The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce (, the largest business membership organization in Nebraska, has announced its Chair-Elects for 2025 and 2026. Beth Whited will serve as incoming for 2025 and Paul West will become chair in 2026.

Beth Whited
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Beth Whited is President of Union Pacific and has been a leader at the Fortune 500 Company for over three decades. She is committed to the community through her involvement on the Aksarben Foundation’s Board of Governors and as a board member for RPM International, Inc., Humanities Nebraska and the Omaha Symphony. She is also the founding member and former President of Union Pacific’s LEAD (Lead, Educate, Achieve, Develop) Women’s Initiative.

“As someone who has lived and worked in Omaha for some time, my vision is to foster a business community that not only thrives, but also collaborates and innovates together,” said Whited.


Paul West
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Paul West, CFP®, CAP®, CExP, is managing partner at Carson Wealth. He has built countless relationships around Omaha through his professional and philanthropic work, including with the Omaha Chamber Board. He currently serves the community in other roles including as Chair of the Board for the Dreamweaver Foundation and as a Board Member for Omaha Marion, 1890 Foundation, OICH and CHI Foundation.

“I look forward to working hand in hand with our dedicated board members and Chamber leadership to best position the Omaha business community for the future,” said West.

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