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Have you met Eileen?

posted October 10, 2014 by Serena

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Meet Eileen LaSeur, QCA senior associate with 22 years of experience. She is a versatile and proven communications professional, highly experienced in public involvement and planning for transportation projects and initiatives. Organized and detail oriented, she has broad expertise in project development and environment (PD&E) studies and intermodal planning initiatives. This veteran communicator is adept at developing and implementing effective Community Awareness Plans, Public Involvement Programs and Advanced Notification Packages. She worked with Florida Department of Transportation Central Office to rewrite the Public Involvement Chapter for the Statewide PD&E Manual and the public Involvement Training Course. She has served on a variety of projects such as:

  • FDOT District 5 - Orlando International Airport Connector Refresh Alternatives Analysis
  • FDOT District 5 - Goldsboro Community Gateway Improvements (formerly Sanford Amtrak Autotrain Gateway Improvements) PD&E Study
  • FDOT District 5 – Poinciana Parkway Southport Connector PD&E Study
  • FDOT District 5 - SR 500 (US 441) – PD&E Study and Design
  • OOCEA FDOT – Wekiva Parkway PD&E Study
  • And More!

We're thrilled to have you on our team Eileen!

SR 35 (US 301) PD&E Study

posted October 10, 2014 by Serena

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Eileen is also working diligently on a project development and environment study (PD&E) with Eisman & Russo, Inc. Eileen is responsible for ensuring QCA provides the proper resources to support Eisman & Russo's public involvement program tasks which include public meeting coordination, scheduling presentations with local officials, documenting public outreach activities and more.

The PD&E study is evaluating the widening of SR 35 (US 301) from CR 470 West to SR 44, a distance of approximately 7.7 miles. This includes a possible realignment of the east-west portion of SR 35 (US 301) that travels through the City of Coleman in Sumter County, FL.

"This is an interesting PD&E Study with a wide variety of challenges and stakeholders. I'm looking forward to becoming more acquainted with the local communities and helping them understand what their role is in this important project." shared Eileen.

Eisman & Russo provides quality engineering and planning services for public and private clients, including private utilities, developers, architects, municipal agencies, school boards, and state, county and federal government agencies. While our experience and capabilities are diverse, our goal is always the same – the complete satisfaction of every Eisman & Russo client.

With more than 19 years of experience, QCA is known for developing teams of skilled, knowledgeable professionals who demonstrate exceptional performance in the office and in the field. We guarantee to add value to the total team by providing full service communications.

Ride-4-Ronald 60 Miles Bike Ride

posted October 10, 2014 by Serena

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On Sunday, September 26, most people could be found sleeping in or spending the day relaxing. But QCA Vice President Mary Brooks had other plans in mind. She took to the roads with her bicycle to ride 60 miles with hundreds of other cyclists for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Central Florida. The fifth annual Ride-4-Ronald event is a bike ride benefiting the 1,800 children and families who stay at one of the two Orlando Ronald McDonald House locations each year.

"We have such a wonderful QCA family that is very community-focused," Mary shared. "So in addition to getting some great exercise, this is a great opportunity to give back to the community - and a great organization that does so much to try to keep families together during a medical crisis." Great Job, Mary!

Have You met Lori?

posted September 26, 2014 by Serena

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QCA Senior Manager Lori Buck manages the District 7 area which provides administrative, public involvement, marketing, public information, customer survey and creative website services. She takes great pride in ensuring client's expectations are exceeded and quality products provided.

Lori serves West Central Florida as a Senior Manager and Public Involvement Coordinator for QCA. She has extensive experience working with communities and businesses, and has excellent leadership and organizational skills. Lori has served on a variety of projects providing Public Involvement services including:

  • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven Construction Office
  • Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) Selmon Crosstown
  • Tampa Bay Water Reservoir Renovation Project
  • Hillsborough County Aviation Authority General Aviation Master Plan
  • City of Cape Coral Utility Extension Project
  • And More!

We're honored to have you on our team, Lori!

General Aviation Master Plan

posted September 26, 2014 by Serena

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Working together with Michael Baker, QCA is providing Public Involvement Services for the Tampa International Airport General Aviation Master Plan Update including the Peter O. Knight, Tampa Executive and Plant City Airports. For each of these airports, QCA is responsible for public meeting coordination and facilitation as well as development of the Executive Summary Report.

"The public meetings are an important part of developing the Master Plan Update. The meetings provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share ideas and comments, as well as receive the most up-to-date project information," shares Lori.

Michael Baker International, founded in 1940, is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services which includes planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions.

With more than 19 years of experience, QCA is known for developing teams of skilled, knowledgeable professionals who demonstrate exceptional performance in the office and in the field. We guarantee to add value to the total team by providing quality full-service communications.