Longtime member Darren Carlson was appointed Chairman of the Omaha Home for Boys’ board of directors Jan. 12 during the first meeting of 2016.
A partner in Omaha’s Carlson & Burnett Law Firm, Carlson received his B.S.in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University in 1985, and earned his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from Creighton University in 1988. While attending Creighton, he served as a member of the editorial staff of the Creighton Law Review from 1986-88.
He has been an attorney for over 25 years and is a member of both the Iowa and Nebraska Bar Associations. His practice focuses on estate planning, agricultural law, corporate and business transactions. His business practice includes establishing and advising nonprofit corporations and foundations.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve the Omaha Home for Boys as chairman,” Carlson said. “We have some challenges before us, but we also have some great opportunities to reach out into the community more, create connections and become more visible in Omaha. I see great things for the Home in the future.”
Carlson has served as a trustee and director on the Omaha Home for Boys’ Board since 2002. He previously held secretary and vice chair positions, among others, with the Home. He is a member of the Tangier Shrine, Miracle Hills Optimist Club, Nebraska Marketing Council and Omaha Agricultural Business Club. He’s been a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church for more than 23 years, where he has served on the board of trustees. He served on the Millard Schools Education Foundation, Inc., from 2004 to 2010, including two terms as president.
“Darren has been a valuable, active member of our board for more than a decade, and I look forward to working with him in 2016 and beyond,” Omaha Home for Boys President & CEO
Jeff Moran said. “Just as he has with every role he’s held during his 14 years on the board, he brings a lot of experience, enthusiasm, connections and drive to the Chairman position.”