Keely Thibodeaux, Principal of Landmark Consulting, LLC, is a licensed architect and certified Project Management Professional. Over the years, Keely has worked to become a trusted advisor to her clients. They look to her for insight, direction and often to be a sounding board to help them identify barriers to success and execute a plan to overcome them. Keely has achieved success in developing best practices while offering solid advice to executives on regulatory compliance and business process consulting. She offers technical support to state agencies, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations. Under Keely’s leadership, Landmark Consulting specializes in providing expert-level support in the areas of disaster recovery, program management, strategic planning and large funding stream compliance.
Keely developed the Landmark Compliance Assurance Program (CAP), which is a systems approach to project delivery. CAP uses program management techniques, including Project Controls, Quality Review and Document Management, to maintain each client’s scope, schedule and budget. A proven leader, Keely has also served as the Deputy Recovery Program Manager for the City of New Orleans and as the FEMA Public Assistance Coordinator for Jefferson Parish, LA.
Cedric Pippins brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with managing cost and funding, using systems including Primavera P6, QuickBase and SharePoint. As Landmark’s Operations Manager, Cedric designed a work plan, an encumbrance modeling tool, and cash flow reports to assist project managers in monitoring the metrics of a project’s lifecycle in quantities including time, cost, and other necessary resources. While managing multiple projects and funding sources, Cedric tracks contracts, scopes of work, purchase orders, and expenditures for authorized work while forecasting future scope of work as they relate to budget, contract commitments, schedules and progress. Such control has assisted the Landmark Compliance team in their efforts to capture and separate ineligible and eligible scope, version FEMA project worksheets, minimize cost overruns, and submit expenses for reimbursements in a timely manner. He coordinates with executive staff on accounting systems and functions to provide timely and efficient access to cost and schedule data for all project stakeholders, while reporting monthly cost, schedule and progress that includes real-time schedule up-dates, cost variance analysis, project status, forecasting and reporting.
jeanne yacoub, PE
Jeanne Yacoub is a professional engineer with over 30 years of experience. Jeanne has served as Program Manager of multiple federal and private clients including NASA, the Army Corps of Engineers, NAVFAC, and the City of Columbia. She has also served as Director of Operations for a large Fortune 500 company, responsible for federal operations in a newly established region, where she had oversight responsibility for large federal projects, multiple project managers, field personnel, support staff, and subcontractors/vendors.
Her most recent assignment, as Landmark Consulting’s Program Manager for the City of Columbia Flood Recovery Program, involves management of a large (approx. $200 million) and diverse project portfolio, staff, and team subcontractors. Her responsibilities to assist the City in disaster recovery efforts involve leading and coordinating multiple city departments and personnel as well as state and federal regulators, specifically South Carolina Emergency Management Division, FEMA, and HUD. Those efforts involve extensive procurements for services to comply with FEMA and HUD standards, as well as City requirements. Her activities include oversight of scope preparation, development of in-house cost estimates, recommendations for advertisement and solicitation, consultation on appropriate types of contracts, advice and consulting on proposal evaluations, awards, negotiations, and preparation of fair and reasonable determinations.
Ms. Yacoub’s previous assignments include program management for disaster recovery programs in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, where she managed more than $100 million in levee reconstruction and power grid rehabilitation projects. She also managed more than $70 million in power plant reconstruction and power distribution rehab projects as part of post-war recovery efforts in Iraq. Prior to that, Ms. Yacoub managed large federal programs for the Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and NAVFAC to accomplish environmental remediation and infrastructure projects nationwide.
Nathaly Monascal has more than 14 years of experience with public and private agencies, and organizations including FEMA and the City of New Orleans. Nathaly has extensive experience in facilitating the FEMA close-out processes of Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Sandy and Isaac related projects. As Landmark’s Compliance Manager, Nathaly has in-depth knowledge of disaster recovery management best practices, standards and state/federal regulations. She is experienced in the gathering and organizing of all program compliance documentation for FEMA programs. She has an excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record keeping. She is a results-oriented leader with significant experience in the planning, development, re-engineering, and management of projects globally and is a strong leader with the ability to motivate lead dynamic, energized and multidiscipline teams. She has business acumen partnered with a dedication to legality and is methodical and diligent with outstanding planning abilities. Nathaly utilizes an analytical performance approach, able to “see” the complexities of procedures and regulations in troubleshooting funding issues, performing accounting reconciliation, and providing OIG audit assessments while working to reduce the risk of de-obligations under the Stafford Act.
As the Construction Manager, Rick Murray has more than 30 years of successful experience in program, project, and construction experience for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Navy, DLA, and EPA (Regions I, II, IV, and VI). He currently serves as the Project Manager for the Columbia Canal on Landmark’s Flood Recovery Program Management Services contract with the City of Columbia. Rick served as the Construction Manager for 3 levee flood control projects totalling more than $90 million in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. His projects were accomplished on time, within approved budgets, and with unblemished safety and quality performance. Rick also offers extensive environmental and stormwater control construction experience through his projects for various districts of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. This experience includes a significant design-build project at Ft. Lee, VA where he managed and constructed a 38-acre RCRA landfill cap and stormwater control and retention system. Rick works with executive teams and department heads to plan the construction resources required to complete each project, as well as removes bottlenecks that could delay progress, extending schedule and resulting in increased costs. Rick is also very conscientious and has a successful record with implementation of worker safety and quality programs that ensure successful construction projects. He continually seeks the most efficient way to deploy equipment, materials, and labor to achieve maximum cost-effectiveness without sacrificing quality, safety, schedule, and budget
With over 20 years of experience as an executive leader, James “Paul” Varner effectively manages teams to streamline operations and produce quality service. He is a result focused business leader with the ability to meet the demands of high growth organizations such as Landmark consulting. Paul possesses a wealth of previous experience managing key projects. He is an expert on federal Policies and Procedures including: The Stafford Act – FEMA, 44 CFR – Emergency Management and Assistance, and 24 CFR – Housing and Urban Development. Paul has owned and operated a custom software development company and his technical proficiencies include SQL, Visual Basis V, RPG II and COBOL.