Board & Committees

NIC Board of Directors

NIC is administrated by an Executive Director who reports to the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation (NICDC). The NICDC is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation owned by the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.

Private-sector Members

  • Dana Bradford CEO, Waitt Brands
  • Tom Henning Chairman, President, CEO, Assurity Life Insurance Co.
  • JoAnn Martin President and CEO, Ameritas Life Insurance
  • Larry Miller President, Phibro Animal Health
  • Tonn Ostergard President and CEO, Crete Carrier Corp.
  • Matt Williams Chairman, Gothenburg State Bank

University Representatives

  • Hank Bounds President, University of Nebraska
  • Ronnie Green UNL Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Nebraska Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Prem Paul Vice Chancellor of Research & Economic Development, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Harvey Perlman Chancellor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln


  • Daniel Duncan Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus


  • Christine (Chris) Jackson NICDC Treasurer
  • William (Bill) Nunez NICDC Secretary
  • Joel Pedersen NICDC Legal Counsel

Faculty Advisory Committee

  • Jim Alfano professor, plant pathology
  • Dwayne Ball professor, marketing
  • Andrew Benson professor, food science and technology
  • Stephen DiMagno professor, chemistry
  • Matthew Dwyer professor, computer science and engineering
  • Sherri Jones professor, special education and communication disorders
  • Shane Farritor professor, mechanical engineering
  • Brian Moore associate professor, music education
  • Brett Stohs clinical assistant professor, law
  • Stephen Taylor professor, food science and technology
  • Will Thomas professor, history

Architecture Review Committee

  • Jim Abel CEO of NEBCO, Inc.
  • Jeffrey L. Day professor & director, architecture program
  • Tom Henning CEO of Assurity Life Insurance Co.
  • Will Thomas professor, history
  • Kim Todd professor, landscape architecture