This is Brian Venneman, Our New Project Manager

This is Brian Venneman, Our New Project Manager

Brian Venneman is getting ready to start moving his wife and daughter from Kansas City to Wichita. Fortunately for Jaco, he has agreed to move to ICT and join us at the office, to help us handle our ever-growing workload. Known affectionately as "Venne" (pronounced /veenee/), our new project manager brings a quirky sense of humor and many years of experience in the industry under his belt. 

We've had a quick but very interesting chat. Welcome aboard, Brian!

 

If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would the slogan be?

"Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision."

or "When a woman says nothing’s wrong, that means everything is wrong.”

or "Ever think about when a bird hits your windshield that it’s God playing angry birds?"

A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here? 

"Come with me and ask no questions."

If you had to choose a song to play on loop in the office, what would it be?

Circus music because that’s Kevin’s theme song. The guy is a mess.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Ha, spare time...

How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?

Probably not going to happen.

 

 

Meet Shania Fernandez

Meet Shania Fernandez

Meet the lovely Shania Fernandez, our new administrative assistant! Shania will be the newest voice to speak to you on the phone, the newest face to greet you at our headquarters, and will be helping us with the day-to-day tasks that keep our office life organized. 

Get to know the Colorado native a little better by reading the ice breaker below. 

 

Where are you from? I am originally from Colorado, moved to Wichita about year ago!

Which three words describe you best? Positive, easygoing, short.

What was your favorite subject at school? Science.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Lawyer.

What is the longest word you know? Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

Who is the most inspirational person to you? My parents.

Did you ever keep a New Year’s resolution? Yes, no social media for a while. 

What was your favorite birthday or Christmas present? First car, 2006 Buick.

What was the worst present you’ve received? A one-dollar bill.

Which skill would you love to learn? Surf.

Which language would you like to learn? I speak fluent Spanish.

Have you seen a ghost or an alien? No… but I do believe in ghosts.

What irritates you the most? People that are rude for no reason.

Have you gone out with mismatched socks or shoes on? Yes, both.

Where would you love to go on holiday? Dubai.

Tropical island or the Arctic? Tropical island.

Where would you most like to live? Anywhere on a beach.

Who would you choose to be marooned on a desert island with? Adam Levine.

What Our Emerging Leader Has To Say

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"'You need to create a very nice image of your business and social media can do that effectively,” said Jessica Oberwortmann, director of marketing communications at Jaco General Contractor Inc.'"

Read the full article below!

https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2018/01/18/emerging-leaders-consuming-information-in-the.html?ana=e_du_prem&s=article_du&ed=2018-01-18&u=2AccfvdcIJIyzdMcjG71Fg0335e026&t=1516310443&j=79529091&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_company_admin%3B15Axh%2BQhTwiUFY1UVOgSTg%3D%3D

Hiring: Awesome Receptionist

Are you a fun, positive, driven professional? It might be time you join our team. We are looking for an awesome receptionist for our Wichita office. Send us your resume at info@jacogc.com and apply!

More info: www.jacogc.com/join-our-team/

 

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Say Hello to Gina Wolf

Say Hello to Gina Wolf

Besides a bad ass last name, Gina brings a lot of skill and expertise to our team this beginning of 2018. As our new assistant project manager, she will be helping us keep our sanity at the office. Say hello to Gina Wolf! 

 

Where are you from? 

I grew up in a small farming community in Nebraska. Although I would never move back, I will always be a Husker Fan; you just can’t beat game days in Lincoln.

How do you recharge? 

A great book and a glass of wine! 

When are you the happiest? 

When I am spending time with my family. It’s not often you won’t find me at a practice or game for one of my three kiddos, but I love every minute of it.  

If you really knew me, you'd know...

...I’m very competitive at everything.

What would a "perfect" day look like for you?

Coffee on the deck for sunrise, then lounging on the boat the rest of the afternoon! 

What's the most important lesson you've learned in the last year? 

When to just close my mouth and quit arguing; even though I am right!

What’s one of your new year resolutions? 

To exercise more this year….but I think that is my resolution every year.

What's your favorite happy hour drink?

WuShock Wheat has become a favorite lately.  

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure? 

Snickers candy bars, and wasabi/soy sauce almonds.       

Who is your favorite cartoon character? 

Jerry, from Tom and Jerry.

What book are you reading?  

I just finished books 3 and 4 in the NYPD Red Series by James Patterson. Planning to check out #5 very soon. James Patterson’s series have me hooked lately!

Dog or cat? 

Dog, but my son recently talked my husband and I into adopting a kitten, thankfully they get along!

Cake or Pie? 

Cake - carrot cake.    

Big Party or Small Gathering? 

Small gathering.

Winter or summer? 

Summer most definitely.

Christmas Party 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas party this year! We can all agree that Georges French Bistro did not disappoint, with amazing food and a great atmosphere. We are so thankful for the great team of talented people we are lucky to have. We wish you happy holidays and see you in 2018!