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Board of Directors

Our board of directors represents the diversity and geography of our council. They are committed community leaders and professionals, who wholeheartedly believe in and promote our mission.

Board members are selected because they demonstrate leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of girls all across Nebraska.


Spirit of Nebraska Board

  • President – Brian Runge, KPMG LLP
  • First Vice President – Susan Seidel, Holland Basham Architects
  • Second Vice President – Mike Sullivan, Baird Holm Law Firm
  • Secretary – Lynn Harland, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Treasurer – Juli Comstock, OPPD

Members at Large

  • Kate Betsworth, Union Pacific Railroad
  • Nicole Brown, Redroom Productions
  • Angela Burmeister, Berkshire & Burmeister
  • Libby Davis, Google
  • Laura Fender, Mutual of Omaha Companies
  • Katie Glover, Hornady Mfg. Co.
  • Jennifer Gjerde, State of Nebraska
  • Angie Hempel, Emspace
  • Sarah Labedz, First National Bank
  • Colleen Maciejewski, Immanuel
  • Tahnee Markussen, Lozier Corp
  • Emily Maxwell, Ameritas
  • Tricia Montague, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Ann Pedersen, OBI Creative
  • Lisa Reese Parish, Kearney Public Schools Foundation
  • Sharon Robino-West, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Meghan Sonderegger, Union Bank
  • Bob Wick, UNICO