Governing Members

The Governing Members is a diverse group of community members whose leadership and commitment ensure a healthy and innovative future for the Omaha Symphony. The role of the Governing Members is to serve as thought partners, advise on pivotal issues, and advocate actively throughout the community as ambassadors. This group’s role in forging relationships and growing support is vital to the success of the Omaha Symphony.

2023/24 Omaha Symphony Governing Members

James Davenport
Chair, Omaha Symphony Governing Members
SVP Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Mutual of Omaha

Edward D. Adickes, D.O.

Trenten P. Bausch*
Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP

George Behringer
Honorary Consul of Japan at Omaha, Emeritus

Nicholas Bjornson
Koley Jessen

Fr. Steven Boes

Maria Brookhouser

Patrick E. Brookhouser, Jr.
McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz, P.C.

Scott W. Burger
SourceAsia, Inc.
William-MacRae and Company

Cecil Bykerk
CDBykerk Consulting LLC

James A. Carroll
Professor Emeritus
UNO Chemistry Department

Albert Coco, D.D.S.

Jennifer Davenport

Elisa Davies
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
HDR Inc.

Stephanie R. Davis Wallace, Ph. D.

Tad DeLay

Kathy English
Executive Vice President and COO
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Matthew Epp, M.D.

Judith Finkle

Jonathan Fuller, M.D.

Susan Goldsmith

Jerry Gose

Bob Gunia
Senior Vice President - Public Affairs Group
Physicians Mutual

Neil Hamill, M.D.*

Steven Hinrichs, M.D.

Suzanne Kotula

David Krecek
P.I. Midwest

Robert M. Langdon, Jr., M.D.
Nebraska Cancer Specialists

David Offutt

Jane Offutt

Don Otis

Rita Otis

Thomas R. Pansing, Jr.
Pansing, Hogan, Ernst & Bachman

Teri Peitzmeier
Executive Assistant, Bank Risk and Operations

Barbara E. Person*
Baird Holm, LLP

André Pessini
Executive Director
Kiewit Business Services

Judy Pritza
Director of Parent & Family Program
Creighton University

Randy Pritza, M.D.
Vice President & Chief Medical Officer Physician Enterprise
CHI Health

John H. Ransom
Union Pacific

Linda K. Burt Rebrovic*

Jeffrey A. Robinson, M.D.
The Criss Heart Center
Children's Nebraska

G. Richard “Rick” Russell
Millard Lumber

S. Pirzada Sattar, M.D.
Inroads to Recovery

Carole J. Seitz
Professor Emerita
Creighton University Music Department

Ann Taylor, M.D.

Jean Thomsen

John Thomsen

James M. Tracy, D.O.
Allergy Asthma and Immunology Associates, P.C.

Gail Veitzer

Mary Ellen Wychulis

Ex Officio

Jennifer Hanwright
, President of the Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony
Paul Frederick Hanna
, DMA, Chair of Fine & Performing Arts, Creighton University
Ernest Richardson
, Omaha Symphony Principal Pops Conductor and Resident Conductor

*Past Governing Member Chair

**All members of the Board of Directors are also considered Governing Members**