CHRIS NIGHTSER

Chairman

Ponca Tribe Member, Chris Nightser oversees the growth and daily operation of Miller Electric’s Prefabrication Shop, which has tripled in size under Chris’ leadership. Chris is also responsible for maintaining Miller’s UL listing E466157 for Wiring Assemblies and Data Center floor whips. Miller is currently the only contractor in the metro area to have this listing with UL and has been in business for 106 years. Prior to joining Miller Electric in 2003, Chris worked in manufacturing and logistics. In addition to five years of experience working in Miller’s Service Department, Chris holds certifications in Lean Manufacturing, Lean Behavior and the Five S’s (Sort-Simplify/Straighten-Sweep/Shine-Standardize-Sustain). Prior to joining Miller Electric, Chris participated in the OJEATC Apprenticeship Program and is a Licensed Electrician in Iowa and Nebraska. Chris has an Associate of Applied Science degree from Iowa Western Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Bellevue University, and is currently finishing his MBA at Midland University. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society and Mentors high school students through Omaha’s ACE Mentoring Program. Chris has been volunteering for Habitat For Humanity for the past 10 years.

BRAD DUCKER

Vice Chairman

Enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe.  Grew up in Lynch, Ne. Graduated from University of South Dakota in Springfield, SD. Employed by Rural Electric Co. for 32 years, retired,  where I was a Lineman, equipment purchaser, hazmat and PCB coordinator. Small business owner for 30+ years. Served on Board of Education, Friends of Library, Ponca Election Board and North Park Homes board. Currently living in Oneill with my wife of 39 years.

GARY L. STOLTENBERG Sr

Treasurer

A member of the Northern Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and a former managing partner, owner and founder of a trade color separation and digital publication pre-press business in CA employing 30 individuals. Gary has extensive business and process management experience – He is a Senior Operations and Project Management Professional with expertise encompassing technical printing/pre-press systems, account development, effective sales and marketing plans and programs, financial management, budgeting and customer relations. Having hired, trained, motivated and led high quality responsive workgroups and teams, he has consistently accomplished all assigned goals, particularly as relating to overall cost reductions, improved manufacturing efficiencies, and customer and sales support satisfaction. Gary is acutely aware that it takes enthusiastic, innovative and decisive leadership to provide profits in today’s marketplace. He takes pride in being a self-starter who approaches goals with the absolute expectation of meeting and exceeding them.

OTTO LAPOINTE

Board Member

DENNIS JOHNSON

Board Member