>Adult Programs

In 1991, Leadership Kearney was born as a hybrid of existing leadership programs coupled with the unique needs of Kearney in mind. Participants will be provided with tours, round-table discussions and speakers that can inspire and train the next generation of leaders in Kearney. 


Leadership Kearney is an organization created to identify, educate and nurture potential, emerging and existing leaders that are committed to improving the quality of life in Kearney and the surrounding communities.


  • Develop leadership for the future of our community.
  • Build community trustees.
  • Foster community cooperation.
  • Encourage interactive networking.
  • Promote community betterment.  
  • See that all board members are active on at least one board committee. 

Leadership Kearney Adult Nomination Form

Leadership Class #27

  • Amanda Polacek - Amanda Polacek Communications Strategy
  • Cathrin Carithers - University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Charles Kreis - University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Chris Roehrich - Nebraska Public Power District
  • Elizabeth Chrisp - Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom & Holbrook PC
  • Ellie Miller - University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Jake Williams - Xpanxion
  • James Friesen - Town & Country Bank
  • Jason Peck - Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Jennifer Beck - Kearney Area Children's Museum
  • Jerad Murphy - Stamm Romero & Associates
  • John Gibbs - University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • June Collison - Central Community College
  • Kari Mitchell - Artistic Cabinetry
  • Lindsey Connot - Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers
  • Lisa Bolin - CHI Health Good Samaritan
  • Mason Lammers - Great Western Bank
  • Megan Berry - Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Allison - NebraskaLand National Bank
  • Michael Christen - University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Nathan Dorsey - First National Bank
  • Orlena Moyer - Heartland Bank
  • Stephanie Kaczor - University of Nebraska Foundation-Kearney
  • Tracy Pritchard - Ellerbrock-Norris Insurance
  • Valerie Stroup - Coldwell Banker Town & Country

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Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

1007 2nd Ave  •  PO Box 607  •  Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: 308-237-3101