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At Ease USA Benefit Luncheon

Wednesday, October 12th

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
CHI Health Center, Omaha

Honorary Chairs:
Elizabeth & Mike Cassling

Ted Carter

Keynote Speaker

Ted Carter became the eighth president of the University of Nebraska on January 1, 2020. 

Ted Carter became the eighth president of the University of Nebraska on January 1, 2020. As president, Carter leads a four-campus university system that enrolls nearly 52,000 students and employs 16,000 faculty and staff on campuses in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney, plus academic divisions and research and extension centers across the state. He serves as chief spokesman and chief executive officer for the system which operates on a $2.8 billion annual budget and includes a flagship Big Ten institution, a world-renowned academic health sciences center, Division I athletics programs, and preeminent institutes focused on water and agriculture, national security and defense, infections disease and early childhood education.

Carter brought with him a distinguished record in education, partnerships and military service, having come to Nebraska from the U.S. Naval Academy, his alma mater, where he served as superintendent.  Under his leadership, the Naval Academy achieved a No. 1 national ranking and new records in student success and diversity. Carter previously was president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. A retired Vice Admiral with 38 years of service, Carter has logged more than 6,300 flying hours and holds the American record for carrier-arrested landings.

Carter oversaw the awarding of a $92 million federal contract for the university’s National Strategic Research Institute, one of only 14 University-Affiliated Research Centers in the country conducting exclusive research for the Department of Defense. During Carter’s tenure, the NU system has been ranked among the world’s top 100 institutions for earning research patents, the Omaha campus was selected as the home for a new federal counterterrorism research center, and the medical center opened an education, training and preparedness facility that positions Nebraska as the world leader in the fight against infectious disease.

Carter earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and holds educational credentials from the Navy Nuclear Power School, the U.S. Air Force Air War College, the Naval War College and the Armed Forces Staff College. Carter’s military career includes service for the Carrier Strike Group Twelve, in which he commanded 20 ships, two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and two carrier wings that were deployed to Afghanistan and the Arabian Gulf.

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Cquence Health

Dianne Lozier

Ken and Ann Stinson

Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation

Timmerman & Sons Feeding

Gold Sponsors

First National Bank of Omaha

HDR, Inc

Heider Family Foundation

Fred Hunzeker


Moody’s Analytics

Signature Performance

Valmont Industries, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

All Makes

Arbor Bank

Baxter Automotive

Bellevue University

BlueCross and BlueShield of Nebraska

Dana and Danielle Bradford

Burlington Capital

CHI Health

Bill and Rae Dyer

Paul and Lori Hogan

Kutak Rock LLP

Mutual of Omaha

Pinnacle Bank

Security National Bank

David and Martha Slosburg

Streck, Inc.

Spectrum Financial Services


Bronze Sponsors

Access Bank

Beardmore Subaru

Berry Law/John Berry


Cline Williams, Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP

Cobalt Credit Union & SAC Foundation

Constellation West

Creighton University

James Dale and Becky Girthoffer-Browne

Dr. Mark and Teri D’Agostino

Doubledare Executive Counseling

John and Terri Fox

Gartlan Real Estate Holdings, LLC

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Lamp Rynearson, Inc.


McCarthy Capital


Methodist Hospital

Metropolitan Community College

Dan and Shirley Neary

Nebraska Machinery Co.

Omaha Steaks

Onyx Automotive


PDM, Inc.

Physicians Mutual

Dean and Jessie Rasmussen

Annette and Paul Smith

Union Pacific Corporation

University of Nebraska at Omaha

University of Nebraska Foundation

Sponsorship Opportunities


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