OB Report
May 2020
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A Message from Our President and CEO

Debra Hewson By Debra Hewson President and Chief Executive Officer

Hello everyone,

I hope you and your loved ones have been keeping well since my last message and getting what you need to stay safe and take care of one another.

I don’t need to tell you what an unusual time we are living through. With simultaneous health and economic crises turning our world upside down, this is uncharted territory for all of us. It’s almost impossible to believe how much things have changed in such a short time, and it’s a lot to deal with; that’s why I want to stay connected to all of you.

As you know, Odlum Brown is fully operational, and we are doing everything necessary to take care of our team and our clients. I am so proud of the resilience and creative energy our team has displayed in adapting to this “new normal.” As I write this in April, most of our team members are working from home, but there are still a few of us left at the office, and it’s awfully quiet. I’m sure that’s not the case for those of you with kids now attending school virtually, or with your whole family suddenly working from home!

I want you to know that regardless of where we are working, we are all available to help you navigate these turbulent times. Odlum Brown is a strong, independently owned and well-established company. We have been proudly serving our clients for close to a century. You can be assured that we are ready and able to face the current challenges with you, regardless of how long they persist.

I am confident that we will weather this storm as we always have – by working alongside our clients and our colleagues and helping each other through. I want to thank all of you for doing your part to help our community through this difficult time, whether you are one of our heroes on the front lines of this crisis, or even just practicing physical distancing to help our community flatten the curve.

I look forward to the time when we can welcome you back into our offices and see you in person. Until then, please know that we are here for you.

Keep well,
Debra Hewson