At a July online staff meeting, Dave Simpson was awarded the 2019 FM Outstanding Manager award. Simpson received nominations for the award from both current and past FM staff, each commending his positive attitude and responsiveness to the needs of customers and his team. The award presentation normally takes place in spring, but was delayed to limited campus operations.

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One nominator noted, “Dave exhibited excellent customer service during the entire time I served with him at FM (4 years). His responsiveness was exceptional, and his care and concern for his employees was notable. He would ask questions and bring me in the loop when issues would arise. Overall, I would say that he is one of the top managers at FM.”

Another added, “He is willing to go to bat for his guys. He is big on recognizing his staff…and lets them know how things are going.”

In presenting the award, FM Director Al Sena said to Simpson, “You have displayed, through difficult circumstances, a level of work that we aspire to and you’ve helped keep the University and the department successful.”

Those recognized for this award demonstrate the qualities of outstanding leadership, customer service, promoting a positive work environment and making a significant contribution to the success of their workgroups. 

Nominations for the 2020 Outstanding Manager will open in February 2021.