Don Peterson, Kearney Dawn
Don & Terry Peterson
43 Golfside Drive
Pleasanton, NE 68866
Don grew up on a farm near Pleasanton, Nebraska in Buffalo County. He attended school in Pleasanton, and then graduated from Kearney High School. He studied at Central Community Technical College in Hastings and Peru State College.
His public utility career began in 1974 with the Nebraska Public Power District in Kearney. In 1985, he transferred to Pawnee City to be an area manager in southeast Nebraska. Since 2000, he has been a project manager in Kearney.
Don joined the Humboldt Rotary Club of District 5650 in 1993. There he served as Club President and then Assistant Governor in 1999. He joined the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club in 2000. He has held the leadership roles of President, 2003; Treasurer, 2004-2009; and Assistant District Governor, 2007-2011. Don recently served as the Rotary Future Vision Coordinator as Rotary transitioned to the new Rotary Grants model. Currently Don is serving as the District 5630 Foundation Chair, and will be District Governor in RY 2015-2016.
Don and his wife, Terry, have been married for 38 years and reside on a rural golf course near Pleasanton. They have two daughters and two granddaughters. Their daughters live in Omaha and work in the banking industry.