Meet David Engelmeyer, president of the Millard Business Association (MBA,

Tell us a little about your business. – In the MBA, we say it is more than a membership, it’s a lifestyle. This rings true in our four key components: 1) Promote, preserve, and enhance Millard-area commerce, 2) Develop active business-to-business networking among members, 3) Provide business-specific educational opportunities to members, 4) Provide benevolent community programs. We are about building relationships that will become lifelong referral sources, as well as lifelong friendships that go beyond B2B.

How did you get started in the business? – I got started a little more than five years ago when my corporate retail job came to an end after 16 years. At that time, I decided that it was time to come back and work with my father at Primerica. At Primerica, we offer the best solutions aimed to help families achieve their financial goals. With Primerica, no client is too big or too small. This change allowed a more flexible schedule to lead this great organization.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Post-pandemic life has to be the greatest challenge facing most organizations. The whole in-person dynamic has changed. Couple that with a remote lifestyle enjoyed by some has created a paradigm shift in B2B networking.

Tell us a little about your family. – I have three kids and a step-son who is married with two little ones. They are my raison d’etre, my why. As a parent, we try to make life easier than what we had/have.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Deciding that I was going to work for my goals and dreams and not someone else’s.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Lake day!

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I was a foster parent for seven years. Over those years, a total of 21 different children called my house home. It is great to see those children thriving today.

Who inspires you? – My Family, from my grandparents to my parents, they have instilled work ethic and desire to give back to my community.

What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Live for today, do not dwell in the past.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Kindhearted.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – A football or wrestling coach.

What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – I serve on the Millard Public Schools Superintendent Business Advisory Committee, Nebraska Shared Parenting Foundation, and Chairman of Ribstock, an MBA BBQ festival. Ribstock has grown into an annual go-to event for some of the best BBQ that supports elevating childhood food insecurity.

What is your favorite movie?The Shawshank Redemption.

What is your favorite TV show?Two and a Half Men.

What is your favorite local restaurant? – Brother Sebastian’s, Jams, Blue Sushi, Pasta Amore…just to name a few.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Warren Buffett.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?(402) 297-4932;;