote Greater Omaha Area as a great community for young professionals to live, work and play

Connect with the YP Talent Team if you are interested in starting a young professionals group at your company or for more information about upcoming Council of Companies meetings.

Who We Are

We help companies start and sustain internal young professional groups.

The YP Council of Companies (CoC) is a program of the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals and Greater Omaha Chamber. We help companies launch successful Young Professional, Emerging Leader, or New Employee Resource groups. We support their efforts as they sustain their resource groups long term through opportunities to network and build relationships with other young professionals in different companies.

Want to know more about how to successfully start and grow your Young Professionals Group or Employee Resource Group? This booklet will help you strategically think about your purpose, resources and what you want your group to be.

Want to learn more?

Connect with the Talent Team for more information.

Contact Us

Meet the young professional volunteers leading the Council of Companies


Laurel Oetken, Council of Companies Chair, Ervin & Smith

Preston Barrett, Omaha Public Power District

Itzel Lopez, AIM

Katie Cunningham, College Possible

Megan Moslander, College Possible

Tess Kuenstling, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Laurel Oetken, Ervin & Smith

Emily Kenney, Mutual of Omaha

Council of Companies Participants


AIM Institute

American Cancer Society

American Red Cross

Baird Holm

Bank of the West

BCBS of Nebraska

Bellevue University

BH Media Group

Boys Town Emerging Leaders 

C&A Industries

Caesars Entertainment

CLS Investments

CHI Health

Conagra Brands

Core Bank

DLR Group

Farm Credit Services

Fidelity National Financial

First Data

First National Bank

Frankel Zacharia CPAs



Habitat for Humanity


HDR Inc.


Joslyn Art Museum

Kiewit Corporation

Koley Jessen

Lamp, Rynearson & Associates

Leo A Daly

Lincoln Financial Group


Ludus Media


Market Sphere Consulting

Methodist Health System

Metropolitan Community College

Mutual of Omaha


National Indemnity

Nebraska Credit Union League

Nebraska Medicine & UNMC

Nebraska Furniture Mart

Northstar Financial

Omaha Performing Arts


Oriental Trading Company

Orion Advisor


Physicians Mutual



SAC Federal Credit Union


Schneider Electric/Telvent DTN

Silverstone Group

Securities America

Security National Bank

State Farm Insurance

TD Ameritrade



Union Pacific

United Way Midlands

University of Nebraska Foundation

University of Nebraska-Omaha


US Bank


West Corporation

West Interactive

Werner Enterprises



Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Young Professionals in Ag