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O-pa Spotlight: New VP of Human Capital and Inclusion

Posted On Jul 7, 2020, 08:19 AM by Dara Hogan

Omaha Performing Arts is excited to announce the promotion of Gennean Scott, former Director of Human Resources, to the newly created position of Vice President of Human Capital and Inclusion. “Over the past 6 years, Gennean Scott has done an outstanding job for Omaha Performing Arts as Director of Human Resources” says O-pa President, Joan Squires.  “Under her leadership, we have developed and focused on our core values, developed and integrated the strategic initiatives for inclusion and equity through the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee, upgraded and improved our benefits and systems, and built a strong HR team.”   

In Gennean’s new role, she will continue to serve as a member of the senior team at O-pa, participating in institutional planning and decision making regarding all human resources matters and inclusivity initiatives. Squires says, “she provides excellent counsel and insight to employees who need assistance, and always works at the highest level of integrity.”  

Scott is an Omaha native and has always been an advocate for increasing diversity and creating an inclusive environment at O-pa and in Omaha. “We’ve stood on the side of equity and inclusion but having this position further solidifies our stance within the community and at large” says Scott. As the new VP of Human Capital and Inclusion one of Scott’s goals is to create community and advisory groups to influence programming and engagement within the community.  

Scott is also an avid volunteer for arts organizations in Omaha. She’s a member of Women of Color in the Arts, Black Arts Leadership Alliance and serves on the diversity and inclusion committee for the Human Resources Association of the Midlands Nebraska chapter.  

“Both in recognition of her accomplishments, and to ensure that our equity and inclusion initiatives are positioned at the highest level of the organization, I am extremely pleased to announce that effective July 2, she is being promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Human Capital and Inclusion” says Squires.