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Diane Hackney Celebrates 10 Years with QCA

posted August 15, 2014 by Serena

Diane Hackney Celebrates 10 Years with QCA

August 9, 2014 was a special day for QCA as it marked a 10 year anniversary with Senior VP of Operations Diane Hackney.

Diane works closely with Company Owner/President/CEO Sharlene Lairscey overseeing the day-to-day operations to support the growth of our organization. Her focus is on strategic planning and goal-setting, and has been working closely with QCA managers by supporting company goals and district objectives. Diane keeps the entire organization on track.

According to Sharlene, "Diane is an integral part of our Leadership team. She is not only a long time personal friend; she is second in command and has been influential in the overall success of our company over the last 10 years. Her dedication and commitment to quality service has been pivotal in achieving the top-notch reputation that QCA has today. She is an invaluable asset and I’m blessed to have her on board as part of my executive team."

Diane is an executive champion at all times and makes certain all QCA associates are getting the support they need. With 16 years of experience in her field, Diane is a seasoned accountant, contracts negotiator and administrator, and is responsible for coordinating nationally with our government agency clients on matters relating to project execution, client relations, resources and more.

Construction Career Consultant WIN!

posted August 15, 2014 by Serena

Construction Career Consultant WIN!

QCA's knowledge of the Transportation Industry is commonly recognized by most employers. The industry respects us for our business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources. Industry professionals also compliment us for our principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training and fiscal management. With our recent win of a contract to serve the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Central Office as their Construction Career Consultant, Diane Hackney will be responsible for all project reporting. Diane clearly understands the invoicing process and the importance of generating the mandatory project reporting in compliance with this contract. She will be submitting monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as performance measure reports. Diane has been serving the FDOT in a similar capacity for the last 10 years. As part of our Corporate Services Team, Diane is ready to serve our clients nationally.

In the Community with Suncoast Animal League

posted August 15, 2014 by Serena

In the Community with Suncoast Animal League

Diane Hackney is also active in her community! She regularly volunteers and donates to Suncoast Animal League, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue agency that takes in abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals and provides medical treatment, shelter, socialization and plenty of love to the animals while they wait for their forever home.

Last year she participated in the Calendar Contest event with her two dogs, Snapper and Salty, to raise funds. There were 12 winners for this event, so that each winner can be featured for each month of the year. Diane and her dogs came in 2nd place so her two adorable dogs are featured for the month of August.

"Volunteering with Suncoast Animal League is a real joy," shared Diane. "Everyone should consider adding a furry friend to their family!"

I-4 / Selmon Expressway Connector Project a Huge Success

posted August 1, 2014 by Maddie

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Supporting Cardno, Inc., QCA is providing resident compliance and administrative support to close out the Florida Department of Transportation's I-4 / Selmon Expressway Connector project. This elevated roadway connects two major east-west corridors and has dramatically improved the movement of people and goods to Port Tampa Bay. QCA's Leta Reale continues to assist in resident compliance tasks, managing electronic documents, organizing files and budgeting for office supplies. Needless to say, Leta plays an important role in the success of this project.

"Working on the I-4 Selmon Expressway Connector project has been a great experience," shared Leta. "It is wonderful to work with, and be part of a team with a diverse group of firms that worked together to complete a project of this magnitude."

This new roadway provides exclusive truck lanes for direct access to Port Tampa Bay, removing heavy truck traffic from local roads in Ybor City. Along with its commercial benefits, this project delivers an additional hurricane evacuation route and increased mobility for emergency response vehicles.

It has been a privilege to serve you on this project, Cardno!

Cardno, Inc. is an international infrastructure service company that specializes in the development of both physical and social infrastructure. Their highly skilled team focuses on effectively delivering sustainable projects and community programs around the world. www.cardno.com

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

Have you met Leta?

posted August 1, 2014 by Maddie

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Meet Leta Reale. She not only supports construction projects as an Administrative / Resident Compliance Officer but she has more than 18 years of experience in business management, accounting and contract managing. Through her excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, Leta is able to manage the wide array of administrative responsibilities on construction projects.

Leta displays such exemplary professionalism serving as an Administrative / Resident Compliance Specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) I-4 /Selmon Expressway Connector project. For this project she maintains the electronic records management system for incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as performs the tasks necessary to manage multiple document types including coding, filing, copying, scanning distribution and uploading to FDOT Electronic Document Management System Hummingbird System. As a resident compliance specialist she handles Equal Employment Opportunity functions such as payrolls and on-the-job training. Leta performs her tasks thoroughly and enthusiastically all while maintaining outstanding customer service standards.

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