Meet Nick Pena, Outside Plant Coordinator
Every month, Socket employees nominate and vote on a co-worker who best exemplifies our Core Values and Beliefs.
This month, we picked Nick Peña.
Nick's been around for a while. He first became a Sockteer almost 10 years ago, as a young, eager technical support representative. He worked his way through Socket, sporting a variety of hairstyles as he did--including a ponytail, mohawk and shaved head.
He now serves as outside plant coordinator, which is a fancy way of saying that he's currently overseeing the construction of Socket's fiber-to-the-home network in rural Boone and Callaway counties.
"Every time I have a question about the fiber project, Nick has the answer," said a co-worker who nominated him for the award. "He is an asset to Socket and always goes above and beyond what is asked of him."
He's also an amazing cook and is especially famous for his Cuban chili recipe. It even won him the title of 2008 Socket Chili Champion! And now he can add "March 2012 You-Make-the-Difference Winner" right next to it on his list of honors.
Read about other You-Make-the-Difference-Award winners.