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YMCA of Lincoln Elects Board, Recognizes Award Recipients at Annual Meeting

The YMCA of Lincoln held its Annual Meeting last month to celebrate the organization's accomplishments, honor is volunteers and corporate partners, and ratify board members.

Three new members joined the YMCA of Lincoln Board of Directors for 2022-2023 including: Kelly Brunkhorst (Nebraska Corn Board), Jennifer Wheeler (West Gate Bank), and Chuck Norris (Nelnet).

Board of Directors officers for 2022 include: Lori Druse, Chair (Deloitte & Touche, LLP), Bryan Sullivan, First Vice Chair (Embassy Suites), Kelly Wieseler, Second Vice Chair (Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.), Chris Lindner, Treasurer (BKD, LLP) Stacy Brass, Secretary (Union Bank & Trust), Executive Committee at Large–Kent Endacott (Endacott, Peetz & Timmer, PC, LLO), Kaye Jesske (Bryan Health Foundation), Scott Wieskamp (Lincoln Public Schools), and Curt Hartter, Ex-Officio (Universal Surety Co.).

The YMCA of Lincoln recognized Hausmann Construction with the 2021 Corporate Partner Award, Mark Westphalen with the 2021 Outstanding Volunteer Award, and Pixie Devitt with the 2021 Outstanding Youth Character Award.

"it is because of volunteers like Mark and partners like Hausmann Construction that the Y has continued to thrive – making sure kids are safe, people are healthy, and families are strong", shared Barb Bettin, President & CEO of the YMCA of Lincoln. "The future of the Y could not be brighter with talented youth like Pixie who exemplify the Y's core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility."

The YMCA of Lincoln has served the community for over 150 years, promoting positive values through programs that build spirit, mind, and body for all. To learn more about becoming a volunteer for the YMCA, visit or contact your local branch.