Karl L. Elmshaeuser

State Director of Nebraska

Karl Elmshaeuser, Nebraska State Director

Karl Elmshaeuser served as the Executive Director for the West Central Nebraska Development District (WCNDD) working with 18 counties and 58 incorporated communities for the past 11 years.  While he was the Executive Director at WCNDD they received two national awards for community innovation programs.  He served two terms on the Nebraska Rural Development Commission, recently served on the Nebraska Regional Officials Council and the National Association of Development Organizations board of directors.  He has a Bachelors degree in Management from the University of Nebraska and served for six years in the United States Marine Corps. Karl is married to Kris Elmshaeuser.  They have been married for 33 years and have four sons and two grandsons.