Commissioner Mary Ridder- District 5

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Professional Career:
  • Elected to Nebraska Public Service Commission, 2016
  • Jenkins for Senate, communications, 2014
  • SCORR Marketing, independent contractor, 2013
  • Authored Roots of Change: Nebraska's New Agriculture, University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books, 2007
  • Ridder Ranch Tours, owner, 2004-2011
  • Core Impact Professionalism Workshops, co-owner, 2004-2007
  • Ray Brown & Associates, marketing assistant, 2003-2004
  • Authored In Benton, Dageforde Publishing, Inc., 2002
  • KNOP-TV, Kearney Hub, KCNI/KBBN, statepaper.com, news reporter, 1998-2002
  • Ridders Communications, owner, 1996-2016
  • Ridder Half Circle, Inc. dba Ridder Hereford Ranch, co-owner, 1982-present
Current Member:
  • St. Boniface Catholic Church (Council of Catholic Women, Pastoral Council)
  • Hereford Women of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Hereford Association
  • Nebraska Cattle Women
  • Nebraska Cattlemen
Former Member:
  • Callaway School Board (8 years)
  • Grand Island Diocesan Long Range Strategic Planning Committee (2 years)
  • Home Town Competitiveness (4 years)
  • Callaway Community Foundation (9 years)
  • Callaway Public School Strategic Planning Committee (5 years)
  • Grand Island Diocesan Religious Education Board (3 years)
  • Rep. Tom Osborne's Agriculture Advisory Committee (1 year)
  • Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission Consumer Representative (2 years)
  • Custer County Development Revolving Loan Board (2 years)
Honors and Awards:
  • Citizenship Award, Center for Rural Affairs, 2004

Education:

Creighton University, BA in English Literature, support areas in Secondary Education, Business, Math

Personal Data:

Born in Schuyler, Nebraska. Married to John Ridder. Two sons and daughters-in-law. Four daughters. Two grandchildren


Nebraska Public Service Commission

1200 N Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-471-3101
Toll Free: 1-800-526-0017 (NE Only)
TDD: 402-471-0213
Fax: 402-471-0254

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