Diane K. Duren
Diane K. Duren was appointed to the Board in August 2017. In February 2017, Ms. Duren retired from Union Pacific Corporation, the operator of one of North American’s premier railroad franchises, having served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary for four years, after serving as Vice President and General Manager–Chemicals in Marketing & Sales. Since joining Union Pacific in 1985, she held a variety of positions in the Finance and Marketing & Sales departments, including Vice President and General Manager–Agricultural Products. In 2012, Ms. Duren was one of the honorees of the Women’s Center for Advancement Tribute to Women. and in 2011 she was awarded the Creighton University College of Business Alumni Merit Award. Prior to her employment at Union Pacific, she was a certified public accountant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Omaha. Ms. Duren has served as a director of Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a transportation and logistics company, since May 2017, and is currently the chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and the Compensation Committees of that company. She has been active on multiple community and industry boards including the American Red Cross, of which she served as chair of the Heartland Chapter in 2010 and 2011. In 2014, Ms. Duren was appointed by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and reappointed for another five-year term beginning May 2019 by the Omaha City Council to the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority Board of Directors and is the current Chairwoman of the Board. She also serves on the Board of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center as Chair. Ms. Duren joined the Peter Kiewit Foundation as a community advisor in December 2018 and became a trustee of the foundation in September 2019. Ms. Duren holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Creighton University, and she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of that university in May of 2019. Ms. Duren's vast experience in the transportation industry, multiple leadership roles, and accounting and financial experience strengthens the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.