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The Executive Committee serves as the governing board within the Omaha STEM Ecosystem’s organizational structure, providing on-going support, guidance and oversight of the STEM ecosystem. Committee members represent all sectors of our community and serve a three-year term. In addition, each Executive Committee member serves as an advisor on an Action Committees.


  • Support organizational goals of OSE as defined in the strategic plan
  • Help to facilitate and champion OSE initiatives
  • Determine self-assessment process that the committee will use to develop action plan
  • Serve as an advisor with action committees and involved in assessment progress of initiative


Executive Committee officers 

Laura Zagurski (Chair) – Omaha Public Power District

Tracie Reding (Secretary) – Parlay Consulting 

Anne John (Treasurer) – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Julie Minton (Secretary) – Cox Business

Executive Committee 

Dan Colbertson – Union Pacific Railroad

Karlus Cozart – Cozart Consulting, LLC

Michael Flesch – Metropolitan Community College

Neal Grandgenett – University of Nebraska at Omaha

Deanna Moisset – Omaha Public Schools

Elizabeth Mulkerrin – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Andrea Nebel – Clarkson College

Julie Sigmon – Omaha STEM Ecosystem

Levi Thiele – University of Nebraska at Omaha

Tony Veland – AIM Institute