Board & Staff

Board & Staff

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has a strong staff with a diverse skill set to ensure you receive a quality experience each time you visit our center. We work to promote our mission, raise funds and awareness of the arts, and share our knowledge with youth and adults across the state of Nebraska. Please contact one of our team members directly with any questions, comments or concerns.

For genral inquiries, email liedcenter@unl.edu or call our administrative office at 402-472-4700.

Lied Center Staff

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Executive

  • Bill Stephan
    Executive Director & Chief Artistic Officer
    Bill Stephan
    Executive Director & Chief Artistic Officer
    Phone: 402.472.4700

Business Services

  • Natalie Stroud
    Associate Executive Director
    Natalie Stroud
    Associate Executive Director
    Phone: 402.472.4752
  • Connie Mendoza
    Business Office Supervisor
    Connie Mendoza
    Business Office Supervisor
    Phone: 402-472-8498
    Biography:

    Connie has been with the Lied Center since 2004. She is in charge of personnel and finances at the Lied.

  • Diana Brooks
    Administrative Coordinator
    Diana Brooks
    Administrative Coordinator
  • Jesse Dillman
    Data Systems Manager
    Jesse Dillman
    Data Systems Manager
    Biography:

    Jesse has been with the Lied Center since 2006. He is in charge of data analysis and reporting for Lied.

  • Sharon Burkle
    Accounting Associate
    Sharon Burkle
    Accounting Associate
    Phone: 402-472-4713
    Biography:

    Sharon has been with the Lied Center since December 2014. She oversees payroll and accounts receivable.

  • Steven Colonna
    IT Director
    Steven Colonna
    IT Director
    Biography:

    Steven has been with the Lied Center since November 2014. He manages desktop computing, digital signage, and systems adminstration.

Development

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    Matthew Boring
    Deputy Director
    Matthew Boring
    Deputy Director
    Phone: 402.472-8510
    Matthew Boring sitting in the Lied Center auditorium at red seats.
  • Amy Ossian
    Membership Manager
    Amy Ossian
    Membership Manager
    Phone: 402-472-4704
  • Casey Sigrist
    Development Coordinator
    Casey Sigrist
    Development Coordinator
    Phone: 402-472-4737

Education

  • Jane Schiermeyer Hansen
    Education & Community Engagement Director
    Jane Schiermeyer Hansen
    Education & Community Engagement Director
    Biography:

    Jane has been with the Lied Center since January 2020. She manages the Education staff and coordinates all Education activities at the Lied.

    PHONE: 402.472.3215

    EMAIL: jane.schiermeyer@unl.edu

  • Nancy Engen-Wedin
    Education and Grant Programs, Kennedy Center Partners in Education
    Nancy Engen-Wedin
    Education and Grant Programs, Kennedy Center Partners in Education
    Phone: 402.472.4707
    Biography:

    Nancy has been with the Lied Center since August 1999. She manages all grant programs at the Lied Center.

  • Sasha Dobson
    Outreach Coordinator
    Sasha Dobson
    Outreach Coordinator
    Phone: 402.472.3215
    Biography:

    Sasha has been with the Lied Center since January 2012. She coordinates all Outreach activities at the Lied.

Event Services

  • Mark Moore
    Associate Director of Event & Facility Services
    Mark Moore
    Associate Director of Event & Facility Services
    Phone: 402-472-9247
  • Steve Pearson
    Event Services Manager
    Steve Pearson
    Event Services Manager
    Phone: 402.472.4715
    Biography:

    Steve has been with the Lied since November 2010. He manages the Event Services staff and coordinates transportation and hospitality for cast members.

  • Bethany Blackman
    Usher and Events Coordinator
    Bethany Blackman
    Usher and Events Coordinator
    Phone: 402.472.7004
    Biography:

    Bethany has been with the Lied Center since September 2017. She coordinates events and manages all of the ushers for Lied events.

  • Holden Franken
    Events Coordinator
    Holden Franken
    Events Coordinator

Facilities & Production

  • Mark Moore
    Associate Director of Event & Facility Services
    Mark Moore
    Associate Director of Event & Facility Services
    Phone: 402-472-9247
  • Jesse Snyder
    Director of Production
    Jesse Snyder
    Director of Production
    Phone: 402.472.4963
  • Ron Natale
    Facilities Services Manager
    Ron Natale
    Facilities Services Manager
    Phone: 402.472.8401
  • Ted Tipton
    Associate Technical Director
    Ted Tipton
    Associate Technical Director
    Phone: 402.472.4699
    Biography:

    Ted has been with the Lied Center since March 1983. He coordinates event technical production at the Lied.

  • Andrew Hoile
    Building & Grounds Attendant
    Andrew Hoile
    Building & Grounds Attendant
  • Cary Gerner
    Custodian II
    Cary Gerner
    Custodian II
  • Jayden Taylor
    Custodian II
    Jayden Taylor
    Custodian II
  • Jeff Koch
    Production Technician
    Jeff Koch
    Production Technician
    Phone: 402.472.7854
    Biography:

    Jeff has been with the Lied Center since September 2010. He assists with technical production at the Lied Center.

  • Jillian Stewart
    Assistant Custodial Services Manager
    Jillian Stewart
    Assistant Custodial Services Manager
    Phone: 402.472.7069
    Biography:

    Jillian has been with the Lied Center since December 2008. She manages the custodial staff and all custodial activities at the Lied Center.

  • Laura Ekinde
    Custodian II
    Laura Ekinde
    Custodian II
  • Mike Doran
    Audio and Production Specialist
    Mike Doran
    Audio and Production Specialist
    Phone: 402.472.4963
    Biography:

    Mike has been with the Lied since December 2013. He manages all audio production and assists with technical production at the Lied Center.

  • Nicholas Humrich
    Building & Grounds Attendant
    Nicholas Humrich
    Building & Grounds Attendant
  • Stacy Brand
    Building and Services Technician II
    Stacy Brand
    Building and Services Technician II
    Phone: 402.472.7069
    Biography:

    Stacy has been with the Lied Center since February 2012. He assists with construction and maintenance in and around the Lied Center.

Marketing & PR

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    Matthew Boring
    Deputy Director
    Matthew Boring
    Deputy Director
    Phone: 402.472-8510
    Matthew Boring sitting in the Lied Center auditorium at red seats.
  • Lauren Silverman Durban
    Communications Manager
    Lauren Silverman Durban
    Communications Manager
    Phone: 402-472-7726
  • Michael Bomberger
    Group Sales Manager
    Michael Bomberger
    Group Sales Manager
    Phone: 4024-472-4734
  • Thao Huynh
    Graphics Specialist
    Thao Huynh
    Graphics Specialist
    Phone: 402-472-9394
  • Chloe Wolff
    Marketing Project Coordinator
    Chloe Wolff
    Marketing Project Coordinator
    Phone: 402-472-4786
  • McKenzie Kapperman
    Marketing Project Assistant
    McKenzie Kapperman
    Marketing Project Assistant

Ticket Office

  • Ginger Dzerk
    Ticket Office Manager
    Ginger Dzerk
    Ticket Office Manager
    Phone: 402.472.4747
    Biography:

    Ginger has been with the Lied Center since December 2016. She manages all Ticket Office staff and activities at the Lied.

  • Drew Caskey
    Assistant Ticket Office Manager
    Drew Caskey
    Assistant Ticket Office Manager
    Phone: 402.472.4747
    Biography:

    Drew has been with the Lied Center since March 2018. He assists with supervision and management in the Lied Ticket Office.

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Friends of Lied Board

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President: Nancy Krumland, Lincoln*

Amy Anderson, Lincoln*

Emmy Anderson, Lincoln*

Mary Barmore, Omaha

Nicki Behmer, Lincoln

Kara Brostrom, Lincoln

Nancy Brosz, Grand Island*

C.K. Duryea, Omaha

Pat Chick, Hastings

Jan Cook, Grand Island*

Dee Cummins, Lincoln*

Megan D'Amour, Lincoln

Anne Davis, Lincoln

Jill Davis, Lincoln*

Linda Dickeson, Lincoln*

Sara Downes, Lincoln*

Katie Ely, Lincoln*

Kerry Florell, Lincoln

Clover Frederick, Lincoln

Marynelle Greene, Lincoln

Sara Hansen, Omaha*

Janet Hayes, Lincoln

Ashley Hedden, Elkhorn

Kris Humphrey, Lincoln

Laura Hurley, Grand Island

Nancy Kaplan, Hickman

 

Marissa Kemp, Lincoln*

Shoira Khamidova, Lincoln

Robin Korte, Lincoln

Tami Lambie, Lincoln

Tammy Miller, Lincoln

Michael Murphy, Omaha

Deb Nelson, Aurora

Julie Niedfeldt, Grand Island

Kathleen (Kat) Ousey, Lincoln

Terri Pattavina, Lincoln

Maris Schad, North Platte

Renee Schafer, Lincoln

Kathy Spahr, Lincoln

Paulette Stefka, North Platte*

Roxane Swanson, Lincoln*

Quinn Texmo, Omaha

Jennifer Thomas, Lincoln*

Shari True, Lincoln*

Gina Wagner, Omaha

Rachael Cassiday Watkins, Omaha

Ann Weichman, Grand Island

Leslie Wright, Roca*

*Executive Committee Member