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Rich Claussen

Prosper Lincoln
Innovation Ambassador
Lincoln

Rich Claussen serves as the Innovation Ambassador for Prosper Lincoln.  Mr. Claussen was hired to work across creative/start-up, business and educational communities to create a world-class ecosystem of Innovation and Entrepreneurism for Lincoln and the region. Major areas for strategic development and implementation include talent, collaborative engagement, ecosystem promotion and connectivity to capital and driving commercialization beyond proof of concept.

 Prior to joining Prosper Lincoln, Rich was Partner and General Manager for Bailey Lauerman.  In this role, he helped to lead and grow the national marketing and advertising firm located in Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska. Major accomplishments included being named Ad Age magazine’s 2013 National Small Agency of the Year; recognition by the American Association of Advertising Agencies as one of the top six creative agencies in the United States for its size; named by the Effie Worldwide organization as one of the four most effective independently owned agencies in the country.; and helped grow the client roster from local/regional to a national/global focus serving brands such as PepsiCo, Union Pacific, ConAgra, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, TD Ameritrade, Bass Pro Shops, Disney, The Smithsonian Institute, Ameritas, Panda Express and Cuties.

 Rich is a graduate of the University of Nebraska in 1982, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Telecommunications.