Junior League of Omaha members Colby Jensen, Alyson Manning and Alysia Radicia are not just leaders within the League, they are leaders in business and service, earning the 2020 Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award. The 19th edition of the prestigious awards program for Omaha’s
entrepreneurs, executives and professionals was announced in September.
“I was blown away when I found out I was among the other great professionals on the 40 Under 40 list,”
said Colby, an Audit Senior Manager with BKD, LLP, and the League’s Diversity & Inclusion Treasurer and a Nominating Committee member. “Receiving this award displays my commitment to my career and community and acknowledges the progress all recipients have made professionally and in the greater Omaha area. It provides reassurance to ‘keep up the good work’ to create rewarding opportunities and experiences to those surrounding us, allowing others within our community to flourish and thrive. I’m so thankful to part of this list and a citizen on the Omaha community.”
Alyson, Employee Relations Director for Kiewit Corporation, agreed.
“It’s a true honor and privilege to be awarded this honor, along with the 39 other individuals recognized with such impressive volunteer and professional credentials,” she said. “Recognizing the great accomplishments of young people in these areas in our community each year also helps set a
precedence for everybody to understand and agree on. More so, it can help inspire others to exceed
these standards and foster the continuous improvement in our society.”
Alyson became a Sustainer after serving as the 2018-2019 Recording Secretary. She also previously held
the positions of Executive Vice President, Cookbook Chair and American Girl Models Coordinator Chair,
among others, throughout her time as an Active Member.
Alysia is the Executive Vice President-Elect. She works as an interior designer at RDG Planning & Design
while balancing her roles in the League and other community organizations.
“I don’t do the work I do for the title or the recognition,” she said. “In my role as a designer I strive to
design spaces that best position the organizations for success; same is to be said for the work I do as a
volunteer. The best recognition I can receive is when the organization is able to meet their goals and
better serve the community due to the design or volunteer time I have done. In this instance, receiving a 40 Under 40 Award solidifies that the work I do matters and makes a difference.”
Over the next several days, JLO Connections will profile Colby, Alyson and Alysia. Each woman will also be featured in the Midlands Business Journal’s Dec. 8 edition.