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Have you met Yaisel?

posted November 7, 2014 by Serena

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Yaisel Gonzalez is a bilingual communications professional with 10 years of communications and outreach experience, including public involvement support for numerous transportation projects in Southeast Florida. She is dedicated and knowledgeable in all stages of project development having supported public involvement on multiple PD&E and construction projects. Yaisel is highly organized, detail oriented and documents all project-related activities and communications. She has experience coordinating public meetings, media events and special events, and she excels at developing a variety of collaterals including fact sheets, newsletters and media kits. Yaisel has served on a variety of projects such as:

  • FDOT District Six, Venetian Causeway
  • FDOT District Six, Krome Avenue South
  • FGT Phase V Hydro Test
  • Miami Beach, Alton Road
  • FDOT District Six, I-95 Project
  • And More!

City of Marathon – Wastewater Postcards and Magnets

posted November 7, 2014 by Serena

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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

posted November 7, 2014 by Serena

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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!

Have You Met Megan!

posted October 24, 2014 by Serena

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Meet Megan Olivera. She has eight years of experience in public involvement coordination. She currently serves as a QCA District Manager on the Florida Department of Transportation - District Five's Districtwide Construction Public Information Services contract. As a bilingual associate, Megan has provided translation services for a variety of projects from PD&E to construction. She serves as a project liaison for special interest groups, organizations, and key opinion makers, and develops communications strategies and collaterals to effectively reach all target audiences.

She has served on a variety of projects including:

  • MetroPlan Orlando 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
  • FDOT District Five – S.R. 551 (Goldenrod Road) Design Project
  • HART MetroRapid East / West Corridor BRT PD&E Study
  • FDOT U.S. 17 Reconstruction Project – Final Design
  • Seminole County – Red Bug Lake Road Project
  • FDOT District Four – Indian Street Bridge Improvements
  • And More!

We're so glad to have you on our team, Megan!

Districtwide Public Information in Central Florida

posted October 24, 2014 by Serena

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QCA's Megan Olivera services at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Five Construction Office. She is serving as a Public Information Consultant (PIC) for Orlando Operations, serving multiple projects. She oversees the PICs for the entire district.

In this position, Megan is responsible for coordinating public information meetings, handling media press releases, notifying the Department of any major problems or concerns and much more to ensure all projects are a success.

"I enjoy working with the Department and the multiple CEI Firms" shared Megan. "I am thrilled about our two new associates Jackie Kennedy and Lisa Mark who are serving in Deland and Brevard Operations."

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