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All About Omaha is a local, non-profit organization comprised of young professionals ages 21-40 who are looking to get involved both civically and socially and enjoy all Omaha has to offer.
Our mission is simple; we want you to get involved! Omaha is an ever-growing, ever-changing city that continues to thrive thanks to the generous spirit of those who actively work to better our community. We work strive to create events and opportunities that allow members to network and make a difference. We focus primarily on Omaha awareness, community involvement and leadership development and we think you’ll find just about anything can fall into those categories.
We welcome natives, newcomers, and those returning home to come see what All About Omaha is all about!
Dana Cohn, a twenty-something native of Omaha and founder of AAO, noticed upon her return home from college that many of her friends had moved away. Perplexed as to why so few young professionals chose to stay in Omaha, she saw the need to create an organization that ultimately, would keep young professionals here. Dana recognized a void in organizations offering outlets and involvement for this age demographic both socially and civically. In September of 1998, she and a number of friends gathered to develop the mission and bylaws of a fledgling idea called All About Omaha. The goal was to incorporate a broad base of community components and appeal to as many people in their 20s and 30s as possible. In March of 1999, All About Omaha officially received 501(c)(3) status and began work on their vision. Since that time, AAO has recruited hundreds of members, in-kind and corporate partnerships, as well as a visible identity in the community. In fact, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has touted AAO as “the single leading initiative aimed at keeping young people engaged and participating in the community”.
Want to meet us and learn how we’re working to define this city? Join us for our next event - we’re looking forward to meeting you!
Ready to join? Register or renew your membership here.
Alyssa is from Scottsbluff, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She recently moved to Omaha to join Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisors as a Training & Recruiting Specialist. She is fortunate to have met many great people through AAO that helped her transition smoothly into the Omaha community and looks forward to helping others do the same. Alyssa also serves on the CASA Guild and as a Budget District Director for Kappa Alpha Theta. In her free time, she enjoys teaching Jazzercise fitness classes, golfing, traveling, going to concerts, and watching sports—especially Husker football! Alyssa is excited to serve on the board to expand AAO’s outreach and continue networking with young professionals that want to make an impact in their community.
Colton Heller is a Des Moines, Iowa native and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. After college, Colton joined First National Bank of Omaha where he is a Sr. Product Manager in the Consumer Banking Group. In 2014, Colton obtained his real estate license and is also a REALTOR with Nebraska Realty. In his free time, Colton enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and family, and traveling when he gets the chance to. This is Colton’s second year as a board member of All About Omaha.
When you see Jacquie at a Creighton basketball game, there is no doubt she spent a large amount of time on 24th and California. Jacquie moved from northeastern Oklahoma to Omaha to attend Creighton University and, subsequently, Creighton University School of Law. After graduating from law school in 2011, she moved to Missouri to work as a federal judicial law clerk, an opportunity very few attorneys get the chance to have. She returned to Omaha in 2013 and now works as a litigation attorney at Fraser Stryker. Her work at Fraser Stryker has resulted in Super Lawyers selecting her as a Great Plains rising star in both 2015 and 2016. In her free time, Jacquie enjoys pampering her two beagles, distance running, and cheering on Bluejay basketball. Jacquie is honored to serve on the AAO board and is excited to work with AAO to give back to the city she now considers her home.
Colby is originally from Fairbury, NE. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Accounting. Residing in Omaha since 2008, Colby works at Northwest Bank as a Commercial Banker. He enjoys golfing, hunting, watching sports, and spending time with his family. Colby is excited to serve as a board member of All About Omaha.
Ammone began her career in Finance and Banking 12 years ago while studying Business Management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She joined First National Bank in 2006 and currently serves as a Senior Advisor for the Healthcare Banking Group. Ammone is a Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) and an active member of the National Purchasing Card Professionals as well as the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Since moving to Omaha in 2002, she has grown both her social and professional networks and has contributed to various volunteer work in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. She enjoys spending time with her son, Jovani, where movies and music are always included. Ammone also enjoys cooking, reading, crafting ideas from Pinterest, event planning, swimming, disc golfing, and playing sand volleyball. She is excited to return to the Board and be a part of the 2017 Torchlight Ball success!
Jack is an Omaha native. He attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and studied Finance. He currently works as a Financial Advisor at Renaissance Financial here in Omaha. He is an avid reader and future traveler. First on his list being Italy for his love of the Italian culture, and also because it is the destination of his favorite book, Dan Brown’s Inferno. Aside from reading and traveling, he loves to meet new people and hang out with friends, which is what prompted his interest in partnering with Laura as a VP of Membership. HE is excited to find new members to help All Ab out Omaha grow, as well as help impact his hometown community along the way.
Suzie is from Corcoran, MN and earned both her undergraduate and masters degrees from South Dakota State University. She moved to Omaha a few years ago and currently works for BioTAB Healthcare as a Compression Sales Specialist. Suzie is also active in Omaha Downtown Rotary and is the previous Secretary and currently serves as their Young Professionals Chair and also served on their Board. Her true passion is helping Omaha’s youth, which she helps to accomplish by being a mentor and serving on the OPS TeamMates Board, and coaching Burke Varsity Softball. In her free time, Suzie loves to travel, stay active on the lake by wake boarding and paddle boarding, and play sand volleyball with friends. Suzie is excited to serve on the board to expand AAO’s outreach and can’t wait to meet and connect with more young professionals that want to create new friendships and have a meaningful impact in their community.
Liz was born and raised in Bellevue, NE. She learned her love for leadership and entrepreneurship when she worked her way to the top of a network marketing company, leading a team of over 200 distributors, many of whom were successful under her leadership. Her passion lies in helping others, especially victims of domestic violence and child abuse. She was instrumental in orchestrating the annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Victims held on the Douglas County Courthouse steps every October as well as serving on the committee at Domestic Violence Council of Omaha. She is also a published writer, both in the press and on the national level. Liz is excited to serve on the Board as the Leadership Chair and hopes to inspire young minds in the community.
Ryan is originally from Weeping Water, Nebraska and moved to Omaha in 2000. For the better part of a decade, he has work at First National Bank of Omaha in a number of interesting roles but currently his position as an analyst for Branch Performance has him working with branches in a seven state area. Ryan attended Creighton University and since graduating in 2010, still stays very active in the Creighton community. Ryan is a member of the Recent Alumni Advisory Board with Creighton University which plans events and keeps alumni engaged with the university. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending live music events, running and being outdoors. Ryan is honored to serve on the AAO board and looks forward to meeting new people and sharing his passion for Omaha with others.
Zach is an Ohio native who moved to Omaha in 2008 after being assigned to Offutt AFB. Zach served 6 years in the USAF as an Airborne Linguist, serving multiple deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this time, Zach received his A.A. in Persian-Dari from the Defense Language Institute, his B.S. in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College, and began work on an M.A. in Economics with the University of Oklahoma. After the military, Zach accepted a position as a Financial Advisor with Ameritas. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, playing baseball, road trips, concerts, and spending time in the Old Market. Zach is excited about serving on the AAO board and is looking forward to increasing the organization’s import on the local community.