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Baird Holm LLP

Baird Holm LLP Welcomes Michael J. Roccaforte Baird Holm LLP is pleased to welcome Michael J. Roccaforte to thefirm. Mike focuses his practice on employment litigation. He defends employers against all types of employment claims, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour, employment torts, and workers' compensation claims. Mike also represents employers in non-compete, trade secret, and fiduciary litigation matters. Mike graduated from Yale Law School in 2016, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. Prior to law school he graduated with highest distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013, earning bachelor's degrees in political science and classical languages. Before joining the firm, Mike served as a law clerk for the Hon. Jerome Holmes of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017-18, and for the Hon. Fernando Olguin of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in 2018-19. Prior to clerking for the federal courts, he worked for a litigation boutique firm in Washington, D.C., representing clients in complex antitrust and telecommunications matters. "We are very fortunate to have Mike join the Firm. He is a valuable addition to Baird Holm's Labor & Employment practice group," said Baird Holm Managing Partner, Richard E. Putnam. "His contributions will further solidify an important cornerstone of our Firm." About Baird Holm LLP Baird Holm LLP's integrated team of 93 attorneys, licensed in 23 states, is committed to connecting each of its valued clients to the positive outcomes they seek. With extensive and diverse expertise, Baird Holm leverages each attorney's skills to respond efficiently to its clients' local, regional, national and international legal needs. Founded in 1873, Baird Holm proudly represents public and private companies, individuals, private funds and other investors, financial institutions, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations. Learn more at

Children's Hospital & Medical Center

Children's Physicians Opens New, Expanded Spring Valley Office Children's Physicians recently opened a new, expanded location for its Spring Valley pediatric primary care office on Jan. 13. Located off I-80 at 50th and F Streets, the new facility doubles the square footage of the former office. The new, larger location includes an expanded waiting area and more exam rooms to improve access for children and families needing pediatric care. It will offer audiology, behavioral health services and even certain outpatient procedures. Children's Physicians, Spring Valley has a bilingual care team, offering another valuable benefit to area patient families. In addition to the new, updated space, the Spring Valley pediatric primary care office will now offer walk-in services for patients from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Families can reach Children's Physicians, Spring Valley at 402.955.7474. Children's Physicians is a group of board-certified pediatricians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing expert pediatric care at 14 officesthree with adjacent urgent care facilities. All locations have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Children's Physicians pediatricians hold themselves to levels of care that far surpass national quality of care standards in pediatrics. For more information and pediatric resources for families, visit Children's Physicians at

Nebraska Mortgage Association

Nebraska Mortgage Association Installs New Board The Nebraska Mortgage Association (NMA) recently elected and installed its 2020 officers and directors. Becky Sandiland of First National Bank of Omaha was installed as the NMA President for the 2020 year. Becky is a Mortgage Loan Officer and is experienced in all levels of mortgage financing. She has been in the mortgage industry since 1999 and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Other members of the 2020 Board: Danielle Swerczek, Immediate Past President - Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, Omaha Laura Burford, Vice President - American National Bank, Omaha Michelle Sawicki, Secretary -- Five Points Bank, Kearney Alan Loos, Treasurer - West Gate Bank, Lincoln Mike Fecht, Director -- First National Bank of Omaha Kelly Hillman, Director - Union Bank & Trust Company, Lincoln Rod Larsen, Director - Security National Bank Mortgage, Omaha Mark McGregor, Director - Arch Mortgage Insurance, Elkhorn Sue Mohr, Director - Cobalt Credit Union, Papillion Jeremy Mueller, Director - Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn., Grand Island Jennifer Strand, Director - Nebraska Title Company, Lincoln The Nebraska Mortgage Association is a non-profit trade association that represents mortgage lending interests of banks, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, credit unions, and commercial lenders. For more information, visit


Daake, the Region's Expert in Brand Strategy and Design Adds Two New Faces to the Team Lisa Link Max Mentzer Omaha's award-winning brand strategy and design firm Daake recently added Lisa Link and Max Mentzer to their team. The growing firm now stands at 15 professionals ranging from designers to digital experts to writers to strategists. "We are very excited to welcome Lisa and Max to team Daake," says company Principal, Greg Daake. "We believe their elite talents will help us further strengthen the delivery on our mission to help brands transform what is to what could be." As Daake's new Media Manager, Link provides the firm with a new level of strategic capabilities and expertise. Lisa has worked on every side of the industry. After graduating from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lisa started working on the broadcasting side at both KMTV and KPTM, where she developed marketing research and promotional materials to aid their marketing and sales department. She later continued her career on the ad-agency side of things at both Bozell and Bailey Lauerman, respectively, where she was a primary strategic media planner for some of their largest clients. And most recently, Lisa served Mutual of Omaha as their internal Digital Media Program Manager. "The work that Daake is doing really speaks for itself. That alone was enough to excite me about the opportunity to join," commented Link. "But the people here are even better. It's such a great team to be around." As Daake's new Writer & Producer, Mentzer brings over ten years of copywriting, branding, and creative leadership to Daake client work. After graduating from Wayne State College, he has speciaized in film production and advertising at firms North Sea Films, Phenomblue, The Onion, HAVAS, and Ervin and Smith. "I think there's great heart, humor, and talent at Daake," stated Mentzer. "And they're just really committed to being everyday advocates for their clients. I'm excited to be a part of it." About Daake Daake is a brand strategy and design firm. Be sure to visit our website:

One World

OneWorld Welcomes New Clinicians Glenda McKenna Emily Soener Makenzie Schmitt Anabel Tapia Marin LMHP LMHP LIMHP, CMSW LIMHP, LMHP,LMFT OneWorld Community Health Centers is proud to welcome new and returning clinicians to our health center. As a national health center quality leader OneWorld is an award winning team and top provider for medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and support services. Glenda McKenna LMHP - is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner at our South Omaha Livestock Exchange Campus Emily Soener, LMHP - is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner at our South High School location Makenzie Schmitt LIMHP, CMSW - is a Certified Master Social Worker and Mental Health Practitioner at our South Omaha Livestock Campus Anabel Tapia Marin, LIMHP, LMHP, LMFT- Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Practitioner at our Bellevue location About OneWorld: Established in 1970, OneWorld, in partnership with the community, provides culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved. OneWorld is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) provides comprehensive primary health care, dental care, mental health/substance abuse services, and supportive services. Please visit us at one of our 13 Omaha locations or at


Colliers International

Colliers International

Colliers International | Omaha Announces 2019 Broker of the Year, Everest Award, & Chairman's Club Inductees Jeffrey Wyatt John Waldbaum Ed Fleming Adam Marek Michael W. Miller The Omaha office of Colliers International announced Jeffrey Wyatt was named the 2019 Colliers | Omaha Broker of the Year having brokered over $125 million in total deal consideration in 2019. Wyatt also received the Everest Award in recognition for ranking within the top ten percent of all Colliers International agents in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Additionally, Wyatt, John Waldbaum, Ed Fleming, Adam Marek and Michael W. Miller were all named to the 2019 Colliers | Omaha Chairman's Club. Wyatt specializes in office leasing, investment sales, development services, along with real estate strategy and implementation. His experienced background in real estate allows him to advise clients through complex real estate transactions. Wyatt is also a principal of the Firm. The Chairman's Club is Colliers | Omaha's list of the year's top five producing brokers. This team of elite brokers for 2019 include Wyatt, Waldbaum, Fleming, Marek and Miller. In the past year, they were involved in working with various client types ranging from small, local tenants to advisory work for recognizable national institutions headquartered in Omaha. About Colliers International Group Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading global real estate services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our 14,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice and services to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 20 years, our experienced leadership team, owning approximately 40% of our equity, have delivered industry-leading investment returns for shareholders. In 2018, corporate revenues were $2.8 billion ($3.3 billion including affiliates), with more than $26 billion of assets under management. Learn more about how we accelerate success at, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn. Colliers International has served clients in Nebraska for 33 years.


Primary Care Physicians, LLP Primary Care Physicians, LLP is pleased to announce that Joseph "Joey" Anthone, APRN, FNP-C has joined our practice as a Nurse Practitioner. Anthone is a recent graduate from Nebraska Methodist College with a DNP as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He originally graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Nebraska Methodist College in 2013 and has previously worked as a RN in the Emergency Department, as well as the Health Coach here at our office for the past three years. Anthone is married to his wife Jen and has two children. In his spare time, Joey likes spending time with his family and friends, attending Creighton athletic events and playing soccer. Joey is driven by the Jesuit principle of Cura Personalis, caring for individualized needs of another.

Swanson Russell Names Brent Schott as Agency President Swanson Russell, Nebraska's largest full-service advertising, marketing and communications agency, announced today that  has been appointed to president. Chief Executive Officer Dave Hansen has moved into the role of chairman. Brian Boesche will continue his role as chief creative officer.

In his new role as president, Schott will be responsible for establishing and managing the agency's vision while working closely with leadership to ensure exceptional business operations, client service, strategic counsel and communications development. He will keep the agency focused on building client brands with the agency's proprietary Real Connection approach. Schott was formerly executive vice president/managing director of Swanson Russell. He joined the agency in 1990 as a computer graphic designer and has held roles in design, copywriting, database marketing and account service.

"When I first joined Swanson Russell, there were 30 employees. With 176 employees today, I have a personal interest and a framework for the future to ensure that this culture continues to thrive. Our employees are mentored and encouraged to pursue their creative passions and interests. And our work is reflected in the core values we live by every day: be a team, be real, be honest, be hungry, and be thankful. These important intangibles will continue to be nurtured as they are a big reason for our success and longevity."

Schott added, "Technology and the resulting digital transformation are changing everything about our business. With that change comes new challenges, but also new opportunities to better understand and engage consumers and business decision makers. Big data, marketing technology and an expanded focus on the entire customer experience are elevating our ability to deliver a Real Connection for our clients. These are exciting times to be in this business." Boesche and Hansen assumed leadership of Swanson Russell in 2007 and displayed their commitment to the legacy of founders Gus Swanson and Steve Russell by maintaining their local commitment. Under their leadership, the agency has increased capitalized billings by 51 percent (from $87M to $131M), with record billings in five of the past six years. The agency's employee base has also grown from 132 to 176. In addition, Boesche and Hansen recently supported the agency's growth with a new 12,000-square-foot building, adjacent to the existing office location in downtown Lincoln. Both Boesche and Hansen will continue to be active with several clients and involved in new business to ensure the continued growth and success of Swanson Russell, while also providing guidance and support to Schott.

"We announced the leadership transition plan at our annual staff meeting in 2017," said Hansen. "With continuity as our focus, the transition has been a work in progress, and we can't be more excited for the next chapter ahead. Brent (Schott) is bringing new ideas and energy to the foundation of who we are at Swanson Russell."

Boesche added, "Brent will continue to evolve our agency by pushing teams to utilize new technology and stay current with the trends of marketing, branding and advertising. The continued success of Swanson Russell is in good hands." For more information about Swanson Russell, visit

Swanson Russell is a nationally recognized full-service branding, advertising and public relations agency in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. The agency partners with clients across many industries while specializing in agriculture, construction, landscape/turf, outdoor recreation and healthcare. To learn how Swanson Russell builds a Real Connection between brands and audiences, visit

New Hires

Cushman & Wakefield Lund Company

Cushman & Wakefield/The Lund Company welcomes new agent Cushman & Wakefield/The Lund Company welcomes Dylan McCabe as an Associate for the Company's brokerage division. Dylan is responsible for the marketing, leasing and sales of commercial real estate properties and specializes in the office sector. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Finance and is a licensed real estate salesperson in Nebraska. Please contact Dylan at 402.548.4075 for any of your commercial real estate needs or inquiries.

Harry A. Koch Co.

The Harry A. Koch Co. hired Clint Kage and Jeff Willis as Sales Executives with the Agribusiness Team. Clint Kage Jeff Willis Clint has always had a passion for helping others. When he discovered how he could help protect the things people have worked hard to achieve he knew the insurance industry was for him. He has owned, managed and worked in insurance agencies for more than 14 years. His experience includes working on dedicated marketing teams and for insurance carriers. Clint specializes in commercial lines risk management and insurance for agribusinesses, transportation, and manufacturing. He enjoys learning new things and finding solutions to fit the unique needs of his clients. Clint is team-oriented and ready to talk through any situation. Jeff has worked in agriculture his whole life, including work within livestock nutrition. He has spent the majority of his time supporting agricultural through the financial industry. Jeff worked for a national insurance company for 13 years before owning and operating his agency. Prior to joining The Koch Co., Jeff worked in wealth management with FNBO. For Jeff, the way insurance and risk management truly helps people is the best part of the job. He enjoys building relationships and reviewing the data. Founded in 1916, The Harry A. Koch Co. is a local, privately owned insurance agency and broker with offices in Omaha and Lincoln. The Koch Co. team understands the value of trust, integrity, and knowledge when providing quality risk management and insurance services in the areas of Business Insurance, Employee Benefits, Surety Bonds, Personal Insurance, and Loss Control. We employ over 130 professionals and are within the top 15 largest bank-owned insurance agencies in the United States. Visit to learn more about The Koch Co.

Cornhusker Bank

Cornhusker Bank Welcomes Tyler Albers Cornhusker Bank is pleased to announce Tyler Albers has been appointed as Vice President/Relationship Manager. Tyler will be working out of the Cornhusker Bank Loan Production Office at 135th and California in Omaha until the bank's new facility at 111th and Blondo in Omaha is completed and opened in March of 2020. Mr. Albers brings 10 years of banking experience with him. Barry Lockard, Cornhusker Bank President/CEO, noted, "Tyler's experience in the industry, along with community involvement in organizations such as the Risk Management Association and Business Network International, make him a talented and highly qualified addition to the Cornhusker Bank team." Tyler's community involvement also includes Metro Basketball official, Ducks Unlimited, 6th Mav's Club, and volunteering for organizations such as the Annual Paint-a-Thon with Northern Natural, and St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church. Cornhusker Bank remains the area's oldest locally owned bank, demonstrating Nebraska values, stability, soundness, and showing a commitment to the Omaha community with the opening of its full service Omaha location in the spring of 2020. For more information, please visit


PROMOTIONS AT HOLLAND BASHAM ARCHITECTS Gary Greckel, Assoc AIA David Warner, AIA Shareholder & Director of Quality For 29 years, Gary Greckel has been providing exceptional service to Holland Basham Architects' clients. His commitment to quality control and technical competence makes Gary a recognized leader in the firm, as well as the Omaha community. His leadership and willingness to mentor project architects helps solidify HBA's reputation for outstanding client satisfaction and project outcomes. It is due to his pivotal role in HBA's success that we announce our newest shareholder. Congratulations, Gary. With 15 years of diverse architectural experience, David Warner understands clients' needs and applies his expertise to every project. He has a deep understanding of the entire process from conception through project completion. His unique background and desire to strive for perfection are instrumental in David's success as a project manager, as well as his ability to elevate HBA's design work in the Omaha community. Congratulations to David on his promotion to Senior Associate.

The Strawhecker Group Promotes Alexandra Bruening to Chief Financial Officer The Strawhecker Group (TSG), an Omaha-based consulting and analytics company that serves payments companies globally, is pleased to announce the promotion of Alexandra Bruening to Chief Financial Officer. In addition, Allie serves on TSG's Board of Directors. "Allie has proven her ability to manage the financial aspects of the company, including financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting. Further, she contributes greatly to the firm's strategic planning, HR management, as well as the legal facets of TSG, which can be both challenging and demanding," said TSG Board Chairman, Kurt Strawhecker. Since joining TSG in 2018, Bruening has worked diligently to manage the responsibilities of TSG's back office. Bruening has spearheaded several new initiatives to create new efficiencies for the firm, including growing the finance team, improving policies and procedures, as well as managing a recent expansion of TSG's headquarters from a financial perspective. "With the fast-paced growth our company continues to experience, it was important to elevate an individual with her drive and expertise," said Jamie Savant, Co-Founder & Partner. "Allie has proven she is ready to help take our firm into the next decade," added Savant. Prior to TSG, Bruening led financial planning and analysis at Javlin Capital, a private equity firm with over $200 million in assets under management. She also worked as an Audit Manager at BKD LLP, a regional accounting firm. Bruening is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha and a native of Omaha. Allie is married, has two sons, and loves to run in her spare time. About TSG The Strawhecker Group (TSG) is a fast-growing analytics and consulting firm focused on the electronic payments industry. The company serves the entire payments ecosystem, from fintech startups to Fortune 500 companies. The firm provides its clients with advisory services, research and analytics to help them plan and execute their strategic initiatives. Based in Omaha, a recognized payments industry hub, TSG is an established leader in this high-growth, ever-evolving space. For more information please visit

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