AIM is an innovative not-for-profit community organization that grows, connects and inspires the tech talent ecosystem to ensure a thriving pipeline and brilliant workforce.

We engage with our community partners to provide life-changing programs, develop tech skills and connect people to amazing careers.

Board

  • Dr. Hesham H. Ali, Ph.D.

    Dean, College of IS&T

    University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Scott Buchholz

    SVP & CIO

    Black Hills Corporation
  • Mary Dobransky

    Dean, College of IS&T

    Bellevue University
  • Michael Geppert

    CIO

    HDR
  • Dr. Ron Hanson, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    North Platte School District
  • Lee W. Jones

    Field Sales Director

    CenturyLink
  • Stephen G. Kaniewski

    Group President

    Valmont Industries, Inc.
    AIM Board Vice Chairman
  • Rama Kolli

    VP of Information Services

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Kenneth J. Kucera

    President & CEO

    First National Technology Solutions
    AIM Board Treasurer
  • Catherine D. Lang

    Vice President

    Accelerate Nebraska
  • Mike Lechtenberger

    CIO

    Mutual of Omaha
  • Lonnie Mahrt

    CIO and Senior VP of Operations

    CSG International
  • Jeff Main

    Senior AVP - IT Application Development

    Union Pacific
  • Brad Masterson

    Head of FS Application Development

    First Data
  • Dr. Kandace Miller, Ph.D.

    President & CEO

    AIM Institute
  • Dr. Ravi Nath, Ph.D.

    Chair, Dept of Business Intelligence

    Jack & Joan McGraw Endowed Chair IT MGMT
    Heider College of Business
  • Chris Russell

    Director of Operations

    Google, Inc.
  • Tom Pensabene

    Executive Director Workforce Innovation

    Metropolitan Community College
  • Kate Brown

    Vice President-Information Technology

    Omaha Public Power District
    AIM Board Chairman
  • Diana Tedrow

    Director of Business Sales

    Cox Business
  • Randy Thelen

    Senior VP Economic Development

    Greater Omaha Chamber
  • Dr. Ron Tuttle, Ph.D.

    Professor

    University of Nebraska at Kearney
    AIM Board Secretary

Executive Staff

Locations

  • Omaha

    For modern competitive businesses, IT Departments can no longer afford to operate in isolation. The demand for qualified IT workers and the competition to attract and retain them remains challenging.

    Workers skilled in IT are needed across the board; in every discipline, in every industry, in every organization large and small. An investment in AIM is a direct investment in the future of Omaha’s IT workforce.

    We’re calling on Omaha to join our mission of IT talent development from early student interest – to linking them with careers – to ongoing career development. Let’s work together to build an IT pipeline of brilliant communities in Omaha.

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln is a city on the move.  At the center of the community’s rapid growth is information technology.  Whether it’s fueling innovative startups or supporting mature companies, the need for IT talent is significant and growing.

    AIM is playing a key role in shaping this IT talent pipeline, from developing early student interest — to linking talent with careers — to ongoing career development.

    An investment in AIM is a direct investment in the future of Lincoln’s IT workforce.  Join us as we build a brilliant future for Lincoln together!

  • Chattanooga

    Here in Chattanooga we have established partnerships and are working diligently with other local organizations such as The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, TechTown, Thrive 2055, and most all the area’s public and private schools to achieve this mission.

    From mentoring students, to co-hosting career fairs, to conducting workforce readiness workshops for local seniors graduating from college – we are deeply committed and involved in cultivating tomorrow’s workforce today.

    An investment in AIM is a direct investment in the future of Chattanooga’s IT workforce and helps assure you will have the talent you need to move your company forward.   

  • Scottsbluff

    For modern competitive businesses, IT Departments can no longer afford to operate in isolation. The demand for qualified IT workers and the competition to attract and retain them remains challenging.

    Workers skilled in IT are needed across the board; in every discipline, in every industry, in every organization large and small.

    An investment in AIM is a direct investment in the future of Scottsbluff’s IT workforce. We’re calling on Scottsbluff to join our mission of IT talent development from early student interest – to linking them with careers – to ongoing career development. Let’s work together to build an IT pipeline of brilliant communities in Scottsbluff.

  • Central Nebraska

    AIM has a lot to offer companies and organizations in Central Nebraska to make that work a little easier.  Attracting workers from early student interest through programs like the Coderdojo’s and Career Academy presentations allows the future IT workforce to become engaged.  

    Working with Careerlink and careerfairs to get the right people with the right skills into the Central Nebraska workforce continues to be a priority for AIM and its partners.  Sponsoring events like MarkeTECH allow for the communities of Central Nebraska to grow in business and IT.  The partnerships and programs cannot be achieved without the help and involvement in Careerlink and AIM Membership opportunities.  

    We encourage Central Nebraska to be a part of AIM as we work together to get workers, markets and opportunities to Central Nebraska and be a part of the region’s growing prosperity.

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