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Toby Samuelson a Leadership Omaha Class 42 Graduate


Omaha, Neb., August 27, 2020 – Morrissey Engineering today announced Toby Samuelson graduated from Leadership Omaha (LO), one of the nation’s longest-running community leadership programs, has graduated its latest “best class ever” – a diverse group of leaders engaged in precedent-setting activities throughout the region.

The 10-month course, nearly half of which was impacted by exponential change caused by a worldwide health pandemic, focused on opportunities in Greater Omaha designed to fuel a vibrant community characterized by forward-momentum. The result: collaboration in the form of small-group projects that translated insight into action, along with motivated leaders who are ready to strengthen and transform the community.

“We are proud to recognize Toby to an accomplished alumnus of leaders in a region that is truly extraordinary: Omaha,” said Morrissey Engineering Principal George Morrissey, “Our organization is honored to support Leadership Omaha, and to call ourselves part of a team of remarkable individuals dedicated to ensuring prosperity for all.”

“It was truly an honor to guide this class of leaders, especially during unique pandemic circumstances. Their commitment to staying engaged took determination and was inspiring to see. This class, like the alumni before them, exceeded expectations and I’m excited for their continued leadership in our community. Congratulations, Class 42!” said Liz Kerrigan, Greater Omaha Chamber’s leadership strategist.

The Graduates of Leadership Omaha Class 42:
Sabrina Ahern                LEO A DALY
Brian Anderson              University of Nebraska Foundation
Tanin Arkfeld                  Union Pacific Railroad
Kiley Armitage               QLI
Caitlin Bolte                    Confluence
Nicole Carritt                  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Kelli Cavey                      The Omaha Community Foundation
Sam J. Cooper               TitleCore National
Savannah Cuevas          Greater Omaha Chamber
Steve Eck                         FNBO
Elizabeth Evans              Jackson Lewis P.C.
Eric L. Ewing                   Great Plains Black History Museum
Lauren Foster                 Greater Omaha Chamber
Kate Gallagher                Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Steph Gould                     American National Bank
Scott Hahn                       Koenig | Dunne, PC, LLO
Mark Haner                      LinkedIn
Adam Hartung                 CIT
Kamron Hasan                 Husch Blackwell LLP
James Hawthrone           Metropolitan Community College
Jillian Humphries            Frost Media Group
Brad Jones                       MyStaff Inc
Jay Kline                           White Lotus Group
Sharlyn Konfrst                Farm Credit Services of America
Gerald Kuhn II                  City of Omaha
Laura Langford                Omaha Public Power District
Emily Lindsey                   Starbucks Coffee Company
Itzel Lopez                        AIM Institute
Abby Mack                       Carson Wealth
Eric Mayberry                  Omaha World Herald
Brian Miles                       Bridges Trust
Pat Morris                        DRT LLC
Erica Pieper                     RISE
Brian Poppe                     Mutual of Omaha
Katherine Porto               Nebraska Medicine
Laurent Quenaud            Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cynthia Ray                      BVH Architecture
Josh Render                     Kiewit Building Group
Eli Rigatuso                      Bellevue University
Mark Rodgers                  Core Bank
Toby Samuelson              Morrissey Engineering
Allison Schorr Zach        ICAN - Institute for Career Advancement Needs
Vanessa Silke                  Baird Holm LLP
Kyle Soares                      Bank of the West
Nick Thielen                     EHPV Management Group Inc.
Andrew Wesely                Ayars & Ayars, Inc.
Troy Wharton                   Lozier Foundation
Andy Yosten                     HDR
Jenny Zimmer                 Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture

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