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February, 2014 . . . Indian Country and Salamanca, New York. Kennedy Management Company announced today it’s official transition from Kennedy Wendel to Kennedy Management Company, a 100% Native American owned and operated project management, training, owners representative, and consulting firm.
Starting in May 2007, Kennedy Management worked in partnership with one of the country’s foremost multi-disciplined engineering and design firm, Wendel Companies. The two companies combined forces to deliver comprehensive design-build, engineering and design services, and construction management services to Native American tribes across the country.
Under the Kennedy Wendel partnership, Adam Kennedy, President of Kennedy Management, managed and led important project and construction management projects including Apache Nugget Travel Plaza Casino for the Jicarilla Apache Nation; commercial projects and a event center for Nez Perce Tribe; a hotel and child care facility for Yakama Nation; numerous gaming and non-gaming projects for Seneca Nation; and, Navajo Nation’s first casino, Fire Rock Casino in New Mexico.
President and General Manager Adam Kennedy said he “is extremely pleased with recent successes helping Native American clients and friends implement important economic enterprises for their tribes, and also help train tribal members to realize individual growth and sustainable opportunities.”
One of the most important endeavors Kennedy Management is focused is a unique training and mentoring program designed specifically for Native American tribes. The program identifies and creates specifically targeted educational training opportunities before, during and after building construction projects are undertaken. “The goal is to employ as many tribal members as possible on any given project,” stated Kennedy. “We want to help our people be successful with sustainable life-building skills and meaningful work experience.”
Most recently Kennedy Management introduced and worked with the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho to create a new business enterprise called Nez Perce Construction Management Group (NPCMG), providing an economic opportunity for the Tribe and it’s members. In this role, Kennedy Management led the Tribe through a development program to plan, design and construct a new convenience store. The new convenience store became the first test project utilizing the new economic enterprise.
Kennedy Management helped provide leadership, training, mentoring and business strategy to organize the planning, design, and construction project. Working with the Tribe’s Human Resource team, a strategic plan was created to identify candidates to serve as project manager, superintendent, and administration along with forums to solicit candidates. Kennedy Management with NPCMG organized the bidding process to encourage, organize, train and hire a construction team with a goal to hire and train as many Tribal members as possible. Kennedy Management and NPCMG successfully implemented a project made up of nearly 80% Certified Indian Businesses (CIB) of which, roughly 65-70% were Nez Perce Tribal members and enterprises. The new convenience store named Camas Express opened at the end of 2013 in Winchester, Idaho.
About Kennedy Management . . .
Kennedy Management is a Native American-owned project management company specializing in planning, design and management of community and gaming projects of all sizes throughout Indian Country. The firm provides owner’s representative services, construction project management, and training and mentoring consultation to Native American clients throughout the East, Great Plains, Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest and California regions from bi-coastal offices in New York and Washington. The firm has first-hand experience working with various Tribal departments, has successfully implemented Tribal Preference and TERO compliance, has Tribal employees on staff and makes every effort to integrate Native Owned Businesses throughout all design and construction phases. For additional information about Kennedy Management visit www.kennedymgt.com