Staff Directory


Contact Visit Omaha, at 402-444-4660 or toll-free at 866-937-6624.

Deborah Ward

Executive Director

Strengths: Achiever, Responsibility, Ideation, Individualization, Learner

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca, Roman philosopher

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Dean Miller

Vice President of Operations

Strengths: Futuristic, Achiever, Strategic, Competition, Self-Assurance

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, either way you are right.” - Henry Ford

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Jodie Jordon

Office Manager

Strengths: Responsibility, Harmony, Relator, Consistency, Discipline

”Responsibility finds a way. Irresponsibility makes excuses.” - Gene Bedley

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Shannon Wiig

Director of Visitor Services

Strengths: Empathy, Developer, Learner, Positivity, Achiever

“Make each day your masterpiece.” - John Wooden

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Cindy Brickey

Visitor Services Executive Assistant

Strengths: Maximizer, Responsibility, Achiever, Communication, Individualization

“Communication is key to a team. Make sure everyone is rowing in the same direction and no one is trying to sink the boat.”

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Sales & Services

To contact Sales & Services please call 402-444-4037.

Cathy Keller

Vice President of Sales & Services

Strengths: Strategic, Maximizer, Relator, Achiever, Includer

”We are visitors on this planet. We are here for 100 years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.” - Dalai Lama

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Mark Rath, STS

Director of Sports

Strengths: Positivity, Arranger, Responsibility, Developer, Self-Assurance

“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” - Roy T. Bennett

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Mattie Scheeter, CMP

Director of Sales

Strengths: Developer, Empathy, Achiever, Responsibility, Relator

“Don’t ruin a good today thinking about a bad yesterday.” - Russell Simmons

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Matt Heck

Senior Sales Manager

Strengths: Responsibility, Relator, Arranger, Deliberative, Self-Assurance

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

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Jessica Settje

Tourism Sales Manager

Strengths: Futuristic, Arranger, Individualization, Achiever, Woo

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” - Jane Goodall

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Patrick Keele

Research Analyst

Strengths: Achiever, Restorative, Learner, Arranger, Context

“You don’t lose if you get knocked down, you lose if you stay down.” - Muhammad Ali

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Jen Swanson

Sales Executive Assistant

Strengths: Empathy, Futuristic, Adaptability, Activator, Maximizer

"The noblest art is that of making others happy." - P.T. Barnum

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Erin Brungardt

Director of Convention Services

Strengths: Communication, Restorative, Connectedness, Responsibility, Woo

“Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.” - Sean Stephenson

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Madeline Meyer

Convention Services and Housing Manager

Strengths: Responsibility, Developer, Discipline, Belief, Positivity

“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” - St. Teresa of Calcutta

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Marketing & Public Relations

To contact Marketing & Public Relations, please call 402-444-1763.

Jasmyn Goodwin

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Strengths: Maximizer, Achiever, Responsibility, Competition, Focus

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be Empowered.” - Michelle Obama

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Erin O'Brien

Director of Marketing

Strengths: Learner, Input, Restorative, Responsibility, Empathy

“You’ll never grow beyond your current circumstances if you’re closed off to everything except what you currently know.” - Marie Forleo

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Noelle Agenor

Social Media Manager

Strengths: Input, Developer, Learner, Intellection, Achiever

“What good are wings, without the courage to fly?” - Atticus Finch

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Amy Cunningham

Graphic Designer

Strengths: Intellection, Relator, Deliberative, Input, Developer

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” - Henry Van Dyke

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Lynn Mace

Marketing Research Analyst

Strengths: Empathy, Input, Adaptability, Learner, Individualization

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” - Albert Einstein

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