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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.

T-shirt Collection for the Homeless

posted September 26, 2014 by Serena

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Lori Buck stays active in the community. She recently organized a t-shirt collection for the Lutheran of our Savior Church. The church works in partnership with the Public Action to Deliver Shelter, located in Tampa, Florida, to help the homeless.

Associates throughout the company joined Lori in her efforts by bringing in new or lightly used t-shirts to donate to the homeless throughout the community. More than 150 t-shirts and several blankets were collected.

"I am super proud that QCA associates care so much about their community. Along with the numerous charitable projects QCA associates participate in, many donated t-shirts to help others less fortunate," Lori adds. "Thank you."

Have you met Maricelle?

posted September 12, 2014 by Serena

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Meet Maricelle Venegas. With more than 18 years of experience in media relations, community relations, and print and electronic media, she has an excellent track record in establishing successful public involvement programs. Praised by her colleagues as a dedicated public information professional, Maricelle has successfully completed a multitude of projects ranging from design to construction. As a bilingual associate, she plays a vital role in bridging the relationship between Florida communities and the construction industry.

She has worked on such notable projects as:

  • FDOT District One, Design of US 17 Reconstruction Project
  • FDOT District One, Ringling Causeway Bridge Replacement Project
  • FDOT District One, SR 78 / Pine Island Improvement Projects
  • FDOT District One, Davis Boulevard from Santa Barbara Boulevard to Radio Road Widening Project
  • City of Cape Coral, Parkway Resurfacing Improvement Project
  • Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Selmon Crosstown Expressway Reversible Lanes Project
  • And More!

QCA is proud to have you on our team, Maricelle!

SR 78 / Pine Island Road Widening Project

posted September 12, 2014 by Serena

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Supporting American Consulting Professionals, QCA is providing public information services to close out the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) State Road 78 (Pine Island Road) four-lane improvement project that included improvements from Burnt Store Road to Chiquita Boulevard in Cape Coral.

QCA's Maricelle Venegas has worked closely with the various stakeholders to communicate the upcoming construction activities for the duration of this project.

"This project completes multi-lane expansion of State Road 78 from Burnt Store Road to I-75 and will provide tremendous benefits to local residents, seasonal visitors and the business community," shared Maricelle. "It's been a true pleasure representing FDOT and serving the community of Cape Coral."

It has been an honor to serve you on this project, FDOT and American Consulting Professionals!

American Consulting Professionals, specializes in planning, design and construction engineering and inspection of transportation facilities, with locations in the south and midwest regions, since 1987.

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.