Huskers on the Move: October 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023 - 2:00pm

Dakarai Aarons ('06) started a new position as director of employee philanthropy programs at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Congrats, Dakarai!

Chris Bowling ('18) started a new role at The Flatwater Free Press where he’ll be reporting on news in the Omaha community. Congrats, Chris!

Sally Bunnell ('05) is the founder and CEO of NaviSavi, an app that features bookable short travel videos. NaviSavi was one of 12 companies recently accepted into the Build in Tulsa Techstars Accelerator. Congrats, Sally!

LaSharah Bunting ('00) joined Lenfest Institute Board of Managers. Congrats, LaSharah!

Monique Farmer ('14) was named a finalist for the 2023 Excellence in Business Omaha by Inspire: Celebrating Women's Leadership in Omaha. Congrats, Monique!

Amy Ferguson ('04) started new position as talent and business development senior specialist at Olsson. Congrats, Amy!

Bill Ganzel (’78) was featured in the Nebraska Examiner and KMTV3 for his current documentary project “Sixties Survivors." Congrats, Bill!

Lauryn Higgins ('18) was named Mars Hill University's 2023 Alumna of the Year. Congrats, Lauryn!

Ross Jernstrom ('79) was featured in Omaha Magazine on his journey from longtime TV sportscaster to journalism advisor at Westside High School. Congrats, Ross!

Dominique Kelley (’12) was named CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County. Congrats, Dominique!

Keri Mesropov (’92) hosted a Glow Up to Power Up talk, “Fast Track Your Network” at the Nebraska Women’s Leadership Network on Oct. 24. Keri also hosted four Glow Up Pop-Up Sessions for Students in the UNL Union throughout homecoming week. Congrats, Keri!

Will Ozaki ('23) has clerked for Woods | Aitken since May 2021 and recently started a new role as associate attorney. Will was also sworn in as a member of the Nebraska Bar Association last month. Congrats, Will!

Vashti Parks ('23) started a new role at Swanson Russell as a project manager. Congrats, Vashti!

Abbie Perry (IMC '21) started a new role as a marketing strategist at Ervin & Smith. Congrats, Abbie!

Josh Planos ('14) lead an ethics discussion for PRSA Nebraska. Congrats, Josh!

Rainbow Rowell ('95) was featured in an article, "Artist Spotlight: Rainbow Rowell is the YA author everyone needs," by an Ohio-based, student-run newspaper. Congrats, Rainbow!

Kelly Ann Scott ('98) was recently named the Houston Chronicle's next executive editor. Congrats, Kelly!

Willa Scoville ('23) started a new position as a marketing coordinator at Omaha National. Congrats, Willa!

Erin Sorensen ('10) launched "hello eso," an agency focused on marketing, branding, public relations and social media. Congrats, Erin!

Caitlyn Thomas ('23) accepted a reporter position at The North Platte Telegraph. Congrats, Caitlyn!

Ryan Valenta ('22) started a new role as a sports director/reporter at KHAS Radio in Hastings. Congrats, Ryan!

Regan Vaccaro ('23) was accepted into Northwestern's sports administration masters program, she was also offered a GA position in their athletics department. Congrats, Regan!

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