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2/21/2003



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UP's Butler earns African-American heritage award


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Union Pacific Railroad Vice President-Supply Eric Butler recently received the Durham Western Heritage Museum African-American Heritage Award, which recognizes outstanding African-Americans in the areas of business, community, education and religion.


Butler joined UP in 1986, serving in finance, accounting, operations analysis, human resources and purchasing. Currently responsible for the railroad's purchasing, warehousing and logistics functions totaling $4 billion annually, Butler is an active advocate and supporter of the Great Plains Minority Supplier Purchasing Council.


He also serves as a volunteer at the Douglas County Correctional Facility, a task force member for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, lifetime member of the Urban League and board member of the Omaha Community Foundation. He previously served on the boards of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Omaha Children's Theater, Family Services Agency and the North Omaha Good News Bears.


Butler's also an ordained minister serving Omaha's Joy of Life Ministries.


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