Aksarben Foundation Announces Leadership for 2021 Aksarben Ball

The 2021 Aksarben Ball (aksarben.org) will be held October 23, at the CHI Health Center Omaha. The Ball will be led by Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee Chair Laura Enenbach and Advisor Sam Hohman. The Aksarben Ball Committee Chair Tyler Owen and Co-Vice Chairs Jamie Gutierrez and Tim Kerrigan are all members of the Aksarben Board.

Laura Enenbach is an Associate Professor at Clarkson College and has been with the Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee since 2019. Among her achievements, Enenbach has served on the Memories for Kids Guild Board of Directors, the Project Harmony Service League, The Rose Theater Guild, Clarkson Service League, Nebraska Medicine Guild, and Junior League of Omaha. She and her husband Matthew Enenbach have three daughters.

Sam Hohman is CEO and president of Credit Advisors Foundation in Omaha and served as the 2020 Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee Chair after joining the committee in 2018. She is married to Dave Hohman with whom she has three children. Hohman is a Founder and Board Member of the Fashion Arts Collective since 2012.

Tyler Owen is president and CEO of Owen Industries and Managing Partner of SanOma LLP. Additionally, Owen sits on the Boards of the Omaha Boys and Girls Club, the Bemis Art Museum, and is on the Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board. Owen is also co-founder of Maha Music Festival and the Omaha Road Rally. Owen joined the Aksarben Board as a Councillor in 2012 and became a Governor of Aksarben in 2016. This is his fourth and last year participating in a lead role for the Ball and will transition to Advisor in 2022.

Jamie Gutierrez is CEO of Midwest Maintenance Company. She joined the Aksarben Foundation as a Councilor in 2005 and became a Governor in 2019. Gutierrez serves on the Executive Committee of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce as an at-large member, the Board of Directors for College of Saint Mary, and is a trustee for the Business Ethics Alliance. She also serves on the Great Plains Minority Supplier Development Council, Houston Hispanic Chamber, and Community Health Charities Board.

Tim Kerrigan is principal and managing broker at Investors Realty. He joined the Aksarben Foundation as a Councilor in 2019 and previously served on the Aksarben Floor Committee from 2000 to 2008, including as co-chair in 2006 and 2007. Kerrigan serves as a director of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the boards of the Mid America Council of Boy Scouts and Baseball Hilltoppers of Nebraska.

The Aksarben Foundation’s headlining event, the Aksarben Ball, has been bringing together Nebraska’s civic minded families for 125 years to celebrate and recognize the spirit of giving in Nebraska. The ball format recognizes a number of families for their contributions to their communities and Nebraska. While the event raises money to further the Aksarben mission and initiatives, the purpose of the event is to convene and honor families committed to the wellbeing of the state. It is no secret that the past, present, and future success of Nebraska depends on the civic engagement of its citizens. Each year, approximately 1,500 attend the Aksarben Ball. The event includes the formal introduction of the Royal Court honoring more than 200 Nebraska and western Iowa families and proudly celebrates Aksarben scholars. To learn more, visit aksarben.org.