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Knights of AKSARBEN


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The AKSARBEN Foundation has three levels of membership: Board of Governors, Council and the AKSARBEN Floor Committee.
All members are elected, however anyone who supports the Mission and Core Initiatives of AKSARBEN is invited to become a member of AKSARBEN Friends.

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors consists of CEOs, presidents and others in high-ranking positions within large employers or organizations with a significant impact on the region. AKSARBEN Foundation currently has 21 Governors:

Mr. Mickey Anderson
Baxter Auto Group
Mr. Terry J. Kroeger
Omaha World Herald/BH Media Group
Dr. Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska
Mr. C.L. Landen, III
Security National Bank
Mr. Dana C. Bradford
Waitt Brands
Mr. Clark D. Lauritzen
First National Bank
Mr. Scott L. Cassels
Kiewit Corporation
Mr. George A. Little
HDR, Inc.
Mr. William A. Cutler
Mr. Steve S. Martin
BlueCross BlueShield of NE
Mr. Robert C. Dalrymple
Bank of the West
Mr. Tyler R. Owen
Owen Industries
Ms. Gail L. DeBoer
SAC Federal Credit Union
Mr. David R. Parker
Sheppard's Business Interiors
Mr. Sid Dinsdale
Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
Mr. Robert A. Reed, Jr.
Physicians Mutual
Mr. Nathan P. Dodge, III
NP Dodge Company
Mr. W. David Scott
Tetrad Corporation
Mr. Kirk L. Kellner
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Ms. Gail Werner-Robertson
GWR Wealth Management
The Honorable Pete Ricketts


Councilors hold a senior leadership position in a business, professional firm or government entity in the region. AKSARBEN Foundation currently has 19 Councillors:

Ms. Leslie R. Andersen
Bank of Bennington
Mr. Michael B. Jacobson
NebraskaLand National Bank
Mr. Michael S. Cassling
CQuence Health Group
Mr. David K. Karnes
Kutak Rock
Mr. D. Todd Duncan
Duncan Aviation
Mr. Chris P. Kircher
Mr. John M. Fraser
Methodist Health System
Ms. Samantha J. Mosser
Union Bank & Trust
Mr. Steven H. Grandfield
BlueCross BlueShield of NE
Mr. John H. Nelson
Silverstone Group, Inc.
Mr. James R. Greisch
Mr. Rob J. Robertson
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
Mr. Jamie L. Gutierrez
Midwest Maintenance Company
Mr. Joel R. Russell
Millard Lumber, Inc.
Mr. Mark A. Hesser
Pinnacle Bank Nebraska
Mr. Clay F. Smith
Nebraska Speedway Motors, Inc.
Mr. Robert Hollingsworth
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mr. Michael M. Hupp
Koley Jessen
Col. Michael H. Manion

AKSARBEN Ad Hoc Members

Ad Hoc members represent AKSARBEN Foundation’s statewide outreach and collective business leadership:

Wendy Birdsall
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
David G. Brown
Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Barry L. Kennedy
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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