BDO USVI and Witt O’Brien Unite to Manage Disaster Recovery Projects
February 21 2019
Our St. Thomas based office hired 14 local professionals to work on the recovery and reconstruction of the Island, along-side with FEMA contractor Witt O’Brien. By receiving Federal Disaster Funding, BDO USVI will operate and provide strategic oversight to complete in time all the needed reconstruction.
“There aren’t many opportunities locally for persons with my project management or technical skills, so I was very thankful for this role, which gives me the opportunity to give back to my community while doing work that I love.”; said Melania Girigoria, who joined BDO USVI’s as a project analyst.
Alain Leroy, BDO USVI’s PMO director, commended the partnership with Witt O’Brien’s as one that puts local professionals back to work and contributes to stopping the local ‘brain drain’ — a phenomenon that sees skilled professionals leaving the territory in search of better career opportunities.
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