Rudy Smith

Lifetime Board of Directors Emeritus

Rudy Smith was a retired Photo Journalist and Editor for the Omaha World-Herald. During his 45-year career Rudy has won over 50 awards for his photographic images. He served as president of the Omaha Good Fellows Foundation and four years as a board member. Mr. Smith has served as a board member for the Child Savings Institute. Mr. Smith was a founder for the Salem Baptist church food pantry and the pantry’s first president, a founding member of the J. C. Wade Villa Senior Retirement Center and served as the board secretary and member of the Salem Board of Deacons ministry.

Mr. Smith taught for the Department of Communications at The University Of Nebraska Omaha.  Mr. Smith served on the Board of Directors for the Great Plains Black History Museum as the Board President from 2015-2019.