Platte Institute Hires Elliott Bottorf as New Development Director

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute 

Contact: Adam Weinberg
(402) 452-3737

Platte Institute Hires Elliott Bottorf as Director of Development
Former Don Bacon Director to Grow Institute’s Fundraising Programs

(July 25, 2017) – The Platte Institute has hired Elliott Bottorf as its new Director of Development. Bottorf (pronounced ‘bah-dorf’) will lead the Platte Institute’s fundraising programs.

A former Press Secretary and Digital Director for U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (2nd District, Nebraska), Bottorf developed communications and online programs in the congressman’s successful 2016 campaign. Bottorf’s strategic development initiatives will include engagement with entrepreneurs and the Platte Institute’s online fundraising programs.

“Most of our work at the Platte Institute is because of generous donations from individual Nebraskans who believe that economic opportunity is an indispensable part of what makes the Good Life possible,” said Jim Vokal, Chief Executive Officer of the Platte Institute.

“Elliott has great experience engaging these Nebraskans in a conversation about how we move our state and country forward, and we’re lucky to have him on our team,” said Vokal.

Bottorf lives in Omaha and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and international business.

“I am thrilled to join the Platte Institute’s team of respected and dedicated professionals,” said Bottorf. “I want to stress to hardworking Nebraskans, business, and community leaders that the Platte Institute is working to help them keep more of what they earn, to remove barriers to starting and growing a business, and creating an environment that can retain and attract talented people to our state,” said Bottorf.

Bottorf’s complete bio may be viewed here, and a high-resolution photo is available here. To make a donation to the Platte Institute, please visit

For more information, contact Adam Weinberg at (402) 452-3737 or at

The Platte Institute advances policies that remove barriers to growth and opportunity in Nebraska.

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