John Erickson, a native of Papillion, has worked in both in the corporate world and fund development. He held posts as president & CEO of Madonna Foundation in Lincoln as well as assistant vice president, director of development – UNO for University of Nebraska Foundation. A 1980 graduate of Papillion-La Vista High School, Erickson came back to serve his schools in his current position as Executive Director of the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation. He leads a team that manages innovative before and after school programs while building an endowment and comprehensive development strategy. Erickson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and an Executive MBA degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. His civic involvement includes Sarpy Community Board - YMCA, Rotary International, Faith Presbyterian Church, Completely KIDS, UNO-Exec MBA Alumni Advisory Board, and the Lincoln Executive Club. He is President of Papillion Area Lions and serves as a Teammates mentor.