Dick Preston – Employee of the Year

Program - Retail Operations

From the minute he clocks in to work at Goodwill’s Retail Operations Center, Richard “Dick” Preston doesn’t sit still. As a truck driver for the retail division, he’s constantly on- the-go, serving a number of retail stores within the Omaha-metro area. He has a strong work ethic, working late nights and coming in on his […]

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Jacob Brown – Hope Achiever of the Year

Program - Work Experience

The physical demands and fast-paced environment are what, Goodwill Omaha’s 2015 Achiever of the Year, Jacob Brown loves most about his job. He’s a production Wearhouse associate at the Goodwill Retail Operations Center (ROC).

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Steve Hennessey – National Achiever of the Year

Program - AbilityOne

Hennessey had a rough start in life. His father was killed when he was a toddler and his mother suffered a nervous breakdown, after which Hennessey was sent to live in a home for people with intellectual disabilities. When he turned 18, he moved to an assisted living facility in Lincoln. Soon after, he got a job at Goodwill and found his calling.

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Holly Schwietz – Manager of the Year

Program - Work Experience

For the past 14 years, Work Experience Manager Holly Schwietz has worked at changing the lives of young people with special needs. She has been a teacher and mentor to thousands of high school students, preparing them for the real world of work. As the manager for Goodwill’s Work Experience program, she is methodical in […]

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Tim Cech – Marco Meyer Achiever of the Year

Program - AbilityOne

Tim Cech has worked as a custodian team leader at the Zorinsky Federal Building in Omaha for eight years. His shift starts at 3:00 p.m., but he’s almost always early. He sits in the breakroom telling jokes and greeting his coworkers.

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