Culture

Troy Lavelle Named 2021 Schmitty Award Winner

Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 by Affinis Corp
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Since 2003, we’ve recognized outstanding co-workers who best model our firm’s core values with the Schmitty Award. Today, we’re excited to share Troy Lavelle, a design technician and long-standing member of our team, was selected late last year. To choose a winner, the three previous recipients collaborate to develop a list of nominees. Those names […]

Caleb Prentice Returns from Deployment

Posted on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 by Canyon Mallory
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Today, we are excited to welcome back engineering technician Caleb Prentice from his recent tour. A Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves, he was away from the office for 10 months. A portion of that time was spent in training, while the rest was overseas. In this short interview, Caleb shares a little about […]

Co-Worker News: 2 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 by Affinis Corp
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Today, we’re excited to introduce you to two of our new co-workers. Jason Frericks, PE, PTOE is now a project engineer for our transportation team. Our former intern, Conner Jackson, recently came onboard full-time, joining our construction engineering group. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Jason and Conner. There, you’ll discover […]

Co-Worker News: 2 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by Affinis Corp
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Today, we’re excited to introduce two of our new co-workers. Jacob Wilson has joined our roadway group as a project engineer. In addition, Canyon Mallory is our new marketing coordinator. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Jacob and Canyon. There, you’ll discover things like their favorite places and what they’d eat […]

John Skubal Recognized with the Richard A. Worrel Community Legacy Award

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 by Affinis Corp
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Late last year, the Overland Park Chamber presented John Skubal with the Richard A. Worrel Community Award. Senator Skubal was selected, because of his work within our community. He believes investments in education, infrastructure, and business development are critical components to an area’s success. Before becoming a senator in the Kansas Legislature, John served on […]

John McCanless Recognized with Schmitty Award

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 by Affinis Corp
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For over 15 years, we’ve recognized outstanding co-workers who best model our firm’s core values with the Schmitty Award. Today, we’re excited to share Senior Project Representative John McCanless, a leader in our Construction Engineering Group, was selected. To choose a winner, the three previous recipients collaborate to develop a list of nominees. Those names […]

An Inside Look at the KC Chamber’s Centurions Program: Initial Thoughts and Impressions

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 by Kristen Leathers-Gratton
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In late August, the KC Chamber kicked-off the Centurions Leadership Program. I was selected to participate in the Fall 2020 class. Over the course of the next two years, I’ll be periodically sharing updates on my experience. You can expect to see key takeaways and lessons learned from this beneficial program in our new blog […]

Cindy Martens to Retire in October

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 by Affinis Corp
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Today, we’d like to share that Cindy Martens, SPHR-SCP, our Manager of Recruiting and Retention, will retire in October. Over the course of her career, she’s helped attract and retain talented co-workers who embody our firm’s principles. Cindy has worked at Affinis for 15 years. When we asked her to describe how the firm has […]

Co-Worker News: 2 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 by Affinis Corp
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Today, we’re excited to introduce you to two, new co-workers. Addison Miller has joined our team as a traffic engineer, and Mark Hoppe is now a senior project engineer at Affinis. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Addison and Mark. There, you’ll see their favorite things to do in Kansas […]

AEC Internship Partnership Key Takeaways

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 by Canyon Mallory
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This year, our two returning interns participated in the 2020 AEC Internship Partnership. Organized by BHC Rhodes, it was created to offer participants exposure to the project life cycle, partner relationships, and disciplines outside of their course of study. Our firm worked with the City of Blue Springs, Missouri; Hollis + Miller Architects; and Kissick […]