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RISE Staff

RISE Board of Directors

  • Dan Walker

    RISE Board President
    Senior Analyst, Bridges Trust

  • Jeremy Bouman

    RISE Founder & CEO

  • Ava Thomas

    President, Western Media Group Lee Enterprises

  • Leah Smejkal

    Senior Vice President, Operations, Dundee Bank

  • Jeff Slobotski

    Business & Ecosystem Development, Paul G. Smith Associates, LLC

  • Dr. Mark Foxall

    Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska Omaha

  • Wallace (Todd) Johnson

    Government Affairs, Tenaska

  • Naomi Hattaway

    Owner, Leaving Well Consulting

  • Jamie Berglund

    Co-Owner, David Loren Construction

  • Rachel Fox

    Sr. Manager of Learning & Development, Connectbase
    Founder, You Go Girl

  • Ben Navarro

    General Manager, Customer Service First Exteriors

  • Thomas Sudyka

    Growth Equity Investor, McCarthy Capital

  • Jan Chvala

    President, TTC Enterprises

  • Bill Hobbs

    RISE Board Ambassador

  • Ken Stinson

    RISE Board Chairman Emeritus
    Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.

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