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Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.


The following appointees are unpaid and are not subject to Legislative confirmation:

Nebraska Capitol Commission

Trent D. Loos, Litchfield

Thomas F. Sanderson, Omaha


Collection Agency Licensing Board

 Roxanne Rae Kracl, Fremont

Stephen A. Lindgren, Lincoln


Corn Development, Utilization, and Marketing Board

Deborah J. Borg, Allen

David D. Bruntz, Friend

Adam M. Grabenstein, Farnam


Nebraska Craft Brewery Board

Nathan Bell, Broken Bow

William Boyd, Hastings

Joshua C. Christensen, Fort Calhoun

James Gillick, Lincoln

Kristine Koch, Lincoln

Zachary Triemert, Omaha

Annette Wiles, Plattsmouth


Election Commissioner – Lancaster County

David J. Shively, Lincoln


EPSCoR/IDeA Committee

Dr. Jerry Hudgins, Lincoln

Dr. David Jackson, Lincoln


Grain Sorghum Development, Utilization, and Marketing Board

David A. Junker, McCook

Scott D. Nelson, Axtell

Duane L. Vorderstrasse, Hebron


Homeland Security Policy Group

Gary J. Anthone, M.D., Omaha

Christopher Cantrell, Lincoln

Jason Anthony Kruger, M.D., Lincoln

Dannette Smith, Lincoln


Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Stan Belieu, Sidney


Nebraska Invasive Species Council

Brent Meyer, Denton

John Thorburn, Holdrege


Jail Standards Board

Brad Alexander, Plattsmouth

Daria Anderson-Faden, Kimball

Keith Harvat, Omaha


Judicial Nominating Commission – Juvenile Court – Douglas County

Suzann B. Seline, Omaha

Theresa L. Thibodeau, Omaha


Nebraska Potato Development Committee

Tyler C. Backemeyer, Kearney

Adam Naslund, Cody

Troy Sorensen, Alliance

Zane Walker, Scottsbluff


ServeNebraska – The Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission

Amy Hall, Phillips

D. Kare Heilbrun, Mitchell

Dawn N. Hovey, Omaha

Christine Legband, Fremont

Marjorie Maas, Papillion

Deborah Neary, Omaha

Wayne A. Nestor, Stromsburg

Sheila O’Connor, Lincoln

Joseph E. Popevis, Lincoln

Paige Zamora, Lincoln


The following appointees are subject to Legislative confirmation:


Nebraska Ethanol Board

Timothy L. Else, Belvidere

Jan K. tenBensel, Cambridge


Thank you to the many Nebraskans that give generously of their time and talent to make a difference in our state.  These appointments will provide crucial insight and expertise to their respective boards, committees, and commissions.  To learn about openings and apply to serve on a board or commission, go to