President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wayne Brown has served as the Vice President of Programs for the past 4 years. In this role he had primary responsibility for managing Urban League of Nebraska’s programming in Education and Youth Development as well as Employment and Career Services.
A native of Omaha, Brown joined the Army after graduating from Benson High School. After nine years of service, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University. In 2009, he graduated from Creighton University Law School. He’s served the Omaha community in a variety of non-profit capacities, from Chief Career Officer of the Avenue Scholars Foundation to the Vice President of the Omaha Community Foundation
Kimberly Bradford is the Programs Director of After School Programs and has over 18 years of experience working with youths in the community. She joined the Urban League of Nebraska in 2008 as a coordinator for the Urban Youth Empowerment Series (U-YES), which would later become Community Coaches. In 2009, she took on the role of Site Director for the Monroe Activity Center at Monroe Middle School. She served in that role until 2016, where she was promoted to Programs Director for all after school programs administered by the Urban League of Nebraska.
Rozalyn K. Bredow
Rozalyn Bredow serves as Director of Employment and Career with the Urban League of Nebraska, a role she’s held since 2017. She joined the Urban League of Nebraska in 2007 where she served as the Program Specialist in the Education and Youth Development department, before later transitioning to Employment and Career Services as a Youth Talent Specialist.
Terrence Coleman is the Vice President of Operations & Chief Fiscal Officer of Urban League of Nebraska. He’s originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but spent his collegiate and early professional years in New Orleans, Louisiana, before moving to Omaha. He has a B.S. degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and an MBA degree from the University of New Orleans. Terrence has crafted a unique skill set in almost 20 years of work in this sector. Before joining the Urban League of Nebraska, he worked for organizations such as Procter and Gamble, The Head Start Program, The Dial Corp, and PayPal.
Rebecca Valdez joined Urban League of Nebraska in 2014. As the Director of Development and Marketing, she is responsible for all fundraising, marketing and social media activities. A native of Texas, Valdez received her degree in Education from Southwest Texas State University. She served on the Nebraska State Board of Education representing District 4 (2008-2014) and is an alumni of Leadership Omaha (Class 23).
Jeffrey Williams joined the Urban League of Nebraska in May of 2016. He’s originally from Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1988 where he earned a B.S.B.A. in Banking and Finance. He went on to obtain his MBA with a focus in International Management from Bellevue University in 2004. Before joining the Urban League of Nebraska, he worked for organizations such as Omaha Public Schools, Mutual of Omaha, Lincoln Financial Advisors, FD and Associates, and PayPal.
Mr. Bowman joined the Urban League of Nebraska in 2017 after ending a successful career in the National Football League (NFL) where he played for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, and Miami Dolphins. He earned his Associates Degree from New Mexico Military Institute, a public military junior college in Roswell, New Mexico and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln