NEXT Young Professionals

Our Mission

A group of dedicated professionals promoting growth in Western Nebraska.

The primary focus of the NEXT Organization is to provide a social networking platform for professionals. Panhandle members can meet, socially interact, and network in a casual environment. Learn more about local businesses, service organizations, and the NEXT generation of leaders guiding the Panhandle into the future.

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NEXT YPG

We are a group of dedicated professionals promoting growth in the Panhandle. The primary focus of the NEXT Organization is to provide a social networking platform for professionals. Panhandle members can meet, socially interact, and network in a casual environment. Learn more about local businesses, service organizations, and the NEXT generation of leaders guiding the Panhandle into the future.

The Executive Team

Meet the Board
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Ryan Murphy

Past President
Ryan is the New Media Coordinator for KNEB News. He graduated from University of Connecticut in 2008 before moving out to Nebraska. Ever since joining NEXT in 2013, he has been hands on in nearly all their events – but his favorites are the Progressive Dinner Tour and annual Golf Tournament
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Mason Stover

President
Mason Stover is a Kansas native, and is a huge fan of Auburn University football. Mason is very active in civic involvement. Aside from being Vice President of NEXT, he’s also very involved with Kiwanis.
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Jenni Radford

Bookkeeper
Jenni is the Bookkeeper at the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce. She serves as the administrative assistant for NEXT and for the Chamber’s Agribusiness Committee. Jenni is a 2012-2013 graduate of Leadership Scotts Bluff. She is a native of Cheyenne, WY, but has called the Panhandle home since 2000. Everything else about her is super-secret and on a need to know basis.
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Drew Littrell

Treasurer
Drew Littrell is a graduate of Hastings College with a degree in Professional Accounting. He is originally from Hastings, but has called Scottsbluff home since 2011. He is currently employed as an Accounting Specialist at First State Bank. In his free time, he enjoys watching his favorite teams, playing golf, and traveling.
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Leslie Shaver

Board Member
Leslie was raised in Hemingford, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008 with a Bachelor of Journalism. In 2012, she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law. In addition to Nebraska, Leslie is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado. She has been with Simmons Olsen since August of 2012. Leslie enjoys traveling, dogs, and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to becoming an active member of the community.
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Jonathan Hunzeker

Vice President
Jonathan was born and raised in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. After graduating from Scottsbluff High School, he attended the University of Wyoming where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He then attended the University of Wyoming College of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 2013. He is admitted to practice law in both Nebraska and Wyoming. In his free time he enjoys fly fishing, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his family and friends. He looks forward to giving back to his hometown community.
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Amy Hauser

Social Co-Chair
Amy Hauser is a native of Gering, Nebraska. She previously worked in mortgage servicing for 10 years, but in June 2014 she made Platte Valley Bank her new home. She is the Bank Card Services Manager for Platte Valley Bank’s 17 branch locations. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband.
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Jennifer Sibal

Social Co-Chair
Born and raised in Gering, Jennifer is passionate about being active in the community. She serves as the Alumni Director at WNCC, and enjoys helping individuals stay connected to the college and creating a variety of engagement opportunities for alumni. Jennifer enjoys collaborating with the NEXT board on events and activities for the organization. She enjoys spending time with her husband Larry, and watching their 2 boys play a variety of sports.

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