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Nebraska Tourism Commission Staff Contacts

301 Centennial Mall South, 1st Floor

301 Centennial Mall South, 1st Floor
PO Box 98907
Lincoln, NE 68509-8907
Main Reception Phone: 402-471-3796
Website: www.VisitNebraska.com
Fax #: 402-471-3026

Toll free phone lines to order Nebraska Travel Guide (off-site contracted call center): 1-877-NEBRASKA (632-7275) or 1-800-228-4307 or 1-888-444-1867

John Ricks - Executive Director

Marketing, Legislation, Budget
402-471-1558    Cell: 402-480-5566
[email protected] 

 
Shirley wichman – Administrative Assistant

Reception, Accounting Assistance, Legislation
402-471-3796  
[email protected]

 
Callie Austad – Industry Relations

Tourism Conference, Webinars, Trade Shows
402-471-7755   Cell: 402-432-1152
[email protected]

 

Jenna Bartja – Adventure Travel Specialist

Eco-Tourism, Great Plains Regional Partnership
402-471-3767    Cell: 402-326-1587
[email protected]

 

Micheal Collins – Group Tour Coordinator

Seasonal Visitor Center Staff, Group Bus Tours
402-471-3795    Cell: 402-432-1384
[email protected]

 

Jenn Gjerde – Marketing Manager

Travel Writers, Media Tours, Marketing, Press
402-471-3768     Cell: 402-525-4455
[email protected]

 

Heather Hogue – Deputy Director

Grant Administrator
402-471-3774
[email protected]

 

Karen Kollars – Agri Tourism Consultant

308-249-3220    Fax: 308-237-4055
PO Box 1006, Kearney, NE 68848
[email protected]

 

Erin Lenz - Public Information Officer II

Public Relations, Press, Social Media
402-471-3797     Cell: 402-326-9941
[email protected]

 

Madison schlake - Passport program coordinator

Program Development, Training and Education of Applicants
402-471-3789     Cell: 402-326-4896
[email protected]

 

Alisha Simonson – Accountant II

Budget, Invoice Processing, Reimbursements
402-471-3776 
[email protected]

 

INTERNS: 

Emerson Belitz – Communications Intern

402-471-3791    
[email protected]
 

Bobby olson – Communications Intern 

402-471-3744     
[email protected]

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