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Leadership for Life Lessons Breakfast

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WheatFields (Sun Room)

1224 South 103rd Street

Omaha, NE 68124

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Come eat a great breakfast, network with other leaders from across Omaha, and hear from guest speaker Jeremy Bouman! Jeremy serves as the Nebraska Executive Director for Defy Ventures, an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently and formerly incarcerated men, women and youth. Jeremy will be sharing his leadership story and challenging us to think about what a movement of redemptive entrepreneurship could look like in Omaha.

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Defy Ventures Nebraska currently offers its six-month program "CEO of Your New Life" in the Omaha Correctional Center, Nebraska State Penitentiary and Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. The program has graduated two classes in Nebraska to date and Defy has aggressive growth plans to expand to 5 additional Nebraska facilities by the end of 2019. Defy Nebraska will also launch post-release programming in October, 2017.

Jeremy grew up in Queens, NY and later in northern New Jersey. Because he holds a deep faith in individuals’ abilities to transform their lives, each step of Jeremy’s career advanced his capacity to empower those seeking to reinvent themselves.

He arrived at Defy from Creighton University in Omaha. In his nearly seven years at Creighton, he oversaw a staff of 28 development professionals who secured in excess of $15 million annually from prominent philanthropists in Nebraska and around the US. His service to faith-based higher education includes work as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. He served in fundraising capacities for the ELCA Foundation in Delaware and Maryland, as well as Lutheran Social Services of New York.

Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Jeremy was partner and vice president of New York Telecom and Senior Account Executive of Cortel Business Systems. His entrepreneurial background in the private sector and subsequent 15 years committed to serving marginalized and vulnerable people drew him to Defy’s innovative mission. He has also served as a board member for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Mid America Chapter and as a long-time volunteer with the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry (mentoring incarcerated men 1:1 in the Douglas County Jail).

Jeremy earned a bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in journalism from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, and a master of science in leadership from Creighton University.

Check out this 2 minute video of Defy Ventures Nebraska transforming lives in prison!

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