Five members of McCook Community College's Phi Beta Lambda recently went to the Gallup Campus in Omaha to "Create, Lead, and Inspire" as they participated in the Nebraska PBL Fall Leadership Conference.
Those attending were Preston Parry, who is Assistant State Vice-President of Public Relations, Madison Riemenschneider, Kylia Johnson, Kaleb Gillen, and advisor Lorrie Mowry.
Participants from across the state attended this conference to enhance business skills, expand networks, and learn from many area business professionals.
The conference began Thursday night in Gretna, Nebraska, where the group heard from Johanna Boston, Chief Marketing Officer for the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall. PBL members dined at "The Local" restaurant which donated a portion of the proceeds that evening back to Nebraska PBL.
Alec Gorynski provided the keynote address Friday morning during the opening session. He is Vice President of Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy from First National Bank. His presentation was entitled, "Doing Great by Doing Good – Being a Part of a Socially Responsible Company." Upon conclusion of the opening session, students had the opportunity to focus on topics related to technology, public relations, and leadership programs and resources.
The ever-popular networking luncheon included 19 business professionals. Individuals were from Gallup, Tabitha, Cognitive Clinical Trials, Conagra, INSPRO Insurance, Sandhills Publishing, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, First State Insurance Agency, Valmont Industries, and Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska.
After lunch, a business panel of human resources professionals fielded student questions and provided interview techniques and resume advice. The day concluded with a tour of Gallup's facilities in Omaha.