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Carmen Tapio

Carmen Tapio

Carmen Tapio, a dedicated entrepreneur, philanthropist, and CEO, has made it her life’s mission to drive positive change through both profit and nonprofit ventures. As the founder of North End Teleservices, LLC, Nebraska Black Women United, The NET Work Spot, and Forever North Real Estate, Mrs. Tapio continues to channel her energy into creating significant economic impact and empowering individuals to realize their dreams. Through her relentless efforts, she fosters career pathways and job creation, envisioning a future where communities thrive, and individuals achieve their fullest potential. She stands as a testament to entrepreneurial inspiration, earning her a place on the 2021 Forbes Next 1000 List of Inspiring Entrepreneurs and the 2022 Inspire Award.

Recognized for her unwavering commitment to revitalizing communities, Tapio invests in blighted areas, breathing new life into forgotten neighborhoods. Her passion for philanthropy has earned her prestigious accolades, including the USA Today 2021 Woman of the Year Nebraska Honoree and the 2022 induction into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame. She has been hailed as a beacon of ethical leadership, earning awards such as the BBB Torch Award for Ethics and the NCNW Legacy Award for Economic Empowerment.

Beyond her entrepreneurial pursuits, Tapio is a luminary in the world of philanthropy. She actively serves on various foundations, nonprofit, and public boards, including Werner Enterprises, where she chairs the ESG Committee. Her influence extends to the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as Chair, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch Board of Directors. Tapio’s philanthropic endeavors also include her role as a Peter Kiewit Foundation Trustee and an advisory Board Member for Habitat for Humanity Omaha. Her dedication to community service is further exemplified by her involvement in the Strategic Command Consultation Committee, Omaha Zoological Society Board of Directors, UNMC Audit Committee, CHI Immanuel Community Board, University of Nebraska Presidents Advisory and University of Nebraska Trustee boards.

Tapio finds joy in her personal life, sharing it with her husband Bob and their beloved dogs, Bella, and Lola. Together, they explore the world, sowing the seeds of compassion and generosity wherever they go.