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Tim Kennedy

The Nebraska Hotel & Lodging Association is pleased to recognize Mr. Tim Kennedy as the first recipient of the Nebraska Hotel & Lodging Association’s Guest Services STAR award. Tim is a staff accountant with the Hilton Omaha.

Tim started with the Hilton Omaha in 2015 as their payroll clerk and general cashier. After just six months Tim was promoted from payroll clerk to General Accounting Clerk. Less than a year after moving to General Accountant, Tim accepted a new position as the hotels Staff Accountant.

Tim’s experience in several positions in the finance department, as well as his front office hotel experience prior to joining the Hilton, epitomizes the idea of working your way up. His ability to jump in and help wherever needed is a true asset. He is a master of troubleshooting in order to find the correct method or answer for something, and when he is done he asks “what’s next?”

One of the biggest contributions that Tim provides is his amazing attitude and demeanor. Since starting at the hotel, Tim has been acknowledged by his colleagues for his great teamwork, and customer service with Team Member of the Month nominations three times in just over two years, and was awarded the Team member of the month twice! Tim was also recognized by the Executive Committee and selected as the 2017 Team Member of the Year!

Tim Kennedy is going places – with a positive, can-do attitude, great work ethic, and knowledge!

Congratulations Tim!

Pictured above (Left to right) are Kristy Phalen, NHLA President, Award Winner Tim Kennedy and Hilton Omaha General Manager Gordon Humbert



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