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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

Gold Sponsors

First National Bank of Omaha
HDR, Inc
Fred Hunzeker
Moody’s Analytics
Signature Performance
Valmont Industries, Inc.
Platinum Sponsors
Diane Lozier
Ken and Ann Stinson
Timmerman & Sons Feeding

Silver Sponsors

All Makes
Arbor Bank
Baxter Automotive
BlueCross and BlueShield of Nebraska
Bellevue University
Dana and Danielle Bradford
CHI Health
Heider Family Foundation
Kutak Rock LLP
Mutual of Omaha
Pinnacle Bank
David and Martha Slosburg
Standard Nutrition Company
Streck, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Access Bank
Beardmore Subaru
Berry Law/John Berry
Cline Williams, Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
Cobalt Credit Union & SAC Foundation
Constellation West
Dr. Mark and Teri D’Agostino
James Dale and Becky Girthoffer-Browne
Doubledare Executive Counseling
John and Terri Fox
Gartlan Real Estate Holdings, LLC
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Paul and Lori Hogan
Lamp Rynearson, Inc.
Metropolitan Community College
Methodist Hospital
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

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