December 4, 2014

Martin Named CBA Master

JoAnn Martin ’75, president and CEO of Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and chair, president and CEO of Ameritas Life in Lincoln, was named the 2014 College of Business Administration Master. Martin shared her insight from managing a major insurance and financial services company with CBA students and faculty, the CBA Honors Academy and student organizations during the 50th Annual Alumni Masters Week, Nov. 19-21.
 
JoAnn Martin
Martin joined Ameritas as a manager in the audit division in 1984 and rose through the ranks. In 2008, she assumed her present position with Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and, in 2009, her current position with Ameritas Mutual Holding Company. Martin serves on the boards of the National Research Corp., the University of Nebraska Foundation and the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corp.

Alumni Masters Week is sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association, Scarlet Guard student organization and the UNL Chancellor’s Office. Martin was one of nine outstanding alumni featured during the week throughout the university.

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, Dean Donde Plowman hosted a breakfast for past CBA Masters and the CBA management team. The group discussed creating and motivating change in organizations. Past CBA Masters who attended were Bradley Belt ’80, Washington, D.C.; Sharon Brown ’69 of Columbus, Nebraska; Marilyn Burrows ’77, Parker, Colorado; Alice Dittman ’52, Lincoln, Nebraska; and Eldon Park ’54, Decatur, Georgia.

Past Masters

Past and Present CBA Masters: Eldon Park, JoAnn Martin, Alice Dittman, Brad Belt, Marilyn Burrows and Sharon Brown with Dean Donde Plowman.