NAA Executive Board of Directors


The Nebraska Admirals Association Executive Board is made up of the

Fleet Admiral (Chairman)



Chief of Staff (Vice Chairman)



Finance Officer

Public Affairs Officer and Editor



Operations Officer (Liaison between Executive Board and Port committees)



Chief Yeoman (Recording Secretary)



Quartermaster (Supply Keeper)



Membership Coordinator (Compiles articles and edit the quarterly newsletters.)



Scholarship Officer (Liaison between Executive Board and the Nebraska University Foundation)



Historian.



Webmaster although not a board member, reports to the board, as well as, maintains the website.



The NAA Executive Board is elected every two years during the annual meeting of members, unless a vacancy occurs. If a vacancy occurs, a replacement will be appointed by the Board to fill the vacant term.



The NAA Executive Board meets four times a year; board membership are unpaid positions.


Past Fleet Admirals
Frank Marsh
- Lincoln, NE
Bill Ramsey - Omaha, NE
Lloyd Johnson - Lincoln, NE
Roy Landis - North Platte, NE
Byron Neiman - North Platte, NE
Tom Brady - Grand Island, NE
Bill French - Ord, NE
Jack Bahl - North Platte, NE - 2001 to 2003
Melvin Millsap - Broken Bow, NE - 2003 to 2007
Jack McSweeney - Kearney, NE 2007 to 2017

Aaron Wyatt - Lincoln, NE 2017 to present

 

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Current Board Members




Fleet Admiral - -Aaron Wyatt - Elected 2017
fleetadmiral@nebraskaadmirals.org

Previously served on board as Operations Officer 2016-7

photo of board member Aaron Wyatt

A seventh-generation Nebraskan, Aaron spent his formative years on a farm north of Unadilla before his family relocated to Albion. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, Aaron served in the US Army as a signal officer. Since completing his service obligation, he has held management roles in several different fields: transportation, wind energy, manufacturing and project management.

Governor Heineman appointed Aaron an admiral in 2005 for his service in Iraq.

Aaron currently resides in Lincoln and works for Black Hills Energy. He holds a journalism degree from UNL, an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute and maintains a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He also volunteers as an English tutor for Lincoln Literacy.                                                         

An avid Cornhusker, he loves showing his young daughter the beauty of the Good Life

 


Chief of Staff - Gloria LeDroit - Elected 2003, '05, '07. '09, '11, '13, '15, '17
chiefofstaff@nebraskaadmirals.org

photo of Gloria LeDroit

Gloria is a native Nebraskan with an Associate in Business Degree from Kearney State College (now University of Nebraska at Kearney). Married Dan on Nebraska Statehood Day (March 1). One daughter, Michelle, in Omaha. Second female agent appointed by State Farm Insurance in Nebraska (now retired). First female to join Kearney Jaycees, twice attained "Exhausted Rooster" status. Former member of Kearney Business & Professional Women; Woman of the Year 2002. Member, B.P.O. Doe's, Kearney Drove #14; President 1993. Former member of Central Nebraska Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors; President 1989 and 2000. Chartered Life Underwriter degree from the American College, 1989. Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow, 1987. Member, Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. Member of Fort Kearny Geneological Society, president in 2015.

Commissioned as Admiral in the Great Navy of Nebraska 1986 as co- chair for Kearney Jaycees project to erect Nebraska's First Vietnam Veterans' Memorial at Apollo Park, Kearney, Nebraska, and host the Moving Wall (replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.)


Finance Officer - Donald Sluti, Elected 2015, '17 (served on board as Historian from 2011-2015)
financeofficer@nebraskaadmirals.org

photo of Don Sluti

Don holds a PhD degree in Management Science and Information Systems from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  He is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he taught in the College of Business and Technology  from 1992 to 2008.  Dr. Sluti has also taught at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic and the University of South Dakota. Don also serves as our Webmaster.

Operations Officer- Anthony "Tony" Martinez - Elected 2017

operationsofficer@nebraskaadmirals.org

Previously served on board as Public Affairs Officer and Editor, served 2015-7

Tomy Martinez photo

Married to wife Laura, 35 years, father of 6 children, 3 girls, 3 boys, and 6 grandchildren. Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland.  Enjoy outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, raising some chickens, a few calves and a horse, along with gardening.  Involved in several Civic Organizations and just enjoys life!

 

 




Chief Yeoman- Janice Wiebusch - Elected 2004, '05, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17
yeoman@nebraskaadmirals.org

Quartermaster - Eddie Biwer - Elected 2005, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17
quartermaster@nebraskaadmirals.org
ph 402-289-2807

Eddie graduated from North Dakota State and spent over 30 years in the "grocery business" with distribution as his specialty.  He is currently serving with over a dozen different organizations, including the Nebraska State Fair Board.

Public Affairs Officer and Editor - Susan Dimmit elected 2017

publicaffairs@nebraskaadmirals.org

editor@nebraskaadmirals.org



Scholarship Officer - Dan LeDroit - Elected 2005, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17
scholarship@nebraskaadmirals.org

photo of board member Dan LeDroit

Dan is a Native Nebraskan, born in Lexington; graduate of Kearney High School, attended University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He retired after 25 years as a journeyman brick mason, and joined his wife Gloria's State Farm Insurance agency in 1990 as licensed staff member.  He is now retired.

Commissioned as Admiral in the Great Navy of Nebraska in 1990 for promoting travel to Nebraska by his French relatives, friends and foreign students; the ceremony took place in Torçay, France, as he walked the baguette instead of the Plank!

Unofficial sponsor of International Students Association, University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Historian - Elaine Sluti - Elected 2015, '17
historian@nebraskaadmirals.org
photo of Historian Elaine Sluti

 

Born and raised in eastern South Dakota.  Initial medical training received at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Worked in cardiac Radiography in several states as well as overseas. University of Nebraska at Kearney alumni.  Married to husband, Donald, 37 years.  Resides in Kearney and is retired Registered Nurse from CHI Good Samaritan Hospital Neurology Trauma Unit.  Commissioned as an Admiral in the Great State of Nebraska by Governor Pete Ricketts in 2015.  Active participant in various organizations.  Enjoys reading, sewing, singing, travel, swimming and gardening.

Webmaster - Donald Sluti
webmaster@nebraskaadmirals.org


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