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Board of Directors

The Chamber

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors represent a cross-section of our community. They work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and the future of our county. Board members serve three-year terms and new members are elected at the November meeting at the monthly membership luncheon to replace outgoing board members. Candidates are nominated by Chamber member businesses and must receive majority vote of the membership to be elected to the board.

  • Tricia is originally from Tarnov, Nebraska & moved to Columbus & attended high school at Columbus High. She has lived in Lincoln, then Georgia and worked at Warner Robins Air Force base with the F-15 Fighter Jet Weapons Department. Which was an amazing experience but being home sick brought her back to the Midwest to Des Moines Iowa, where she lived for 9 years and worked at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. She still couldn’t get living in Nebraska out of her mind and when she met Kurt Schmit and they dated long distance for a year and a half she knew it was time to come back home in 2015. They are now married & have 3 children. Payton, Nash & Briggs. They live by Bellwood & Kurt farms with his family in the area. Tricia is also the Manager at the Butler County Event Center here in David City. In her spare time Tricia enjoys being at the farm with her family or going on small road trips to explore Nebraska. If you have a Nebraska hidden gem that is a must see send it her way!

  • Rick was raised in David City and graduated from David City Public High School. After entering the work force for several years, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Bellevue University. In 2016, Rick joined the insurance industry as an agent/producer for Jones Group out of the David City office. Prior to joining Jones Group, Rick spent 17 years as a law enforcement officer. He started his law enforcement career as a police office for the City of David City. After working for the City of David City, he moved over to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office where he served in several roles ranging from patrol deputy, to Emergency Manager/E-911 coordinator, to Chief Deputy/Jail Administrator. Rick and his wife, Melissa, who is a surgical nurse at the Butler County Health Care Center, reside in David City with their three children, Kaitlyn, Noah and Brayden. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching t-ball, watching sports, serving on the Butler County Teammates board, and volunteering with the David City Vol. Fire Department.

  • Alexis Buresh was raised in a small town in Oklahoma before moving to Nebraska in 2002. Alexis is a graduate from Bellevue East High School, she later attended Metropolitan Community College while joining the workforce in healthcare. In 2014 Alexis met her now husband, Michael Buresh in Omaha, NE. In 2016 they made the decision to move to Michael’s hometown, David City. Alexis knew she wanted her children to grow up in a small town as her and her husband did. After moving she continued to work full-time in Omaha, NE as a Billing Manager and part-time at State Farm in David City. In 2019 she accepted a dispatch position at Butler County Sheriff’s Office but quickly moved to become the Office Manager at Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Michael is the Branch Manager at FNBO in David City. Alexis and Michael have two daughters, Addison and Emerson. She is her children’s biggest fan and is very involved in her children’s activities by volunteering as a coach for soccer and assistant coach for volleyball. Alexis is part of David City Public Schools PTO and volunteers when she can. In her free time, she enjoys being with family, friends, outside and cheering on Husker Football, even when it hurts sometimes.

  • Kate was born and raised in Chadron, Nebraska and graduated from Chadron High School in 2006. After high school, she attended Chadron State College and received a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Finance. In 2013, Kate started at Bank of The Valley in Bellwood in Credit Review and is now a loan processor/credit administrator. Prior to joining Bank of The Valley she worked as an Assistant Branch Manager at Core Bank in Omaha. Kate and her husband, Anthony, purchased David City Discount
    Pharmacy in 2015, where Anthony is the Head Pharmacist. Anthony and Kate currently reside in David City with their three children, Harrison, Henry, and Beau. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, cooking, and watching Husker Volleyball.

  • Renee Williams grew up on a farm near Gresham and graduated from Centennial High School in Utica. She attended Central Community College in Hastings and received a degree in Office Technology. Prior to taking the positions of Executive Director at the David City Housing Authority in January 2007 and the Gresham Housing Authority in August 2012, she worked for the Polk County Attorney's Office, Ronald E. Colling Law Office and Title Insurance, Polk County District Court, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Butler County Attorney's Office, and Butler County Sheriff's Office. She has been active on the NE Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Board for 8 years and Co-Chair of the NE Chapter of NAHRO Professional Development Committee for the past 4 years. In October 2017, Renee became a Certified Public Housing Manger (C-PHM) and Certified Manager of Property Operations (CMPO). Renee and her husband Jeff live on a farm by Gresham with their four children: Kathryn, Courtney, Carly and Kolten.

  • Leslie has been a lifelong community member of David City. After graduating from David City High School, she went on to college to obtain a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has enjoyed over 28 years in that profession, working at her current dental office in Columbus for over 25 of those years. In 2019, Leslie and her husband Jess decided to take on a new venture, purchasing Zeger’s Home Center in downtown David City. While Jess is the primary workhorse of the business, Leslie contributes by running the day-to-day operations in the store with the help of their employee Katherine Benes. Leslie continues to work at her dental hygiene job in the morning returning to David City in the afternoon to manage the store. Helping customers and working the public is what she enjoys. Leslie enjoys sharing the family business with her daughter Ava & family. Leslie is thankful for the strong community support that has made their business successful. In her free time Leslie enjoys any time spent with her family, vacationing to National Parks & drinking a good cup of coffee.

  • Brian is a native of Genoa and grew up in the farming industry, following the harvest from Texas to Montana each year with his family’s business. He graduated from Genoa Public Schools and attended Northeast Community College. Brian came to David City to begin his career at Butler County Public Power, where he has been a lineman for 20 years. He is married to Crystal, who is a nurse at Butler County Clinic. They live in David City and have 3 children, Isabel, Braxton and Garrett. He is a volunteer for the David City Fire Department.