We’re celebrating our CEO, Tamara Meyers-Draeger, who’s among the Omaha area’s best and brightest young leaders. The Midlands Business Journal has named her to the 21st class of 40 under 40. Learn more about her accomplishments and most impactful business role models. Outstanding is a word that is used often to describe an ideal situation or person.
Tamara Meyers-Draeger Selected for MBJ 40 Under 40 Award
Owner & CEO, Nebraska Warehouse/ Cannonball Express/ The Junction
Professional Achievements: Third-generation family business owner; Vistage member since 2011; TIA member; Certified Transportation Broker; Certified to administer the MSCEIT (Certified Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence); 10 Year member recognition from Vistage; Board member of the IWLA-Insurance Company for six years and have been on the executive board for four; As of the summer of 2022, 100% woman-owned business.
Community Involvement: Jewish Business Leaders of Omaha board member; JCC building and grounds committee; Temple Israel Youth Learning Programs steering committee chair and executive board member; Annual giver to the Nebraska Humane Society and Omaha Gives; Lois Jeanne Schrager Young Leadership Award winner; 2022 Sacred Partner award recipient from Temple Israel.
Tell us about a mentor who has had a positive impact on your career. I have been fortunate to have several impactful business role models up to this point in my career. From my dad, Jon Meyers, and cousin, Bruce Meyers, who taught me all of the foundational pieces of our businesses and have encouraged me to stretch beyond my comfort level; to my Vistage chair and board, who also gently pressed me to move past the “easy” and “safe” options in business and lead with my heart in all areas. And most recently, Chuck Wolfe, has taught me so much in the area of emotional intelligence.
What is your advice for young professionals? Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. Showing your human qualities in an open and authentic way will be such a rewarding experience and can get you farther than you might realize.
What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career? One of the most fulfilling moments in my career was making the transition from second generation to the third generation of family ownership.
40 Under 40 Award
The annually published “40 Under 40” list recognizes young leaders early in their career who are making significant impacts in their business and community. With the university’s focus on community engagement and developing the future workforce of Nebraska.
Save the Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2023
Join us for an awards celebration and meet our 2022 class of 40 Greater Omaha, Sarpy County, and Council Bluffs entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals under the age of 40.
Tickets are now on sale at MBJ.com.
The Junction LLC | Truckload Shipping
As a leader in the transportation industry, we demand excellence from our entire team. Our team at The Junction LLC strives to deliver the best possible customer service. We help our customers solve the toughest transportation and supply chain needs.
Our team is dedicated to serving our customers and will take the necessary action to deliver our customers’ products safely, efficiently, and on time. In fact, this is our promise to you!
Nationwide Services include:
- FTL (Full Truck Load) Shipping
- LTL (Less Than Truck Load) Shipping
- Transportation of refrigerated, dry, and bulk shipments
- 3PL Warehousing and Logistics
- Contract Warehousing
- Trucking Freight Brokerage
Trucking & Freight Shipping Services:
- Time-sensitive shipments
- LTL (Less-Than-Truckload)
- FTL (Full Truckload)
- Flatbed LTLRGN (removable gooseneck lowboy)
- RGN (removable gooseneck lowboy)
- Maxi’s / A-Train / B-Train
- Heavy Haul
- Over Dimensional
- Dry Van
- Dry Van LTL
- Refrigerated LTL
- Power Only
- Our sister companies can also provide warehousing in our food-grade facilities, cross-docking, and contract warehousing.