Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Board & Staff

Jeff Gordman

Jeff Gordman served an 18-year tenure as president and CEO of Gordmans Stores Inc., which operated 95 everyday value-oriented department stores in 20 states, employed 5,000 associates and generated annual revenues of $620 million at the time of his retirement in 2014. Gordman graduated cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, and earned a Master of Science degree in management from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. Gordman currently serves on the board of directors of many nonprofits, including the Omaha Symphony, the Omaha Community Foundation, and the advisory board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska. Gordman previously served on the boards of the Omaha Community Playhouse, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter, the Omaha Literacy Council, Community Health Charities, and the Jewish Federation of Omaha, among many other organizations. Gordman moved to Barcelona, Spain with his family in July 2015 for a year-long cultural immersion and travel experience, and returned to the U.S. mid-summer 2016. He has since joined the board of an Omaha-based healthcare start-up, H3C and is an operating partner with private equity firms Apollo Global Management and Altamont Capital Partners.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130