Dr. Fred Luthans Honored 4/13/16 04/13/16 10:52:44 AM
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Baird Holm LLP
Dr. Fred Luthans Honored with Best Places
To Work in Omaha® Individual Contributor Award
Baird Holm LLP, founder of the Best Places to Work in Omaha® initiative along with its sponsor, the Greater Omaha Chamber, recently announced that Dr. Fred Luthans will be honored with the Individual Contributor Award at the Best Places to Work in Omaha® awards luncheon on May 5, 2016.
This is the fifth time that this honor has been given since 2003, when the Best Places to Work in Omaha® initiative was founded. “The Individual Contributor award is given to a leader in Omaha’s human resource community whose contributions make a lasting impact by creating great places to work,” said Baird Holm Partner, Scott S. Moore. “Dr. Luthans was chosen for this honor based upon his contributions to the human resource community through his published research, training programs and leadership in the area of organizational behavior. His commitment to research and education has forged the way for the organizational betterment, not just in Omaha and Lincoln, but around the globe.”
Dr. Fred Luthans is University and Distinguished Professor of Management Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, management and psychology from the University of Iowa. In his 50-year academic career he has received multiple honors and awards, including being elected President of the National Academy of Management and received their Distinguished Educator Award, the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate from DePaul University. Dr. Luthans authored the first textbooks in organizational behavior (now in its 13th edition) and international management (now in its ninth edition) and co-authored the book, “Psychological Capital and Beyond” (Oxford University Press, 2015) with Carolyn Youssef-Morgan and Bruce Avolio. He is editor of three journals and has written more than 200 academic articles. Dr. Luthans’ works have been cited more than 35,000 times.
Luthans is very appreciative of this recognition. He noted: “Although I have been involved with organizations throughout the U.S. and world, from NASA to China Mobile, I have found there truly is no place like home. Hopefully, my research and publications, thousands of students, development programs and consulting have indeed made a contribution to the numerous world-class, best places to work in Omaha.”
“Throughout his career, Dr. Luthans has been a forerunner in the field of human resources through his contributions to organizational behavior,” stated David G. Brown, President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber. “His work and dedication have paved the foundational culture of many of Omaha’s great workplaces.”
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