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Nebraska’s Zwonechek Honored
GHSA's Nebraska Member,
GHSA’s Nebraska Member, Fred Zwonechek, was recently inducted into Nebraska’s Safety and Health Hall of Fame. Organized by the National Safety Council’s Nebraska chapter, individuals are recognized for their vision and inspirational leadership, for influencing influencers, for their dedication to safety and ambassadorship of the mission and for support and encouragement which builds a strong foundation and gives an exceptional staff the power and confidence to move the Council forward to serve the entire state.
Zwonechek has been with the highway safety office for 38 years and has served as director since 1981. During his tenure as director, Nebraska’s total crashes have decreased 24 percent, alcohol related fatalities have decreased 73 percent and seat belt use has risen to 84 percent, a strong achievement for a state with a secondary seat belt law. In addition to his state service, Zwonechek has been a national leader, serving GHSA on its Executive Board for many terms as well as serving as the organization’s Treasurer.
To mark the occasion, Governor Dave Heineman proclaimed October 5 as “Fred Zwonechek” day across Nebraska. Congratulations, Fred!