30 Mar We Are WELL

Markon is a premier sponsor to the USGBC’s “We Are WELL” seminar series.

The first session, held on 23 March, began with a look at the WELL Building Standard, why and how it came to be, and how it can help you quantify what it means and what it takes to provide a healthy workspace.  Seema Wadhwa, Assistant Vice President of Sustainability and Wellness at Inova Health System, contributed to explain how this fusion of wellness, along with established sustainability practices, can be built into your existing operations. A practitioner with experience on one of the nation’s first WELL building projects (ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in D.C.) shared the business drivers, in her project experience, for choosing WELL Certification. The session was led by Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Delos.

The session was attended by Billy Kirvan, Ginny Dyson, Christine Dingivan, and Ray Carney.  Markon continues our documentation for WELL Certification in our Headquarters Expansion project at 400 S. Maple Ave.

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Ray Carney, WELL AP

Ray Carney is Vice President of Operations and oversees the development of Markon’s corporate infrastructure to support growth. He also leads the Commercial Portfolio for Markon Solutions including all new and existing non-government clients. His responsibilities include client satisfaction, market maturity, and developing new opportunities. Mr. Carney’s areas of expertise include leadership, sustainable design, workplace strategy and modification, design thinking, data centers, and creating secure environments. Since joining Markon in 2007, Mr. Carney has successfully delivered design and construction projects for multiple government agencies including the DIA, ODNI, CIA, FBI, DoD, and DOJ. For example, Mr. Carney provided cradle-to-grave project management support for the successful design and build of secure facilities. He received his MBA with a concentration in Leadership and Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in Management with a concentration in Business Technology from John Carroll University. Mr. Carney is a Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Six-Sigma certified Yellow Belt, a certified SCRUMMaster, a LEED Green Associate, a Sun Certified Java Programmer, and holds both ITIL v3 Foundations and Quality Management certifications.