Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors Announces Staff Changes

Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors, a construction firm specializing in water resources, public works, and site development projects, announced the promotion of Brandi Manning to Director of Team Development, and the hiring of Ronique Gibson, LEED AP,  as Business Development Coordinator.

Manning will oversee talent acquisition and the onboarding process at the firm. “I’m excited to support Petticoat-Schmitt in a new role concentrating on recruiting and retention — one of our strategic initiatives for 2024,” said Manning. She joined Petticoat-Schmitt in 2018 and has gained experience in multiple departments including Human Resources and Operations. With a passion for fostering employee engagement, Manning is ideally suited to lead Team Development.

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“We’re thrilled to announce the promotion of Brandi Manning to Director of Team Development at Petticoat-Schmitt. Brandi has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and a deep commitment to fostering a positive and productive work environment. In her new role, she will be instrumental in driving our efforts to develop and support our talented team members, ensuring we continue to build a strong, cohesive, and high-performing team. We look forward to seeing Brandi’s impact in this critical role as we continue to grow and excel.”  said Petticoat-Schmitt’s president and COO, Lauren Atwell.

In her newly created role, Gibson will leverage over 25 years of experience in the A/E/C industry to identify new opportunities in Jacksonville and the surrounding region while growing and supporting the business development team.

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With an architectural degree from Tuskegee University, Gibson’s unique experience in project coordination and marketing in both the public and private sectors positions her to strategically navigate the fast-growing Jacksonville market and provide clients with Petticoat-Schmitt’s expertise in crafting life-changing infrastructure for nearly two decades. “I’m looking forward to drawing from my architectural background as well as my marketing experience to help foster new connections with the community while nurturing relationships with existing clients,” said Gibson. 

“We’re excited to welcome Ronique to the Business Development team at Petticoat-Schmitt. Ronique brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in cultivating strong client relationships and driving business growth. Her expertise and innovative approach will be invaluable as we continue to expand our reach and deliver exceptional value to our clients. We are confident that her contributions will significantly enhance our capabilities and support our mission of providing top-tier service in the heavy civil construction industry,” Atwell said.

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