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Staff + Board


  • Dan Walker - Senior Analyst, Bridges Trust
  • Jeremy Bouman – Founder & CEO, RISE
  • Ava Thomas - President, Western Media Group, Lee Enterprises
  • Leah Smejkal – Senior Vice President, Operations, Dundee Bank
  • Jeff Slobotski – Business and Ecosystem Development, Paul G. Smith Associates, LLC
  • Naomi Hattaway - Principal, Leaving Well Consulting
  • Dr. Mark Foxall Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Wallace (Todd) Johnson - Retired
  • Jamie Berglund - Co-Owner, David Loren Construction
  • Bill Hobbs, RISE Board Ambassador
  • Ken Stinson – Chairman Emeritus, Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.

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