Leadership

Misty Mayes

 

Misty Mayes, PMP
President / Founder

 

Misty Mayes
Misty Mayes, PMP, President of Management Solutions, LLC.

Misty Mayes founded Management Solutions, LLC (MSLLC) in 2002. Prior, she served as vice president of programs/project controls for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where she was instrumental in securing several large, IDIQ contracts with the Louisville Corp of Engineers (COE). Since 2002, she has established MSLLC’s reputation as a provider of “best value services” in the areas of Project Controls/Project Management, Construction Management Services, Information Technology, Project Management Training and Process Improvement, building a team that shares her belief in providing clients with quality, responsive service. Misty brings more than 20 years of experience in managing and performing project controls. She effectively applies more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to provide project management and controls services to a variety of clients. She has worked extensively with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) providing senior-level services, including EVMS certification, project controls, cost estimating, and risk management.

Throughout her career, Misty has managed IDIQ programs/projects to provide project management and controls services to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Louisville, Pittsburgh, Huntington, Detroit, and St. Louis Districts. These projects have given Misty an unparalleled understanding of existing and planned Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (CELRD) and corporate business processes, working relations with the USACE management and project staff, and experience with USACE programming, budgeting, and project development, P2, PrimaveraP3, P3e, P6 and project controls using earned value reporting and analysis. MSLLC is currently providing services in more than 13 different divisions at ORNL and was selected by UT-Battelle (UT-B), the laboratory’s managing contractor, to participate in its mentor-protégé program.

 

Sam Mayes

 

Sam Mayes, PE
Vice President, Client Services

 

Sam Mayes works with our clients and teams to ensure that services are established to meet client needs through application of our team and technology.  He works with you to identify needs, establish contract scope, and assign the best resources that MSLLC can provide for Best Value Services.

Joining Management Solutions in 2003, Sam has worked more than 25 years managing construction and design projects ranging from a wide variety of civil/environmental design efforts to the construction of large Department of Transportation (DOT) highway and Superfund projects. He has supervised resources ranging from construction personnel working on large construction projects to engineers, designers, and administrative personnel working in offices. Sam's depth of experience includes:

  • Developing integrated project management systems
  • Ongoing tracking and management of project performance
  • Detailed analysis of project status
  • Preparing project management documents such as Project Management Plans (PMP)
  • Assisting companies in attaining Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Certification
  • Assessing management information needs and current information systems
  • Developing needed systems, interfaces, and reports to meet the needs of management information and current information systems
  • Streamlining and automating existing systems
  • Managing a wide array of personnel ranging from various design disciplines to construction management personnel

Bill Myers

 

Bill Myers
Director of Operations/ Chief Financial Officer

 

Bill Myers leads the Management Solutions team to meet day-to-day operations and long-term corporate goals. He is responsible for operational budgeting, risk management, financial analysis and contract management. Bill is a financial management executive providing more than 19 years of experience leading and advising corporations and University entities through dynamic financial environments. His expertise includes financial analysis, budgeting, and complex data management. He previously worked with the University of Tennessee (UT) Athletics where he held several leadership positions over fifteen years including most recently CFO/senior associate athletic director. At UT, Bill successfully managed major department changes and mergers, serving as department CFO with an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million and 250 staff members supporting more than 500 student-athletes across 20 teams. Prior to UT, he worked for the international consulting firm Andersen Consulting.

Chris Burl

 

Chris Burl, PMP
Director of Projects

 

Chris Burl is responsible to ensure Management Solutions maximizes efforts and efficiencies for our client projects. Chris creates and implements formalized project management procedures, including establishing an integrated approach to proposals; scoping and management of the proposal preparation effort similar to a project; ensuring profitability goals will be established and tracked from project start; and serve as a liaison between project team members and the respective resource manager. While with Management Solutions, Chris has helped our clients finish projects on-time while avoiding legal disputes through active claims mitigation and resolution. He provided consulting services to re-engineer processes and tools within businesses to produce more consistent and efficient results on project work. He has been responsible for establishing Project Management Organizations (PMOs) that have served as the center of excellence for project execution for their customers. With extensive background in project management, Chris brings experience from his previous leadership positions with GE Energy and Siemens.

Theresa Walsh

 

Theresa Walsh
Division Manager, Project Management/ Controls

 

Theresa Walsh has 30 years of experience in engineering and construction project management with more than 26 years of experience managing projects for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Oak Ridge and Fernald, and DOE and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) remedial action sites in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Ohio, and Missouri. She has extensive experience in construction field management of large ($20 million plus) construction projects, including design/build, fixed-price, and cost-plus contracts encompassing new facility, facility upgrade, facility demolition, and environmental remediation projects. She is experienced in union/non-union labor agreements and negotiation. She has a strong background in managing large architectural/engineering (A/E) design contracts. She has ten years experience conducting environmental studies for contaminated sites (radioactive and chemical contaminants) under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for the DOE and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Bob Guthrie

 

Bob Guthrie
Division Manager, Construction Services

 

Bob Guthrie has over 30 years of experience in construction management, project controls, contracting, procurement, and project planning for industrial, commercial, nuclear, and government projects, including new construction, rehabilitation, and environmental remediation projects. His experience includes project scope definition, establishing project chart of accounts, baseline planning and budgeting, defining and issuing bid packages, performing bid evaluations and contract awards, contract administration, change management, project cost control, earned value management and reporting, project planning and scheduling, claims analysis and mitigation, developing and implementing project management and control systems, and developing and implementing web based reporting tools.

Bob is proficient in the development, coordination, and maintenance of detailed project schedules involving multiple activities and multiple contractors using P3E/C and other Primavera and OTS scheduling software. He is skilled in the use of project resource-loaded schedules to accurately project future expenditures, recognize new schedule trends, and interpret the direction and impact of trends on project results. He has demonstrated experience in scheduling complex environmental projects involving time-phasing and CERCLA regulatory oversight and interface. He is experienced in construction risk management and earned value management systems. He is a team player, skilled communicator and proficient at construction information management, developing systems and tools to meet individual project requirements.

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