LINCOLN, Nebraska — March 8, 2023 — NE Chamber President Bryan Slone today announced Tera Norris has joined the NE Chamber team. Norris will serve as President of the NE Chamber Foundation, leading the nonprofit’s work to expand economic opportunity in Nebraska through nonpartisan research and leadership development initiatives focused on the core drivers of economic prosperity.
“Tera’s experience is a perfect match for the leadership, energy and passion our activist members demonstrate daily and what they seek in NE Chamber initiatives,” Slone said. “She has a proven record of harnessing unique expertise and partnerships to deliver results that far exceed expectations. We’re pleased to welcome her to the team.”
A Peru native, Norris served as President of Junior Achievement (JA) of Lincoln since 2010, strengthening the organization’s impact and partnerships in a 10-county region. More than 700 volunteers helped power significant program growth in schools during her tenure. Her track record of successful partnerships with business leaders, educators, donors and foundations were also instrumental in helping grow programs in Beatrice, Seward, Grand Island and Kearney, among others.
Prior to JA, Norris served as sales and marketing specialist at BKD LLP, and director of events at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Journalism degrees at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and currently resides with her family in Lincoln.
The NE Chamber Foundation will build a stronger future for Nebraska by driving research on issues important to businesses, providing regular analytics on the Nebraska economy and business climate, and building partnerships to leverage connections between business, education and Nebraskans. It is a 501(c)3 charitable and educational organization. Learn more at nechamber.com/foundation.
The NE Chamber is the largest, statewide business and industry association, proudly serving its members since 1912. It is where members of the business community gather to help make Nebraska the best place to own, operate and grow a business. Focused on delivering economic and workforce growth and a competitive business climate, members also gain a network of engaged, connected business leaders across the state. Learn more at nechamber.com.
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