Award Recognizes OPPD Group for Excellence
OPPD has received the annual Young Professionals Choice Award, which recognizes an organization in the Greater Omaha community that excels in efforts to attract, retain and develop young professionals.
The award was presented at the Young Professionals Summit March 4, 2010, at Qwest Center Omaha. Koley Jessen is the award sponsor.
Mark Pohl, OPPD senior corporate performance & process engineer, introduces opening speaker Patricia Martin at the Summit. Martin is CEO and founder of LitLamp Communications and author of Renaissance Generation. Mark is the chair of the 2010 YP Summit Committee.
“OPPD is honored to be recognized for the work we are doing to attract young professionals,” said Gary Gates, president and CEO of OPPD. “We know that our future leaders are embodied in the young people we hire today. We are committed to ensuring that they receive the training, development and knowledge sharing that will allow them to take this utility to new heights in the future.
“On a personal note, I love the interaction and different perspectives I get from our younger workforce. I see a lot of talent and determination in the newer employees, and I have every confidence that they will achieve many successes for OPPD.“
Young professionals submitted fifty-six nominations for the award. From the 37 companies that completed the application process, five finalists were selected. The Young Professionals Choice Award selection committee toured each business and met with the management team and a small group of young professionals.