About the OSC

Created in 2003, the OSC is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to making Omaha one of the premier sports communities in the United States. The Commission works closely with area businesses and community leaders to help recruit and promote amateur sporting events. The OSC is a “total service event team”, meaning that it is involved in all aspects of event management from bid selection and preparation to Event Hosting and Event Enhancement to post-event evaluation.

The Commission is governed by a Board of Directors (30 in number), and an Executive Committee (10 in number). All members of the Board are volunteers, with no membership fee assessed and no compensation provided. The President of the OSC serves as the Executive Director and is compensated for those roles


To foster a positive socio-economic impact on, and a heightened awareness and image of, Omaha by attracting, hosting, and supporting amateur sporting events.


“To make Omaha a premier amateur sports community”.


The OSC will always operate with transparency, integrity, honesty, fairness and the highest quality of execution.

Contact the OSC offices

1004 Farnam Street, Suite 102
Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha Sports Commission Board of Directors

2016 OSC Officers

Mr. Christopher Kircher
Vice President Corporate Affairs/President, ConAgra Foods Foundation, ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Mr. Wesley Hall
President/Executive Director, Omaha Sports Commission

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

Vice Chairperson
Ms. Donna Kush
Vice President of Public Affairs, Northern Region, Union Pacific Corporation

Mr. Bob Freeman
Attorney, Fraser Stryker Law Firm

Mr. Brett Frevert
Managing Director, CFO Systems, LLC

2016 OSC Board of Directors

Mr. Keith Backsen
Executive Director, Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

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

Mr. Mike Cassling
Chief Executive Officer, CQuence Health Group

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

Mr. Roger Dixon
President, Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority

Dr. Kevin Garvin
Orthopedic Surgeon, Nebraska Medical Center

Ms. Mary Higgins
President, Marian High School

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

Mr. Jay R. Lerner
President, The Lerner Company

Mr. Matt Mosser
Chief Talent Officer, Gallup

Mr. Joe Olsen
Chief Operating Officer, Phenomblue

Mr. Robb Pantano
Shareholder, Financial Advisor, Renaissance Financial

Mr. Doug Parrott
PR Consultant, Bailey Lauerman

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

Mr. Kyle Peterson
President, Colliers International

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

Mr. Harley Schrager
Former Chairman, Omaha Sports Commission

Mr. Tony Schrager
Chief Operating Officer, Active Brands Company

Mr. Ren Smith

Mr. Andy Stine
Project Executive, Kiewit Building Group

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

Ms. Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein
Director Emerita, Peter Kiewit Foundation

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

Omaha Sports Commission Staff

Wes Hall
President/Executive Director
(402) 502-0374

Amy Hornocker
Director of Events
(402) 916-9444

Bob Danenhauer
Development & Membership Manager
(402) 763-9396

Emily Culp
Administrative Coordinator
(402) 502-2216