Dubuque, IA—Amanda Kennedy accepted the third annual Waugh Award during Origin Design’s 40th Anniversary Celebration held on May 6, 2022 at the Diamond Jo in Dubuque.
The Waugh Award was created in honor of IIW/Origin Design co-founder, Dennis Waugh, who retired at the end of 2018 after 37 years of service. The award recognizes an Origin employee owner that supports and furthers its Mission-Vision-Values, while exhibiting the traits of Waugh, including passion, generosity, leading by example and loyalty.
Several nominations were received for the Waugh Award—Kennedy was unanimously selected by the Waugh Award Committee. “Amanda is approachable, kind and is always willing to lend an ear. She has a positive, can-do attitude and is always willing to jump in and help the team out, wanting the best for Origin Design and its employee owners. She’s very involved in the community, participating in various organizations and volunteering, while proudly wearing Origin apparel,” as described in the nomination.
Kennedy, Project Support Team Leader at Origin Design, accepted the award from Pat Ready, PE, President & CEO of Origin Design. “Amanda is a true ambassador of Origin Design—she’s kind, helpful, trustworthy and loyal. I can’t think of a more deserving recipient for this year’s award. I’m proud to call her my colleague and friend,” said Ready.