Professional of the Year Award

Each year the Nebraska Economic Developers Association will award two Professional of the Year designations at its annual conference. For more information about this award please click here Click Here.

Previous Year Winners

2017

Deb Cottier
Executive Director
Nebraska Northwest Economic Development Corporation – Chadron

Roberta Pinkerton, CEcD
Leadership Nebraska Executive Director
Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Lincoln

2016

Sheryl Hiatt
Manager Field Services
Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Patricia A. Wood
Vice President
Nebraska Trucking Association

2015 

Tim O’Brien
Manger Economic Development
Omaha Public Power District

Joe Pepplitsch
City Manager
City of Lexington

2014

Cheryl Brandenburgh CEcD
External Affairs Manager
Black Hills Energy-Lincoln

Gary Person
City Manager/Economic Development Director
Sidney

Mary Plettner CEcD
Senior Economic Development Consultant
Nebraska Public Power District – Columbus

2013

Toby Churchill
Executive Director
Sarpy County Economic Development Corporaton

Devin Meisinger
Senior Economic Development Coordinator
Omaha Public Power District

Jennifer Wolf
Executive Director
Dawson Area Development

2012

Rod Moseman
Vice President of Economic Development
Omaha Economic Development Partnership
Omaha

Richard Baier
Executive Vice President
“Forging Nebraska’s Future”
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Lincoln

2011

Lance Hedquist
City Administrator
South Sioux City

Roger Christianson CEcD
Manager, Economic Development
Omaha Public Power District

2010

Dee Haussler
Executive Director
Hastings Economic Development Corporation

Paula Hazlewood
Executive Director
Gateway Development Corporation