We build leadership, strengthen organizations, and elevate Greater Omaha through positive, practical business ethics education.
Through our work, Greater Omaha will be a beacon for business ethics excellence for cities all around the world.
- Big Impact: We strive for game-changing results that inspire ethical business practices in our community, nation, and world
- Ever Learning: We thrive on the desire to always learn and improve
- Supportive: Looking out for all team members and the greater good of the organization
- Tenacious: Hard work is the standard, along with never quitting
- Respect: We behave in ways that value everyone’s thoughts, beliefs, and feelings
After the Enron Scandal that rocked Omaha in 2005 (Did You Know...Enron started in Omaha), Dr. Beverly Kracher, holder of the Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics & Society in Creighton University’s Heider College of Business, joined forces with Omaha business leaders to address the need and interest in local business ethics education.
In 2006, the Heider College of Business approved the formal creation of a business ethics group. In 2008, the Greater Omaha Alliance for Business Ethics was legally established, as a stand-alone not-for-profit entity. The Alliance has three founding partners, the Heider College of Business, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and the BBB of the Midlands. Additionally, the Alliance is made up of Trustees around Omaha who act as a guild of business leaders who are ambassadors, supporters, and advisors of the Alliance’s mission.
Dr. Bev led the Alliance for over 12 years as Executive Director and CEO building a full range of community programs, ethics-based products services, as well as the Alliance’s premier conference: EthicSpace. In 2020, Michael Robinson was named Executive Director. Dr. Bev continues to teach at Creighton University and acts as a Senior Ethicist for the Alliance. Casey Putney is the Director of Education and Leadership Development ensuring the Alliance on legacy and reputation of providing relevant ethics education to the Omaha business community.
Everything the Alliance does promotes an environment where the discussion and practice of ethics is encouraged and expected in our local community. Because business leaders trust the Alliance, it is able to create the forums to have conversations that no one else in the community can have. The Alliance's brand of ethics education is impartial, research-based, and respectful. Always.