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Our board represents a cross-section of our state and has a passion for the arts and their broad impact on communities, schools, and individuals.

Board List

President
Patsy Koch Johns
Theatre Educator - Lincoln

President-elect
Rex Barker
Music Educator - Omaha

Secretary
Suzanne Wise
Nebraska Arts Council

Treasurer
Jarod Ockander
David City Public Schools – David City

Vice President of Arts Education
Becky Stahr
York High School - York

Vice President of Legislation
Jamie Ulmer
Community Players - Beatrice

Vice President of Marketing
Chris Hochstetler
Stuhr Museum - Grand Island

Vice President of Membership
Barbara Zach
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra - Lincoln

Advisor
Rich Vierk
Vierk & Associates LLC - Lincoln

At-Large Members

Steve Barth
Crane River Theater - Kearney

Anne Bauer
Music Educator - Kearney

Matthew Boring
Lied Center for Performing Arts - Lincoln

Brent Comstock
BCom Solutions - Auburn/Lincoln

Debbie DeFrain
Nebraska Department of Education - Lincoln

Skyler Dykes
Omaha Performing Arts - Omaha

Megan Elliott
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts - Lincoln

Shari Hofschire
Arts Educator - Omaha

Darrel Huenergardt
Huenergardt Law Office - Lincoln

Danielle Laurion
Omaha South High School/UNO - Omaha

Ruth Meints
Omaha Conservatory of Music

Betsye Paragas
Opera Omaha - Omaha

Jennifer Patrick
Keep Omaha Beautiful - Omaha

Marty Skomal
Arts Administrator - Omaha

Anne Sorensen-Wang
Midland University - Fremont

Doug Zbylut, Executive Director

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