Board of Directors

 

The Board of Directors provides vision, direction, and leadership for the Phelps County Development Corporation. The board is composed of no more than 12 individuals that passionately support the growth of the Phelps County economy and are financially committed through Prosperity Project.

While ex-officio members do not have a vote, they are provided with all other privileges afforded to board members: Bob Rager (City of Holdrege), Janice Ludeke (Village of Atlanta), Matthew Gregg (Village of Bertrand), and Denise Laird (Village of Funk).

Ron Tillery
Executive Director

Support Staff, Executive Managers

Ron has been with the Phelps County Development Corporation since May, 2016. He is the primary contact for companies considering south central Nebraska as a new home or additional location. While recruiting new businesses to Phelps County is one of his most visible roles, he is...

Carley Bruning
Director of Business Services

Administration, Support Staff

Carley Bruning has been with Phelps County Development Corporation since July, 2017. In her role, she administers the new GO! programs, works with local and regional educators and guidance counselors; administers the high-demand jobs scholarship program; engages with employers to develop programs to recruit, develop and...

Stacy Pafford
Director of Administrative Services

Administration, Support Staff

Stacy is the glue that holds the PCDC organization together. If you are unable to identify the staff member that can help you with your questions, Stacy can. More importantly, your message will get to the right person at the right time.

Doug Stevenson
President

Board

Office Leader, Olsson Associates; Board Member since 2015; President 2017-2019; PCDC Executive Committee Chairman; PCDC Board Development Committee Member; Vice President 2016; Past Chair of the Industry Recruitment Committee  

Reed McClymont
Vice President

Board

Farmer; Board Member since 2015; Vice President 2017-2019; Board Development Committee Member; Irrigation Research Farm Committee Member

Michele High
Treasurer

Board

Bruning State Bank; Board Member since 2005; Treasurer since 2016; PCDC Housing Development Committee Vice Chairwoman; Loan Committee Board Liason; Industry Recruitment Committee Member; President 2009-2010

Janet Boehler
Member

Board

Legacy Purpose LLC; NAS Realty; Board Member since 2017; Housing Development Committee Chairwoman

Fred Diedrichsen
Member

Board

Dentist, retired after 42 years; Board Member since 2012; Go!DREAM Design Committee Chair; Workforce Development Committee Co-Chair; Vice President 2014; President 2015-2017; Chair of the Door-to-Door Task Force for the LB840 campaign in 2015

Jared Engelbert
Member

Board

First State Bank of Holdrege; Board Member since 2018

Phil Hinrichs
Member

Board

Owner, Farm Bureau Financial Services; Part-owner, Sun Theatre; Board Member since 2010; Industry Recruitment Committee Chair; Board Development Committee Member; Vice President 2015

Grant Hinze
Member

Board

Grant Hinze, DDS; Board Member since 2011; Workforce Development Committee Co-Chair; Chair of the LB840 Task Force

Tom Nutt
Member

Board

Vice Chairman, Phelps County Commissioners; Board Member since 2012; PCDC Builders Bureau Committee Co-Chairman; Special Task Force: 2020 Census Chairman

Tim Rehm
Member

Board

Owner, The Cutting Room; Board Member since 1998; Board Development Committee Chair; Served as President in 2007; Chair of the LB840 Speakers Bureau  

Jim Wiser
Member

Board

Owner, South Central Diesel; Board Member since 2007; PCDC Builders Bureau Committee Co-Chairman; Served as President 2011-2012; Industry Recruitment Committee Member

Shane Westcott
Member

Board

3W Farms LLC; Board Member since 2018; Events Center Steering Committee Chairman

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