Five Omaha area leaders have joined the Omaha Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. Bob Bates, Jennifer Hamann, Sharon Kresha, Jeff Snyder and Mark Weber will help the Omaha Community Foundation continue to build on its successes.
Bob Bates spent nearly two decades leading Lincoln Financial Group as its CEO and Chairman of the Board. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Bates has served several public companies with significant corporate board leadership assignments. He also has years of industry involvement and philanthropic service to the community, including being named the Humanitarian of the Year, King of Ak-Sar-Ben and a member of the Omaha Business Hall of Fame.
Jennifer Hamann has served on the Board of Directors of a number of local charities, including Uta Halee Girls Village, Westside Community School Foundation and the Child Saving Institute. A former Omaha Public Schools English teacher, Ms. Hamann received her Education degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She volunteers for several organizations such as Girls Inc. and Countryside Community Church.
Sharon Kresha is a Partner at Baird Holm LLP, specializing in business, tax and estate planning. Ms. Kresha earned her undergraduate degree and her J.D. at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She is involved in a number of professional organizations and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America. She has served on the Board of Directors of Essential Pregnancy Services and the Santa Monica Halfway House.
Jeff Snyder is a Tax and Consulting Partner for Lutz and Company and has been with Lutz for 11 years. He earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa and his JD from Creighton University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of several professional organizations.
Mark Weber is a Principal in Private Client Services at SilverStone Group. He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Creighton University, his Masters in Financial Services from The American College and his JD from Creighton University. He is a member of many professional associations, holding leadership positions at both the local and national levels. Most recently, he served as chairman of the Great Plains Federal Tax Institute and the National Advisors Conference.