Director, Alumni Relations
Contact Derek regarding:
- Alumni travel
- Alumni chapters
- Football Friday
As director for alumni relations, Derek Engelbart directs the Nebraska Alumni Association's chapters and groups team, manages the alumni travel program, and co-directs Football Fridays. Engelbart also assists with football game-day operations at the Nebraska Champions Club.
Engelbart joined the NAA staff in 2013. He most recently served as surgery center director at Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, where he managed the staff, operations and multi-million dollar budget. Before joining the LOC team, Engelbart worked in sales in the healthcare industry. He spent time in both St. Louis and Lincoln, where he eventually became a territory manager, growing sales for orthopedic products and durable medical equipment, and building relationships with many of the area's top medical professionals. While developing his sales career, Engelbart also served for four years as an assistant basketball coach and one year as head coach at Lutheran High School in St. Charles, Mo.
Engelbart grew up in Lincoln and graduated from Northeast High School before attending Concordia University in Seward, Neb., where he was a member of the men's basketball team and a two-year NAIA Academic All-American. Engelbart and his wife, Jenni, are life members of the NAA. They have two children, Dayton, 7, and Jayda, 4.