Leadership Omaha Alumni Association

Graduates of Leadership Omaha, and similar programs from other communities, are eligible to be part of the Leadership Omaha Alumni Association (LOAA). LOAA facilitates connections among its members and provides information about current community issues and needs, all with the goal of establishing, promoting and fostering leadership in Greater Omaha.

We want to highlight the impact of LO grads. Let us know what great things you (or your classmates) are up to! We’re interested in your community involvement, professional successes and personal stories. Help us celebrate leadership in our community.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Leadership Omaha exists to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the Omaha community. Each year, we recognize and honor an alumnus who exemplifies this purpose with the Lynda Shafer Distinguished Alumni Award. Criteria for selection are:

  • Leadership Omaha Alumnus

  • Made a significant, positive contribution to the Greater Omaha community

  • Has shown a commitment to Omaha

  • Exemplifies high ethical standards, strong leadership and citizenship

Honorees are recognized at our annual luncheon with fellow Leadership Omaha Alumni and community members.

Use this form to nominate yourself or someone you know for consideration of this award. If you prefer you can also contact Liz Kerrigan with your nomination [insert your contact info here or below]. Don’t worry about the details of the nominee’s history – just tell us the story of why your nominee is deserving of this recognition.

Alumni Association Committee

The LOAA Committee encourages the on-going development of community leaders by providing engaging opportunities for alumni interaction and education.


Committee Members

Nicole Bianchi, Bravium Human Development (LO 33)
Amy Cherko, Olsson (LO 40)
Andie Gordman, Silverstone Group (LO 38)
Cliff McEvoy, Bellevue University (LO 38)
Parker McKenna, Union Pacific (LO 40)
Sean Olson, Sonburst Communications (LO 29)
Gabe Romero, Cordova Solutions (LO 29)
Stuart Shell, Branch Pattern (LO 32)
Jason Tiedtke, American National Bank (LO 32)



Show Your Support

Donations to the Leadership Omaha Alumni Association are used to host alumni events and to help fund LOAA scholarship offerings.

LOAA Scholarship Offerings


The Ann Goldstein Outstanding Young Leader Award

This awards is a book scholarship awarded to students who have lived in public housing during their high school years. Since 1988, 41 students have received over $50,000 in scholarships to assist with college book purchases.

Goldstein Award Chair: Tracy Mitchell, Assistant Principal – Marrs Middle School, Omaha Public Schools (Class 25)


    The Lynda Shafer Inclusivity Scholarship

    This award was created by Leadership Omaha Class 31. It provides tuition assistance to Leadership Omaha to applicants from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate a financial need. Requests for tuition assistance can be made on the Leadership Omaha application.


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