The Greater Omaha Chamber announced those selected to participate in the 2013/2014 Leadership Omaha class. This marks the 36th year of Leadership Omaha, making it one of the longest running community leadership programs in the nation.  Leadership Omaha is a 10-month study of community issues, designed to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the community.

Leadership Omaha Class 36 participants are:

Robin Arens, Client Resources Inc. • Mike Bird, Heritage Services
Jamie Cooper, Cooper Law, LLC • Danielle Crough, SilverStone Group
Debbie Debolt-Spongberg, Bellevue University
Todd DeFreece, Alegent Creighton Health
Justin Dougherty, Goodwill Industries, Inc.
Ryan Ellis, P.J. Morgan Real Estate • Patrick Falke, Project Harmony
Travis Flodine, Mutual of Omaha Bank • Alec Gorynski, Bank of the West
Abby Johnson, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Aaron Johnson, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
Ryan Johnson, Wells Fargo • Dana Kaufman, Proxibid
Nick Konen, HDR, Inc. • Amie Kroeger, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
Jamee Kugler, NAI NP Dodge • Brad Kwiatek, MarketSphere Consulting, LLC
Ann Lawless, Completely KIDS
Emiliano Lerda, Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska
Brian Lodes, J.D. Heiskell & Co. • Sarah Lukas, Creighton University
Ken McIalwain, Kiewit Building Group •John Menicucci, Jr., Husch Blackwell LLP
Nicole Mitchell, Urban League of Nebraska
Abbey Moland, McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO
Melissa Moreno, Gallup • Laura O’Connor, First National Bank
Shane Parshall, Physicians Mutual • Roy Patterson, Patterson Family Group
Mark Plutschak, Outlook Nebraska, Inc.
Nicholle Reisdorff, Dogtopia of Omaha
Dusty Reynolds, Greater Omaha Chamber • Vanessa Schutte, DLR Group
Scott Seier, Tenaska Capital Management, LLC
Julie Self, Koley Jessen • Ryan Sewell, Fraser Stryker P.C., L.L.O.
Scott Tarry, Strategic Air & Space Museum
Diana Tedrow, Cox Communications
Gretchen Twohig, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Dave Ulferts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Mary Umberger, Metropolitan Community College
Ben Vankat, Omaha World-Herald • Jimm Wagner, Phenomblue
Shelley Wedergren, Coventry Health Care • Sherman Willis, State Farm
For more information about Leadership Omaha, contact Lynda Shafer, manager of Leadership Development for the Greater Omaha Chamber at 402-978-7928.