• Staff


  • Cindy Johnson
  • Cindy Johnson


    As president of the Grand Island Chamber, Cindy oversees all aspects of the Chamber operation and initiatives, working closely with the Chamber’s Board of Directors and leaders from all sectors of the community.



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  • Courtney Lierman

    Vice President

    As the Vice President, Courtney works with local businesses on workforce recruitment and retention efforts for the community. Aside from helping with other chamber-related events, she also leads the Chamber’s Young Professionals program.



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  • Karissa Schmidt

    Communications and Events Coordinator

    As the Communications and Events Coordinator, Karissa is responsible for promoting and marketing the Chamber and its initiatives and programs. She also plans Chamber events including ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, Annual Meeting, Golf Outing and the Harvest of Harmony Parade. 


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  • Nikki Palmer

    Special Projects Coordinator

    As the Special Projects Coordinator, Nikki is in charge of organizing and implementing projects and initiatives related to Grow Grand Island.