Coffman Engineers Anchorage Project Manager Earns Professional Certification
A project manager in Coffman Engineers’ corrosion control department earned her Project Management Professional certificate. Michelle McGinnis joined Coffman in 2014 and has provided project controls and management services for numerous projects in the oil and gas, commercial construction, and hospitality industries.
Apart from being a certified cathodic protection technician, McGinnis’ role as a project manager includes overseeing, reviewing, and drafting project documentation, as well as overseeing company-wide project controls activities. She manages projects throughout the entire cycle of planning, executing, monitoring, and closing phases, managing project scopes, budgets, forecasts, schedules, and contracts. McGinnis is also the corporate safety coordinator for Coffman, part of a committee that oversees training, records, federal reporting, and client compliance.
McGinnis graduated from UAA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in business administration.
“Michelle excels in all that she does,” says Dan Stears, vice president of corrosion control, “and this latest accomplishment further exemplifies her continued development and leadership in the project controls/corrosion control groups.”
This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.