LINCOLN – Lisa Tschauner, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has been selected to participate in Leadership Nebraska Class XIII.
A Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry program, Leadership Nebraska was founded in 2006 to identify current and emerging leaders across the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska. Participants are from different regions of the state and possess varied backgrounds and diverse talents. All candidates have demonstrated an abiding interest in Nebraska and its future.
Tschauner of Hastings has a Master of Science degree in organizational management from Peru State College and Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational communications from Doane University. She is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying human sciences with a leadership specialization.
Prior to joining UNK in 2016, Tschauner operated Open for Business Magazine, which she founded in 2014 while also teaching in entrepreneurship and business education for Central Community College and Bellevue University.
She has owned her own business-consulting firm, Dynamic Concepts, and worked in energy, construction, marketing, media and telecommunications industries. In 2011, she published her first book,“Customer Service and Business Relationships.”
She is a certified facilitator, licensed real estate agent, certified Growth Wheel Counselor, NxLevel Enterpreneuship Educator and certified community development block grant coordinator.
Tschauner is active in the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and Kearney Area Entrepreneurs Group. She recently served on the board of directors for The Lark, a performance venue in Hastings. Her past involvement has included work with the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, Hastings Entrepreneurs Group, Adams County Historical Society, Friends of the Hastings Library and others.
Leadership Nebraska consists of six sessions covering key Nebraska issues, including economic development, health care, education, agriculture, government and policy development. Class XIII begins with an orientation in September and will conclude in April 2021. Sessions are conducted at various locations across the state.
In addition to Tschauner, Kearney residents Brenda Jensen, director of development for the City of Kearney, and Kelly Kreger, owner of On Point Construction Management, have been selected to Leadership Nebraska.