About the OSC

The Omaha Sports Commission was formed in 2003, as a non-profit group dedicated to making Omaha the leading amateur sports community in America. The Commission works closely with area businesses and community leaders to help recruit and promote area sporting events.

Our team is involved in every aspect of local sporting events. Working diligently to ensure Omaha is considered and ultimately chosen during the selection process; managing logistics before, during and after the event; maximizing publicity to ensure that every seat is filled and actively promoting our community as the elite amateur sporting event host.


To create a positive economic impact for Omaha and the region through attracting, hosting and supporting amatuer sporting events.


  • Enhance the image of Omaha
  • Improve the quality of life for area residents
  • Strive for greater community involvement in OSC events
  • Create a clearer understanding with the business, private and public communities of the importance and value of sports

Contact the OSC offices

11235 Davenport Street, Suite 106
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 502-2216

Omaha Sports Commission Board of Directors

2013 OSC Officers

Ms. Lisa Y. Roskens
Chairman & CEO, Burlington Capital Group, LLC

Mr. Harold Cliff
President, Omaha Sports Commission

Past Chairman
Mr. John Hildenbiddle
Senior Vice President, Mutual of Omaha

Vice Chairperson
Mr. Mike Cassling
Chief Executive Officer, Cassling Diagnostic Imaging

Vice Chairperson
Mr. Chris Rodgers
Douglas County Board of Commissioners, District 3

Vice Chairperson
Mr. Kyle Peterson
Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Colliers International

Vice Chairperson
Ms. Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein
Executive Director, Peter Kiewit Foundation

Mr. Bob Freeman
Attorney, Fraser Stryker Law Firm

Mr. Brett Frevert
CFO Systems, LLC

2013 OSC Board of Directors

Mr. Trev Alberts
Director of Athletics, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Ms. Katrina Becker
Managing Director of Communications & Public Affairs, TD Ameritrade

Mr. David G. Brown
President, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Martie Cordaro
President/General Manager, Omaha Storm Chasers

Mr. Jack Diesing
Chairman & Managing Director, AON Risk Services, Inc., NE & IA

Mr. Roger Dixon
President, Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority

Mr. Ron Duce
Senior Vice President, Kiewit Building Group/Kiewit Companies

Mr. Oscar Duran
Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Omaha

Dr. Kevin Garvin
Orthopedic Surgeon, Nebraska Medical Center

Mr. Christopher Kircher
Vice President of Corporate Affairs, ConAgra Foods

Mr. Tim Kudron
Sr. Vice President & Corporate Controller, Tenaska, Inc.

Ms. Donna Kush
AVP of Corporate Communications, Union Pacific Corporation

Mr. Jay R. Lerner
President, The Lerner Company

Ms. Dana Markel
Director, Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mr. Othello Meadows
Executive Director, Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp.

Mr. Paul Meyers
Associate AD for Development, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Mr. Bob Myers
Partner, McCarthy Capital Corporation

Mr. Joe Olsen
Chief Executive Officer, Phenomblue

Mr. Doug Parrott
Executive Vice President/General Manager, Bailey Lauerman

Mr. Danny Pate
Vice President/General Manager, CenturyLink – Nebraska Market

Mr. Jeff Peffer
Vice President of Customer Care, Cox Communications

Mr. Bruce Rasmussen
Director of Athletics, Creighton University

Mr. Ben Robert
President/Managing Partner, Omaha Lancers Hockey Club

Mr. Harley Schrager
AmeriFirst Home Improvement Finance

Mr. Ren Smith
President, RCSS, LLC

Mr. Thomas H. Warren
President & CEO, Urban League of Nebraska

Mr. Chris Zimmers
VP of Retail Banking Products & Customer Solutions, First National Bank

Mr. Stephen Zubrod
Vice President of Marketing, Methodist Health System

Omaha Sports Commission Staff

Harold Cliff
President/Executive Director
(402) 502-2216

Amy Hornocker
Manager of Operations
(402) 502-2216