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It is with a heavy heart that Warner Construction Consultants, Inc., said bon voyage to (Larcy) Sorensen. A dear friend and colleague, who was employed by Warner for over twenty-three years, Larcy has relocated and started a new chapter in her life in sunny Florida. An extremely dedicated, accomplished, Office Manager and Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO, Larcy has been an integral member of the Warner team. Her clerical and secretarial acumen were a real treasure from which our company benefited greatly during her tenure.
Warner Consultants had an enjoyable, evening send-off party for Larcy prior to her leaving. Tony Warner, CEO remarked, “Larcy has been a strong asset as part of our administrative team and her presence here will be greatly missed.” As she turns the page on this new chapter in her life, we know the pages will be filled with new adventures – and we wish her well!
Warner participated recently in the Sea Gull Century ride for the DC/MD/VA Chapter of the ALS Association. Fifteen dedicated riders, including clients, employees and family members participated on Saturday, October 14th in the Sea Gull Century cycling event, held in Salisbury, MD.
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which affects the function of nerves and muscles. Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70, with 6,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The DC/MD/VA Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through services and education in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Sea Gull Century participants rode either the Assateague Century or the Princess Anne metric courses. The weather was cool, with both rain and sunshine. Rest stops along the way with food and music made the event festive for those riders taking their time. Warner boasts a handful of riders who ride competitively and were some of the first to cross the finish line. All in all, Warner was able to assist in fundraising to benefit the ALS Association, while partaking in one of our company’s favorite pastimes. We look forward to partnering with the ALS Association again next year.
As we watch the news, read the newspapers or other news sources, it is impossible not to sympathize with the citizens of Texas and Louisiana. For all the wind, surge, and rain Harvey has wrought, it will continue to wreak havoc to that area through the balance of the week.
Our hearts go out to the good people of the area who will suffer for months, if not years. Some have lost their lives, too many have lost their homes and more. Please join us in support of folks affected by Hurricane Harvey. You may donate to American Red Cross by clicking on the following link:
Executive Assistant, Ms. Larcy Sorrenson of Warner recently attended the IAAP Summit event held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 22-25. Not only did the IAAP Summit 2017 offer outstanding education workshops, it also offered life-changing keynotes, and unparalleled networking opportunities. This year's motto was connect, learn, lead, and excel. IAAP is all about top-quality education, which not only includes practical, relevant topics, but also engaging trainers who “get” the unique aspects and challenges of the admin. Bestselling author, motivational speaker, and Paralympic ski racer, Josh Sundquist was the keynote speaker for 2017. He has spoken across the world to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the White House.
Josh has been featured on CNN, USA TODAY, and NPR. His first memoir, Just Don't Fall, was a National Bestseller and his second memoir We Should Hang Out Sometime is under development to become a movie.
Josh received a degree in business from the College of William and Mary and a Master's in Communications from the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.. .Keynote: One More Thing, One More Time.
Gail Ellison, has been recently promoted to the position of Vice President, carrying the title of Corporate Administration and Human Resources. Ms. Ellison has been with Warner Construction Consultants, Inc. for twelve years as the Human Resources Director. With a Master of Science, Human Resources Management degree from the University of Maryland, Ms. Ellison has built her role and standing in the company by balancing the interests of Warner with those of its employees, treating both as her clients, with a unique understanding of the work/life balance.
Ms. Ellison has been instrumental in streamlining and improving many of Warner’s processes and procedures, while holding several active, professional memberships in both the local and national level of the Society for Human Resources Management. She is also a member of Lerch Early & Brewer, Chartered, First & Foremost Group, a select body of human resource professionals in the DC Metro area.
Prior to joining Warner, Ms. Ellison was the HR Manager for the Washington DC office at Hill International, Inc. As VP of Corporate Administration and Human Resources, payroll, HR and benefits will be consolidated and she will oversee IT, finance and accounting.
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Alec Amaralikit to the position of Executive Consultant. Mr. Amaralikit first came to Warner Construction Consultants, Inc. from Hill International, and has just celebrated his eleventh year anniversary with Warner. With a Doctor of Science (Candidate) from George Washington University in Construction and Facilities Management, Alec has consistently been the company’s “Most Valuable Player.” He has continued to place Warner on the cutting edge of analytical capability and technology with the highest of standards and quality exhibited in Warner’s analytical work product.
With Alec’s rich and varied experience, his leadership as Executive Consultant will continue to enhance Warner’s capabilities as a force in the construction consulting industry.
Please join us in congratulating Alec Amaralikit on his promotion and wishing him continued success in this much deserved position.
Ms. Gail Ellison, Vice President, Corporate Administration and Human Resources attended the Society Human Resources Management conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 18-21, 2017. The conference was attended by over 16,000 HR individuals, including 1,076 international delegates from over 80 countries.
This years' theme was "All In." According to Henry G. Jackson, President and CEO of SHRM, "Total commitment to our profession is more critical today than ever before. HR's role has not changed, but it is now our job-our opportunity-to guide our organizations into an unmapped future with confidence."
Ms. Ellison is pictured at the "All In," board representing written commitments from HR folks around the world, empowering them to bring more expertise and resources back to their workplaces.
Warner enjoyed a fantastic weekend being part of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic events on June 10th and 11th in Arlington, VA. The company was one of the proud, supporting sponsors of the overall event, sponsored the Mellow Mushroom Women's Pro team, supported the Wounded Warriors Corporate Challenge team by catering their tent, and participated with a bigger than ever team in the Corporate Challenge event on Sunday morning.
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic featured races for licensed racers, including the nation’s top Pro/Am men and women in Saturday’s 20th Annual Clarendon Cup. Additionally, cycling enthusiasts of all abilities were able to participate on Sunday morning’s Armed Forces Cycling Classic Challenge Ride in Crystal City, followed by more Men’s and Women’s Pro/Am races. The proceeds of the race benefitted each group, company, or organization's charity of choice.
Several Warner employees are cycling enthusiasts - and joined forces with guests and clients to take first place in the Fastest Six Top Riders win. Warner was excited to be part of this event for a fourth year in a row; honoring our Armed Forces heroes.
Warner Consultants is looking forward to once again sponsoring the exciting annual, Armed Forces Cycling Classic event, co-sponsoring the women’s Mellow Mushroom pro team, as well as competing in the Corporate Challenge event as a team. Warner is thrilled that the event has been renamed to honor the Armed Forces; allowing the opportunity to expand the reach to the entire military community. We’re especially excited this year, as we have invited the Wounded Warriors Team to join us at the Warner tent for lunch and pro race watching, after the Corporate Challenge ride. As a fund raiser for the event, Warner will be donating the proceeds of a Mellow Mushroom jersey raffle to Wounded Warriors.
The 2017 Annual Meeting Forum on Construction Law took place at the JW Marriott in Washington DC, April 20-22. Warner's Margaret Manning, Tony Manning, Mark Anderson, Zeynep Guven and Robert Hardison were all in attendance. The forum had a record number of 650 U.S. construction attorneys as well as one attendee from Mexico. The ABA forum offered plenary and workshop sessions, in addition to ABA division meetings. The attendees enjoyed a welcome reception and tour of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. U.S. Senator, Maggie Hassan was the guest speaker at the Diversity Breakfast on Friday morning; sharing her story and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Warner was thrilled to sponsor a, very well attended Moonlight Monument's trolley tour followed by a nightcap at the DC landmark, Old Ebbitt Grill, on Friday evening.
Warner Construction Consultants, Inc. took part in the April 24th golf tournament, held at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. The tournament was specially dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease in women and the Go Red For Women campaign. Senior level executive leaders from across the metropolitan DC region enjoyed the competition. Tony Warner was joined by guests and teammates, Ralph Crozier of Lowe Enterprises, Inc. and Jim Wilson of JFW, Inc., to help the cause. $20,000 was raised at the event, with over $215,000 raised overall to support the mission of AHA. To top off the day, Tony Warner received a certificate for "Closest to the Pin" award!
Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises awareness and money to help the kids who need us most, both at home and around the world. There's a mission to end child poverty, and in the last 25 years over $1 billion has been raised, globally. Warner participated in Red Nose Day on March 24th.
Warner was honored to take part in the 30th Anniversary Leukemia Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Margaret and Tony Manning attended the celebration along with over 2,000 guests. The event raised over $4.1 million in just one night. Guests enjoyed entertainment from Jim Gaffigan and Andy Grammer.