Greater Omaha Chamber: New Columnist Starting in OctoberAug 01, 2022 11:53AM ● By Veta Jeffrey
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In April, the Greater Omaha Chamber selected Veta Jeffery to serve as its next president and CEO. Jeffery gained a great deal of experience convening public and private stakeholders while she was the Manager of Community Economic Development for the State of Missouri, having been appointed to the position by Governor Jay Nixon. Jeffery’s engagement skills helped rebuild the business community in and around Ferguson and throughout the St. Louis region.
A press release put out by the Chamber in early April stated, “Governor Nixon formed the Office of Community Engagement following the Ferguson protests. Jeffery’s engagement skills helped rebuild the business community in and around Ferguson and throughout the St. Louis region. She helped to establish workforce development programs to assist underserved communities, and helped to form the Governor’s Fellows Program, a unique corporate/public/nonprofit partnership driving internships for disadvantaged college students in Missouri. She also organized the workforce summer program for youths and developed programming and events for businesses to grow capacity and increase diversity through training and hiring initiatives.”
Mickey Anderson, chairman of the Greater Omaha Chamber, stated in the same release, “I am convinced that she will provide the kind of transformational leadership we were looking for to take our Chamber and our community into the future.”
Jeffery will contribute this back-page column in B2B starting with the October/November edition. Omaha Publications welcomes Jeffery to the city and wishes former president David Brown well in his new venture as lead consultant for NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.
This article originally appeared in the August/September 2022 issue of B2B Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.