LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the members of its new Leadership Nebraska class. This year’s class is the eleventh in the program’s history.
Leadership Nebraska was founded in 2006 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska.
Participants have been selected from different regions of the state and possess varied backgrounds and diverse talents. All candidates have demonstrated an abiding interest in Nebraska and its future.
The program consists of six sessions covering a broad range of key Nebraska issues including economic development, health care, education, agriculture, government and policy development. Class XI begins with an orientation in June and will conclude in February 2019 with a commencement in Lincoln. Sessions will be conducted throughout various locations of the state.
Bryan Slone, president of the Nebraska Chamber, said, “Nebraska faces complex challenges in this new economy. To maintain and enhance our state’s competitiveness, we need well-informed, connected leaders who are ready to serve their fellow Nebraskans.”
Listed below are the 30 Nebraskans selected to participate in Leadership Nebraska’s Class XI, along with the class member’s employer and city.
Mike Venem, Ariens Company
Renae Jimenez, City of Hastings
Carley Bruning, Phelps County Development Corporation
Angela Davidson, Central Community College
Angela Simdorn, Hornady Manufacturing
Linette Butler, BD Construction Inc.
Sarah Focke, Kearney Visitors Bureau
John Hoggatt, First National Bank of Omaha
Shawn Kaskie, University of Nebraska
Anna Brewer, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office
Elizabeth Everett, First Five Nebraska
Peggy Hain, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Erika Hamilton, Humanities Nebraska
James Mowitz, Pinnacle Bank
Tyler Rigby, Nucor Steel Nebraska
Matthew Burke, First National Bank of Omaha
Anne Hindery, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
Sara Howard, State of Nebraska
Darin Karstetter, Renaissance Financial
Noah Knisely, CHI Health
Steve Konnath, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
Joseph Lang, Omaha Public Power District
Marjorie Maas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
Sandra Reding, AKSARBEN Foundation
Ryan Sevcik, Koley Jessen P.C.,LLO
Laurie Zagurski, Omaha Public Power District
Nicole West, Black Hills Corporation
Leslie Shaver, Simmons Olsen Law Firm, P.C.
Mike Feeken, St. Paul Development Corporation
Carsten Mlady, Nebraska Public Power District