Financial Advisor, Security National Investment Services
Mayor of Jackson, NE
What are you working on now?
Currently, I am a Teammates mentor in the South Sioux City Community School District. I am also Mayor of Jackson, NE where I am able to serve the community I grew up in. In addition, I am Vice Chair for Leadership Dakota County where we work to advance the skills of emerging leaders and inspire them to serve their communities and organizations. Alumni and board members of Leadership Dakota County are also actively fundraising to help complete the interior of the interpretive center at Siouxland Freedom Park. More recently, I have joined the board of directors for South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce and Heartland Counseling Services.
What is your vision for the future?
My vision would be to connect the professional community with younger generations to develop talent, ignite passion, and increase engagement in Siouxland. By creating these connections early on, it will help retain the young talent we already have in our area, open up a collaboration of ideas, and help young professionals make a difference in Siouxland. We have great leadership development programs in our community already such as, Leadership Dakota County and Leadership Siouxland. By taking this a step further, we can help emerging leaders apply the knowledge they learn in these programs and become more involved in the growth of our community.
What would you like to see happen in Siouxland?
I would like to see a program that would provide free golf lessons to young professionals. Golf is one of the top networking tools and being able to play the game can be an all-important skill to have in the professional community. Golf is a sport that teaches patience, sportsmanship, honesty, and requires strategic thinking when playing. It also provides physical and mental health benefits. All characteristics that are important in life.
What are you doing to make this happen?
One way I am working to accomplish my vision is through our leadership development programs we currently have here in Siouxland. I am currently Vice Chair for Leadership Dakota County and am pitching my vision to our board to see how we can incorporate this into our current curriculum or make it a standalone program. Leadership Dakota County is operated through the South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, of which I am also a board member. The chamber would be a great start in identifying professional individuals of all industries to mentor the budding leaders in our local workforce and professions.
How can people help you make that happen?
In terms of community support for my vision, it would involve local businesses identifying emerging leaders within their organizations and encouraging them to participate in leadership programs while also becoming more involved in the Siouxland Community.
What quote inspires you?
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley
Teammates Mentoring Program – Mentor
Leadership Dakota County – Vice Chair
South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce – Member, Board of Directors
Heartland Counseling Services – Member, Board of Directors
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