Skip To The Main Content

Blog Header Image


Poels honored with NREDA President’s Award

NREDA logo

Contact: Kailah Schmitz, CAE, Executive Director
National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA)
Phone:  (515) 284-1421

Nick Poels_web

Kansas City, Missouri – Nick Poels, received the National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) President’s Award for outstanding support and commitment to rural economic development.

The NREDA President’s Award recognizes outstanding service to NREDA board, members and mission. 

 “Nick’s efforts on the Sponsorship Committee as well as his support for me makes him the most deserving of this award” stated Nikki Pfannenstiel, NREDA president. “This year’s Annual Conference would not have been the success that it was without Nick’s help.”

Pfannenstiel presented the award at the association’s 2020 NREDA Annual Conference with more than 130 members in attendance.

Poels recently transitioned to the role of Director, Remote Work & Entrepreneurship at NetWork Kansas. He serves on the NREDA Publications and Marketing Committee and Sponsorship Committee. Poels has been an NREDA member since 2015



NREDA is an organization of economic development professionals focused upon the issues and opportunities of rural America. It is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of its membership through ongoing education and networking programs, while serving as an information source and conduit for developers, site selectors and prospective businesses to NREDA members and the areas they serve. For more information about NREDA visit or contact NREDA headquarters at (515) 284-1421.