JAT Earns Leadership Award

October, 2018

JAT has earned the 2018 WTS Diversity Leadership Award for promoting diversity, inclusion, and multi-cultural awareness through its significant role in the City of Atlanta Departments of Aviation and Watershed Management Small Business Development Program (SBDP). Since 2007, JAT has played an integral role in development, execution, and management of the SBDP and has helped expand the highly successful program to serve both the Department of Watershed Management and the Department of Aviation.

JAT Commitment to Collaboration

September, 2018

JAT supported and participated in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s ConnectATL summit to help public sector, civic, and business leaders work together to create a stronger, better connected, and more prosperous Atlanta region.  

JAT Announces New Executive Officers  

February, 2017

As Vice President of Operations, Laura Cook is the day-to-day operational leader of the company, ensuring high quality client service and forward-thinking corporate initiatives.  Rachel Bembry,  Vice President of Government Services, is overseeing all JAT support services to government entities.

JAT’s Laura Cook earns “Powerful Latinos Atlanta 2016” award

APRIL, 2016

The Latino newspaper Mundo Hispanico has recognized Laura Cook with a “Powerful Latinos Atlanta 2016” award for her hard work, leadership, and inspiration to the Latino community of Atlanta. Laura has been a vital part of JAT’s growth and success for over sixteen years due to her expertise in managing administrative personnel and processes and her skill in construction administration and accounting functions.

JAT Conducted GDOT Workshop


JAT conducted a Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Workshop at GDOT headquarters for certified DBE architectural and engineering firms. Presented by Jo Ann Tuttle and Laura Cook, the workshop provided training on accounting and job costing requirements, based on Federal Acquisition Regulations, for professional services firms. Participants learned critical financial performance indicators used in the A/E industry for building the financial footing necessary for success.

It’s been a great 20 years!!!

AUGUST, 2014

In 1994, JAT began in the garage apartment of founder and President Jo Ann Tuttle. JAT celebrated its 20th Anniversary at a gala event with over 200 clients and friends at the Atlanta Commerce Club.

The Governor of Georgia and Mayor of Atlanta sent letters of congratulation. Governor Nathan Deal praised JAT for “dedication to high standards of professionalism” and thanked the firm for providing professional assistance to “numerous clients, including Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the Georgia Department of Transportation.“ Mayor Kasim Reed commended JAT for serving “as a champion of small businesses and diversity contracting” and for providing “valuable services on large infrastructure projects that have greatly benefited the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.”

JAT Awarded Small Business of the Year

JULY, 2014

JAT has been named one of Cobb’s Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year for 2014 by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Candidates were evaluated based on the criteria published by the U.S. Small Business Administration – staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales or unit volume, current and past financial standing, innovative products and services, response to adversity, evidence of contributions to aid community projects and overall management philosophy.

Department of Watershed Management
Small Business Development Program

JULY, 2013

JAT Consulting Services is providing program management support services to the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) Small Business Development Program in helping small, minority, and female businesses compete successfully for work on the Wastewater System Improvement Program.

On June 11th and June 18th, 2013, the program was joined by City of Atlanta guest speakers Susan Ross, DWM Vendor Development Manager, Keith Brooks, Department of Procurement, Jimmy Porter, Risk Management, Bruce Bell, Office of Contract Compliance, Eric Glover, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Engineering Services, Paula Days, Office of Engineering Services, Larry Scott, Director, DWM Procurement, and William Horton, DWM Project Communications to facilitate training on “Doing Business with the City of Atlanta”.

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JAT’s President attends White House Briefing

MARCH, 2012

Jo Ann Tuttle, JAT President, attended an Atlanta-area business leaders’ briefing at the White House, which included an economic report from federal administration officials. Jo Ann participated in discussion on jobs creation and business expansion, providing insights that included issues of small and minority businesses.