LA VISTA, NEBRASKA – Brian Mahlendorf, vice president and general manager for The Weitz Company, was recognized on October 10 by the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce as its 2018 Business Leader of the Year.
Mahlendorf oversees the national construction firm’s operations in Nebraska. The 26-year construction industry veteran has spent the past 18 years with Weitz in the Omaha area, building relationships with organizations and people through honesty, respect and good customer service.
The contributions Mahlendorf has made to support the Sarpy County Chamber, local foundations and economic growth in the county were major factors to him earning this recognition. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce, City of Omaha Zoning Board of Appeals, La Vista Community Foundation, 84th Street Redevelopment and ACE Mentor Program, in addition to being an active participant with the Papillion La Vista School Foundation, Leadership Sarpy professional development program and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.
“This award of Business Leader of the Year recognized Brian for not only his integrity and leadership within the construction industry but also how our community is connected and supported by his leadership at Weitz,” said Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce President Karen Gibler. “Over the years, we have seen the same team of people at Weitz grow and excel within the organization. We believe this is a result of Brian fostering a great work environment for them, allowing for growth opportunities and a good work-life balance.”
At work, Mahlendorf practices a family-first attitude by incorporating workday flexibility and staggered scheduling amongst project teams. He continually encourages all employees to engage in philanthropic activities in the greater Omaha area, including ACE Mentor Program, TEAMMATES, The local housing authority, Partnership4kids, Boy Scouts and Habitat for Humanity, amongst others.
“I am honored to receive this award but I cannot take sole credit for it. The people I’m surrounded by and have the pleasure of working with every day made this possible,” Mahlendorf said.