Brandon is a lifelong resident of North Platte, born at St. Mary’s Hospital. He attended Washington Elementary, Adams Junior High, and graduated from North Platte High School in 1987.
As a high school student he worked at the Sports Shoppe. He worked his way through college at University of Nebraska Business Services and during the summer helping his dad at TC Engineering with paving projects in North Platte and the surrounding communities.
After college he returned to North Platte to work full time at TC Engineering. In 1995, he started Netquest, the first Internet service provider in North Platte and grew a collation of internet providers in McCook, Benkelman, Hershey, Cozad, Ogallala, and Valentine, Nebraska.
He has worked for the past 20 years at Great Plains Health, advancing in his information technology career from technologist to senior director and now Chief Information Officer. In his current role, Brandon serves as a principal adviser at the executive level leading the strategic use of technology, information management, information assurance and security, clinical data sharing, technology governance, policy and operations.
He has vast experience in leading teams, managing budgets, capital improvements, multi-department initiatives, public speaking, and contract negotiation.
Brandon’s parents are the late Bill Kelliher and Milette and the late Steve Ramm. He married Terri Burchell in 2014 and received the blessing of an instant family in his new daughter, Samantha, and son, Justin.
Jobs & Wages
Our community already has a low unemployment rate. Now we need to improve wages and add employers by making North Platte a business-friendly community.
We need to reduce spending at all levels, improve transparency by involving the public in more decisions, and track progress through a community "report card."
Good streets are a sign of a growing community. We need to plan for proactive improvements of our city's infrastructure. While we're at it, let's connect the walking and biking trails too.