OMAHA, Neb., July 27, 2020 – The Greater Omaha Chamber today announced Leadership Omaha Class 43, continuing a four-decades-plus tradition of strengthening the region through communication, awareness, leadership and motivation.

“The need for community leadership is never-ending; and, great ideas are born when we bring remarkable leaders together,” said Liz Kerrigan, leadership strategist, Greater Omaha Chamber. “We are honored to introduce Class 43 – a group of inspired leaders who are eager to strengthen and transform the community.”

As in the past, the class was selected by a committee of Leadership Omaha alumni and led by a Chamber board member. All honorees demonstrated community involvement and a strong vision for the future of Omaha.

Following a virtual orientation August 20, the class will spend the next 10 months focusing on community trusteeship, community awareness and leadership styles, ultimately joining a network of more than 1700 Leadership Omaha alumni.

Class members will participate in an opening retreat in September, as well as monthly, daylong seminars through June– experiences that will inform small group projects designed to push participants to translate their community education and leadership training into direct, positive impact.

Meet Leadership Omaha Class 43:

Leader Company/Organization
Steven Abraham Beth El Synagogue
Kristi Andersen Colliers International
Anthony Ashby CHI Health
Akile Banister Banister’s Leadership Academy
Emily Barr Nebraska Methodist College
Monica Bosiljevac Football for the World Foundation USA
Cody Brookhouser-Sisney McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO
Cathy Brown Metropolitan Community College
Michael Chase Baird Holm LLP
Jacquelyn Clark Union Pacific Railroad
Stacy Feit LEO A DALY
Amanda Fray Jackson Lewis P.C.
Sarah Gilbert Intercultural Senior Center
Josh Gillman Kids Can Community Center
Melissa Glenn Core Bank
Steve Gustwiller Kiewit Building Group Inc.
Matt Gutschick The Rose Theater
Colin Herr Fiserv
Brett Hoogeveen MindSet LLC
Patrick Huse ACCESSbank
Beau Johnson DLR Group
Mike Joyce QLI
Ben Katt Collective Development
Patrick Kilcoyne United Way of the Midlands
Laura Kinney Laura Kinney LLC
Nick Leinen SilverStone Group, a HUB International Company
Catherine Mello University of Nebraska Medical Center
Meredith Metcalf Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership
Kayla Meyer Olsson
Brent Meyer Husch Blackwell LLP
Alicia Nelson Nebraska Medicine
Khanh Nguyen Mutual of Omaha
Christina Olson Abide
Zach Petersen Dvorak Law Group LLC
Candice Price Home Team Auto Sales
Paige Reitz The Union for Contemporary Art
Scott Riche Physicians Mutual
Stephanie Rittershaus HDR
Evan Schweitz Metro Transit
Samir Sharma Lindsay Corporation
Crystal Sierra Southside Redevelopment Corporation
Harnoor Singh University of Nebraska at Omaha
Melinda Sorenson Greater Omaha Chamber
Taylor Stormberg The Alliance Group
Kimberly Thomas CASA for Douglas County
Erin Van Zee RDG Planning & Design
Shavonne Washington-Krauth Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Justin Wiemer OPPD
Bryan Wilson Maxima

About Greater Omaha
Greater Omaha is a No. 1 ranked up-and-coming-tech hotspot and Time magazine’s 2017 No. 3 Most Up-and-Coming City in America. Recognized for its “We Don’t Coast” attitude, and named America’s No. 2 Best Small City, Greater Omaha is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people, with a youthful population (more than 40 percent are age 24 or younger), low cost of living and steady economic growth that outpaces the nation. Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. and Union Pacific – all Fortune 500 companies – call Greater Omaha “home.”

About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.