Stellar safety record on nuclear remediation projects
25, Industrial Hygienist
Less than three years after earning a master's degree in occupational safety and health from Murray State University, Jayme Kahne holds a lead safety role on the $2.3-billion River Corridor Closure program at the Dept. of Defense's Hanford nuclear cleanup site. As a lead project safety representative, she manages and oversees construction, expansion and daily operation activities at the Environmental Remediation Disposal Facility, where millions of tons of Hanford site waste are safely disposed. As of December, she managed the project with a safety record of zero first aid or recordable injuries for the construction subcontractor and the vehicle mechanics. Kahne also developed numerous new programs and campaigns to promote safety awareness and recognize safe work performance. In addition, she championed the use of integrated safety management systems and voluntary protection program principles within daily work activities.
Delivers large public programs for schools and agencies
35, Senior Project Manager
Heery International Inc.
As an owner's representative project and program manager, Ian Kell pushes for integrated multidisciplinary teams and the continuous advancement of industry tools and techniques. After earning a bachelor's degree in architecture from Columbia in 1999, he went to work for KieranTimberlake in Philadelphia. There he helped design and master-plan higher education projects at Duke University and Connecticut College. He transitioned to project management after moving to Seattle in 2000, joining Heery International in 2002. He has since delivered large public school projects for Seattle Public Schools, Lake Washington School District and other major public agencies. Since joining Heery, he has worked continuously on the development and improvement of Heery's collaborative Web-based systems, achieved both LEED AP and CCM accreditations, completed a master's thesis in construction management from the University of Washington and managed and advised on alternative delivery methods projects, all while simultaneously working full time on K-12 projects.