Marian Ivers, who served the Greater Omaha (NE) Chamber for 27 years and was ACCE’s first female Honorary Life Member, passed away on January 8. She was 90. Ivers began her tenure at the chamber as its executive secretary in 1962 and retired in 1989 as executive vice president. She also served as the chamber’s membership director, director of administration and finance and assistant general manager.
According to David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber, Ivers “was the innovator who began the all-volunteer sales effort in Omaha as well as our leadership program and many efforts that support women in business.” Ivers was also the first woman to chair the National Alliance for Membership Development.
In Ivers’ obituary, her daughter, Laurie Piper, described how much her mother loved her native Omaha: “For her, there was nothing more important than making this city great.” Click here to read her obituary.