Our Work

Our WorkOur work is founded on many years of consulting and management for a variety of corporations and municipalities and goes beyond traditional project management. We provide analysis, coordination, negotiation, facilitation, planning, team formation, strategy development, and execution. We partner with clients, assess the needs or objectives, and set about to develop and implement a project or program. Our recent work was in successfully securing funding and coordinating renewable energy work in southwest Alaska, including hydroelectric power and geothermal exploration. The projects are part of a program of infrastructure, transportation, and energy improvements.

Our experience illustrates a variety of initiatives that we have successfully managed. Often the work involves a comprehensive assessment and approach: forming and leading teams, managing issues and risks, and helping executive management to examine trade-offs due to limited time, money, or resources.

MANAGEMENT

Renewable Energy Program
Managed a new program to develop hydroelectric and geothermal energy sources. Secured over $5,000,000 in Alaska state grants to explore geothermal energy and repair existing hydroelectric infrastructure.


Capital Projects Program Management
Provided management and negotiation support for major capital projects involving grant requests, procurement policy, bids and contracts, capital programming, and land entitlements.


Ground Water Monitoring and Enforcement
Provided analysis, process assessment, and systems design for database and web-based applications. Provided capacity building, consensus development, and on-site project management for system implementation.


Public Works Organization Management
Served as director for a multi-division public works department including street maintenance, design/construction, facilities management, survey and platting, communications, and building safety.


Maintenance Operations Improvement
Conducted reorganization and performance improvement of all city maintenance support operations, including equipment and record-keeping automation.


Packaging and Product Launch
Led operations team and third-party suppliers to launch food products in remote markets. Work involved changes to food assembly, packaging, case-size, handling procedures, and coordinating pre- and post-launch activities.


Organizational Development
Provided organizational assessment, process improvement and strategic planning support. Involved team building, executive coaching, and program/project development.


Governance and Regulatory Reform
Conducted regulatory analysis, organizational assessment, and accountability review. Included stakeholder interviews and consensus building to improve and streamline processes.


Enterprise-wide Reporting and Analysis
Served as director of enterprise reporting systems, managing issues with legacy data platforms and successfully funding and managing development of a new business information system.


PLANNING

Water Master Plan
Developed new water system and automation plans involving team coordination and stakeholder facilitation. Created thematic maps, conducted data analysis, performed system design, and provided on-site project management.


Municipal Waste Reduction Plan
Developed City’s first waste reduction and recycling plan to comply with new state laws. Involved analyzing current operations, identifying new programs, and obtaining approval at city, county and state levels.


Capital Improvement Program and Plan
Developed City’s first comprehensive CIP, documenting community infrastructure priorities, timing, and funding requirements for the next several years.


ANALYSIS

Community Impact Analysis
Evaluated projects and made recommendations to address potential impacts to the community. Recommendations included preparing for housing needs, securing job opportunities, preparing for changes to municipal operations, and others.


Cost Analysis and Modeling
Facilitated multiple meetings and created financial models to assign overhead operating costs among joint owners of Alaska’s North Slope oil fields.


Cost-to-Serve Analysis of Retail Channels
Designed financial models to estimate the cost incurred to sell to and support major retail customers. Enabled the client to better negotiate product pricing and shipping and to improve how it invested its marketing funds.


SYSTEMS

Mobile Radio Communications System
Determined requirements from participating federal, state, and local agencies for a consolidated public safety mobile radio system. Provided training support for national incident command systems and prepared documentation and manuals for system implementation.


Database Security System
Led team to define requirements, evaluate product vendors, and implement a new database security system to meet certain federal health information regulations. Negotiated contract, managed implementation, and hosted project briefings.


Borrower Information System
Managed cross-functional team to define, design, and deploy new business information system. The new application was rolled-out to loan officers to improve how and whether to approve commercial loans.


Forecast and Planning Systems
Facilitated process improvement, requirements definition, and system implementation for many financial forecasting and reporting systems.