LINCOLN – Twenty-eight Nebraska leaders were recognized with certificates and commemorative awards for completing Class XIII of Leadership Nebraska at a commencement ceremony held Thursday, March 3.
Graduates are current and emerging leaders from communities throughout Nebraska. The program enhances their leadership skills and deepens their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state. Leadership Nebraska is dedicated to the development of informed leaders who understand issues, define problems, develop solutions and achieve positions of higher responsibility in Nebraska.
“Strong leaders are critical to building thriving communities and a resilient, growing economy,” said Bryan Slone, NE Chamber president. “Today, we face more complex challenges than ever, but the opportunities before us are even greater. We are anxious to see how the members of Class XIII make their mark on our future.”
The program includes six, two-day sessions held in various locations across Nebraska. Topic areas include: economic development; healthcare; agriculture; education; and government and policy.
Leadership Nebraska Class XIII members who graduated March 3rd include:
Mara Anderson, Alliance Recreation Center
Matthew Reed, Great Plains Communications
Heidi Elliot, Nebraska Public Power District
Rochelle Jurgens, Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District
Brenda Jensen, City of Kearney
Kelly Kreger, Path for Growth
Lisa Tschauner, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Macala Carter, Great Western Bank
Ben Martens, U.S. Bank
Nate McHargue, State Farm
Bridgett Petzoldt, Black Hills Energy
Lauren Sheridan-Simonsen, City of Neligh Economic Development
Dr. Tracy Kruse, Northeast Community College
Andrea Libengood, Daycos, Inc.
Chance Schilling, First National Bank of Omaha
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