Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a new commissioner to serve on the board of the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Gwenn Aspen of Omaha fills an at-large commissioner vacancy.
Aspen and her husband started Certified Property Management in 2006 and currently she presides over quality control at the company. While the business was getting off the ground, Aspen worked in sales at Sanofi-Aventis. Prior to that she worked at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. She is member of the board of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance and was the 2014 recipient of the Omaha Healthy Homes Award for her work in safe and healthy housing. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children for 6 years. Aspen is a native of Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.
The Coordinating Commission is governed by an 11-member board of commissioners - one each from the state's six Supreme Court judicial districts and five at-large members.
Aspen's appointment still must be confirmed by the Legislature. Prior to that, however, she can serve on the Commission with full voting rights.