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Employee Spotlight: EJ Wilson

At DAA, we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. You can also check back next month to see who is featured in the employee spotlight! This week we are featuring EJ Wilson, Business Development Manager.     Hometown: Emporia, VA Alma Mater: The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Birthday: October 28 Tell us a little about your background. Our viewers may not be aware that you are the EJ Wilson. So, talk to us a little bit about your experience in the NFL. I was a 4th round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2010 NFL Draft after lettering in 4 seasons playing for the Tar Heels. I also spent years playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before an Achilles injury derailed my career. Although it meant the premature ending of my playing career, my injury taught me a lot about myself and helped me to develop...

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Civil Engineering Firm- red map background- Richmond, Blacksburg, NewportNews, Charlottesville, Manassas, Virginia Beach

Employee Spotlight: Kathleen Stark

At DAA, we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. You can also check back next month to see who is featured in the employee spotlight! This week we are featuring Kathleen Stark, CAD drafter for the Environmental team. Kathleen Stark Title: CAD Drafter Division: Environmental Hometown: Clayton, NC Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Birthday: August 6   What three words would you use to describe working at DAA? Fun, Flexible, and Family   Favorite thing about working at DAA? Great People   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? As a CAD Drafter for the environmental department, I work on a lot of projects. Each project is in need of some kind of map for the reports. They are all fun and some more challenging than others. I love what I do.   Favorite quote or words of wisdom? “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t...

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Employee Spotlight: Joann Mayo

At DAA, we are proud to be a values-oriented firm. We are fortunate to employ exceptional professionals in the industry who make it their mission to live out our firm’s values through their work, in their personal lives, and in the community. This month, we are pleased to highlight Joann Mayo, who is our Accounting Specialist in the Finance Administration Division team. Let’s catch up with her here:  Joann Mayo. Title: Accounting Specialist Division: Finance Administration Hometown: Virginia Beach Alma Mater: Regent University Birthday: July 20   What three words would you use to describe working at DAA? Innovative, flexible, and progressive   Favorite thing about working at DAA? Learning opportunities and experiences   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? In the Finance Administration department, we are presented with opportunities to build long lasting relationships with our internal stakeholders, external clients, and business partners; what may seem like a challenge, is often the opportunity to deepen our relationships through...

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Employee Spotlight: Rob Link

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! This week we are featuring Rob Link, Laboratory Manager in the Geotechnical Engineering Division. Rob Link Title: Laboratory Manager Division: Geotechnical Engineering Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Birthday: June 9   What three words would you use to describe working at DAA? Comradery, integrity, and dedication   Favorite thing about working at DAA? The best part of working at DAA for me is the privilege of working with our talented staff. Even as we grow, and continue to grow as a company, we have not lost our family feel and approach.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? Goodness, as Lab Manager I have worked on hundreds of different projects, all of them have their own unique challenges. However, for me the most challenging aspect of my job...

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Employee Spotlight: John Robertson

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! This month we are featuring John Robertson,  the Division Manager for the Advanced Locating  Mapping Division. John Robertson, PE Title: Division Manager Division: Advanced Locating & Mapping Hometown: Henrico, VA Alma Mater: Virginia Tech Birthday: May 14   What three words would you use to describe working at DAA? Professional, challenging, and rewarding.   Favorite thing about working at DAA? The people and the culture.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? Project RVA is the largest project to date since I've been here. It's fast paced, interesting, and always changing.   Favorite sports team? Virgina Tech and NASCAR   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now? Seal Team   Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?   New York City at Thanksgiving. It was fun,...

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Employee Spotlight: Deborah Flippo

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! This month, we are pleased to highlight Deborah Flippo who is the Business Development Manager. Let’s catch up with her below: Deborah Flippo Title: Economic Development Program Manager Division: Marketing & Business Development Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA Alma Mater: VCU Birthday: April 7   Favorite thing about working at DAA? In my job, every day is different.  I love the autonomy I can enjoy and the work-life balance that has always been important to the firm.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? I spent 7 years pursuing the Wildwood Commerce Park in Carroll County – and then they issued the RFP with a due date while I was out of the country on vacation!  But the DAA team made it happen, and I returned...

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Employee Spotlight: Jocylen Graves

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Jocylen Graves Title: Plat Creation Manager Division: Site Development and Infrastructure Hometown: Bumpass, VA Birthday: December 2   What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Fun, Challenging, Family-Oriented   Favorite thing about working at DAA? Flexible work schedule   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? Working on the Public Utility Company project has been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences I’ve had. It’s an accomplishment being involved in the many steps of the strategic underground process and the reliable source of electricity distributed to Virginia customers.   Favorite quote or words of wisdom? “Cultivate the habit of being grateful…” –Ralph Waldo Emerson   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now? Law & Order: SVU and the Bible   Have you been on a recent vacation...

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Employee Spotlight: Jason Judy

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Jason Judy, PE Title: Design Engineer Division: Structural Engineering Alma Mater:  Old Dominion University Hometown: Varina, VA Birthday: October 1   What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Challenging, Fun and, Rewarding   Favorite thing about working at DAA? The team/family environment we have in Structural, from Puppy Picture Monday to our Structural cook-outs out in the back parking lot.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? The Stone Brewery. I worked on this project for the better part of two years from preliminary design documents through the first batches of beer brewed. The cast-in-place concrete tank farm for the brewery presented a unique design challenge and has been the only time where we’ve needed to use large No. 14 bars for the steel reinforcing....

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Employee Spotlight: Leonard “Rip” Ford

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Leonard “Rip” Ford Title: Environmental Project Manager Division: Environmental Services Alma Mater:  Virginia Tech and UCLA Hometown: Richmond, VA Birthday: September 26   Favorite thing about working at DAA? Flexible office schedule.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? Serving as environmental team leader for some 20 years was both the most challenging and the most rewarding “project” that I have experienced in my career.   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now? Midsomer Murders (ACORN TV rules)   Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?   A weekend visit with my first born daughter, last month, in Chicago.   [caption id="attachment_6594" align="aligncenter" width="770"] Rip's trip to Chicago[/caption]   What was the first concert you ever attended? The Byrds (Richmond Arena)   Favorite sports team? I have no interest in...

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Employee Spotlight: Lori Kuszmaul

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Lori Kuszmaul Title: Receptionist Division: Finance and Administration Alma Mater:  University of Toledo Hometown: McComb and Perrysburg, Ohio Birthday: August 12   What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Fun, exciting, family-oriented   Favorite thing about working at DAA? Every day is a new day! I never know what my challenges and accomplishments will be. I enjoy working with people and helping where I can.   Favorite quote or words of wisdom? BREATHE!   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now? I am always obsessed with romance novels. But my latest read, which was not a romance novel was "Born a Crime", by Trevor Noah. Wonderful book about the apartheid.     Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?   I don’t need no stinkin’ vacation, I live...

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