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Our Board of Directors provides effective leadership, guidance, and vision. We are grateful for their willingness to share their time and talents to support the growth of our mission. 


Patrick Leahy
U.S. Strategic Command - Information Operations Director

Vice President:

Matthew Hansen
Flatwater Free Press - Executive Editor


Zack Fergus
Lamp Rynearson - Landscape Architect


Tiffany Sessions
Extension Office of Douglas-Sarpy Counties - STEM Educator

Dr. Jesse Bell
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Professor of Health & Environment

Thomas Freeman
Creighton University - Instructor in Business Law and Ethics

Kamron Hasan
Husch Blackwell - Senior Associate

Laura Langford
OPPD - Director of Corporate Accounting & Controller

Stephanie Rittershaus
HDR - Strategic Communications Manager

Dr. Chris Schaben
Omaha Public Schools - Supervisor of K-12 Science Curriculum

Yesenia Valenzuela
City of Omaha - Community Relations Coordinator


Keep Omaha Beautiful also has a Stewardship Council and an Advisory Committee that consists of community members that provide additional support to the organization.

Tracey Christensen
Communications Director at Metropolitan Utilities District

John Ewing
County Treasurer for Douglas County

Lee Janecek
Vice President & Chief Underwriter at WoodmenLife

Tally Mertes
Store Director for Hy-Vee

Tom Stalnaker
Of Counsel at McGill Gotsdiner Workmann & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O.

Heather Tippey Pierce
Public Works General Services Manager for the City of Omaha

Ken West
Retired DLR Principal

Leanne Ziettlow
Outreach Manager at HDR


Meridith Dillon
Executive Director at Front Porch Investments

Ralph Kellogg
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Lutheran Family Services -

Dr. Troy Romero
Associate Professor at University of Nebraska Omaha

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