• Kemnitz, Palik to serve on Chamber's Board of Directors

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    January 08, 2019

    (Grand Island, NE) – The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dr. Marcie Kemnitz and Jeff Palik will serve on its Board of Directors.

    Kemnitz has worked for Central Community College for nearly a decade, serving in her current role as Grand Island campus president for over two 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. 

    Kemnitz is actively involved in the community, serving as board chair for the YWCA. She is also a member of the Grand Island Public Schools 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.

    Palik is the office leader for all of Olsson’s Greater Nebraska offices, including Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney and South Sioux City. He has been with the company for 18 years. He is involved with overseeing engineering design projects, as well as survey and construction administration.

    Along with his service on the Chamber’s board, Palik is on the Grow Grand Island Executive Board and the Academy of Engineering and Technology Advisory Board at Grand Island Public Schools.

    “It is important that the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is comprised of business and community leaders who are committed to the future and growth of Grand Island,” said Cindy Johnson, Chamber of Commerce President. “We are fortunate to have strong leaders like Dr. Marcie Kemnitz and Jeff Palik join our team of outstanding board members.”

    The Chamber’s Board of Directors establish both the direction and develop a strategic plan for the organization.

    Cindy Johnson