Manager of Economic Development, Omaha Public Power District
Brook Aken is the Manager of Economic Development at the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), where she leads a team focused on business attraction, business retention and expansion, and community development throughout the 13 counties OPPD serves. Before joining OPPD, Brook was an Economic Development Consultant at the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
Brook serves on local and regional boards including the Southeast Nebraska Development District, Cass County Economic Development Council and MidAmerica Economic Development Council. Brook also served as President of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association and was named Professional of the Year in 2020.
Brook holds a bachelor’s degree, with highest distinction, in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Brook is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and is a Certified Economic Developer through the International Economic Development Council.