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Taylor named District Employee of the Month for November 2012

Nashville District Public Affairs
Published Jan. 29, 2013
Isaac Taylor, a contract specialist in Contracting Division for the Nashville District, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for November 2012. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)

Isaac Taylor, a contract specialist in Contracting Division for the Nashville District, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for November 2012. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2013) – Isaac Taylor, a contract specialist in Contracting Division for the Nashville District, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for November 2012.

Taylor is recognized for his significant contributions to the project delivery team for the Bear Creek Road Construction Project in Oak Ridge, Tenn., which is currently being advertised for the U.S. Department of Energy through an interagency agreement.

Valarie Carlton, Nashville District contracting chief, said Taylor’s skill sets are a valuable asset to the contracting office and his hard work contributes to the success of his peers and the office.  

 

“Isaac is energetic, personable, and dedicated to doing great work which leads to him really wanting the mission of our office to be a success,” said Carlton.

 

Taylor’s peers say his work ethic is transparent and it is a reflection of his work.  On one of his most recent projects, he was lauded for his outstanding performance in leading the Bear Creek Road pre-proposal conference, site visit and received compliments from Department of Energy and the construction industry for effectively delivering critical contractual information to more than 100 industry representatives.

 On another of Taylor’s projects he demonstrated exceptional leadership and stayed focused in overcoming complicated contractual issues created by the differing requirements of DOE and USACE. Carlton, said Isaac charged through those obstacles, developed and delivered on schedule, resulting in a best value trade-off solicitation that incorporates unique evaluation criteria and complex contractual requirements specific to the Oak Ridge site.

 

According to Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, Nashville District commander, Taylor is an outstanding employee and his initiative, attention to detail and commitment to the Nashville District’s mission makes him an outstanding employee.

 

Taylor is married to Ashley. During his free time he enjoys being a pilot and flying around the country.  He said he also loves working on household projects, cooking and eating great food at his favorite Nashville restaurants.

“I am very appreciative of the award,” said Isaac.  “This award makes me want to work a little harder,” he added.

 

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