Nebraska Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska Selects Local Participant

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce that Rochelle Jurgens has been selected to participate in Leadership Nebraska Class XIII.

Rochelle is the Controller and Finance Manager for Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District. She is responsible for the supervision of all accounting functions and management of all finances. Rochelle and her husband co-own Holdrege Soft Water in Holdrege.

A graduate of Holdrege High School, she received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting at University of Nebraska at Kearney. She also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from UNK.

Rochelle is a member of Trinity Evangelical Free Church and has served in various activities there including Diaconate Board and Sunday school teacher. She is a member of the Phelps County Development Corporation Watchdog Committee and is a past member of the Holdrege Ambassadors and Holdrege Day Camp Board.

She and husband Gary recently moved to Johnson Lake. They have two sons, Alex and Taylor. 

Leadership Nebraska was founded in 2006 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska.

Participants have been selected 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.

The program consists of six sessions covering a broad range of key Nebraska issues including economic development, health care, education, agriculture, government and policy development. Due to restrictions associated with COVID-19, the start date for Class XIII has been delayed, with orientation beginning in September and sessions concluding in April, 2021. Sessions will be conducted throughout various locations of the state.

Bryan Slone, president of the Nebraska Chamber, said: “Nebraska faces complex challenges in this new economy. Now, more than ever, we need well-informed, connected leaders who are ready to serve their fellow Nebraskans.”

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