VIENNA, Va. — July 22, 2016 —
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) recognized Kevin O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of LifeCenter Northwest, by presenting him with the 2016 Nathan Sallop Excellence in Leadership Award. The award, generously sponsored by Sallop Insurance Agency, was presented at the Association’s 33rd Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
“Since he began working in the organ donation and transplantation field, Kevin has been the finest example of servant leadership,” said Jay Campbell, J.D., 2015-2016 AOPO president. Campbell described O’Connor as someone who was always there, could always be counted on, and a trusted advisor.
O’Connor has held multiple positions in organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and currently serves as president and chief executive officer of LifeCenter Northwest in Belleview, Wash. He remains active within several professional organizations in the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practices, including AOPO, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), and NATCO, and has served on the boards of Donate Life America and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation.