Case Studies Region: Southeast

Adrian Godwin – Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When it comes to healthcare facilities, maintaining a smooth and efficient environment is crucial to ensuring the best possible patient experience. The work of Adrian Godwin, director of facilities management for Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport in Louisiana, is instrumental in achieving this goal.   With a dedicated team of over 70 employees, Godwin oversees the maintenance […]

Jennifer Marko – NVIDIA 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

prioritizing employee well-being and satisfaction is more crucial than ever. Employee experience is a key differentiator in attracting and retaining top talent, and a positive work environment is essential for driving productivity, creativity and collaboration. From ergonomic furniture to modern technology and flexible work arrangements, a comfortable and contemporary workspace significantly impacts organizational success.   Ensuring […]

Charles Atkinson – University of Pikeville 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s essentially a living entity that never sleeps, Charles Atkinson says of the University of Pikeville, where he serves as director of facilities. And the backbone of this small private school in Eastern Kentucky that’s affiliated with the Presbyterian Church?  “That’s my team,” he says. “It’s what I tell the new members. Without us, nobody […]

Joe Ball – Treehouse Builders 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the 1960s, Walt Disney and Imagineers from his company designed an experimental prototype community of tomorrow. EPCOT was going to be the way people lived in the future. Disney died long before the theme park baring the project’s name opened in Central Florida in 1982, but his vision of a futuristic community featuring residential […]

Kendall Jones – Florida A&M University  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Modern post-secondary school students have many options when deciding where to attend college. Sure, some universities with specific programs are rated higher than the average institution, but that many choices mean colleges and universities need to do more to attract new students and maintain or increase enrollment.   That gives Kendall Jones many options regarding his […]

Tessa Teodoro – Inova

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though it might sound cliché, there is some truth to being in the right place at the right time. Especially for Tessa Teodoro and Inova. Inova is a leading nonprofit healthcare system in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area, providing care to more than one million patients annually. With dreams of providing a state-of-the-art […]

Jorge Toro – Cru

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He may be middle-aged, but Jorge Toro can relate to young people. So many of them, he says, are looking for more than just a job; they also want to be spiritually and/or emotionally fulfilled. He says they might find what they’re looking for on the Cru facilities team if they’re good with their hands, […]

Will Herring — Hunter Quinn Homes

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In his previous conversations with Blueprint, Will Herring explained how Hunter Quinn Homes pivots and punches above its weight class, thus holding its own against South Carolina’s industry heavyweights. But now, his company is flexing its strength and expanding well beyond its Greater Charleston stronghold. Herring is broadening the product offerings and geographic boundaries, moving […]

Wendy Peacock – Auburn University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Wendy Peacock was heavily involved in Auburn University’s push to become classified as a Carnegie R1 educational institution—requirements include awarding at least 20 research and scholarship doctoral degrees, spending around $5 million in total research and scoring highly in a research activity index calculation. When the university received this coveted designation in 2018, Peacock was […]

Jaren Miller – Wood Partners Property Management

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It says it right on the company’s website: Wood Partners does more than just give people a place to live. The Atlanta-based property management and development company wants to create communities of lasting value, provide a solid return for investors and forge a culture of respect and empowerment for its employees. As the company’s vice […]

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