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 2019

David Olson - North Platte, NE - 2019 to present

 

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Current Board Members




Fleet Admiral - -David Olson - Elected 2019
Admiral Olson also serves as Quartmaster since 2018.
fleetadmiral@nebraskaadmirals.org

 

 


Chief of Staff - Gloria LeDroit - Elected 2003 to present
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 to present (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 - Ed Meedel - elected 2019

operationsofficer@nebraskaadmirals.org


Chief Yeoman- Annette Partridge - Elected 2018 to present
yeoman@nebraskaadmirals.org

annette partridge
Annette was born and raised in Spalding, Ne.  She moved to Grand Island in 1979 to work at the Veterans Home.  In 1988 she married Kenneth Partridge in Las Vegas.  After 36 years working at the Grand Island Veterans Home as a Certified Medication Aide,  Annette retired in 2015. Annette was commissioned as an Admiral in the Great Navy of Nebraska by Gov. Ricketts for her work implementing a Sunday  activity/social time with the members and staff of the Pershing Building at the Veterans Home. She is active in the Nebraska Admiral Association Grand Island Port, enjoys crocheting and "seeing Nebraska."

Quartermaster - David Olson - Elected 2018 to present
quartermaster@nebraskaadmirals.org


Public Affairs Officer and Editor - Susan Dimmit elected 2017

publicaffairs@nebraskaadmirals.org

editor@nebraskaadmirals.org



Scholarship Officer - Dan LeDroit - Elected 2005 to present
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 to present
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, 39 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.

 

At Large members of the Board:

Jack McSweeney - Elected 2018 - Fleet Admiral 2007 - 2017

Eddie Biwer - Elected 2018 - Quartermaster 2005 - 2018

Fed Roeser - Elected 2019

Webmaster - Donald Sluti
webmaster@nebraskaadmirals.org


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