Children's Inn at NIH Dinner

The Warner Team had the privilege of providing and serving dinner to the families at the Children's Inn at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.  While NIH takes care of the children’s medical needs, the Children’s Inn cares of their social and emotional needs.  The Inn is a "safe haven," where sick children, along with their parents and siblings, can all stay together after long days of treatment and procedures - a home, away from home. 

For many children, NIH is their best hope for successful treatment, and all too often it‘s their last hope for a cure.  Many families travel from all over the world because conventional treatments have failed.  The high cost of room and board that piles up while a child is undergoing a lengthy treatment can be an unbearable burden, so the Children’s Inn provides a place where families can stay, together, while volunteer organizations take turns providing and serving lunches and dinners.

Warner, working with Moby Dick Catering, provided dinner to the residents of the Children’s Inn, allowing for food allergies and nutrition sensitivities. We also had fun making home made cookies - including gluten free!  The Warner volunteers were blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to meet with and serve the special families at the Children's Inn. 

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Eric Anderson Joins Warner

Warner is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Anderson to our Project Management team as Senior Project Manager.  Eric joined Warner Construction Consultants, Inc. in May, with an extensive Construction Management background. He has worked with Warner since 2014 as an independent contractor and has been involved in significant, notable projects in and around the DC metro area during his career, including; Building 49, a $50 million Research Building for the National Institutes of Health; Gallery Place, a multi-use development in DC’s China Town; Oriole Park at Camden Yards; and the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross. Eric also managed Warner’s Park Potomac project for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, valued at $112 million. 

 

Eric brings a broad range of Construction Management experience to his new role as Senior Project Manager and we are excited to add his professional, warm persona to the team. Please join us in welcoming Eric to the new position and to the "Warner Family." 

 

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Warner Welcomes Ronan McHugh

Warner Construction Consultants, Inc., has recently added Ronan J. McHugh, as Executive Consultant. An attorney, Ronan brings to Warner extensive experience in Construction Contract Claims and Disputes. Prior to joining Warner, Ronan was Senior Counsel with Bechtel Corporation; advising on and preparing claims related to the $10 billion Riyadh Metro Project in Saudi Arabia. Before that time, Ronan was a Partner with the law firms Thelen, and Gordon & Rees, in Washington, DC. With those firms he provided advice on contract risk and negotiated construction contracts. He also participated in project risk assessments, providing strategic direction to resolve claims for direct costs, as well as inefficiency and disruption costs. Ronan has been involved in numerous international, investor-state, infrastructure project disputes.

Ronan is a law graduate (with honors), from the London School of Economics; has been admitted to the Bars of New York and Washington, DC, and as Solicitor in England and Wales. He is a frequent speaker on Construction Disputes and Resolution, and has taught Procurement, Arbitration and Mediation courses at the International Law Institute in Washington, DC.

Senior Vice President, Tony Manning of Warner says, "Ronan McHugh is flat-out, among the best in the business. His level of intellect and insight is impressive – we’re extremely fortunate to have him join the Warner team."

Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey - Donate to American Red Cross

As we watch the television, read newspapers or follow social media, it is impossible not to sympathize with the citizens of Texas and Louisiana. For all the damage wrought by high winds, storm surge, and torrential rain, Harvey will continue to wreak havoc to that area for days.

Our hearts go out to the good people affected by the storm who will suffer for months, if not years. Some have lost their lives; many have lost their homes and all their possessions. Please join us in support of folks affected by Hurricane Harvey.  You may donate to American Red Cross by clicking on the following link: 

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey

 

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Warner Represented at SHRM Conference in New Orleans

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.

 Gail Ellison at the "All In" board

Gail Ellison at the "All In" board

Warner Team Wins Armed Forces Corporate Challenge "Fastest Six Riders"

Warner enjoyed a fantastic weekend being part of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic events on June 10th and 11th in Arlington, VA.  Warner was proud to be a supporting sponsor of the overall event, along with the Mellow Mushroom Women's Pro team who supported the Wounded Warriors Corporate Challenge team by catering their tent, and entered their largest team ever 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 in 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 benefited 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.  Warner was excited to be part of this event for the fourth year in a row; honoring our Armed Forces heroes. 

 Team Warner

Team Warner

American Heart Association 33rd Annual Golf Tournament

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 an extraordinary day, Tony Warner won "Closest to the Pin"

 

 Ralph Crozier, Tony Warner, Jim Wilson

Ralph Crozier, Tony Warner, Jim Wilson

 Tony Warner - "Closest to the Pin" award

Tony Warner - "Closest to the Pin" award