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Fostering and Embracing Diversity

The PAWS (Promoting All Women’s Strengths) program was founded in 2015 by Beth Ganoe and Elizabeth Ross to encourage professional women’s growth through developing a community within ECS. This community focuses on breaking down barriers by fostering and embracing diversity.

The goals of PAWS include providing a platform for further development of the ECS culture to include the needs of professional women and other diverse groups. PAWS holds regular meetings with guided discussion topics about how to develop mentoring relationships with junior staff, work/life balance issues and professional development topics.

The mission of PAWS is to be inclusive and reduce barriers of communication which may exist over any large corporate footprint. Our PAWS members represent a diverse group of women from many regions of the country, with a variety of professional experiences and expertise.

We hope to use our diversity as a platform for encouraging further understanding of the value each ECS employee can bring to our culture.


Why the title, PAWS? The easy answer would be that one of our founders is an NC State graduate, but if you look deeper, the wolf metaphor represents our desire to work together in pursuit of our mutual goals. Since the beginning of our company, the wolf has been our unofficial mascot. Most, if not all, of our internal committees have some play on words or reference to a wolf.

 

 

Promoting All Women’s Strengths (PAWS)

Our PAWS members represent a diverse group of women from many regions of the country, with a variety of professional experiences and expertise.
Amy Sullivan Hicks
"Amy is a connector of people and someone who brings value to every relationship. She utilizes her experience in the commercial real estate world to bring people and projects together. Amy's energy is contagious and her ability to walk into a room and immediately network is an indicator of her outgoing personality. Amy's motto is "don't talk about it, be about it". This is evident in how she approaches business and relationships."

Amy Sullivan Hicks

Business Development

Beth Ganoe, CPSM
"Beth thrives on concept development and creative execution. She has a natural talent for design, and the ability to powerfully connect people and ideas. Beth combines these skills to take organizations to the next level. She seeks out challenges, often diving into unchartered waters in the pursuit of not only knowledge, but personal growth. Beth uses pixel precision and an eye for innovation to both inspire and motivate."

Beth Ganoe, CPSM

Marketing

Britney Barnes
"Britney is zealous about the world around her. She has always been an outdoors girl – after all her maiden name is Camper. Whether she is hiking, fly-fishing, or working on a site, she uses her love of the outdoors as encouragement to make the world a better place. Britney has the ability to focus intensely on her many activities but is aware of her surroundings and appreciates every moment."

Britney Barnes

Environmental

Brooke Ferry, EI
"Brooke succeeds when confronted with analytical challenges. Her go-getter work ethic has helped her face new challenges head-on with an ambitious and hard-working attitude. She has a natural intuition for working with others and developing professional relationships. Brooke finds adventure in every opportunity, and utilizes her self-confidence and positive energy to gain knowledge from each experience."

Brooke Ferry, EI

Construction Materials Testing

Cindi McAdams
"Originally from Portland, Oregon Cindi's laid back attitude is only an affectation. She has a can-do, take-charge personality that kicks in when the situation requires it. Learning and growing with each experience, Cindi draws people in with her positivity, enthusiasm and supportive personality. She is always active; whether at home with her 3 girls or at work; interacting with our clients, planning an event or tracking down leads."

Cindi McAdams

Business Development

Elizabeth Ross, REM
"As the first female to open an office for ECS in the company's 28 year history and a mother of 5 children, Elizabeth has the determination and strength to overcome any obstacle. She is loyal, passionate and committed to her clients' success. With a positive attitude, her work is professional and punctual. She is a former OSHA compliance officer and has over 17 years of Industrial Hygiene consulting experience."

Elizabeth Ross, REM

National Accounts

Jamie Newell
"Jamie is known for her energy and drive as well as her ability to work a room at networking events. She isn't afraid to introduce herself to anybody and has a strong passion for "the chase" behind her pursuits in business development, developing upon her ability to identify opportunities and connect all the dots in order to ultimately bring work in the door."

Jamie Newell

Business Development

Laura Hill, PE
"Laura flourishes on the unpredictability of her work as an engineer. She turns obstacles into opportunities with her positive attitude and knows the value of not taking everything so serious. As a Clemson native and graduate, she is an avid college football fan and enjoys golfing and gardening. If she wasn't an engineer, she would be working for her favorite band, Umphreys Mcgee."

Laura Hill, PE

Laboratory

Lindsey Lucas, REM
"Lindsey is a spirited individual whose passion and enthusiasm are considered a motivating force. She is a natural leader and provides inspirational value in the workplace. Lindsey has a competitive heart, as noted in her role as captain of the University of Texas women's rowing team in her collegiate days. She now uses that driving; positive attitude to allow her to accomplish complicated tasks every day. "

Lindsey Lucas, REM

Environmental

Lori Parker, CES, CEM, CPESC
"Lori utilizes her expertise to provide quality work while also being an accomplished community advocate. Lori never asks someone to do something she isn't willing to do herself. Her quick wit, vibrant personality and genuine care for others ensure a positive environment for everyone around her. This optimistic outlook transcends to others and encourages a team-like atmosphere, making every day a productive adventure."

Lori Parker, CES, CEM, CPESC

Environmental

Montana Foulke, PE, PG
"Originally from the high plains prairie of Wyoming, Montana earned her degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Montana has passion for athletics and most notably, won the 2014 Aluminum Canoe National Championships. When not engineering at work, she's thinking of dashing out to Zambia, riding the Trans-Siberian Railway or diving with great white sharks which she previously missed out on while in New Zealand."

Montana Foulke, PE, PG

Geotechnical

Morgan Hansen, PE

Morgan Hansen, PE

Geotechnical

Tina Stewart
"Tina excels in being a reliable and dedicated individual who enjoys a challenge. She utilizes her experience in communicating well with others, providing leadership, and a sense of humor to lighten the mood. Tina is an energetic individual who exudes self-confidence and a passion for making sure others' needs are met. Tina enjoys working outdoors, quality time with family and friends, movies and NASCAR."

Tina Stewart

Environmental