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OPPD’s Javier Fernandez Will Be Featured Speaker at Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon

September 29 Event Presented by Bellevue University Is Open to the Public and Students

Bellevue University’s Hispanic Heritage Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 29, will feature Javier Fernandez, President and CEO of OPPD as the guest speaker.

Hispanic Art Center of Omaha will provide entertainment at the luncheon. 

According to Gina Ponce, the University’s Director of Latino Outreach, the event is an ideal way to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In the United States. “The community and conversation at this luncheon gives us the opportunity to recognize the significant contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to our country’s history, culture and achievements.”

The luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be held in the garden level of the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building at 812 Bruin Blvd., Bellevue, Nebraska 68005. 

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $10 with a student ID. Attendees may register online at 

Fernandez leads the state’s largest public utility and has served in various executive roles in companies across the nation. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha Branch; the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; Habitat for Humanity Omaha; and Bellevue University. 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (

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