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Professional CERTIFICATIONS AND BOARDS

 

 

LLE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC IS SELF-CERTIFIED WOMAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (WOSB) ANDECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (EDWOSB) WITH THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)

 

LLE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC IS A CERTIFIED DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) AND SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SBE) WITH S.C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (SCDOT), 2013

 

LLE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC IS CERTIFIED WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS WITH GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF SMALL & MINORITY BUSINESS ASSISTANCE (OSMBA), 2013

 

LLE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC IS A LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (LBE) WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

LLE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC IS A SMALL LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SLBE) WITH RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Professional BOARD MEMBERSHIP AND APPOINTMENTS

 

RICHLAND COUNTY BUILDING CODES BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS

 

CITY OF COLUMBIA BUILDING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MINORITY CONTRACTORS (NAMC) SOUTH CAROLINA, 

FORMER PRESIDENT ANDBOARD MEMBER

 

ENGENUITY SC BOARD MEMBER 

 

CAROLINA ALLIANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY (CAT) ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

 

MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER

 

MIDLANDS REGIONAL EDUCATION CENTER (MREC) ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, RICHLAND COUNTY APPOINTED,

BUSINESS LEADER, S.C. DEPT. OF COMMERCE

 

MIDLANDS EDUCATION AND BUSINESS ALLIANCE (MEBA) BOARD MEMBER

 

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA NOTARY PUBLIC, COMMISSION AND APPOINTMENT, EXPIRES APRIL 28, 2025

CREDENTIALS

 

 

LICENSED STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL CONTRACTOR  (GC), OCTOBER 2010

 

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) CERTIFICATE IN STATE OF SC, OCTOBER 2010

 

CONSTRUCTION QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR CONTRACTORS (CQM-C)CERTIFICATE FROM THE

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

EDUCATION

 

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX – Phoenix, Arizona
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership Candidate, 2009 – present       

All But Dissertation (ABD) – All course work completed

Dissertation: “”
 

CONCORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (ON-LINE)– Concord, California
Juris Doctorate Candidate, January – December 2004 (Emphasis on Construction Law)

 

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY– Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Development, Awarded 2001

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA– Columbia, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Resources Management and Psychology, Awarded 1998

 

MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE– Columbia, South Carolina
Associate in Engineering Technology Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, Awarded 1994

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

 

WOMEN’S PRESIDENT ORGANIZATION (WPO), MEMBER-AT-LARGE

 

VISTAGE, COLUMBIA, SC MEMBER

 

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITY PROJECT (WEOP), MEMBER

 

WOMEN IMPACTING PUBLIC POLICY (WIPP), MEMBER

 

CAROLINA ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS (CAGC), MEMBER

 

INTERNATIONAL FACILITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (IFMA), MEMBER 

 

COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITY PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL (CEFPI), MEMBER

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (PMI) COLUMBIA CHAPTER, MEMBER

 

SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (SHRM), NATIONAL MEMBER

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

 

GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES PROGRAM– Babson College (Boston) (Certificate November 2014)
 

KAUFMAN FOUNDATION FASTTRAC ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM– Midlands Technical College in partnership with City of Columbia (SC) Office of Business Opportunities (Certificate April 2014)

 

NXLEVEL ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING PROGRAM– Benedict College Business Development Center (SC)

for Incubator Tenants (Certificate, 2011)
 

AWARDS

 

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council Milton Kimpson Community Service Award, June 2019

 

South Carolina Technical College Outstanding Alumni of the Year, Midlands Technical College, February 2019, www.sctea.org

 

City of Columbia (SC) Proclamation for Need-A-Lift Transportation Services, LLC, Spring 2018

 

2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, Presented by Enterprising Women Magazine, www.enterprisingwomen.com

OnPoint! Deserving DIVA 2015, Presented by OnPoint! With Cynthia Hardy at the Women’s Empowerment (http://onpointwithcynthia.com/)

 

SC Leading Lady 2015, Presented by Dr. Jacquetta Chatman, MOBB, Inc. (Mothers of Black Boys, Inc.) (http://www.mothersofblackboys.org/)

 

Midlands Women on the Move 2015, Presented by Vanessa Bussey, BlindSpot Art (http://blindspotart.com/)

Professional EXPERIENCE

 

LLE Construction Group, LLC

Construction, Facility, and Project (CFP) Management Services

Columbia, SC

 

President/CEO                                                                                    February 2011 – present

 

Projects:

 Richland County School District One

Awarded Construction Management (CM) Services Contract Partnering with Cumming Construction Management as a

Small, Women, Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (SWMBE)

 

Scope of Services: Manage Multimillion dollar Construction and Renovations of the Stadiums Projects to include

selection of Architect Team.

 

New Stadium at Keenan High School

New Stadium at Dreher High School

Memorial Stadium

Bolden Stadium

Lower Richland Stadium

A.C. Flora High School

Columbia High School

Eau Claire High School

 

Richland County School District One

Facilities Assessment Contract Partnering with Parsons as a Small, Women, Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (SWMBE)

 

Scope of Services: Complete a Facility Assessment of all (over 50 buildings) for Richland County School District One. LLE Construction Group, LLC Owner, Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, was a member of the team who completed the assessment in 2009 while employed with ENVIRO AgScience, Inc.

 

University of South Carolina (USC) Columbia

Awarded a two year Professional Services Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) for Indefinite Delivery Small Contract for Construction Management

 

Benedict-Allen Community Development Center

Provide Consulting & Trainingto include Job Readiness Training and assisting participants with computer literacy, resume building, and other job readiness training.

 

Richland County School District One

Awarded three consecutive contracts to provide Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) for Construction and Maintenance Services

Completed various renovations and facility maintenance related projects, to include (but limited to):

Interior renovations, removal and/or installation of new fencing and security gate control systems; bleachers; blinds; demo and/or build new walls, install doors and frames; landscaping; site clean-up; office goods moving; janitorial services; window cleaning services; pressure washing; construct new tennis courts; erosion control on sites; install new tennis courts windscreens; parking lot resurfacing and striping; LED lighting projects; painting; flooring; electrical; plumbing; HVAC; installation of new shelving; signage; installation of dance floor; etc. (and any other construction and/or facilities maintenance work required).

 

Carolina School for Inquiry (CSI)

Provide Facility Management Services (Facility Study and Assessment)and Renovationsfor local Charter School, April 2013 to 2016.

 

Master Builder Constructors, Inc. (MBCI) 

Provide Quality Control (QC) Management Servicesto include:

Develop Quality Control Plan for MARFORRES LAV Cover Project, McCrady Training Center, Eastover, SC (March 2013)

Develop Quality Control Plan for McEntire JNGB, Repair Aircraft Parking Apron, Eastover, SC (June 2012)  

Quality Control Management, Shaw AFB BRAC Construct Force Main & Lift Station (August 2011 until January 2012) 

 

 Perkins Contractors and Engineers (2011 until 2013)

Provide Project Management Servicesto include constructing and managing various local renovations, maintenance, and construction projects to include: 

St. John Baptist Church New Family Life Center

 South Carolina Community Bank and properties in their portfolio

 

 

Lighthouse Learning Center(Community Housing Development Organization) (2011)

Provide Residential Renovationsfunded by the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) Renovated three (3) residential properties located in the Orangeburg, SC area. 

 

General Services Administration (GSA) 

Install Security Windows at the Social Security Administration, Strom Thurmond Building. (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

Need-A-Lift Transportation Services, LLC

“Safe, Reliable, and Trusted” Transportation

Columbia, SC

 

President/CEO                                                                                    June 2015 – June 2019 

 

Services:

Provide transportation to and from school, afterschool, and summer camps, programs, and activities for our youth. We partner with school districts, private and charter schools, non-profit organizations, government agencies and programs, and corporations to provide transportation as needed to internships, employment, errands, tutoring, athletic programs and events, etc. 

 

ENVIRO AgScience/LBLC, Inc.

Construction Management Division

Columbia, SC

 

Project/Construction Manager                                               (October 2004 – January 2011)

 

Projects:

Richland County School District One

$9 million Additions and Renovations – Heyward Career & Technology Center

$15 million Additions and Renovations – St. Andrews Middle School

$15 million Additions and Renovations – W.A. Perry Middle School

$10 million Additions and Renovations – W.G. Sanders Middle School

$18 million Additions and Renovations – Columbia High School

·      Facility Study – in partnership with PARSONS, INC., completed a facility study of Richland School District One facilities throughout the district which consisted of evaluating and documenting the current condition of the facilities in a effort to develop a maintenance and renovation/construction project agenda

Richland County School District Two – $23 million Construction of new Elementary School 18 (Currently seeking LEED Silver)

 Shaw Air Force Base – Landscaping project for the new Deployment Center

Shaw Air Force Base – $6.5 million Construction of new Fitness Center Addition (Currently seeking LEED Silver)

South Carolina State University – Administrative Manager for Grounds Maintenance Contract

 

Responsibilities consisted of:

 

Managed construction budgets from $6.5 million to over $20 million per project.

Managed all project efforts with Owner, Architects, Engineers, State Inspectors, State, City, and Federal Government requirements, Contractors, Subcontractors and all parties involved in the construction projects.

Managed, coordinated, and supervised the construction process from the conceptual development state through final construction on a timely and within budget basis.

Managed all administrative functions of construction to include, development of scope of work (with Owner), review and processing of Request for Information (RFI) and Submittals.

Processed all financial transactions of the contracts to include reviewing, approving, and processing of invoices and pay applications, change orders (Request for Proposals – RFP), etc.

Reconciled project funds (state, federal, city, etc.), research errors, and ensure corrective action.

Processed Davis-Bacon Weekly Certified Payrolls.

Collected, assimilated, and ensured accuracy of financial data submitted by the local emergency management agencies.

    Provided technical assistance in reviewing all plans, specifications, and other project documents to ensure contractors and subcontractor’s workmanship is in accordance with plans, specifications, addendums, and any other contract documents. 

        Provided technical assistance as needed to ensure construction site adheres to OSHA standards, School District Safety Program, State Office of School Facility requirements, State Fire Marshal requirements, etc.

    Proficient in reading and interpreting plans, specifications, submittals, etc. for conformance to design standards and building codes and regulations. Proactive in providing corrective measures and resolving issues within the project.

   Conducted minority and small business related outreach programs to ensure minority and small business participation in construction projects.

 Prepared and solicited proposals and bids (submit advertisements for construction related projects); conduct bid opening process; once bids are awarded, prepare contracts and distributes Notice of Awards and Notice to Proceeds. Coordinate and conduct Pre-Construction and Project Management meetings.

Pre-Bid/Pre-Construction Phase: 

Prepare front-end documents to the specifications

Conduct Constructibility Review of Design Documents (DD)

Coordinate client/end-user facility requirements

Facilitate Pre-Construction Conferences & Bid-Openings

Prepare award recommendations to clients 

Construction Phase: 

Monitor the progression of construction projects

Manage and update construction schedule, as needed

Facilitate site meetings

Management construction budgets

Negotiate and execute change orders

Review & log Submittals

Monitor contracts and invoices, i.e., testing company, architect, contractors, consultants, etc.  

Manage occupied facilities during renovations and coordinate facility moves

Coordinate installation of DATA/Phones/Security, etc. for clients

  Maintained a working knowledge of all appropriate statutory and regulatory items pertaining to construction and management to ensure compliance.

Ensured compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and EM 385-1-1 Safety and Health Requirements Manual.

  Conducted job site review to monitor project progression to include audit site safety, review project schedule and production, and discuss and resolve any project related issues. 

Recruited and trained (if necessary) new hires in the construction and project management divisions; conduct background checks and drug screenings; issue personal protective (safety related) equipment to new hires prior to reporting to construction sites.

Prepared and submitted all required correspondences, cost reports, etc. as required by the Owner.

Audited all employee timesheets, outside contract labor, and subcontractors for conformity and accuracy. Completed Certified Payrolls. 

Accountable for preparation and processing of company invoice in the WAWF (Wide Area Work Flow) government system.

                                                                                       

South Carolina State University

Office of Facilities Management

Orangeburg, SC

 

Manager of Environmental Health and Safety                       (April 2003 – September 2004)

(Manager of Staff Development and Training)

 

Manage facility and construction renovations projects to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.

Conduct project evaluation in developing planning and scheduling of construction

Provide detailed project estimates to support cost submitted by contractors 

Provide detailed analysis of cargo instructions in association with contracted rates

Accountable for verifying contractors pay applications and invoice submissions and ensuring accuracy prior to processing for payment.

Prepare project punch list and conduct final inspection of facility and construction related projects.

Review, comment, and submit to the Architect/Engineer for review, approval, and processing of close-out documentation for all facility and construction related projects.

Provide technical assistance as needed on the Work Order system to include establishing project requirements based on facilities, maintenance, and construction needs.   

                                                             Implement the new Health and Safety program and manual. 

    Provide technical assistance and coordinate training of staff, management, and public on Microsoft Suite in partnership with Orangeburg-                                                                                         Calhoun Technical College.

                                                   Develop training presentations and establish new training sites and schedules. 

                                                                Attend the OSHA Boot Camp Training in Hilton Head, SC.

 

  AMC Theatres, Inc.

 

Facility Manager                                                                          (October 1997 – February 2003)

 

Managed all operational functions of the theatre to include:

Human Resources Management – responsible for hiring, training, disciplining, and terminating employees and supervisors (coordinators)

Facilities Management – ensure the facility is clean, safe, and reparable for our customers at all times

Concessions Management – conduct inventory and order concession supplies for the theatre

Financial Management – manage all financial transactions, deposit funds at the local bank, and ensure safe balanced daily

Accountable for managing the annual facility and maintenance budget, documenting all projects completed each year, and establishing capital improvement projects scope of work and budgets.

Accountable for the Preventive Maintenance (PM) program for the Columbia, SC site. 

Perform as Lead Manager in completing the Annual Fixed Asset Inventory process worth millions of dollars and the year-end close-out of fiscal facility budgets, inventory, and projects. 

 Responsible for working and traveling with the Information Technology Department opening new theatres throughout the United States and overseeing the installation of the Radiant Systems Point-of-Sale System.

 

Midlands Technical College

Department of Developmental Studies

 

Adjunct Professor                                                                               (May 2002 – present)

 

College 103 – College Skills: topics include career planning, study skills, stress and time management, tutoring, group guidance, and other                                                                                 subjects to facilitate student success.

 

S.C. State Housing Finance and Development Authority

Human Resources Department

 

Human Resources Coordinator (Internship)                                      (February 1999 – April 1999)

 

                          Reviewed Employee Performance Management System (EPMS) guidelines and drafted new Authority policy.

        Provided technical assistance to the Director of Human Resources on developing internal training procedures for new supervisors.

                                              Developed and organized filing system for Human Resources (HR) Consultant Newsletter.

       Assisted with implementing the tracking system with Legal Department of all current Human Resources issues through Legislation.

                                         Assisted with revising the Human Resources Policies and Procedures for Authority.

 

 

 

 

University of South Carolina, Columbia

Office of Facilities Management – Design & Engineering Department

 

Project Coordinator                                                                  (January 1995 – September 1997)

 

 Responsible for contacting university departments regarding renovation and maintenance requests and ensuring adequate funding is available for proceeding with projects.

 Create in-house CAD documents of projects for submission to construction team.

 Provide detailed cost breakdown to university departments for review and payment of requested projects.

Produce monthly update status reports of all projects progression. 

Accountable for project coordination and completion, to include verifying invoices.

 

Midlands Technical College

 

Administrative Support                                                                       (July 1993 – January 1995)

(Work-Study to Part-Time Employment)

 

Provided administrative support, such as maintaining phone lines; responding to customer requests; typing; filing; scheduling advisement appointments; completing class registrations (enrolling students); present seminars (which I continue to do annually) to participants on goal setting, motivation and determination; etc. 

 

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control

Palmetto Health District

Procurement

 

Student Intern Part-Time Employee                                         (June 1988 – December 1992)

 

Assisted with completing purchase orders, inventory, and all other duties necessary in assisting in the procurement of resources for Palmetto Health District; such as office supplies; office, maintenance, and clinical equipment; furnishings; services; etc. 

Assisted in other various departments with general office administration to include Vital Records, Home Health, Family Planning, and Women-Infants-Children (WIC).