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Jenny Burley-KrenzerJenny Burley-Krenzer (BPU photo)
Jenny Burley-Krenzer has been named the first Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities “Everyday Hero,” an employee award.
BPU started the program to recognize employees who go above and beyond at work and in the community, according to a BPU news release. The employees are selected by peers and community members.
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, in the news release. “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,” Burley-Krenzer said.
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.
Nominations for the BPU Everyday Hero may be made by visiting www.BPU.com/EverydayHeroes.
- Story from BPU