YOUNG PROFESSIONALSWe are next-generation leaders
who shape Greater Omaha’s future.
Built for Young Professionals by Young Professionals
Whether you are looking to volunteer, attend an event or just get to know your city better—the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals programs and events can help you deepen your connection to the Omaha community.
The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals develop the next generation of Omaha business leaders through volunteer opportunities and annual events. By creating programs and initiatives for young professionals by young professionals, the programs encourage investment in the people that will power Omaha’s future prosperity.
The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professional staff connects with Omaha’s leading organizations to develop a metropolitan area that excels at recognizing the contributions of and retaining diverse young professionals.
Stay in the Know
Sign-up to receive our quarterly Young Professionals newsletter.
We are now offering a Young Professional Membership at the Greater Omaha Chamber! Joining the YP Program is a way to get connected within the Greater Omaha Area. Within this vibrant community, you will enhance your networks through thoughtfully curated events, which will also help you grow personally & professionally!
- YP event discounts
- Exposure to Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities
- Access to join YP Action Teams
- Access to helpful resources
Annual Events for Young Professionals.
YP Day at the Capitol
Each February, YP Day at the Capitol provides insight on the policy process, the function of local government and the history of Nebraska’s Unicameral.
In March, YP Summit brings together 1,500+ young professionals for a day of education, celebration and connection.
Local Omahans introduce attendees—newcomers or life-long locals—to all Omaha has to offer. Hosted twice a year (June and September).
2024 Young Professionals Leadership Committee
Be The Difference
The Greater Omaha Young Professionals serve as a catalyst to develop and retain young professionals in the Greater Omaha area through engagement, education, opportunity & advocacy.
The Leadership Committee helps guide 2024 actions, led by Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Program Manager, Merrick Brtek.
The overall purpose of the Greater Omaha Young Professional Leadership Committee is to act as an advisory, planning, and execution volunteer committee.
Interested in participating on the YP Committee or the YP Program? Reach out to Merrick!
Director of Young Professionals & Talent Development Programs
Charita Dailey, RISE
Networking Event Lead
CJ Kracl, LRS Healthcare
Education & Development Event Lead
Gabby Hogan, Project Harmony
Internal Membership Lead
Rebecca Flicher, ConAgra
External Membership Lead
DeAnna Williams, Erickson Sederstrom
Brenden O’Brien, Election Systems and Software
Public Policy Lead
Abby Fogle, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
Vanessa Martinez-Hernandez, Mutual of Omaha
Community Partnership Lead
Austin Kernan, Orion Advisor Solutions
YP Summit Lead
Mark Wong, Tippl
MSgt Stephen Hobbs, Offutt Air Force Base
MSgt Nissi Scholl, Offutt Air Force Base
Military Vice Lead
From the Blog
Passion is defined as a strong inclination toward a self-defining activity that people like (or even love), find important, and in which they invest...
Creative industries and the arts have been shown to support the development of a robust workforce, drive rural prosperity, and provide positive...
There always seems to be a million buzz words or phrases flying around in the professional world. One you may have heard of recently is Emotional...