2016 Annual Meeting set for May 24
The UNO Alumni Association will conduct its 104th Board of Directors Annual Meeting May 24 in the Thompson Alumni Center (6705 Dodge St.). The meeting will begin after the quarterly board meeting, which convenes at 4:30 p.m.
Voting will be held for the following proposed executive committee and at-large members, as determined by the board’s nominating committee:
Recommendations for 2016-17 Executive Committee
Chairman Scott Durbin, Harry A. Koch Co.
1st Vice Chairman Al Hansen, First National Bank
2nd Vice Chairman Laurie Ruge, Gordmans Management Company
Treasurer Shari Munro, Frankel Zacharia
Legal Advisor Randy Stevenson, Baird Holm
Secretary Chris Denney, Nebraska Medicine
Past Chairman Sarah Waldman, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Recommendations for three-year board terms beginning July 1, 2016
David Brisson, Wells Fargo Securities
Gabe Romero, Phenomblue
Steve Roberts, self-employed artist
Recommendations for 2nd three-year board terms beginning July 1, 2016
Traci Harrison, Community Volunteer
Adam Marek, Colliers International
Penny Parker, Completely KIDS
For more information about the meeting, contact Meri Kennedy at 402-544-3342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Association appoints new board members,
executive committee at annual meeting
The UNO Alumni Association conducted its 103rd annual meeting May 19, confirming a new executive committee and electing new members to serve on its board of directors.
The meeting was held at Gordmans Corporate Headquarters near UNO’s Center Campus.
Sarah Waldman (BA, 1994) will direct the association as 2015-16 chairman of the board. She will be the 92nd graduate to chair the board. Waldman is senior vice president of administration for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Previously a staff attorney for BCBSNE, Waldman is active in community service and currently serves on several boards. She was a member of Leadership Omaha Class 29 and a 2007 recipient of the Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award.
Waldman will lead the following executive committee: Chairman: Sarah Waldman; 1st Vice Chairman: Scott Durbin; 2nd Vice Chairman: Al Hansen; Treasurer: Shari Munro; Legal Advisor: Randy Stevenson; Secretary: Laurie Ruge; Past Chairman: David Craft.
Four new board members were elected to serve three-year terms (pictured above, from left): Enid Schonewise (1996, 2001), assistant superintendent at Westside Schools; Jim Sutfin (1993, 2002), superintendent at Millard Public Schools; Viv Ewing (1983, 1986), president and CEO of Alzheimer’s Association of Nebraska; and Matt Kardell (1990), senior vice president of sales and relationship management at FirstData.
Chris Denney (2005), senior project analyst at Nebraska Medicine, and Steve Schmitz (1995, 2008), manager of Nuclear Projects at OPPD, were elected to second three-year terms.
Also at the meeting, Director Appreciation Awards were issued to outgoing board members John Jesse III, Creighton University and Susie Melliger, Aldrich Elementary.