Karnes names business advisory panel on UNO athletics
Former U.S. Senator David Karnes, who was appointed by University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken to lead a planning study of UNO athletics, has named group of external advisors to provide input from the Omaha business and donor community.

"This is an outstanding cross-section of Omaha business and professional leaders with strong ties to UNO, who all share the commitment to see UNO athletics, its student athletes and the university be as strong and successful as possible," Karnes said. "It is clear that the committee\'s recommendations will be key as UNO makes important decisions for the future of Maverick athletics." The group includes:

Gary Gates, President/CEO, Omaha Public Power District
James R. Greisch, Managing Director, RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Sheri Idelman, COO, Solutionary, Inc.
Dr. Jack Lewis, Omaha physician
Daniel K. O'Neill, President, First National of Nebraska
Scott Moore, President, Bozell & Jacobs LLC
Robert E. Myers, Consulting Director, McCarthy Capital Corporation
Jim Young, President and COO, Union Pacific Railroad

"Senator Karnes has identified an excellent group of leaders to involve in the planning process," Milliken said. "The advice and support of this group, together with the campus community, will be very beneficial as the planning progresses."

Karnes added, "There is tremendous support for UNO within the Omaha community, and I believe these and other individuals can offer excellent direction in how to strengthen that support and move the athletic program forward. Their experience in business, financial management and marketing will provide new perspectives and insights."

Sharon Stephan (402) 472 7554
Sen. Karnes office (402) 231 8767

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