Announcing Leadership Omaha Class 42 Graduate

Aug 28, 2020 | Business, Community, Core Bank, News, Omaha

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We’re pleased to announce our very own Mark Rodgers has graduated from Leadership Omaha (LO), one of the nation’s longest-running community leadership programs, in its latest “best class ever” – a diverse group of leaders engaged in precedent-setting activities throughout the region.

The 10-month course, nearly half of which was impacted by exponential change caused by a worldwide health pandemic, focused on opportunities in Greater Omaha designed to fuel a vibrant community characterized by forward-momentum. The result: collaboration in the form of small-group projects that translated insight into action, along with motivated leaders who are ready to strengthen and transform the community.

“We are proud to recognize Mark as an accomplished alumnus of leaders in a region that is truly extraordinary: Omaha,” said John Sorrell, President and CEO of Core Bank. “Our organization is honored to support Leadership Omaha, and to call ourselves part of a team of remarkable individuals dedicated to ensuring prosperity for all.”

 “It was truly an honor to guide this class of leaders, especially during unique pandemic circumstances. Their commitment to staying engaged took determination and was inspiring to see. This class, like the alumni before them, exceeded expectations and I’m excited for their continued leadership in our community. Congratulations, Class 42!” said Liz Kerrigan, Greater Omaha Chamber’s leadership strategist.

The Graduates of Leadership Omaha Class 42:

Sabrina Ahern                                    

Brian Anderson 

Tanin Arkfeld

Kiley Armitage

Caitlin Bolte

Nicole Carritt   

Kelli Cavey

Sam J. Cooper                          

Savannah Cuevas                            

Steve Eck                                        

Elizabeth Evans                             

Eric L. Ewing                                   

Lauren Foster                                   

Kate Gallagher                           

Steph Gould                                      

Scott Hahn                                  

Mark Haner                                    

Adam Hartung                                   

Kamron Hasan                                    

James Hawthrone                            

Jillian Humphries                               

Brad Jones                                      

Jay Kline                                             

Sharlyn Konfrst                                

Gerald Kuhn II                                   

Laura Langford                                  

Emily Lindsey                                    

Itzel Lopez                                         

Abby Mack                                           

Eric Mayberry                                     

Brian Miles                                          

Pat Morris                                             

Erica Pieper                                         

Brian Poppe                                       

Katherine Porto                                  

Laurent Quenaud                                               

Cynthia Ray                                        

Josh Render                                      

Eli Rigatuso                                        

Mark Rodgers                                     

Toby Samuelson                              

Allison    Schorr Zach                        

Vanessa Silke                                     

Kyle Soares                                        

Nick Thielen                                 

Andrew Wesely                                

Troy Wharton                                  

Andy Yosten                                      

Jenny Zimmer                                    



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Great Plains Black History Museum

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Buffett Early Childhood Institute

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