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Featured Member January 2021

Interview with Sherman Willis


When did you join the Board of Directors? January of 2016.

Any position you currently hold on the board/have held on the board: Board President; Past Secretary/Governance Chair

What are you most proud of accomplishing during your time on the board? Further diversifying the Board and Staff

Your hometown: Houston, TX

What things interested you as a child? Reading, cooking, school organizations

What did you want to be when you grew up? An attorney

What was your first job? Telemarketer for a tuxedo shop

What do you do now? State Farm agent, adjunct professor at Creighton Law School, adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College

Tell us about your family: Married for 17 1/2 years, with three kids: Cicely - 10; Titus - 7; Leonard - 4

Share a memory you have of visiting Omaha Children's Museum: My wife and I first visited OCM in 2010 when she was expecting our first child. We attended a fair for new and expecting mothers. We knew then that OCM was a special place and that we were very fortunate to have such a gem in Omaha. Coincidentally, we also met several people that day who would set in motion my eventual service on the OCM Board.

What are three words that best describe Omaha Children's Museum? Resilient, foundational, anchor

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