Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the property and affairs of the Urban League of Nebraska. Membership is intentionally diverse, representing a cross-section of community interests and leadership: race, ethnicity, faith communities, socioeconomic status and political spectrum.

2017 Officers


Jason Hansen | American National Bank

Vice Chair

Shari Thompson | Community Member


Randall P. Rotschafer | WoodmenLife


Kathy J. Trotter | Metropolitan Community College & Central Regional Coordinator of Urban League Guilds

2017 Board Members

Kevin A. Bunjer | Wells Fargo Dealer Services

Joyce Cooper | Omaha Public Power District

Rosemary L. Edzie | Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Christopher O. Estwick | Fraser Stryker LLC

Tina Forte’ | Omaha Public Schools

Cydney Franklin | Seventy-Five North

Kevin From | U.S. Bank

Jason Hansen | American National Bank

Hasan Hyder | Union Pacific Streamline

Cyrus Jaffery | State Farm Insurance

Jennifer Jones | Nebraska Medicine

Sandra Maass | Mutual of Omaha Company

Rafael Maldonado III | Omaha Steaks

Tahnee J. Markussen | Lozier Corporation

Donald J. Neal Jr. | KPMG LLP

Laura Nelson | First National Bank of Omaha

Geoffrey F. Ramsey | United Parcel Service Northern Plains District

Randall P. Rotschafer | WoodmenLife

Maryanne Belford Rouse | Community Member

Kimberly Taylor-Riley | City of Lincoln

Shari Thompson | Community Member

Pernell Toney | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Kathy J. Trotter | Urban League of Nebraska Guild

Richard Webb | Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals

Tyrone Williams | Baxter Auto Group

Tanya Winegard | Creighton University

Ex Officio Members

Thomas H. Warren, Sr. | Urban League of Nebraska President & CEO

Standing Committees

The Executive Committee is consists of the Board Officers and chairs of the Standing Committees.
The Development Committee develops and recommends to the Board of Directors initiatives and strategies to raise funds to help sustain the programs and enhance the quality of services provided by the organization. | CHAIR: Cydney Franklin, Seventy-Five North
The Facilities Maintenance Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and President/CEO regarding matters impacting the organization and ensures that sufficient facility space is available to direct the programs and services of the organization. The Committee also oversees building assessments, preventive maintenance plans and other major building needs of the organization. | CHAIR: Maryanne Belford Rouse, Retired/Community Member
The Finance Committee ensures proper financial management of the organization's assets. | CHAIR: Randall P. Rotschafer, WoodmenLife
The Governance Committee ensures the makeup of the Board of Directors is diverse and that membership represents the sets of skills necessary to support the mission and goals of the organization. The Governance Committee recruits new members, works with staff to plan and implement board orientation and training of new board members, and guides a board self-evaluation process. | CHAIR: Rafael Maldonado III, Omaha Steaks
The Human Resources Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and President/CEO regarding matters impacting the staff of the organization. The Committee is also responsible for overseeing the process of President/CEO selection and performance review. | CHAIR: Laura Nelson, First National Bank of Omaha

Special Committees

CHAIR: Kimberly Taylor-Riley, City of Lincoln
CHAIR: Kevin From, U.S. Bank
CHAIR: Christoper Estwick, Fraser Stryker LLC