A Fireside Chat with Todd D. Simon, Tau '86 (University of Pennsylvania) Philanthropist and Chairman & CEO of Omaha Steaks
Todd Simon is a 5th Generation owner of the Omaha Steaks® group of companies, serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Simon joined Omaha Steaks more than 35 years ago after graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Omaha Steaks and the Simon family have a strong commitment to community leadership and philanthropy, and Todd has been extremely involved in shaping his family’s leadership in supporting the arts.
Mr. Simon is a past Chairman and Vice-President of the Omaha Community Foundation where he is also a member of their Strategic Planning and Impact Investing committees. He is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts where he chairs the Development Committee. Mr. Simon is a founding board member of United States Artists - a national arts organization that raises private money to award significant fellowships each year to America’s finest living artists in all disciplines. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Mid-America Arts Alliance and is a member of the American’s for the Arts Business Committee for the Arts.
In 2017, Todd was the recipient of the Humanities Nebraska Sower Award which is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to public understanding of the arts and humanities in Nebraska. He has also been named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Nebraska Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and along with his wife, Betiana, was named a 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by Inclusive Communities.