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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.

  • 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 (10), Courtney (8), Carly (6) and Kolten (3).

  • 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 (11), Noah (8) and Brayden (4). 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.

  • Jeff was born and raised in David City, and graduated from Aquinas Catholic in 2002. After high school, he attended Wayne State College, then decided to join the work force. In 2007, Jeff started working at Timpte Inc. and is currently the Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator. Jeff is currently enrolled in college classes toward earning a Quality Technology Degree. Jeff has a son, who is nine years old and attends David City Public School in David City. Jeff volunteers his time as a head coach or assistant coach his son's soccer and baseball teams. Jeff's girlfriend is Lucy Watts, who is the Children’s Librarian at Hruska Memorial Public Library.

  • Todd is a native of Butler County, and grew up on a farm near Octavia, producing corn and soybeans. He is a graduate of David City Aquinas High School, and received his degree in Ag Business and Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He currently sits on the Butler County Chamber Board of Directors, Future Generations Health Care Foundation Board of Directors, and belongs to Marietta Presentation Catholic Church. Todd and his wife Kandi have 3 children: Camden (9), Kollyns (5), and Kenzie (15 months). They reside on an acreage just East of Rising City. Todd joined the Bank of the Valley team on November 5th 2018, and is based in the David City Branch location after previously working for First National Bank of Omaha for 12 years as Lead Lender in David City. In his spare time Todd is a member of the David City and Rising City Volunteer fire departments and enjoys his kids activities of sports and 4H.

  • 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 (4), Henry (2), and Beau (6 months). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, cooking, and watching Husker Volleyball.

  • 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-a student at Dakoda State University, and Braxton and Garrett who attend David City High School. He is a volunteer for the David City Fire Department.