The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA) is pleased to announce that Phil Erdman has joined the team as the Director of Dealer and Government Affairs, serving our members in the state of Nebraska. Phil will succeed Mark Othmer after his retirement at the end of the year.
Phil officially joined the INEDA team on April 27, 2022 and is keeping busy traveling the state of Nebraska with Mark to meet all of our dealer members and ensure a smooth transition.
“Finding Mark Othmer’s successor was a very critical decision for INEDA and our Nebraska members,” said INEDA President and CEO Mark Hennessey. “I’m very excited to have Phil join the Association. Phil will be there to serve and advocate for you in the same ways our members have relied on Mark. Thank you for the warm welcome that many of you have already extended to Phil.”
Prior to his new position at INEDA, Phil served as Vice President of Membership for Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation and State Agriculture Director for US Senator Johanns. He is a member of numerous state agricultural organizations including Ag Builders of Nebraska, Morrill County Farm Bureau, and the Nebraska FFA Alumni.
Phil also served as a State Senator where he represented Nebraska’s 47th Legislative District in the Nebraska Legislature from 2001-2008, and he served as Chair of the Legislature’s Agriculture Committee in 2007-2008.
“I first met Phil when he was serving in the Nebraska Legislature,” said Nebraska Field Director Mark Othmer. “INEDA was working a bill for some changes in the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab. As Senator, Phil kept an open mind on the issue and even today still has an extremely good working knowledge about it—just another reason why he will be an excellent addition to the INEDA team.”
A native Nebraskan, Phil was born and raised in Bayard where he grew up on his family’s farm and returned to farming after college. He and his wife have four children and live in Lincoln, NE. Phil enjoys cheering on the Huskers, coaching his kids sports teams, golfing, and boating.
Please extend a warm welcome to Phil as he and Mark continue traveling together to meet many of our Nebraska dealer members in the upcoming weeks. You can reach Phil at 402.429.5726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.