OMAHA, Neb. — Veta Jeffery has been selected to serve as the next President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber. Jeffery will replace David G. Brown, who is retiring from that position after nearly 20 years.

“I’m excited to work with Veta on her smooth transition into the President and CEO role,” said David G. Brown. “I’m proud of what the Chamber and our partners have accomplished over the past 18 years, and I look forward to supporting her and the Chamber team to reach new heights.”

Jeffery’s most recent position was Chief Diversity Officer for St. Louis County. The Chamber says Jeffery brought a collaborative engagement style and thoughtful leadership to reach consensus on how to move communities forward.

Prior to her St. Louis County work, Jeffery was the Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Midwest BankCentre in St. Louis. 

“Our committee was 100% unanimous that Veta was the right choice. She stood out from the other candidates, and we found her to be very thoughtful, very committed and just impressive during every step of the search process," Search Committee member Mogens Bay said.

Jeffery will start her work at the Chamber in May. She and her husband Tony will relocate to Omaha with their daughter, Toni, later this year.