2023 Year in Review! Hires and Promotions

Jonathan L. Grob
McGrath North selected Jonathan L. Grob to serve as president of the firm.

Roger W. Wells
After 13 years serving as president of McGrath North, Roger W. Wells transitioned to the role of chairman.



Kiley Phelps
Kiley Phelps became director of the Small Business Development Program.

Dan Torczon
Hancock Dana named Dan Torczon managing partner.

Ashley Flater
After serving as Interim Executive Director since October 2021, Micah House officially named Ashley Flater its new executive director.

Shonna Dorsey
Omaha native Shonna Dorsey was named executive director of the Nebraska Tech Collaborative.

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Krystal Rider
Krystal Rider, who previously served as grant manager for Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp., was named the new director of Do Space.

Chris Sund
Uniti Med, an Omaha-based health care staffing firm, named seasoned industry veteran Chris Sund to president and COO.

Andreia Nebel
Clarkson College named Andreia Nebel, who previously served as vice president of academic affairs, as president of the college.

Health Mello
After searching for a new president, the Greater Omaha Chamber search committee selected Omaha native Health Mello to fill the role.

Dr. Anthony Hatcher
Hillcrest Health Services promoted Dr. Anthony Hatcher, previously chief medical officer, to CEO of the health system.

Heather A. Smith
Heather A. Smith took over as president of College of Saint Mary after the retirement of Dr. Maryanne Stevens.

Renee Franklin
Renee Franklin was selected to succeed Dr. Kandace Miller as president and CEO of AIM.

Candias (Candi) Jones
Girls Inc. of Omaha selected Candias (Candi) Jones as the new executive director.

Laurel Oetken
Omaha native Laurel Oetken was named the first executive director of Tech Nebraska.

Dan Curran
The Nebraska Business Development has selected Dan Curran as the organization’s third executive director.

Marcus Bell
Marcus Bell, who previously served as executive director of 100 Black Men of Omaha, was named CEO of Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty.

Chris McCroy
Omaha native Chris McCroy was named executive director of 100 Black Men of Omaha.

Wilbur Jenkins
WoodmenLife appointed Wilbur Jenkins to senior vice president and chief operating officer, overseeing core operations, HR, and strategic initiatives.

Amber Estes
Union Bank & Trust promoted Amber Estes, who has been with the company since 2007, to controllers system and operations officer.

Amber Barna Fusion Medical Staffing named health care industry veteran Amber Barna as chief clinical officer.

Nate Blessen
Fusion Medical Staffing selected Nate Blessen to fill the position of chief commercial officer.

Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy has been named Omaha market president for CharterWest Bank.

Dr. Carol Patrick
Visiting Nurse Association named Dr. Carol Patrick its new CEO.

Lisa Scheve
Grow Sarpy announced Lisa Scheve as its new executive director, effective Jan. 8, 2024.