About Osc


Created in 2003, the OSC is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to making Omaha one of the premier sports communities in the United States.

The Commission works closely with area businesses and community leaders to help recruit and promote amateur sporting events. The OSC is a “total service event team”, meaning that it is involved in all aspects of event management from bid selection and preparation to Event Hosting and Event Enhancement to post-event evaluation.



To foster a positive socio-economic impact on, and a heightened awareness and image of, Omaha by attracting, hosting, and supporting amateur sporting events.


To make Omaha a premier amateur sports community.


The OSC will always operate with transparency, integrity, honesty, fairness and the highest quality of execution.


Our Team


Josh Todd

President/Executive Director


Lindsay Toussant

Director of Events



Bob Danenhauer 

Development & Membership Manager



Our Leaders

The Commission is governed by a Board of Directors, and an Executive Committee. All members of the Board are volunteers, with no membership fee assessed and no compensation provided. The President of the OSC serves as the Executive Director and is compensated for those roles.


OSC Executive Committee

Donna Kush
Former VP of Public Affairs, Northern Region, Union Pacific Corporation

Interim President
Chris Kircher
Interim President/Executive Director, Omaha Sports Commission

Roger Dixon
President, Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority

Jay R. Lerner
President, The Lerner Company

Bob Freeman
Attorney, Fraser Stryker Law Firm

Brett Frevert
Managing Director, CFO Systems, LLC

Kyle Peterson
President, Colliers International

Harley Schrager
Former Chairman, Omaha Sports Commission


OSC Board of Directors

Keith Backsen
Executive Director, Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau

David G. Brown
President, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Mike Cassling
Chief Executive Officer, CQuence Health Group

Martie Cordaro
President/General Manager, Omaha Storm Chasers

Dr. Kevin Garvin
Orthopedic Surgeon, Nebraska Medical Center

Mary Higgins
President, Marian High School

Tim Kudron
Sr. Vice President & Corporate Controller, Tenaska, Inc.

Matt Mosser
Chief Talent Officer, Gallup

Joe Olsen
Chief Operating Officer, Phenomblue

Jim Greisch
Office Managing Partner, RSM US LLP


Robb Pantano
Shareholder, Financial Advisor, Renaissance Financial

Doug Parrott
PR Consultant, Bailey Lauerman

Jeff Peffer
Vice President of Customer Service, Cox Communications

Chris Rodgers
Douglas County Board of Commissioners, District 3

Tony Schrager
Chief Operating Officer, Active Brands Company

Ren Smith

Andy Stine
Project Executive, Kiewit Building Group

Thomas H. Warren
President & CEO, Urban League of Nebraska

Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein
Director Emerita, Peter Kiewit Foundation

Chris Zimmers
Vice President of Retail Banking Products & Customer Solutions, First National Bank