Awards & Recognition

General Randall Marchi presented OTA President Monica Orluk with a Center of Influence award at the 1/110th Infantry Division Freedom Salute Ceremony. This award is in recognition of the support OTA has provided to the Guard during deployments for Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom.

OTA President Monica Orluk receives Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s Citizen Service Award

OTA President, Monica Orluk is named a State Farm “Good Neighbor” by the Pittsburgh Pirates Charitable Foundation.

Kristen Holloway, OTA Founder and CEO, is selected as one of Pittsburgh’s “40 under 40”.

OTA President Monica Orluk was named one of the top 10 volunteer leaders in the Nation through the University of Phoenix Volunteer Leader Award issued by the Points of Light Foundation, resulting in a $10,000 grant to OTA.

OTA President receives the John Heinz Community Advocate Award.

Kristen Holloway is presented with the National Association of Women Business Owner’s Volunteer Award.

President George W. Bush recognized Operation Troop Appreciation in a speech he gave at the White House on September 8, 2008.  As part of his Volunteer Recognition Program, the President praised the tireless efforts of volunteers all over the country, while bringing special attention to the work performed by OTA.  Kristen Holloway, President of OTA was greeted by President Bush as she arrived at the White House.

“Rotary Volunteer of the Year” is presented to Kristen Holloway.