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President                               C

harles R. Gardner Jr., PgMP


Chuck has over 30 years of experience in program management, organizational leadership, and strategic planning. He has demonstrated time and again his keen ability to analyze challenges and quickly propose solutions. 

Chuck integrates with the
programs he leads and by way of example, sets high but achievable goals to push his teams just beyond what they themselves might think they are capable of doing. This results in highly effective teams and programs that perform.

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Project Manager                  

Jessica Alwan

Jessica has extensive experience in organizational development, program implementation, and program management. She directs stakeholder outreach efforts including the facilitation and management of policy-level meeting series, workshops, informational materials, and presentations.

Jessica creates high quality professional material for programs on an array of technical, financial, and policy-level content. She develops and implements project initiatives from organizational design and process refinement, to improved reporting and communication for large‐scale capital programs. She is thorough, detailed, and experienced in creating unifying content for effective decision‐making.


Project Assistant                  

Claudia Rodriguez


Claudia brings to her programs 15 years of experience delivering superior results in a variety of administrative roles. She is proficient in senior-level executive administrative and management support.

Claudia holds extensive expertise in the areas of document control, meeting facilitation, and project management.

Her experience has provided her the ability to evaluate existing processes, develop standardized process, and implementation of processes throughout multiple industries. 


Vice President                  J

im Beck


Mr. Beck has over 30 years of expertise implementing initiatives to meet California’s water needs and has been instrumental in many programs at the forefront of water management statewide.

His programs include leading the development and implementation of SGMA initiatives, coordinating local participation in the State Water Project, developing and operating groundwater banking programs, operating the Cross Valley Canal, and overseeing the Henry C. Garnett Water Purification Plant.                                                                 

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Sr. Contract Analyst            

Kathy Sherry

Kathy’s career has spanned over 30 years with 15 years of project‐based
experience. Her experience has afforded her hands‐on involvement in coordinating and negotiating contracts. Her attention to detail combined with her analytical mindset allow her to thoroughly document all aspects of contract management including negotiation, execution, monitoring, change management and review of progress reports and invoicing.

Kathy continually monitors compliance to contract requirements ensuring all conditions are satisfied before approval of any change and or invoice. She is a natural negotiator for all things contract related.                                                                                                          

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Vice President                  

erry Marcellus, JD


Terry has over 40 years of experience, which includes 20 years of experience in program and construction management of major transit and education facility projects in California. He is also a licensed attorney-at-law with more than 20 years private legal practice experience.

He has worked extensively with alternate delivery methods and with both vertical and horizontal projects at all phases from initial planning and CEQA/NEPA entitlement through design, construction and closeout.                                            

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Sr. Program Analyst  H

oward Hughes


Howard is an accomplished professional with over twenty years’ experience in Contract Management, Production Planning and Business Process Analysis. Mr. Hughes has developed and led several very successful Contract Administration and Management teams in his career. 

Howard has extensive experience in writing procedural documents as well as implementing policies and procedures. He is also proficient in developing and delivering training, creating job aids and templates, and in managing teams.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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Program Controls Manager

Tonja Stradley


Tonja is an accomplished professional with over 26 years of project and financial management experience. For the past 23 years, Tonja has served in long-term management roles on multibillion dollar programs.

Tonja has specific expertise in establishing controls, implementing project control information systems (PMIS), establishing robust work breakdown structures (WBS) and developing streamlined business processes. She has a proven track record of delivering megaprojects on budget and on schedule.                     


Sr. Program Analyst            

Julie Tankersley


Julie has over 18 years of Construction Management experience.  She has worked closely with project managers, developers, engineers, architects, and clients to deliver infrastructure and large commercial projects through planning, design, pre-construction, estimating, construction, accounting, and close-out activities. 

Julie’s experience and understanding of fundamental construction administration activities, combined with her experience in project controls and document control provides a versatile knowledge base, with a strong emphasis on detail and control.