Four Nebraska Business alumni return to the College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to lead the Executive Insights panel on Thursday, April 12. Hosted by the School of Accountancy and the Department of Finance, business leaders highlight the panel discussion with a question and answer session at 4 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 5 p.m. The free event invites all university students and the public to attend. The deadline to register for the event is Friday, April 6.
The panel allows students, faculty and the community to interact with top-level business leaders and listen to their real-world experiences. Everyone then has the opportunity to network at the reception.
“The Executive Insights series was inspired by discussions with our advisory board members about how they wanted to give back to our college community. Through collaboration of members from the Finance Advisory Board, School of Accountancy Advisory Board and the Dean’s Advisory Board, the series has brought respected C-Suite leaders to meet and have meaningful discussions with our community,” said Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business.
The executives are:
Allan Noddle ’62 served as chief executive officer at Ahold, USA, where he oversaw their Latin American and Asian companies and was the first American asked to serve on the corporate executive board. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Ahold USA Support Services and executive vice president of Giant Food in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Noddle served on numerous local boards, including chairman of Topco Associates. He also serves on boards for four privately held companies, is a trustee for the University of Nebraska Foundation and was recognized as a 2010 Master by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In addition to earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration, he graduated with top honors from the U.S. Ordinance Officers Supply School and served as a lieutenant in the 24th infantry division.
Nancy Paasch ’06 serves as chief administration officer at Sandhills Publishing. Paasch oversees the administrative functions of the company, which include human resources, legal, accounting and purchasing both domestically and internationally. She works closely with the management team at Sandhills to develop and implement human resource initiatives and leadership strategies that help guide the overall company culture. She also serves as a board member and volunteer for Junior Achievement of Lincoln. Paasch earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration at Nebraska.
Shawntell Kroese ’96 serves as assistant vice president at Union Pacific. Kroese held numerous positions in the company’s marketing and sales department. Kroese was named one of 20 Rising Stars by Progressive Railroad magazine. She also received several Summit Awards, a top recognition in marketing and sales at Union Pacific. Kroese served as president of LEAD, a women's organization which helps to recruit, retain and promote women at Union Pacific. For her efforts, she received the LEAD 'Educate' Award in 2010 which recognizes one woman annually who helps educate others within and outside of the company. She earned her bachelor’s degree in management at Nebraska and an MBA from Creighton University.
Bryan Slone ’79 serves as president-elect at the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce. Currently a tax attorney at Koley Jessen in Omaha, he advises business clients on legal matters related to taxation, administrative law, international law, mergers and acquisitions and government affairs. Before joining Koley Jessen – and following his 2014 candidacy for Nebraska governor – Slone was a managing partner for Deloitte, one of the nation’s largest professional services firms, at the firm’s Omaha office. Slone earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nebraska and a law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
To learn more and register for the event, visit: http://business.unl.edu/eventregistration/Register.aspx?eventid=291