Meet the Team

The staff of the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership has more than 250 years of combined experience in the economic development industry and an incomparable knowledge base about Greater Omaha itself.

Whether you're a site selector, a business owner, or a potential addition to our world-class workforce, we'll help you find the information you need to make a smart decision. Just ask — we're standing by to help!


Administration

David G. Brown
President & CEO - Greater Omaha Chamber
402-346-5297

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Randy Thelen
Senior Vice President - Economic Development 
402-978-7923

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Jeff Mikesell
Senior Military Liaison

402-978-7946
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  Ebony Gills
Coordinator - Division Operations
402- 233-7146
 

Client Services

Mark Norman
Senior Director - Client Services
402-233-7143

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Mike Bruening
Manager - Business Development
402-978-7935

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  Megan Skiles
Business Development Specialist

 
Ashly Van Houten
Project Management Coordinator
402-233-7151
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REACH

Winsley Durand
Executive Director - REACH
402-233-7144

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Savannah Cuevas
Project Management Coordinator

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Business Development

Sean Johnson
Senior Director - Business Development
402-978-7933

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Mindy Ruffalo
Director - International Business Development
402-978-7940
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Marco Floreani
Manager - Business Development
402-978-7943
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James Caraway
Manager - Business Developement
402-978-7924
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Ashly Van Houten
Project Management Coordinator
402-233-7151

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Talent & Workforce

Sarah Moylan
Senior Director - Talent & Workforce
402-978-7945

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Holly Benson
Manager - Talent
402-233-7152

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Luke Hoffman
Manager - Talent

402-978-7914
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  Patricia Mayorga
Manager - Talent
402-978-7914

Marketing

Kim Sellmeyer
Creative Director
402-978-7919

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Alissa Nehe
Marketing Manager
402-978-7920

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John Sliffe
Graphic Designer
402-978-7925

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Jill Odens
Digital Media Specialist
402-978-7937

Jessica Perreault
Project Manager
402-778-4617

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Business Intelligence

  Pete Thompson
Chief Information Officer
402-978-7903

Kayleigh Bradley-Vogt
Manager - Business Intel. & Technology
402-978-7921

 
Lauren Foster
Business Intelligence Coordinator
402-978-7927

 
  Julia Ortiz
Data Anaylst
402-978-7904
 
  Jennifer Zarek
Research Anaylst
402-978-7942

Entrepreneurship & Innovation 


Nathan Preheim
Senior Director
The Startup Collaborative
402-233-7158

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Erica Wassinger
Senior Director
The Startup Collaborative

402-233-7154

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Caty O'Brien
Member Experience + Marketing
The Startup Collaborative
402-233-7157

Prosper Omaha

Patti McAtee
Senior Director - Fund Development
402-978-7906


 
Angie Heise
Program and Marketing Coordinator | Fund Development and Missouri River Commons
402-978-7912
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Rachel Halbmaier
Director of Missouri River Commons
402-474-4960

Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation 

Paula Hazlewood
Executive Director

402-978-7918

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Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council


Jennifer Serkiz
Executive Director
402-233-7150

Amanda Heistand
Project Manager
402-978-7948
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Gateway Development Corporation 

Lisa Scheve
Executive Director
402-233-7140
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Amanda Heistand
Project Manager
402-978-7948

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Greater Fremont Development Council

Barb Pierce
Director - Existing Business
402-753-8126
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Therese Hoyle
Administrative Assistant
402-753-8126
 

Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation

Andrew Rainbolt
Executive Director
402-233-7155
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Amanda Heistand
Project Manager
402-978-7948
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