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William Russell Swanson, American marketing professional. Certified Purchasing Manager, Nebraska.


Swanson, William Russell was born on July 22, 1949 in Omaha. Son of Verlyn Russel and Marilyn Joan (McCormick) Swanson.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1978. Master of Business Administration, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1991.


Graphics manager Snow Corporation, Omaha, 1971-1973, assistant purchasing agent, 1973-1975. Assistant purchasing manager McMartin Industries, 1976-1980. Buyer Valmont Industries Inc., Valley, Nebraska, 1980-1981, purchasing manager, 1981-1988, sales manager, 1988-1989, quality assurance manager, 1989-1993.

Territory manager Castle Metals (A.M. Castle & Company), Kansas City, 1994-1995. Executive-in-residence University Nebraska, Omaha, 1995-1996, assistant dean College Business, 1996-2000. Director training 1st National Bank of Omaha, since 2000.

Instructor Southeast Community College, Lincoln, 1984-1987, Metro Community College, Omaha, 1988-1991. Instructor University Nebraska, since 1993, chairperson EMBA advisory committee, 1993.


  • Certified Purchasing Manager, Nebraska.


Division campaign chairperson United Way Midlands Valley, 1986. Member business department advisory committee Metro Community College, 1988-1991, member board governors, 1992-1993. Corporation secretary Northwest Omaha Renegades Youth Athletic Association, 1993-1997, Burke High School Baseball Parents Association, 1997 (corporation secretary 1996-1998).

Team captain telephone campaign American Heart Association, 1997. Member advisory board Omaha Public Schools Academy Finance, University Onomaha College Business, since 2000. Member explorer advisory board Boy Scouts American, since 1999.

Member American Marketing Association (member recognition committee Omaha chapter 1995-1998), American Production Inventory Control Society, National Association Purchasing Management (chairman budget committee district III), American Society Quality Control, Nebraska Association Purchasing Management (president 1987-1988, senior vice president 1998), Junior Achievement Project Business (consultant 1992-1993), Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce (ambassador 1998-1999), Omaha Rotary.


  • Other Interests

    Little league baseball, basketball coach, golf, remodeling houses.


Married Peggy Lynn O'Connor, May 30, 1976. Children: Erin Eileen, Sean Russell.

Verlyn Russel Swanson

Marilyn Joan (McCormick) Swanson

Peggy Lynn O'Connor

Erin Eileen Swanson

Sean Russell Swanson