Herrera Announces 2022 OORP Awards​

Herrera is excited to announce this year’s recipients of our Outstanding Employee-Owner Recognition Program (OORP) Awards. Voted on by Herrera staff, these internal awards recognize the accomplishments of our employee-owners through twelve categories that reflect our firm’s values. Take a look at this year’s winners below!

The Recycling Artist​- Like those creative geniuses that can turn one person’s trash (or recycling) into an amazing work of art, this person thinks outside the box to find innovative solutions in their projects and around the office. Winner: Lauren Ode-Giles, GIS Analyst

The Constructed Wetland- This person is incredibly good at cleaning up big messes. Our constructed wetland person functions on multiple levels, solving problems and keeping projects on track. Winner: Shannon Grey, PE, Senior Engineer

The Solar Panel- Like the solar panel, these people collect all the sun’s rays and make work happen! They are incredibly productive and awesome at getting stuff done. Winners: Andy Siegel, GIS Analyst & Camryn Steiner, Engineer

The Gardener - Like the gardener who brings fruits, vegetables, and flowers to life, this productive partner brings in a bounty of new work. Winner: Mary Shanks, Principal Engineer

The Peloton ​- This person is the ultimate team player and works hard to integrate awesomeness into Herrera culture. Winner: Satya Dhital, PE, Engineer

The Green Roof​- This mighty roof component carries a steady load and continues to grow every season, increasing in effectiveness, awesomeness and beauty. Our green roof awardee is a new employee that exemplifies the steady progress and growth of green roof technology. Winner: Lacy Lackey, Engineer

The Rain Garden- Rain gardens are the ultimate multi-functional landscape feature – they treat stormwater, recharge groundwater, and provide wildlife habitat. Like a rain garden, these people are willing to do it all. Winner: Nick Bartish, Scientist & Rebecca Stebbing, Scientist

The Mycorrhiza​- Like the symbiotic relationship between trees and fungi, these people work well with others to appropriately give assignments, receive finished pieces, and develop a full and healthy project. Winner: Colleen Mitchell, PE, Associate Engineer & Heidi Houck, PE, Principal Engineer

The Moose​- The Moose stands still and strong when it comes to defending science, what is grounded in fact, and what is right for this earth. Winner: Rob Zisette, Principal Aquatic Scientist

The Kingfisher​- The Kingfisher represents the empathy it takes to not only be a great coworker, but also an excellent client-advocate. This individual always delivers because your success is their success. Winner: George Iftner, LG, Principal Scientist

The Orca​- The Orca is a crafty creature, always finding innovative ways of incorporating environmental ethics into not only our work but also our daily lives. Winner: Julianne Chechanover, Engineer

The Raven​- The Raven embodies the mentor mentality. Their love of learning is equally shared between their passion for teaching and thirst for more knowledge. Winner: Jeff Parsons, PhD, PE, Principal Geomorphologist