President Esther George, Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman and Omaha Branch directors in July learned firsthand about the northeastern Nebraska economy when they were guests of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Omaha Branch Director Annette Hamilton is chief operating officer of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the tribe. Ho-Chunk Inc. strives to create economic opportunities that help the tribe achieve self-sufficiency and improve the community. As part of the visit, officials of the tribe explained Ho-Chunk’s history and mission. The Bank leaders toured the village of Winnebago and visited some of Ho-Chunk’s businesses and projects in the area.
Representatives from the Tribe and Ho-Chunk, Inc., including Omaha Branch Director Annette Hamilton (pictured at left), presented a blanket to President George in appreciation of the Kansas City Fed leaders’ visit.