The UNO Alumni Association Board of Directors hires a president/CEO who directs a full-time staff to manage alumni records, conduct fund-raising activities, operate the alumni center, plan alumni activities and coordinate communication between alumni, the university and the community.
President and CEO
Lee Denker — 554-2851 | email@example.com
Lee Denker was named president/CEO of the Association in 2006. He is responsible for the overall management of the Association and is the primary liaison with the board of directors. With an emphasis on collaboration to advance UNO, Lee and the UNOAA team have refocused their efforts to strengthen alumni programs, and expand communications and social media. As a result, the UNO Alumni Association has earned many CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) awards, including a 2012 CASE International Circle of Excellence Award for “New Program Initiatives” for the UNO Young Alumni Academy.
Director, Alumni Communications
Anthony Flott — 554-2989 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony is managing editor of UNO Magazine and oversees the Alumni Association’s website. He also writes produces various brochures, fliers and other promotional pieces for the association. He joined the Alumni Staff in 1993.
Meri Kennedy — 554-4887| email@example.com
Meri joined the UNO Alumni Association staff in July 2012.. She schedules and organizes meetings for the board of directors, assists all members of the staff on various projects, and staffs the Thompson Center reception desk.
Alice Grow-Melingagio — 554-2444 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice joined the Alumni Association in December 2011 and is the receptionist at the Thompson Center front desk.
Maria Malnack — 554-2459 | email@example.com
Maria joined the Association in January 2009 and manages all Alumni Association accounts and fiscal affairs. She previously was director of finance and administration for the Fontenelle Nature Association. A native of Richmond, Minn., she has a bachelor’s degree in international business from St. Cloud State University a master’s degree in international management from the University of St. Thomas, and a BSBA in accounting from UNO.
Director, Alumni Facilities
Steven Summers — 554-3368 | ssummersmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@unoalumni.org
Steve joined the Alumni Association in May 2013. His primary responsibility is managing the Thompson Center, one of Omaha's most popular event facilities. He most recently was an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College's Institute for the Culinary Arts. He has 16 years of managing experience in the restaurant industry with companies including Brinker International and Darden Restaurants International. He has a degree from Bellevue University.
Alumni Programs Coordinator
Elizabeth Kraemer — 554-4802 | email@example.com
Elizabeth joined the UNO Alumni Association in June 2009. She is responsible for organizing and producing the Association’s numerous functions throughout the year, including the Golden Circle program for graduates of 45 years ago or longer, Homecoming, the Chancellor Scholarship Swing, Roundtable Luncheons and other events. She also works with affiliate groups such as UNO Young Alumni and the ROTC Alumni. Elizabeth earned a BSBA (2006) and MPA (2008) from UNO.