DJC Names Sarah Oaks 2020 Phenom
DAY CPM and Otak are thrilled to share that the Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) has named Sarah Oaks, Operations Manager for DAY CPM, as a 2020 Phenom under their Phenoms & Icons Award. The award honors long-time leaders and up-and-coming professionals in the building industry who are expected to share the future of architecture, engineering, construction, development, transportation, energy, and sustainability in the region.
Sarah was nominated by her peers for not only her significant contributions in her day-to-day work, where she is responsible for overseeing the entire construction and project management division with its 60 employees, but for her efforts that go beyond.
Of significance is her creation of the mentorship program for DAY CPM. Henry Alaman, Senior Vice President notes,
“Through this mentorship program, she has come to understand each employee’s responsibilities within the division, their strengths and weaknesses, where the employee can execute their strengths to their advantage, and how all employees can simultaneously work together. Her knowledge has been invaluable for our implementation of better practices as a division.”
Sarah recognizes and empowers all staff to share their expertise with others through training and peer development. In particular, she is a leader for her female colleagues championing practices of equity and inclusion by working to bring visibility to the contributions of others, and advance promotion opportunities and pay equity within the division.
Combining her skills at identifying and pushing forward best management practices to lead the work of her division, with her unfailing support of her colleagues made Sarah an obvious choice to her nominators who included Henry Alaman, Shawn Klinker, Healthcare Market Sector Leader, and Jon Nyone, International Market Sector Leader for DAY CPM.
Sarah will be honored at the virtual Phenoms & Icons Award Event to be held on Thursday, December 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.