Mark Balschweid (Chair)
ALEC Department Head

Andy Long
Rural Fellow Host
McCook Economic Development Director

Kyle Arganbright
Banker and Community Leader

Carlos Barcenas
School Board Member
Diversity Champion

Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel
RPN Leadership Team
Associate Professor/Extension Specialist

Dipti Dev
Early Childhood Extension Specialist

Jordan Grummert-Rasmussen
RPN Extension Educator

Lindsay Hastings
Professor, ALEC
NHRI Leadership

Emma Hoffschneider
CASNR Student, Entrepreneur, Fellows Student Worker

Julie Jacobsen
President Carter’s Engagement Board

Theresa Klein
Wahoo Economic Development Director, Former RFI

Jay Rempe
Senior Economist
Nebraska Farm Bureau

Julia McQuillan
Professor, Former Chair of Department of Sociology

Amy Struthers
Professor, Former Dean
College of Journalism/Mass Communications

Eric Thompson
Professor, Economics
Author of Thriving Index

Milan Wall
Co-Director of Heartland Center for Leadership

Jeff Yost
President & CEO
Nebraska Community Foundation