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Built for Young Professionals by Young Professionals

Whether you are looking to volunteer, attend an event or just get to know your city better—the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals programs and events can help you deepen your connection to the Omaha community.

The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals develop the next generation of Omaha business leaders through volunteer opportunities and annual events. By creating programs and initiatives for young professionals by young professionals, the programs encourage investment in the people that will power Omaha’s future prosperity.

The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professional staff connects with Omaha’s leading organizations to develop a metropolitan area that excels at recognizing the contributions of and retaining diverse young professionals.

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Membership Update

We are now offering a Young Professional Membership at the Greater Omaha Chamber! Joining the YP Program is a way to get connected within the Greater Omaha Area. Within this vibrant community, you will enhance your networks through thoughtfully curated events, which will also help you grow personally & professionally!

Membership Benefits:

  • YP event discounts
  • Exposure to Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Access to join YP Action Teams
  • Access to helpful resources

Annual Events for Young Professionals.

YP Day at the Capitol

Each February, YP Day at the Capitol provides insight on the policy process, the function of local government and the history of Nebraska’s Unicameral.


YP Summit

YP Summit

In March, YP Summit brings together 1,500+ young professionals for a day of education, celebration and connection.


Local Omahans introduce attendees—newcomers or life-long locals—to all Omaha has to offer. Hosted twice a year (June and September).

2024 Young Professionals Leadership Committee

Be The Difference

The Greater Omaha Young Professionals serve as a catalyst to develop and retain young professionals in the Greater Omaha area through engagement, education, opportunity & advocacy.

The Leadership Committee helps guide 2024 actions, led by Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Program Manager, Merrick Brtek.

The overall purpose of the Greater Omaha Young Professional Leadership Committee is to act as an advisory, planning, and execution volunteer committee.

Interested in participating on the YP Committee or the YP Program? Reach out to Merrick!

Merrick Brtek

Merrick Brteck

Director of Young Professionals & Talent Development Programs

Charita Dailey

Charita Dailey, RISE

Networking Event Lead

CJ Kracl

CJ Kracl, Organizational Development Consultant

Education & Development Event Lead

Gabby Hogan

Gabby Hogan, Project Harmony

Internal Membership Lead

Rebecca Flicher

Rebecca Flicher, ConAgra

External Membership Lead

DeAnna Williams

DeAnna Williams, Erickson Sederstrom


Brenden O'Brien

Brenden O’Brien, Election Systems and Software

Public Policy Lead

Abby Fogle

Abby Fogle, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art

Volunteers Lead

Vanessa Martinez-Hernandez

Vanessa Martinez-Hernandez, Mutual of Omaha

Community Partnership Lead

Austin Kernan

Austin Kernan, Orion Advisor Solutions

YP Summit Lead

Mark Wong

Mark Wong, Tippl

Marketing Lead

Stephen Hobbs

MSgt Stephen Hobbs, Offutt Air Force Base

Military Lead

Austin Kernan

MSgt Nissi Scholl, Offutt Air Force Base

Military Vice Lead

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