Have you met Jackie?
Jackie Kennedy is an established public information specialist with more than six years of experience in the transportation and construction industry. She currently serves the Florida Department of Transportation - District Five's Districtwide Construction Public Information Services contract. Her experience in community outreach both in the office and the field helps her to easily diagnose - and remedy – public concerns and issues. Ms. Kennedy has strong communication skills and the ability to deliver effectively under pressure.
She has served on a variety of projects including:
- SR 40 Ormond Beach Project
- SR 415 from north of Reed Ellis Road to north of Acorn Lake Road
- US 1 / SR 5 Flagler County Mill & Resurface w/ Reconstruction of the SB lane
- SR 421 at I 95 to Nova Road
- And More!
We're glad to have you on the QCA team, Jackie!
Volunteering with the Early Learning Coalition
Jackie also spends time in the community. With the Early Learning Coalition, Jackie provided community outreach for the homeless parents of school age children. The Early Learning Coalition is committed to ensuring all children enter school ready to learn. They do this in a number of ways, including providing free books and education on assistance programs that are available to them. Jackie's son dressed like Clifford, the big red dog, to join the fun and bring smiles to the kids.
"Volunteering in the community is something I take pride in. To see the childrens' faces light up from a simple book is priceless," shared Jackie.
SR 415 Widening Project
One of the projects QCA Public Information Specialist Jackie Kennedy serves is the SR 415 widening project in Seminole and Volusia Counties. Working alongside P & S Paving, Inc., QCA is providing public involvement services to this Florida Department of Transportation project that is estimated to complete in the Fall of 2015.
Jackie is responsible for writing press releases, coordinating public meetings, handling all concerns with the public and more.
"This project is important to the community," shared Jackie. "I am very appreciative of working with such a knowledgeable and professional group of FDOT employees and fellow consultants."
QCA has more than 18 years of experience providing full-service communications and office administration for a wide array of transportation projects. These specialized services include project documentation, scanning, database management, EEO compliance and overall office management. www.QCAusa.com
City of Marathon – Wastewater Postcards and Magnets
QCA is working closely with the City of Marathon to design and produce wastewater educational materials for the community. Serving the City, Yaisel Gonzalez is working diligently on a marketing and creative design service that takes into account the rich culture and history of the City. She is using her fully-bilingual communications knowledge to create double-sided postcards, one in English and the other in Spanish. These postcards will provide the public with information about what can and cannot be put down the drain and how to recycle toxic substances.
"Water plays a vital role in our daily lives and sometimes we can take it for granted," shared Yaisel. "Educating the public on the importance of keeping water clean and safe is a great service to a community, and can increase the public's responsibility for their resources."
It is an honor to serve the City of Marathon on this project!
QCA has more than 19 years of experience providing full-service communications, creative services and office administration for a wide array of transportation projects. www.QCAusa.com
Construction Career Days - Media Lab
Yaisel also stays active in the community. Recently, she spent two days at the South Florida Construction Career Days teaching high school students about her job and all the possible careers in the construction industry. Nearly 2,000 students attended the event, and the QCA Media Lab was just one of several construction labs. Students learned the importance a public information officer plays on a construction project, and they even got camera time to practice their media skills.
"It was rewarding to see how some students would come in without any knowledge of public information, yet leave with a desire to pursue a career in the field," shared Yaisel.
Construction Career Days is designed to introduce students to the wide range of career opportunities available to them in the road and bridge construction industry in a hands-on environment. Great Job, Yaisel!