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Heinrichs named regional director

Jerome Heinrichs has been named regional director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps Omaha office.

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps is a national service organization of retired men and women, which expanded to Omaha this year.

Heinrichs, who earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Omaha's Creighton University, brings nearly four decades of business management experience to the position. He specialized in commercial real estate. Since 1998, he has served as a real estate broker for Investors Realty, Inc., an investment firm he co-founded. He also served as chief executive officer for Mid America Real Estate Investment, Inc., and sales manager at Dial Realty, Inc., a builder, developer and brokerage company.

An avid volunteer, Heinrichs has been active with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Inc., for 15 years. He buys lots for the group and supervises volunteers for Faithful Builders, a coalition of volunteers from 11 churches.

Heinrichs is a past chairman of the board of Jesuit Middle School, the Sertoma Club and Byrn Maur Home Owners Association. He is also a board member for Marian High School.

"As I transition from my full time employment, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps gives me an opportunity to be involved in a worthwhile and important program and to give something back to the community," Heinrichs says. "I have found it very inspiring to be involved with retired men and woman who are willing to volunteer two days of their week and who want to enhance their spiritual life."

Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., the Ignatian Volunteer Corps has regional programs in major metropolitan areas across the country. Members are men and women, age 50 and older, who share their skills, talents and life experiences with organizations that directly assist people who are poor. Ignatian volunteers serve people in need, work for a more just society, and grow deeper in Christian faith by reflecting and praying in the Ignatian tradition.

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