Robert Stowell, J.D.

Community Innovation Fellow | Lawyer, Business Owner | Stowell & Geweke, P.C., L.L.O.

Ord, Nebraska



Bob’s passion is around personal, family, workplace and community leadership engagement and development. He is also committed to facilitating entrepreneurship business startups through entity formation, mentoring and sometimes with financial support, as well as free or reduced rate legal assistance. Youth engagement, leadership and activity sponsorship is also very important to him. Bob’s leadership as one of the founding Directors of the Valley County Economic Development and Foundation Boards has paved the way for Ord to become a national success story. His legal expertise drafting one of the state’s first LB 840 Economic Development Sales tax plans has been modeled after across the state.


  • Juris doctorate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • Estate planning
  • Trust administration
  • Real estate
  • Community development


  • Community development block grants
  • New Neighborhoods grant for $750,000
  • Peter Kiewit grant and local endowment grants


  • SynoVation Valley leadership curriculum (copyrighted)
  • Annual reports for foundation fund


  • Distinguished Service Cross (RVN)
  • AV rated lawyer for 36 years
  • Small Business Administration advocate of the year

Leadership Positions

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Fellow
  • Nebraska Rural Development Commission
  • United Methodist Foundation
  • Nebraska Community Foundation