USACE, Transitioning to Civilian Work, and How to be a Parrot Head with Ed Kertis


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Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick!
On today’s episode, we talk with Edward John Kertis, Acting Executive Director with Dawson about USACE, Transitioning to Civilian Work, and his passion for Parrot Heads. Read his full bio below.
Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode to DAWSON!
DAWSON is a Native Hawaiian global business enterprise serving Federal clients through construction, PTS and environmental services. Operating worldwide, DAWSON is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi with offices across the U.S. Rooted in the Hawaiian values of aloha (embodying humility, respect, and compassion for all) and ʻohana (family), DAWSON carries forward a kuleana (responsibility) to benefit the Native Hawaiian community. DAWSON's environmental branch brings science, solutions, and sustainability to planning, compliance, munitions and remediation. With a permanent 8(a) status, DAWSON is the perfect solution to all of your business needs.
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1:24 Shout outs
3:11 Nic and Laura discuss drought in the West
7:51 Interview with Ed Kertis Starts
11:28 Ed talks about USACE
15:00 Ed's transition to civilian work
22:26 Field notes segment
31:45 How to be a Parrot Head

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Guest Full Bio:
Ed joined DAWSON in November 2012 as a business development director. He became Chief Operating Officer in February 2019. In March 2020 Ed was asked to serve as the first Executive Director of the Hawaiian Native Corporation (HNC), a non-profit corporation founded in February 2004 and controlled entirely by Native Hawaiians. HNC is recognized by the Department of Defense under Federal statutory authority as a “Native Hawaiian Organization” (NHO) 8(a). It is the parent corporation of the DAWSON Companies.
Ed graduated from Stetson University in 1984 with a B.S. in Biology and later earned a M.S. in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida, majoring in wetlands ecology and hazardous waste management. H

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