STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2O18

Name: Gary Spicer

Role on the Project: Site Quality Manager

My Story:  I grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, and joined the Canadian Army as a Radio Operator when I was 17. Twenty-one years later, I took off my uniform and settled back in my home town to raise our two boys. While working at a computer company in Halifax, I became interested in the quality field and studied Total Quality Management at Dalhousie University. My new knowledge and an insatiable desire for travel took me to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan and northern Canada to work in the quality field for various projects. My patient and long-suffering wife Brigitte has followed me from her birthplace in Germany to my home town in Nova Scotia, and on to various project offices in Ottawa and Calgary. I was thrilled at the opportunity to join the KentuckyWired project, as it gave us the chance to not only visit this wonderful part of the world, but also to contribute to a very worthwhile project goal. We love to travel and experience different languages and cultures, and I try to stay busy with amateur motorsports and with tinkering with bicycles and sports cars. We will retire this year and head back to Nova Scotia where we’ll start spending some quality time with our grandchildren and other family members and old friends.

After several trial visits, we moved to Lexington in April 2016. We love our neighborhood and Lexington and it will a sad day when we leave later this year.

Why I  Joined the DBLLC: It’s hard to shake the military practice of moving every few years, and so I find project work very attractive. When Ledcor gave me the opportunity to move to Lexington and work on the KentuckyWired project, I jumped at the chance although we knew it would be a major move and a huge adjustment. I realized the value of this project very early in our stay here in Kentucky. The people here are honest, friendly to a fault, helpful, industrious, intelligent and skilled, and they deserve the best communications infrastructure available to build on those personal and professional qualities and to entice additional modern business investment. I’m looking forward to seeing the positive effects this project will have on the Commonwealth and the people who call it home.

STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2018

Name:  Shawn E. Kay

Role on the Project:  Lead Construction Manager Outside Plant (LCM OSP)

My Story:  Shawn is motivated by the desire for constant improvement; even though he has done a good job today, he always wants to do a better job tomorrow. He has been married to Tammy for six years, has two daughters attending college, and has a spoiled Basset Hound named Lemon. He is a five-year veteran of the United States Marine Corp and has 17 years of telecom experience. Continue reading “STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2018”

STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2017

Name:  Stephen Crossman

Role on the Project:  Senior Site Quality Control Inspector

My Story:  I grew up in New Hampshire and began in the telecom industry in 1971 in New England.  My jobs have taken me around the globe including time in Egypt, Korea and a multitude of states in the US. I started my career as a Lineman and have worked in a variety of positions including, Project Manager, Design Engineer, Quality Manager, and Construction Manager. Continue reading “STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2017”

Staff Feature of the Month – November 2017

Name: Lynnette A. Hennigan

Role on the Project: Project Controls

My Story:  I have worked on projects in the Finance, Auditing and Project Controls fields for many years prior to coming on board with Black & Veatch in 2015. I work in project controls and I have truly enjoyed all the learning experiences that come with this career field. I like learning new things and working hard to improve what I have learned as I grow. I am confident that I will continue to be challenged with my career and I look forward to meeting those challenges head on. I am working in the Project Controls department, track cost for Engineering and Construction and give support to the progress and schedule of the Kentucky Wired Project. I get motivated when I see the work which the project controls team does and how that work assists the project with financial reporting and the field progress management system details that are so important to keep the construction schedule measured and moving forward. Continue reading “Staff Feature of the Month – November 2017”

Staff Feature of the Month – September 2017

Name:  Tim Hagan
Role on the Project: Utility Coordination Manager – Aerial Make Ready

My Story:  My role as a Utility Coordination Manager involves the Aerial Make Ready process and puts me in a key position that is most critical for the success of the aerial construction of the fiber network.  It is one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced in my career. Continue reading “Staff Feature of the Month – September 2017”

STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH!

SUMMER 2017 STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

 

Name:  Bethany Edwards
Role on the Project:  Project Engineer – Student Intern

My Story:  I am a junior Construction Management major at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. I began my studies at EKU in the nursing program, however while browsing the variety of majors available at the university, I stumbled upon construction management. The Construction Management program was one I had never heard of; however, it has allowed me to step outside my comfort zone while enhancing my leadership skills.  Eastern Kentucky University has provided me with substantial opportunities to become a leader in organizations such as Alpha Gamma Delta and the Student Contractors Association. I most recently joined the Kentucky National Guard and hope to do ROTC when I return in the fall. Continue reading “STAFF FEATURE OF THE MONTH!”

Staff Feature of the Month!

Name: Allan Brotherson
Role on the Project:  Construction Ops Manager West

My Story: I have over thirty-six years of Construction Management experience. I have been very fortunate to work with some of the largest companies in the world. Pacific Corp, Trans Alta, Newmont Gold and the Ledcor Group, in the United States and International sector.   I am married to my lovely wife and we have seven children and one grandchild. In my spare time, I enjoy watering skiing, snow skiing and building street rods. Continue reading “Staff Feature of the Month!”

Staff Feature of the Month!

Name: Erin Perdue
Role on the Project:  Field Construction Manager

My Story:  I am a proud mother of 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls), Luke 19, Emily 17, Noah 15 and Olivia 13, all of which are active in the Bourbon County Marching Band (2016 State Champions.)  I have worked throughout the telecommunication industry for the past nine years, working with various companies such as Telics, TruVance and most recently AT&T.  I am a very outdoorsy person with a love for all animals, but none more important than my horses.  When I am not going to state-wide band competitions, I am actively training as a Hunter Jumper Competitor.  I have earned multiple Championships for my Division. Continue reading “Staff Feature of the Month!”