The Greater Omaha Chamber celebrates the energy, initiative and enterprise of leaders across all industries in the greater metro area.
He grew up in small-town Nebraska, learned in a one-room schoolhouse and helped work the small family farm. But Larry Courtnage has always embraced big thinking — the very type of thinking that inspired a young salesman to launch a one-man recruiting firm in 1969.
Growing up in Council Bluffs, Dan O’Neill was never at a loss for company. “I was one of 10 children — seven boys and three girls. I was exactly in the middle,” O’Neill said. “It was really church, family and the neighborhood that we revolved around.”
From a very early age, Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, knew exactly what she wanted to do. “Throughout my childhood, I aspired to be a teacher,” she said.
Bruce Grewcock remembers at a very early age telling his dad he wanted to run a company someday. Turns out, that company was Kiewit, a home-grown Fortune 500 and one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations.