Executive Leadership

Board Chair – Mike Lechtenberger, Mutual of Omaha
Mike Cassling, CQuence Health, Aksarben Governor
Alexi Wellman, Altaba
Brandy Luna, Nelnet
Brian Kaiser, Hudl
Dan Houghton, Buildertrend
Doug Durham, Don’t Panic Labs
Katie Barton, Gallup
Matt Spyers, FNBO
Sandra Reding, Aksarben Foundation

CIO Council

Chair – Katie Barton, Gallup



Engaging NE based tech interns through peer and partner networking events

Advisory Leads:

Tim Jares, UNK College of Business & Technology
Levi Thiele, University of Nebraska-Omaha

teacher externships

Strengthening teachers’ tech skills through an immersive summer experience 

Advisory Leads:

Jessica Barry, Conagra
Mike Baumgartner, Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education


Connecting NE innovators to grow the startup ecosystem

Advisory Leads:

Kathy I. Anderson, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
Andrew Prystai, EventVesta

Pitch days

Connecting high-growth tech startups with NE companies to pitch their product 

Advisory Leads:

Alexi Wellman, Altaba

Engineers in residence

Connecting engineers to startups for product development support

Advisory Leads:

Vishal Singh, Founder
Nick Nisi, C2FO

laid off tech worker support

Streamlining placement of laid off tech workers in and out of the state

Advisory Leads:

Chad Kilpatrick, Spreetail
Hunter Huggins, Mutual of Omaha
Julie Klug, Aksarben Foundation