James O’Brien, a 1971 graduate of Creighton University, has been named president of the University’s National Alumni Board. The board provides direction to the Alumni Association on programs and services, represents the interests of alumni to the University and supports the University’s strategic initiatives. He will serve a two-year term and becomes a member of Creighton’s Board of Directors during this time.
O’Brien was appointed to the National Alumni Board in July 2009. An owner or co-owner of several investment properties in the Omaha area, he has been involved in several other businesses in leadership positions since graduating. In 1992 he sold Total Home Care Inc., to Curaflex, a national home health care company.
His community involvement has included serving on a variety of local boards and committees including the Omaha Hospice Board and the Creighton University Bluejay Bash committee. He was chair of the Holy Name Development Board in 2002, Creighton Prep Governing Board from 2001 to 2003 and Jesuit Middle School Governing Board from 2002 to 2006.
He and his wife Barb have two daughters, both who also graduated from Creighton.