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2011-159-1552 - Apppointment of Keith Jenning to Carribbean Affairs Committee City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: September 28, 2011 Item Type: Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: Yes No Ordinance Reading: 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: N/A Advertising Requirement: Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: N/A X Strategic Plan Related Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) N/A X Sponsor Name Councilman Andè Williams Department: Mayor/Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING COUNCILMAN ANDRÉ WILLIAMS’ APPOINTMENT OF KEITH JENNINGS TO THE CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A THREE YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: In accordance with the establishment of the Caribbean Affairs Advisory Committee, Councilman André Williams hereby submits his appointee for membership in accordance with Ordinance No. 09‐11‐183, Section (2) (c). Effective upon ratification, the committee will recognize Keith Jennings as an appointee of Councilman André Williams. The appointed members of the Committee will advise and make recommendations to the City Council on issues relating to the Caribbean and persons of Caribbean descent, including: preserve and enhance the Caribbean culture within the City; promote greater appreciation and awareness of the culture ITEM K-7) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Advisory Board Appointment 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 amongst the population of the City; recommend social and cultural activities with a Caribbean focus and assist with the implementation of those activities at the direction of the City Council. Proposed Action: That the City Council approves Councilman André Williams appointment of Keith Jennings to the Caribbean Affairs Committee. Attachment: Board/Committee application and résumé. Corporate Address 2750 N 29 Avenue Suite 120 Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Imrdevelopmentcorp.com Miami Address 1730 Biscayne Boulevard suite 201-N Miami, FL 33132 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Keith Jennings, Senior Vice President & CMO Areas of Expertise: Business Development QA/QC Construction Management Environmental Site Investigations Transportation Building Industries Employment History: Senior Vice President. & CMO; As Senior Vice President his role is to support both the administration of contracts as well as business development. Mr. Jennings’ approach to business development starts with current clients. IMR’s strategy is to exceed current client expectations to maintain repeat customers, and forge strong relationships that maintain beyond current contracts. To that end Mr. Jennings primary responsibility is to maintain quality, and constant communication with the client and their needs. Mr. Jennings will be available in in the field whenever and where ever needed. Mr. Jennings will be the IMR liaison between the field, the client, and the administration. Mr. Jennings primary duty will be the client’s primary point of contact for all quality and contractual issues, schedules, and any issues that arise during execution of contracts. Sim-G Technologies Vice President, Construction Management Services Mr. Jennings manages all aspects of the Construction Management Services Division’s projects from business development, engineering, QA/QC, systems installation, training, financial integrity, and project closeout. He ensures project integrity and efficiency for all inspections and testing activities. Mr. Jennings is responsible for establishing and maintaining external client relationships. He also provides expert leadership, vision and direction for employees, including recruitment, selection, career planning and development, performance reviews and other activities. E.T.C. Consulting, Inc. President & CEO ILG, Inc. Chief Operating Officer NDT, Inc. President & CEO Eastern Airlines Airframe& Power Plant Mechanic Corporate Address 2750 N 29 Avenue Suite 120 Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Imrdevelopmentcorp.com Miami Address 1730 Biscayne Boulevard suite 201-N Miami, FL 33132 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Non-Destructive Testing Inspector Educational Facilities o SBBC Orange Brooke Elementary, Hollywood, FL, $15 Million -TPP o SBMDC Northwestern High School, Miami, FL, $35 Million – TPP o Santa Lucia High School, Boynton Beach, Fl, $7 Million o Boynton Beach High School, Boynton Beach, Fl, $13 Million o Roosevelt Middle School, Palm Beach, Fl, $15 Million o CCC-Multi Building Campus, Dade County, Fl, $68Million-TPP o QQQ-1High School North Miami, FL, $14 Million-TPP o West Glades Elementary, Broward County, Fl, $8 Million-TPP o Cooper City High School, Broward County, Fl, $63 Million-TPP Sport and Entertainment Centers o American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL, $148 Million -TPP o Greater Miami Performing Arts Center, Miami, FL, $325 Million -TPP TPP Government US Naval Station, Key West, FL, $500K o Naval Firehouse Build Out o Wind profiler Project US Department of the Interior (National Parks), Ochopee, FL, $400K o Reroofing Project o Repair and Replacement of Park Fencing Project o Repair and replacement of Screen Enclosures o Installation Hurricane Shutters on 21 Blds. o SWPP-Storm Water Prevention Plan. US Veterans Administration, VA Medical Center, Miami, FL, $1 Million o Screen Enclosure Reconstruction Project o Building Envelope Project o Hurricane Shutters Installation Project o South Entrance Canopy Reconstruction Project o Remove, replace and relocate Grease Trap System o Pool Renovation /Out Door Patio Project o O.R. Demo and Ceiling replacement Project o Medical Records Renovation Project USACE-US Army Corps of Engineers-Jacksonville District o PSTA-1East o Hoover Dike Reservoir o C-111 Canal-6 o S-68A Structure o C-111 Canal-7 o Big Cypress Seminole Preserve Corporate Address 2750 N 29 Avenue Suite 120 Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Imrdevelopmentcorp.com Miami Address 1730 Biscayne Boulevard suite 201-N Miami, FL 33132 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com High-Rise, Residential & Hospitality Biscayne Landing Towers 1 & 2 (2-26-story, 364-unit luxury condominium project), Miami, FL, $200 Million Adam Mart Hotel and Resort, Tampa, Fl, Ports Miami Dade Sea Port Authority Cargo facility expansion project responsible for QA/QC services to include Construction Inspection Services and Construction Management Services. Responsible for the employee’s I.D., and Badge program. Coordinated schedules for project effectiveness and timely deliveries of inspections in the areas of bollard placement, concrete embedment, grounding and lightening strap positioning and installation. Attended weekly quality meetings and managed the flow of traffic in around cargo containers being loaded and off loaded. Program Director: Managed, the Aviation Magnet Program of DADE County School Board as a volunteer for some 5 years. Duties entailed the formulation of curriculum and facilitate monthly meetings with industry leaders, county staff, and business owners Participated as liaison between students and job market to select career paths. Efforts also included creation and implementation of various programs in safety mentoring and job interviewing skills. Owner Operator: I am a licensed Air Craft Mechanic of over 28 years. Operated PART-45 FA A certified repair station for 13 years. I Managed, an ethnically diverse group of 120 people. Designed and implemented numerous programs that included training, security, safety, ojt (on the job) and internship programs. Responsible for the daily operation of the business, the services included Quality Control Quality Assurance and, Inspection services. I supervised service too a number of air carriers and operators both at Miami International Airport and Opa Locka Airport as well as inspection of U S Customs and the D E A type Air craft. I have traveled extensively to different regions of the World inspecting aircraft and aircraft components. Consultant: Very familiar with Airport Operations at several major Airports, Airport security is always the main concern at all the times. Participated in the Miami International Airport Master Plan as A Consultant; the task included Demand Capacity Analysis, Parking and Capacity Analysis, Tenant and Concession Audits, Inventory Data Collection, Facility Requirements, Compatibility Assessment, Implementation Plans, and Community Involvement Briefings. All studies were completed on time and turned over to Airport officials for final determination. I held a access badge for over 1 0 years as both an employee and a Consultant. Construction Management Owner/Operator: Startup company duties included Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), overseeing all business practices, potential business opportunities, marketing and business development obtaining all requirements to pursue opportunities, preparing, submitting, and responding to proposals. I have worked on projects of substantial size and importance they include a Basketball Arena, a Performing Arts Center and a Federal Corporate Address 2750 N 29 Avenue Suite 120 Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Imrdevelopmentcorp.com Miami Address 1730 Biscayne Boulevard suite 201-N Miami, FL 33132 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Court House. I am knowledgeable in certification with federal, state, and county programs. Responsible for developing a program that meet requirements and maintain compliance standards, prescribed by federal, state, and county certification guidelines. Managed investigation, compliance, training, and renewal of employee's security clearances required for Miami International Airport, U.S. Air Force installations, U.S Customs and other federal facilities. Responsible for daily operations of company, project scheduling, logistics management, budget management, and contract compliance. Effectively evaluating company goals and making changes necessary to meet those goals. Designed, developed and implemented programs, reports, policies, and procedures. Responsible for facility operations & maintenance, training, customer relations, quality improvement programs, contract administration & compliance, labor accounting and analysis, system administration and repair, programs facilitator and manager. Other responsibilities included; overseeing the security records for contractors, their personnel and equipment, verify information on security access requests, training all personnel on the proper compliance with security standards, which included the ramifications of noncompliance. Investigating noncompliance issues through a comprehensive knowledge of the laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines, and by quickly assessing the situation, determining the most effective cause of action, and affecting that action by the standards established, as well as prepare and write reports to support assessment and actions taken. Responsible for the management of contractor compliance, training, and site security requirements through the clear understanding of the contract statement of work, the federal laws affecting the contract, and ascertaining the appropriate security regulations and guidelines to meet contract requirements. Also responsible for the daily inspection of site work to evaluate contractor compliance, and correct noncompliance issues. Managed a diverse staff of over 125 full time, part time, and contractor personnel Related Projects Homestead AFB – Demolition Santa Lucia Middle School, West Palm Beach FL –QA/QC Inspections Orange Brook Elementary School, Hollywood Fl – QA/QC Inspections Dade County Metro Mover, Miami, FL – QA/QC Inspection and Testing Miami International Airport Concourse "A", Miami, FL -QA/QC Design-Build Miami International Airport Concourse "A", Miami, FL -Inspection and Testing Miami International Airport “People Mover” Miami FL – QA/QC American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL -Construction Management, Inspection and Testing Dearing Hospital, FL -Testing Federal Court House, Miami, FL -Construction Management, QA/QC Inspection and Testing, Loehmann's Plaza, Miami, FL -Welding Inspection and QA/QC Veteran's Administration Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL -Inspection and Testing Veteran's Administration Hospital, Miami, FL -Remodeling Psychiatric Ward Doctor's Hospital, Miami, FL – QA/QC Inspection Everglade Elementary School, Miami, FL –QA/QC, Corporate Address 2750 N 29 Avenue Suite 120 Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Imrdevelopmentcorp.com Miami Address 1730 Biscayne Boulevard suite 201-N Miami, FL 33132 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Inspection Miami Airport Toll Plaza Parking Garage -Construction Assessment, QA/QC Inspections Subsurface investigations for the parking garage at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Subsurface investigation for highway improvements in Miami, FL Dade County Florida Drainage in Provident Project (Percolation Test) Environmental Responsible for all phases of the, emergency response/recovery activities. I interfaced with the U.S. Corp of Engineers and FEMA in coordinating efforts to put a community back on track. Tasked to identify, select, train, develop and supervise quality minority subcontractors to assist in all phases of recovery. His responsibilities also included QA/QC and data validation for State, Federal, Territorial and and International Regulatory Agencies. I have successfully managed large scale federal government programs, including military insulation projects. Served as Project Manager, for an O/M Contract with The Army Corp of Engineer, Mobile District, at The Escambia County, Florida, Superfund Site. The duties included debris removal and clean-up efforts. I supervised the removal of some 17 under-ground storage tanks located in various locations throughout the Terminal and AOA area at the, MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. The strictest security measures had to be employed to not interfere with Air Port operations. Managed asbestos abatement monitoring projects at several concourses at MIA, in active passenger and cargo areas .1 conducted water and soil sampling for contamination at both MIA and FT Lauderdale International Airport all these operations required close coordination with the Airport security officials for ramp access and escorts. I managed and supervised all activities in the installation of environmental equipment for the implementation of a Remedial Action Plan, at MIA. I assisted in the environmental assessment of the original high rise parking garage at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. Conducted, over 25 QA/QC phase 1, environmental audits, throughout Dade and Broward Counties. Related Projects Implement the Remedial Action Plan at Miami International Airport UST/AST -South Dade Tamiami Miami International Airport -Dewatering Program Inflow Structure South Dade Landfill OJUS Landfill -Monitoring Chevron Gas Station -Environmental Equipment Installation Citibank Building, Deerfield Beach, FL The Omni Hotel, Miami, FL-Asbestos Abatement Monitoring NationsBank Building, Boca Raton, FL Miami International Airport United States Courthouse, Miami, FL Fort Lauderdale Gun Rage Remediation Broward County Facility Audits Responsible for compliance Audit of Facilities through a comprehensive knowledge of the laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines, to meet the quality standard set forth by the (AHJ) Corporate Address 2750 N 29 Avenue Suite 120 Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Imrdevelopmentcorp.com Miami Address 1730 Biscayne Boulevard suite 201-N Miami, FL 33132 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Agency Having Jurisdiction and quickly assessing the root cause of all situations, as well as prepare and write reports to support assessment and actions taken to comply. Steel Erectors -Fort Lauderdale FL. ADF Steel Fabricators -Montreal Canada Can Am Steel -Jacksonville FL. Tar Mac Concrete Plant – Miami FL. Education & Training: A.A., Aviation Administration Miami-Dade Community College Miami, FL University of Miami-Executive Management Program Miami, FL Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA Loyola College Baltimore, MD Florida International University Miami, FL CERTIFICATIONS CPN – CPN Radiation Safety Officer USACE-Construction Quality Management for Contractors CAWI-Certified Associate Welding Inspector AWS EAA – Certified Remediation Specialist (CRS) EAA – Certified Testing Specialist (CTS) EAA – Certified Environmental Specialist (CES) EAA -Certified Environmental Inspector (CEI) Radiation Safety Officer Training Troxler Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Field Inspector Orientation FDOT-CT/QP Project Management MDTA-QA/QC Guidelines Training Professional Affiliations American Welding Society Environmental Assessment Association (EAA Member Noise Abatement Task Force -Opa Locka Airport Awards & Recognition Army Corp. of Engineers, Mobile District Excellence in Safety Management Corporate Address 2750 N 29 Avenue Suite 120 Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com Imrdevelopmentcorp.com Miami Address 1730 Biscayne Boulevard suite 201-N Miami, FL 33132 Phone: (305) 345-3823 E-Mail: keith@imrdevelopmentcorp.com 2000 -151 and 3rd Quarters 2001 -3rd Quarter Dade County Public Schools, Bureau of Special Programs Spirit of Excellence Award (2001) USAF 482nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Air Reserve Certificate of Appreciation (2000) US Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Minority Business of the Year, Local & Regional (1993) Miami International Airport Minority Business of the Year (1993) Miami Herald Pace Setter of the Year (1992) Inc. Magazine Runner-Up Entrepreneur of the Year (1992)