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At Ease USA Benefit Luncheon
Wednesday, October 4th
Mayor Jean Stothert
Jason is a Veteran and Former Missouri Secretary of State.
A former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, Jason Kander was elected to the Missouri state legislature in 2008 and as Missouri Secretary of State in 2012, making him the first American millennial elected to statewide office. He served as a teaching fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, worked as a CNN Commentator, and appeared on every major television network.
In 2018, Jason ran for mayor of Kansas City. Three months into that campaign, Jason ended his candidacy to step back from public life and seek treatment for post-traumatic stress he’d been struggling with since coming home from Afghanistan. He spent eight months out of the public eye while addressing his mental health.
Today, Jason is the President of National Expansion at Veterans Community Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting veteran suicide and veteran homelessness. He is the founder of Afghan Rescue Project.
A graduate of American University and Georgetown Law School, Jason has written two New York Times bestselling books, Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I’ve Learned in Everyday Courage, and Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD, as well as a children’s book, Courage Is, which he co-authored with his son.
Jason lives in Kansas City with his wife Diana, their son True, and their daughter Bella. In his spare time, he coaches True’s Little League team and plays centerfield for the Kansas City Hustlers of the National Men’s Adult Baseball League.
Mayor Jean Stothert
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is in her third term as Mayor of Omaha.
First elected in 2013, and re-elected in 2017 and 2021, she is the 51st mayor of Omaha and the city’s first woman to be elected to the office.
Mayor Jean Stothert serves on the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) Board of Directors and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. She is the honorary Chair of the Omaha Sister Cities Association and Co-Chair of the Smart Cities Initiative.
Stothert grew up in the St. Louis area and worked as a critical care nurse and later as head nurse and department head of cardiovascular surgery at St. Louis University. In 2022, Mayor Stothert married Dr. Kevin O’Rourke. She has two children and four grandsons.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
City of Omaha
Moglia Family Foundation
Ken and Ann Stinson
Timmerman Land & Cattle Co.
Five Points Bank
Heider Family Foundation
Stephanie and Jack Koraleski
Katie Weitz, PhD and Tim Wilson
Cindy and Mogens Bay
Cobalt Credit Union
Kane’s Financial Strategies
Kutak Rock LLP
Mutual of Omaha Foundation
Arbor BankBeardmore SubaruBellevue University
BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska
Cline Williams, Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
Doubledare Executive Counseling
Dr. Mark and Teri D’Agostino
First National Bank of Omaha
Greater Omaha Chamber
Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc.
Mary and Jim Czyz
Metropolitan Community College
Nebraska Machinery Co.
Seven Citadels Consulting
Union Pacific Corporation
University Nebraska Medical Center
Please join us. Individual Tickets are $75 each.
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