The Durham Museum Announces the Addition of Four New Board Members

The Durham Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of four community leaders to the Board of Directors.

-Stephanie Daubert, Chief Financial Officer, Nebraska Medicine
-Mary Ann O’Brien, CEO and Founder, OBI Creative
-Lisa A. Olson, Vice President of Public Affairs, OPPD
-Mary C. Reckmeyer, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Development, Gallup; Chair, Clifton Foundation

“We are thrilled to have this group of community leaders as a part of the museum’s Board of Directors. They have a wide-array of talents and experiences that will help us advance the museum and execute our long-term goals,” said Christi Janssen, Executive Director.

These four members will start their official term in January 2020. In addition, two long-time board members will complete their terms at the end of the year.

-Ken Bird, President and CEO, Avenue Scholars Foundation
-Chris Kircher, Vice President Omaha Office, AVI-SPL

Stephanie Daubert serves as chief financial officer for Nebraska Medicine. In her three decades with Nebraska Medicine, Daubert has worked in a variety of roles. She began her career as a unit secretary while in college, working her way up into more progressive leadership roles in accounting and finance. Prior to being appointed chief financial officer (CFO) for the organization, she was CFO at Bellevue Medical Center and served as controller for Nebraska Medical Center for 12 years.
Daubert earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, management information systems from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She later received a Master’s in Business Administration and Management Degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Daubert serves on the board of directors for NeHII, Building Healthy Futures, Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital, and the Nebraska Health Network.

Mary Ann O’Brien is a nationally recognized branding and marketing thought leader. She has been entrusted by some of the most successful brands in the world to help steer their strategic marketing and communications direction. She has led national and global strategic initiatives for Intel, Microsoft, Sony, Gateway, Viewsonic, D-Link, Advance Auto Parts, Cobalt Credit Union (formerly SAC Federal Credit Union), Bridges Investment Management, Inc., Creighton University, Morningside University, Olsson Engineering and GuideOne Insurance. Prior to founding OBI Creative in 2001, Mary Ann served as Executive Vice President of Marketing at Gateway in San Diego, California, and Vice President of Sales & Marketing at GoAmerica in Hackensack, New Jersey.
A pioneer in the study of customer experience, she co-authored the O’Brien Voice of the Customer™ (o.VOC™) and O’Brien Voice of the Employee™ (o.VOE™) studies that have served as the foundation for numerous business success stories globally and nationally.

Lisa Olson brings over 30 years of marketing and communications experience from a wide variety of industries, such as transportation, financial services, marketing services and the utility industry. She joined OPPD in April 2011 as division manager of Corporate Marketing & Communications. In June 2015, she was named vice president – Public Affairs.
Olson is responsible for overseeing OPPD’s corporate brand as well as corporate communications, social media, customer marketing and education, market research, data segmentation, economic development, legislative and regulatory affairs and environmental affairs. Prior to joining OPPD, she was in leadership positions at Infogroup and First Data. Before joining the private sector, Olson served as a Public Information Officer for Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development.
Olson is a member of the Rocky Mountain Electrical League (RMEL) Board of Directors. She is also on the TeamMates Board of Directors. She has also served on several community boards, including the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska Diplomats, Nebraska Humane Society, Omaha Sister Cities Association and United Way of the Midlands. Olson has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Mary C. Reckmeyer is the Executive Director of Gallup’s Donald O. Clifton Child Development Center, which has received national attention for excellence in early childhood education and helped parents and children build their lives around strengths. She is also a part of Gallup Education— which serves school districts, states and institutions of higher education — partners with education leaders to select and develop talented educators, identify student strengths and create engaging learning environments that foster long-term student success in the classroom and in future careers.
Dr. Reckmeyer has studied talent-based interviews of thousands of individuals, including children, teachers, and parents. Her work and research also helped create the Clifton StrengthsExplorer. She is the coauthor of the bestseller book, How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids as well as the book, Strength Based Parenting. Dr. Reckmeyer, is a member of Gallup’s Board of Directors and is also Chair of the Clifton Foundation, which continues the lifelong mission of Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. In 2002, the American Psychological Association recognized Dr. Clifton with a Presidential Commendation for lifetime achievements and contributions as “the father of strengths-based psychology.” The Clifton Foundation’s purpose is to provide early identification of talent and accelerated development of leaders, educators and entrepreneurs. She continues to support the nonprofit community by serving on numerous local and state boards. Dr. Reckmeyer holds degrees in education and educational psychology. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.