Expert in Construction/Project Management, Trenchless Technology, FEMA PA, Disaster/Emergency Management
Expert ID: 725369 Louisiana, USA
industries and geographies across North America. Expert has 20+ years experience in this field dating back to 1994
Expert has a broad spectrum background in project management. He has supported Owners, consultants, and contractors in residential commercial,
industrial and public sector projects and programs ranging in size from $10k to $25 billion. Experience includes both domestic and international projects over
the past approximately 20 years, dating back to 1994.
Expert has extensive experience supporting both public and private non-profit in navigating the often byzantine field of disaster/emergency management. Expert
has experience supporting all levels of government, including: Federal, State, County, and local government. With special emphasis in FEMA Public
Assistance Program supporting infrastructure repair and other long term economic recovery interests. Expert was an integral part of the project team that
developed and implemented 4 out 5 of the larges FEMA PA grants in history totalling over $6 billion. Sub-specializations include insurance related issues,
audit response, compliance assessment, procurement, grants management, high end policy/problem resolution, and identifying/resolving complications
resulting from multiple sequential disasters.
Expert has approximately 20 years experience in the trenchless technology field dating back to 1996 and has worked in markets serving the field all over the
United States and the world. Background includes robust experience in: business development, contract administration, subcontract selection/management,
scheduling, contract/technical specification review, estimating/bidding, client relations, material control, quality control/assurance, process improvement,
and field supervision.
Expert has developed a specialized background in understanding the interaction of federal disaster recovery programs and various forms of insurance,
including both commercial insurance and NFIP. These background primarily focus primarily focuses on: grants administration issues, duplication of
benefits, and compliance with requirements to obtain & maintain coverage. Expert's efforts result in minimize cost, maximizing eligibility, and optimizing risk
management - especially for entities that have suffered multiple disasters or likely to suffer multiple disasters. Expert's experience dates back to 2006 or
approximately 10 years.
Develop standard operating procedures for Insituform Technologies, Inc. and Jacobs Engineering Group. Design and implement project management systems throughout the enterprise.Assist various contractors in governmental relations and business development on public sector work.Assess closed circuit television inspection results of existing infrastructure and perform root cause analysis and prospective work recommendations.Assist in appeal/arbitration efforts in agency disputes with FEMA in various disaster recovery programs.Analyze and make recommendations for improvement for compliance related issues in various FEMA disaster recovery programs.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New Orleans, Louisiana - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Lafayette, Louisiana - Kenner, Louisiana
|Year: 2001||Degree: BS||Subject: Construction Management||Institution: Louisiana State University|
|Year: 2010||Degree: MBA||Subject: Law||Institution: Louisiana State University|
|Year: 2001||Degree: Minor||Subject: Technical Sales||Institution: Louisiana State University|
|Year: 2011||Degree: JD - BCL||Subject: Law||Institution: Louisiana State University|
|Years: 1999 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Owner||Department:||Responsibilities: Responsible for providing professional consulting to a wide variety of public and private sector entities, including engineering consultants, construction companies, and owners.|
|Years: 1996 to 2003||Employer: Insituform Technologies, Inc.||Title: Project Manager - North American Systems||Department:||Responsibilities: Business process re-engineering. SOP development. Business development, infrastructure asset management planning.|
|Years: 1994 to 1996||Employer: Jacobs Engineering Group||Title: Project Controls Engineer||Department: Project Controls||Responsibilities: Responsible for estimating, cost control, and scheduling on various projects. Developed new methods, processes and systems for same.|
|Years: 2006 to 2006||Agency: FEMA||Role: Technical Assistance Consultant||Description: Determination of public/non profit organizations eligibility for FEMA's public assistance program. Detailed disaster and emergency response.|
|Years: 2005 to 2005||Agency: US Army Corps of Engineers||Role: Technical Assistance Consultant||Description: Oversite of Hurricane Katrina debris removal response. Coordinate various contractors and subcontractors.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2003 to 2003||Country / Region: Edmonton, Canada||Summary: Develop parallel estimating system to US estimating system for client. Develop and train staff on project management standard operating procedures.|
|Years: 2012 to 2012||Country / Region: Middle East||Summary: Assist various clients in various countries with operational strategies for working in the middle east. Peform basic business development functions.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Construction Specifications Institute, American Institute of Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Associate Constructor, Certified Document Technologists, LA Licensed Adjuster|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Project Manager for 2nd Runner Up TT Magazine project of the year|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|“Prioritizing Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation with CCTV Inspection/Automated Rating/Ranking System."
Publication/presentation, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Conference, Pipeline Division, July 2003.
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Some limited expert witness experience.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Course related to objective assessment, rating, and planning associated with infrastructure. Particularly underground or difficult to access piping systems.
Providing training in various FEMA disaster recovery programs for federal, state, local government as well as private non-profits.
|Extensive experience in identifying vendors or suppliers in my area of expertise.|
|Familiar with nearly all major manufacturers, distributors, and providers in trenchless technology. Familiar with customer expectations in attitudes over most North American market.|
Fields of Expertise
business process re-engineering, project management, construction project management, disaster recovery, trenchless technology, insurance, infrastructure, disaster response, asset management, construction claim, business process management, business strategy, business operations, business management, technical management, enterprise resource planning, proposal writing, project cost engineering, business re-engineering, construction inspection, natural disaster, natural disaster preparedness, disaster control, technology management, project management software selection, strategic planning, construction, water resource, software project management, risk management, project scheduling, process assessment, process optimization, operations management