On April 26, a diverse group of Omaha business and community leaders joined Deloitte’s current and past Omaha leadership teams to celebrate the official opening of Deloitte’s new office in the heart of the city center.
Daniel Kinsella, Deloitte & Touche LLP, presided over the spirited ribbon-cutting ceremony. He was joined by Grant Gregory, one of the inaugural leaders of Deloitte’s Omaha office; Carmen Tapio, board chair for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; and Tom Warren, chief of staff to Mayor Jean Stothert. A host of other leaders from a broad cross-section of corporations, nonprofits, and civic organizations, among others, also attended the event.
A Connector for the Community
“Today is not about Deloitte; it’s about the community,” said Kinsella. “It’s not a coincidence that we have such a wide spectrum of individuals with us today. Our relationships with such a wide range of organizations allow Deloitte to help further the important work our community does together.”
Deloitte is the first professional services organization to set up shop in the revitalized city center. The modern workspace designed to fuse talent, technology, and innovation is the fulfillment of Deloitte’s Omaha office leadership vision of serving the community from the Capitol District, Omaha’s epicenter of business, talent, and diversity. With more than 200 professionals, the new Deloitte office will serve as an important anchor for the downtown business community, situated between the new Kiewit Luminarium serving as its education, science, and technology hub and the Steelhouse, Omaha’s newest entertainment venue.
Since opening its first Omaha office in the 1950s, Deloitte has been committed to serving the Omaha community. Today, Deloitte has collaborations with many higher education institutions in the region, and its professionals serve on more than 100 local nonprofit and civic boards. In his prepared remarks, Kinsella emphasized how the new office would serve as a base for Deloitte’s ongoing commitment to enriching the Omaha community, providing lasting value through local collaborations and making a positive impact in the Omaha region.
Making an Impact that Matters
Deloitte’s community focus is driven by its purpose: to make an impact that matters by creating trust and confidence in a more equitable society. One way Deloitte has fulfilled this purpose both nationally and regionally in Omaha is through its historical commitment to education and workforce development.
Kinsella believes that Omaha is an important nexus and an alternative to larger business centers. As a hub of the “Silicon Prairie” tech sector, Omaha merges technology with traditional industries, the military, education, and not-for-profit organizations. “The success of the United States and really the modern world depends on diverse decentralized business centers such as Omaha’s and the unique perspectives they bring,” he said.
Grant Gregory added: “I’m proud to be a part of Deloitte’s rich history of supporting the Omaha region, which plays a vital role in our nation’s defense, information technology, and financial services industries. It’s an honor to be here to celebrate Deloitte’s ongoing commitment to Omaha and the great state of Nebraska.”
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