EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT KEY PERSONNEL
Lisa Garcia- Contracts Manager
Ms. Garcia has overseen DRC’s contracts since 2010, maintaining contractual records and documentation, such as receipt and control of all contract correspondence. She’s also responsible for applying, renewing and activating general contractor licenses nationwide, and other authorizations and pre-qualifications. Prior to joining DRC, Ms. Garcia provided administrative assistance for emergency response projects involving FEMA protocol.
Marc Watkins- VP of Estimating
Mr. Watkins brings over 20 years of construction and management experience, first as the owner of his own construction company, and then as a Project Manager and Logistics Manager for DRC in 2010. He was instrumental in DRC’s response to the BP Oil Spill, and soon became DRC’s Quality Control System Manager, ensuring that specifications were followed, and work proceeded on schedule and within budget. He now serves as Lead Estimator and Vice President of Estimating.
Joe Newman- Program Manager
With more than 12 years of experience in overseeing large-scale construction and disaster-related debris management projects, Mr. Newman has managed teams over multiple disasters including Hurricanes Isabel, Dennis, Katrina and Ike.
In 2008, Mr. Newman responded to the devastation in Galveston following Hurricane Ike and as a Program Manager, he oversaw the collection, processing and recycling/disposal of over 1 million cubic yards of debris. He has been involved in projects in various capacities, including heavy equipment operation, planning and coordination of construction process, securing permits and licenses, delivery of materials and equipment, FEMA compliance, coordinating and operating with municipality officials, and estimating for contracts.
In May of 2015, Mr. Newman responded to the historic floods meeting the needs of Texas Department of Transportation and the Houston Solid Waste Department. He was tasked with tracking all debris operations.