Thursday, August 8, 2013

BPU announces Burley-Krenzer as first Everyday Hero

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Jenny Burley-Krenzer has been named the first Kansas City BPU “Everyday Hero” by a committee of peers and community members who selected her from among many employees nominated for this award.

BPU launched the Everyday Hero Program as a way to recognize employees who go above and beyond at work and in the community.

Eager to get her foot in the door at BPU, Burley-Krenzer started as a temporary employee in 2001, transitioned to garage clerk, and worked her way up to her current position where she serves as the executive assistant to the general manager and the board of directors, along with other BPU managers.

“Jenny exhibits dependability and accountability in her job performance,” said Don Gray, BPU general manager. “Her standout organizational and communication skills ensure that all board meetings run smoothly through careful preparation. She also excels in customer service, anticipating their needs and actively seeking solutions.”

Burley-Krenzer grew up in the Kansas City area and brings her trademark enthusiasm and caring heart to helping her community. She is actively involved with the Humane Society of Wyandotte County, rescuing stray dogs.

“I think there is a real problem with stray dogs here in Wyandotte County and I try to do my part by adopting these dogs, getting them off the streets,” said Burley-Krenzer.

Her infectious positive energy, strong work ethic and a healthy sense of humor have made an enduring impression on her BPU family.

“She puts a smile on the faces of those around her and is tactful and thoughtful with all of the customer calls she receives,” said co-worker Chris May.

Do you know a BPU employee who exhibits the same work ethic and passion? Someone who excels in customer service, exceeds expectations, or positively impacts the workplace and community with their leadership, teamwork and creativity? Nominate them to become the next BPU Everyday Hero today by visiting