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