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Get to know the people of Lincoln

At Leadership Lincoln, we believe it's the people of Lincoln who make this city the great place we all enjoy. And, we want folks from around the country to know what makes Lincoln such a great place to live. So, we're interviewing them and sharing those interviews on these podcasts. Marilyn Moore and Randy Bretz host these interviews. They each thought they'd be in Lincoln for just a few years but loved the city so much they've made Lincoln their home for many years. Both are retired but still very active. Marilyn spent her career in education at Lincoln Public Schools and the Bryan College of Health Sciences. Randy spent time at the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications and Nelnet. Both are Leadership Lincoln alumni and love to meet and get to know people. 

As you listen to these interviews, we ask just two things: First, share them with your friends near and far. Second, send along your suggestions of people you'd like us to interview. 

  • Katie’s life was changed when her family helped welcome a refugee family from Afghanistan to Lincoln. They helped furnish a home for a single mother and her six children in 1999. That family still lives in Lincoln.

  • Thomas Christie retired from Lincoln Public Schools in the summer of 2018, but he’s left a legacy that will have an impact on our community for many years to come.

  • There have been many people who have helped make our Zoo what it is today including John Chapo, a fellow from South Bend, Indiana who moved here in the 1980’s for what he thought would be a couple of years, but never left.

  • Meet Angie Muhleisen, President and CEO of Union Bank and Trust, community activist, advocate for education, wife, mother and a lover of our city.

Meet Miki Esposito. When we interviewed her for the Leadership Lincoln Podcast, she was Director of Lincoln’s Department of Transportation and Utilities. Toward the end of 2019, Esposito accepted the position as Director of Marketing for Olsson, a Lincoln based, nationally recognized, employee-owned design firm.

Ann Burkholder had a big hand in bringing Lincoln's Haymarket back to life and in starting our monthly art walk, First Friday. You'll enjoy this conversation with had with Ann.

Chris Beutler served as Mayor of Lincoln for 12 years.