Ameritas Executive Gustin Named to the Board of Directors for the NGF

The Nebraska Greats Foundation ( which serves former collegiate athletes from Nebraska with medical and educational needs, and financial challenges announces the addition of longtime Ameritas Executive Karen Gustin to the Board of Directors. Her three-year term was unanimously approved by the current board members.

She retired after a 40-year association with the Lincoln-based Insurance and Financial Services giant serving as Executive Vice President for the Group Dental and Eye Care divisions. A 1983 UNL graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, she remains active in the alumni association and the alumni marching band.  In the community, she served as Board President for Voices of Hope.

Said Gustin, “The Nebraska Greats Foundation epitomizes what Nebraskans are about. I think it’s too easy to get caught up in the moment when athletes are competing, and we quickly move on to the next season and player. I’m extremely excited to help keep the spotlight on their lives and let them know they weren’t just a game for they are family.”

“Karen is corporate and community rock star! We are thrilled and very fortunate to have her commitment to our mission. She is a great Nebraskan and a passionate fan of collegiate athletes,” said NGF Board President Johnny Dorn.

She joins a board consisting of athletic, education and community leaders in support of athletic heroes in their time of need. They are Dorn, Brett Wetton, Bill Hamik, Bruce Rasmussen, Eric Crouch, Rod Kestel, Boyd Epley, Matt West, Tom Dinsdale, Monte Kratzenstein and Chairman/Founder Jerry Murtaugh.