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2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Omaha Eric Idehen
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Eric Idehen serves as vice president and diversity consultant at Wells Fargo Bank in Des Moines, Iowa, a position that allows him to draw from his global life experience and language skills. Under his direction, the bank has developed mentoring programs and increased diversity recruiting programs and activities.

Mr. Idehen is currently a board member of the Iowa Council of Understanding and has been recognized for his volunteer work with immigrants settling in Iowa. He plays a key role on the board of the local Red Cross, is an active member of the Alianza-Latino Business Association and the Iowa Chinese Association, and was honored as the 2009 recipient of the Dr. David Jiagian Wang Award for Humanity.

In 2009, Mr. Idehen graduated from the first FBI Citizens’ Academy in the state of Iowa and has remained diligent in the creation of the Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association for the Omaha Division, serving on the executive board.

Mr. Idehen moved from Nigeria to Iowa 10 years ago to provide a better life for his family and has devoted himself to giving back to the community. In addition to his contributions in Iowa, he and his wife have also founded the Cornerstone of Hope, an orphanage in the heart of Benin City, Nigeria. 

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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
DCLA 2010

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk

- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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