Lincoln, Neb. — Sept. 13, 2017 —Three Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) employees in Nebraska have received the company’s highest employee honor from company chairman and chief executive officer David R. Emery. Black Hills Corp. is the parent company of Nebraska natural gas utility Black Hills Energy.
Among those receiving this year’s Chairman’s Award are Connie Johnson, a principal software development analyst in Papillion, Nebraska, Jerry Osborne, a service specialist in Atkinson, Nebraska, and Tim Proksel, a gas operations supervisor in Papillion.
The distinction acknowledges superior professional achievement and community service while supporting the development of a culture that recognizes performance, reinforces company values and standards, and promotes teamwork.
“The Chairman’s Award recognizes employees who exemplify our mission, vision and values,” Emery said. “This year’s recipients exhibit the attributes we hope to cultivate throughout our organization: They’re values-driven, generous with their time, strong in character and focused on making life better for our customers and our communities.”
Emery has presented the award annually for seven years and selected this year’s honorees from 91 peer-nominated employees throughout the company’s nearly 3,000 employees. The other honorees this year are John Rowland, a customer solutions representative, and Nancy Weatherford, a customer service center supervisor, both of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Emery recognized this year’s recipients at a ceremony and reception in Denver, Colorado.