NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dec. 4, 2015) – Roy Rossignol, chief, Small Business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2015.
He is recognized for his significant contributions as the district’s small business chief and providing continuous support to the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
“I appreciate this award and I am humbled with this award,” said Rossignol. “I love doing this job and one of my rewards is having the opportunity to meet, interact and help people understand more about the Corps.”
Lt. Col. Stephen F. Murphy, Nashville District commander, commended Rossignol for his work and commitment to excellence.
“From January to November, 2015, he also served as the stand-in small business chief for both the Chicago and Detroit Districts, nearly doubling his workload, but he came through as he always does, with his hard work ensuring both districts met all but one of their small business goals,” said Murphy. “His passion translates into non-stop efforts to meet and train small businesses in order to give them the best possible opportunity to succeed as government contractors.”
Murphy said Rossignol is an exceptional versatile employee willing to take on new challenges and whose work contributes to the Nashville mission.
“He produces incredible results on behalf of the District and in support of the Small Business Program,” said Murphy.
Rossignol’s efforts resulted in the District placing second out of 48 districts in this year's USACE headquarters fiscal year 2015 Small Business Awards for the veteran-owned business category. He was also instrumental in helping both Nashville District as well as the Great Lakes and Rivers Division exceed all Small Business goals for fiscal year 2015.
Rossignol has been employed with the Corps since July 2011 and came from the Department of Veteran Affairs. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and retired in 1995.
Isaac Taylor, a contract specialist in the Contracting Office, who carpools and is a co-worker with Rossignol said he is a kind gentleman and very deserving of the award.
“Roy is outstanding at what he does and has an exceptional work ethic that I think he acquired from his time in the U.S. Navy,” said Taylor. “He is a great team player, a leader and dedicated employee who is most deserving of this award because of the tremendous effort he puts into work with others and to tell them about Corps jobs,” said Taylor.
Murphy said Rossignol’s passion translates into non-stop efforts to meet and train small businesses in order to give them the best possible opportunity to succeed as government contractors. Rossignol spent much of October tirelessly preparing for the SAME Small Business Conference in New Orleans, a huge event where every District and Division in the Corps attends, as did almost 1,800 small and large business owners and representatives. His extensive preparation paid off as numerous small business owners remarked that his presentation was the best of all they received during the two-day round table event.
“This is by far the best job I’ve had since retiring from the Navy, said Rossignol. “I enjoy my job and interacting with other employees in the district,” he said. “It makes me feel honored to do this job because it is a team effort,” he said.
Murphy said Rossignol was also a significant help to District leaders and to others in the Great Lakes and Rivers Division by helping to prepare them for the conference and ensuring that a significant number of small business contacts were made for future work in the Nashville District.
“Rossignol’s professionalism, dedication to mission execution and superior performance is a credit to the Nashville District, the region and the Corps of Engineers,” said Murphy.
His hobbies include working outdoors and being a good steward at his 12-acre property, volunteering at church, spending time with family and hanging out with his grandson.
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