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MCA names first Civilian Employee of the Quarter

By Pamela Jackson | | February 25, 2010

In an effort to recognize exemplary performance of Maintenance Center Albany employees, Col. Terry W. Reid, commander, MCA, wanted to expand their annual employee of the year recognition to a quarterly occurrence.

Vanessa Davis, lead program analyst and master scheduler, MCA, is the first recipient of the newly- implemented quarterly recognition program.

Davis, who has been employed here since April 1996, has held several jobs during her tenure.

“I started working at the maintenance center in the Business Support Center. In 2001, I worked in Building 3700 in what was then the operations center. From 2002 to 2004, I was the administrative officer for Mr. R. Ken Trammell, who was the senior executive service employee for Materiel Command, now Marine Corps Logistics Command, before he retired,” she said. I returned to MCA in 2004.”

Davis is a native of Albertville, Ala., and graduated from Albertville High School in 1979.

She is currently the team leader for two separate work teams and responsible for Earned Value Management reporting for every production line at MCA.

“EVM is a way to look and see what your projects are doing at any given time and if any are going into decline. This helps to identify problems early in the process in order to manage your jobs better,” she explained. “As analysts, we put out an extensive report each week on what happens with each line.”

Davis further explained that as the master scheduler, she is responsible for putting every asset that comes into the maintenance center on a schedule and tracking it throughout the entire process, whether it is repaired, worked or not.

“Vanessa is the kind of person that anyone would love to have working with or for. There is nothing you ask her to do that she doesn’t take care of with diligence and timeliness. She takes the initiative to go above and beyond on everything she does,” said Georgia Olson, supervisory industrial maintenance specialist, MCA. “Her tact, professional knowledge and sound judgment, combined with her willingness to work without supervision and beyond normal work hours, has evoked many favorable comments from not only MCA personnel, but from other centers and commands, as well.”

Davis said she loves her job and has no plans for retirement anytime soon. Her husband, Tim, also works in the maintenance center as the team lead for the motor transportation section.

She is also the proud mother of three sons; one is in the Marine Corps, one works here at MCA in the fabrication department and the other lives in Ashville, N.C.

“Ms. Davis is an outstanding example of the caliber of employees we have here at MCA, winning out over some very stiff competition and is very deserving of being recognized as MCA’s Civilian Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of this year,” Reid said. “She is a bright and highly intelligent person, who is always pleasant even when the pressure of tough deadlines is at her door. She always has a smile and is polite to everyone she comes in contact with. She takes on tough tasks and makes them look easy, is always dependable and can be counted on to get the job complete.”

According to Reid, she takes on tough tasks and makes them look easy.

“She takes very little credit for the work she does and shares the credit with her team members,” he said. “She is a extremely valuable member of the MCA workforce.”