City of Lincoln, NE
Jane was elected to the Lincoln City Council, District 3 - covering central and southwest Lincoln, in May of 2015. She is committed to smart, sustainable growth, common sense budget practices that keep city government accountable, advancing renewable energy opportunities, and safeguarding city services - including the libraries, parks, pools, schools and trails that make our neighborhoods vibrant and attractive.
Jane is a fourth generation Nebraskan and was born and raised in Lincoln. She graduated from Pius X, received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University, and then went on to receive her graduate degree from Georgetown University. Jane works with her family at their employee owned grocery business, B&R Stores (Super Savers, Russ's Markets, Apple Market and Save Best) as vice chairman and director of buildings and equipment - overseeing capital investments and real estate developments, remodels and construction , and property management. B&R Stores is one of the first employee owned companies in the state of Nebraska, and is the largest private sector employer in Lincoln.
Jane has been recognized as one of the 'Top Women in Grocery, Senior Executive' [Progressive Grocer Magazine, 2010] and is a member of the National Grocers Association Government Relations Leadership Council - providing her experience advocating for business in both the US Senate and House of Representatives. Jane was appointed by Mayor Chris Beutler to the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln Board of Trustees and served for two years. She also served on the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
In the public sector, Jane served as Lancaster County Commissioner from 2010-2014. She remains active in the community, serving on the board of Red Basket, a non-profit web based public charity. She also serves on the board of the Clyde Malone Community Center and has been an active speaker on creating energy efficiencies as a 'Sister on the Planet' with Oxfam America and B&R Stores.
Her husband of 31 years, Jose Herrero, is an attorney from Madrid, Spain and works for Comillas University. He is also a certified court interpreter for the State of Nebraska. He is very active in their parish, Cristo Rey, in Lincoln. Their two children , Clara and Gabriel, both graduated from Boston University. Clara works for Oxfam America in Boston and is married to Micah Goldman, director of sales for Taza Chocolates. Gabriel works for PNC Bank and is married to Marie Casciari, an attorney practicing in Chicago.