Jan Lechner

Executive and Program Assistant

Meet Jan Lechner

In June 2013, Jan joined Peter Kiewit Foundation as Executive and Program Assistant. Prior to joining the foundation, Jan lived in Lincoln, Nebraska for 32 years. Jan’s background is in the legal profession, and previously she worked as a paralegal, most recently for the law firm of Woods & Aitken in Lincoln.

Jan is happy to be back in Omaha. She is blessed with three children, a daughter-in-law and granddaughter – Joel, Cari, Jay, Katie, and Carter. Outside of work, Jan enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Meet Our New Office Ambassador and Grants Assistant

In September 2017, Jane joined Peter Kiewit Foundation as Office Ambassador and Grants Assistant. She serves as the first point of contact for callers and guests, which gives her the opportunity to create a warm and welcoming experience for all and share her passion for people. She also works closely with the grants manager to maintain the grants database plus internal grants workflow, and she coordinates foundation events, specifically PKF seminars and the ArtStock Initiative.

Prior to joining the foundation, Jane worked for United Way of the Midlands. She has always wanted to help people and her community and was able to feed that passion during her 32-year tenure there. Jane held a number of positions in various departments including Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Coordinator for the Senior Director of Human Resources.

Jane Waters-Parks

Office Ambassador and Grants Assistant