Jeremy O’Mard, a 2013 Management Information Systems graduate, was one of sixteen alumni chosen to receive a 2021 Penn State Alumni Achievement award, which honors alumni 35 years of age and younger for extraordinary professional accomplishments. About 100 alumni—eight of them Penn State Behrend graduates— have received the award since it was established in 2005.
As a managing consultant and systems engineer with IBM, O’Mard is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and security of the company’s Commissary Advance Resale Transaction System, a hardware/software solution used at Department of Defense Commissaries around the world.
O’Mard is treasurer of Behrend’s new Black Leadership Alumni Coalition Affiliate Programming Group. He also is president of the University’s African-American Alumni Organization of D.C. Alumni Interest Group. In 2018, he served as the programming committee chair for Penn State’s Black Alumni Reunion and is the current Black Alumni Reunion co-chair. He also volunteers with the Maryland Defense Force, a volunteer uniformed state military agency and one of the four components of the Maryland Military Department.
O’Mard, who lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was honored in an April ceremony.