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NeighborWorks Lincoln Announces Leadership Transition

On Saturday, March 30, the NeighborWorks Lincoln Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Wayne Mortensen. The Board thanks Mortensen for his tireless work on behalf of the organization including an expanded project pipeline and capital budget, staff and Board growth, and the launch of several key initiatives that will increase the organization’s impact for years to come. 

“I will always be grateful to NeighborWorks and that initial board for bringing me back to Nebraska and providing us with a poignant opportunity to deploy meaningful solutions for Lincoln’s housing crisis,” Mortensen said. “NWL is in a very good place with a great team and I am proud of all that we accomplished.”

The Board has appointed Chief of Staff, Charlie Wesche, as Interim CEO to maintain continuity of operations until a permanent appointment is made. Wesche steps into this role after having served the organization since 2018. 

According to NeighborWorks Lincoln Board President, Adelle Burk, “NeighborWorks Lincoln will continue delivering on its mission of working to improve lives by expanding affordable housing opportunities and strengthening neighborhoods. NWL is an experienced and trusted leader in housing and community development. NWL’s talented team will continue providing services and programming at a high level. The future of NeighborWorks Lincoln is bright.”

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