News Release: Jack Henry Elected to Platte Institute Board of Directors

News Release: Jack Henry Elected to Platte Institute Board of Directors

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute


Attachment:  Photo of Jack Henry

CONTACT: Jim Vokal

(402) 452-3737


Jack Henry, of Grand Island, elected to Platte Institute board of directors – Manufacturing and economic development community member contributes business and nonprofit leadership

GRAND ISLAND, NE —  Jack Henry, a former manufacturing CEO and community leader from Grand Island, has been elected to the Platte Institute Board of Directors. A photo of Henry is attached. His bio is available with the complete board roster on

The Platte Institute’s board of directors is responsible for overseeing the organization’s mission and budget. The board’s members represent different regions of Nebraska and are elected to 3-year terms, which can be renewed with approval of the board.

Henry was former Chairman of Global Industries before selling the manufacturing company to AGI. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a mechanical engineering degree.

Henry also serves on the board of directors of Five Points Bank and the Grand Island Economic Development Council and is the owner of Indian Head Golf Club.

“Jack’s someone who can help the Platte Institute create more opportunity for Nebraskans, and show people from every corner of the state how they can add an unforgettable chapter to their legacy by taking part in our mission of removing barriers,” said Jim Vokal, Chief Executive Officer of the Platte Institute.

“Jack has a keen understanding of the importance of the manufacturing sector of the state, economic development in Central Nebraska as well as value of entrepreneurship,” Vokal said.

“For Nebraska to tap into more of its potential, we need to focus on making our state an even better place to start and grow a business, to be a taxpayer, and to launch a rewarding career,” Platte Institute board member Jack Henry said.

“The Platte Institute is an especially good place to advance those goals, because their team is advocating for so many Nebraskans who don’t have their own lobbyists, and often need a little extra help to be heard in the State Capitol,” Henry said.

For more information on this announcement, please contact Jim Vokal at (402) 452-3737 or write


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