• Executive Board


  • Justin Pfenning
  • Justin Pfenning

    Board Chair

    Dramco Tool Company, Inc.
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    Justin has worked for Dramco Tool for 25-plus years and is a part owner of the company. He oversees tooling design related to metal forming and stamping as well as oversee all aspects of Dramco's fabrication business. Justin actively participates on the advisory committee for Career Pathways as well as advisory committees for the both the Hastings and Milford campuses of Central Community College. He also a booster for the Grand Island Northwest band. Justin and his wife, Valerie, have two boys. 


  • Mark Allen
  • Mark Allen

    Outgoing Board Chair

    Allen Capital Group
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    Allen is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Allen Capital Group.  He is on the board of directors of College Park at Grand Island and has also served as Board Chair for Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Stuhr Museum, Heartland United Way, and the Financial Planning Association of Nebraska. Allen graduated from Doane University with a Bachelor in Business Administration and later earned a Masters in Financial Planning from Texas Tech University. He and his wife, Jordan, have two daughters.


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  • Dr. Marcie Kemnitz

    Campus President, Central Community College in Grand Island
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    Marcie has worked for Central Community College for nearly a decade, serving in her role as Grand Island campus president for the last 2 1/2 years. She is responsible for the overall administration of the Grand Island campus as well as the college-wide student services and health science divisions.She earned her Doctorate of Education and Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota in 2009. Along with her professional duties, Marcie is also the board chair of the YWCA and also serves on the GIPS Academy of Medical Sciences Advisory Board and Key Communicators, American Association of Community Colleges Student Success Commission, SkillsUSA Grand Island Steering Committee and College Park Advisory Board. She and her husband, Chris, have twin boys.


  • Brian Mustion
  • Jeff Palik

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    Jeff is the office leader for all of Olsson's Greater Nebraska offices, including Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney and South Sioux CIty. He is involved with overseeing engineering design projects, as well as survey and construction administration. He graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and has worked at Olsson for 18 years. Along with his service on the Chamber's board of directors, Jeff is also on the Grow Grand Island executive board, and the Academy of Engineering and Technology Advisory board at Grand Island Public Schools. He and his wife, Jerri, have two sons and a daughter.


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  • Tami Towne

    Ryder-Rosacker-McCue & Huston
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    Tami Towne is the President of Ryder-Rosacker-McCue & Huston Insurance. After attending college, Tami moved to Grand Island. Initially, spending time in management and sales in the airline industry and working at the Hall County Attorney’s office, joining RRM&H insurance agency in 1998. After obtaining her insurance license, she continued her education and obtained the CIC (certified insurance counselor) designation in 2003. That year she started a firework and pyrotechnic program from scratch and is now operating the second-largest exclusive program in the country. She is currently the President of RRM&H. Towne's husband owns Marv's Fireworks, and they have three children and five grandchildren with whom they enjoy spending time.