Leadership/Key Personnel

Armand Resource Group, Inc. (ARG) is a DBE firm that was founded in 2001. Under the leadership and supervision of Gregory A. Jenifer, President & CEO, ARG provides the expertise of nationally recognized leaders in the field of DBE, EEO, Outreach and Workforce Compliance Services, and the commitment of the ARG Team to ensure the successful development and implementation of an aggressive compliance and integrity monitoring and reporting process.

Gregory A. Jenifer, President & CEO

Greg Photo June 2014Gregory A. Jenifer is the founder, President and CEO of Armand Resource Group, Inc.  Mr. Jenifer is responsible for implementing the company’s vision/mission to:   “assist in the design, innovation and implementation of programs to promote diversity and economic equality through the identification, utilization and development of disadvantaged businesses and human resources.”

Mr. Jenifer is responsible for all financial decisions, estimating, bid preparation, negotiating insurance, marketing and sales, hiring and firing personnel, supervising field operations, purchasing equipment, materials, supplies, managing payroll, negotiating contracts and ensuring the proper & successful implementation of services provided by the company.

As principal of Armand Resource Group, Inc., he has performed the services of Engagement Supervisor, Project Manager and QA/QC Oversight to ensure successful implementation of both contract performance and technical support initiatives.

Mr. Jenifer has over thirty (30) years of uninterrupted experience in the firm’s core competency areas of contract compliance, DBE, M/WBE, SBE program design, implementation and oversight services; customized compliance monitoring/reporting, mentoring, EEO, OJT, workforce, Title VI, EJ, ADA, civil rights, technical assistance, outreach, public engagement and other affirmative action/diversity services.

Gale Saunders, VP Administration

As Vice President, Administration, Ms. Saunders is a key member of ARG’s Executive Team. She is a strategic thinker who plans for the long-term success of the organization. Ms. Saunders manages human resources, corporate compliance and finance. Her responsibilities include developing, implementing and managing the firm’s administrative support functions. She develops corporate policy, operational procedures and innovative strategies to enhance the performance of the organization.

Theodore “T.J.” Limes, Sr. Project Manager

Mr. Limes is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of contract compliance monitoring/oversight of DBE, EEO and workforce program requirements for federal and state funded projects. He performs compliance reviews/audits for DBE/EEO/ Title VI, OJT, EJ and LEP Programs. In addition to providing contract compliance monitoring and reporting services, Mr. Limes is responsible for providing outreach, public engagement and technical assistance services to DBEs/MBEs/WBEs and SBEs.  Mr. Limes has successfully participated in several State and Federal compliance audits of DBE, EEO and workforce/Davis Bacon Wage reviews.

Johanna Medina, Sr. Project Manager

Ms. Medina’s responsibilities include the design and implementation of contract compliance monitoring and reporting systems to track DBE/SBE and workforce participation and prevailing wage compliance. Development and implementation of customized tracking and reporting systems and procedures for the effective administration of DBE/SBE contract compliance programs. Responsibilities also include comprehensive desk and field monitoring/auditing of DBE/SBE and workforce participation. Ms. Medina is also responsible for workforce compliance monitoring, tracking and reporting services. She develops customized reporting systems and procedures for EEO/affirmative action and workforce compliance monitoring programs to ensure compliance with OFCCP/DOL and FTA requirements. Additionally, she converts English forms and reports to Spanish as well as explains forms to trade workers for compliance with limited English proficiency requirements. Ms. Medina is a specialist in the administration of DBE/EEO Programs on mega capital projects/programs.

Marilyn Richard Figueroa, Sr. Project Manager

Ms. Figueroa provides Organizational Development, Project Management and Diversity and Inclusion strategic consulting services.  She provides Organizational Development leadership and develops overall project strategy to ensure the successful execution of project details as part of a cross-functional team.  Ms. Figueroa translates large and complex data sets into actionable project insights.  She develops internal and external documentation and communication, including re-writes of existing documentation and new content based on data analysis;  completes literature reviews, survey design and analysis, and insight development; and rigorously adheres to project timelines and provides weekly, monthly and quarterly updates of performance versus objectives.

Joy Charles, Sr. Project Manager

Joy Charles has more than twenty-five years of public sector experience investigating allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse of public resources, and managing contractor due diligence and performance accountability in the transportation industry.  Ms. Charles is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of contract compliance monitoring and oversight of Minority & Women Owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Workforce Program requirements.  In addition to the contract compliance monitoring and oversight process, Ms. Charles conducts commercially useful function reviews and develops On-The-Job Training, Reporting and Oversight Programs.  Ms. Charles is also responsible for conducting and assisting with processing DBE/EEO/Title VI compliance reviews and coordinating overall efforts to ensure compliance with 49 CFR Parts 26 and 23 CFR 230 (EEO) and FHWA/FTA compliance matters.  Additionally her responsibilities include providing program administration, planning, project development, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and analysis of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs.

Armand Jenifer, Sr. Project Manager

Armand Jenifer is a Civil Engineer and has specific expertise in providing technical assistance, supportive services, and oversight of construction efforts on infrastructure and transit-oriented development projects.  As Senior Project Manager he is responsible for implementation of DBE/MBE/EEO/Workforce and Civil Rights Program requirements on major capital projects.  Assisting with the administration and implementation of comprehensive contract compliance monitoring, oversight of DBE/SBE Plans/Programs submitted by contractors, developing, reporting and documenting programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements for both contract and workforce requirements.  He conducts commercially useful function (CUF) reviews and develops supportive services and On-the-Job Training initiatives.

Armand Jenifer’s responsibilities also include assisting with contract specific goal setting, bid and proposal evaluations, verifying good faith efforts documentation, conducting desk audits, performing compliance reviews, verifying DBE/MBE/WBE payments and promptness, conducting field investigations and documenting DBE/MBE/WBE performance/compliance with DBE/SBE Program requirements. Given his hands-on practical experience in the area of rail and heavy civil construction, he provides necessary technical assistance in reviewing, investigating, and rendering determinations on request for removal, replacement, and substitution of DBE/SBEs.  He is also responsible for performing community relations/liaison, outreach, technical assistance referrals, and public engagement services, as requested. Additionally, his responsibilities include providing enforcement, dispute resolution analysis of DBE Program issues from a practical performance perspective as well as providing support in the area of DBE fraud, waste and abuse.

Miraida Collazo, Sr. Project Manager

Ms. Collazo is responsible for implementation of DBE/SBE/MWBE/EEO/Workforce and Civil Rights Program requirements on major capital projects.  Administration and implementation of comprehensive contract compliance monitoring, reporting and oversight programs (including analysis of reports, desk audits/reviews, field inspections/validations/compliance interviews) to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local diversity and inclusion requirements.  Ms. Collazo’s responsibilities also include verifying good faith efforts documentation, conducting administrative compliance audits and reviews, verifying DBE/SBE/MWBE payments and promptness, conducting field investigations and documenting DBE/SBE/MWBE performance/compliance with commercially useful function/crediting requirements and investigating discrepancies/complaints.  She performs community relations/liaison and public engagement/outreach and technical assistance services, as requested.  Develops, implements, administers, monitors, and evaluates policies, procedures, and programs to ensure proper requirements are contained within contract language so that contractors are in compliance with DBE contract provisions, and that provisions are in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. She develops and implements DBE language and goals for supply, services, and equipment contracts.  Additionally, she provides oversight compliance monitoring, validation and training to ensure that contractors comply with all diversity and inclusion requirements.

Ron McCune, Sr. Project Manager

As Senior Project Manager, Ron McCune is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of contract compliance monitoring and oversight of DBE, EEO, Title VI and Workforce Program requirements on major capital projects.  In addition to the contract compliance monitoring and oversight process, Mr. McCune conducts commercially useful function reviews and develops On-The-Job Training, Reporting and Oversight Programs.  Mr. McCune is also responsible for conducting and assisting with processing DBE/EEO/Title VI compliance reviews and coordinating overall efforts to ensure compliance with 49 CFR Parts 26 and 23 CFR 230 (EEO) and FHWA/FTA compliance matters.  Additionally, his responsibilities include providing program administration, planning, project development, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and analysis of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs.

Clifford Shockley, Chief Procurement Executive

Mr. Shockley is responsible for the oversight of purchasing and contracts administration services for various governmental agencies/clients.  He develops and implements policies and procedures to address procurement related problems and explore alternatives.  Mr. Shockley is also responsible for Strategic Planning and Management of Procurement and Contracts Administration Services and the development of best practice compliant terms and conditions contract language for projects involving alternative project delivery methods/approaches (such as Public Private Partnerships, Design Build, Design Build Operate and Maintain, Turnkey, CMGC, Concessionaire Agreements, etc.)  Mr. Shockley provides technical support with negotiations of major procurements.  His responsibilities also include providing technical support for complex procurement negotiations, evaluating contract language for compliance with federal, state, and local DBE/SBE/MBE/WBE and VBE procurements and providing technical support for audits and compliance reviews.

Jan Walden, Sr. Project Manager

Ms. Walden is responsible for the design, implementation and administration of all aspects of Civil Rights and DBE Programs, including evaluating and monitoring external contracting compliance policies and procedures.  As Senior Project Manager, Ms. Walden is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of contract compliance monitoring, reporting and oversight of DBE, EEO, and Workforce Program requirements.  In addition to the contract compliance monitoring, reporting and oversight process, Ms. Walden conducts commercially useful function reviews and develops On-The-Job/Business Development Training, Reporting and Oversight Programs.  Ms. Walden is also responsible for responding to numerous audits/reviews, conducting and assisting with investigations related to processing certification applications, setting DBE goals and resolving DBE disputes, and overseeing confidential EEO/Title VI investigations and compliance reviews.  Additionally, her responsibilities include providing program administration, planning, project development, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and analysis of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs.

Lenton Wallace, Project Manager

Mr. Wallace is responsible for implementation of DBE/MBE/EEO/Workforce and Civil Rights Program requirements on major capital projects.  He assists with the administration and implementation of comprehensive contract compliance monitoring, oversight of DBE/SBE Plans/Programs submitted by contractors, as necessary, reporting and documentation programs (including Davis Bacon Wage compliance interviews) to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.  Responsibilities also include verifying good faith efforts documentation, conducting desk audits, performing compliance reviews, verifying DBE/MBE/WBE payments and promptness, conducting field investigations and documenting DBE/MBE/WBE performance/compliance with commercially useful function/crediting requirements. Mr. Wallace reviews, investigates, and renders determinations on requests for removal, replacement, and substitution of DBE/SBEs. He is also responsible for performing community relations/liaison and public engagement services as requested.