Marilyn Schlake is an Associate Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Rural Prosperity Nebraska and Department of Agricultural Economics. She received her undergraduate degree from UNL College of Business and her Master’s degree in Organizational Management, with emphasis in Entrepreneurship from Peru State College. Her focused areas are business, community and economic development. Schlake served as a Gallup Entrepreneur Acceleration System (EAS) coach and is currently certified as a Gallup Employee Engagement coach and Strategic Leadership coach. She has worked with numerous rural communities to enhance citizen engagement and planning that leads to community action. Marilyn currently Chairs the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Taskforce and serves on numerous local and service organizations.
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