News: Jagoditz named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2013
Story by Mark Rankin
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bonnie Jagoditz, assistant district counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville Office of Counsel, is the district employee of the month for October 2013.
Jagoditz’s current workload assignments include supporting the districts contracting actions and acting as the labor counselor.
Lt. Col. John L. Hudson, Nashville District commander, commended Jagoditz for her strong professional work ethic, and contractual correspondence and communication skills while working closely with the Contracting Division on recent complex contractual issues.
Jagoditz is recognized for her keen insight in contractual work in successfully negotiating multiple contractors’ requests for equitable adjustments, which led to a cost savings of $500,000 for the government.
Bill Woodard, chief office of counsel for the district, said Jagoditz is well deserving of the award and has tenacious drive, persistence, and a work ethic that has gained the respect of her peers.
“She likes people, working for the Corps and it shows through her work,” said Woodard. “She is doing a great job and proving herself as a valuable member to our office.”
Jagoditz said she enjoys the communication and interaction between the legal office and employees at headquarters, field offices and at the various dams, locks and power plants.
“Every day at the Corps is different,” said Jagoditz. “There is a great sense of pride in the work that employees here provide as public servants and I appreciate the opportunity to work in an environment which allows me to gain knowledge, meet great people and serve others.”
Jagoditz says she has visited two projects in the district and looks forward to visiting other areas and meeting more people.
“I recently visited Wolf Creek and C-Rock (Cumberland River Operations Center) and would love to get out and see all of the Corps projects sometime in the future,” said Jagoditz.
Jagoditz previously worked for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for five years before taking the job with the Corps. She has been with the Corps since October 2012 and credits much of her success to the great people she works alongside in the Office of Counsel.
Sharon Rader, an administrative assistant in the Office of Counsel said Jagoditz is a valuable asset to their team and she always wears a smile.
“Bonnie is great to be around and we enjoy working with her,” said Rader.
Jagoditz is married and has a three-year old son.
She loves spending her free time with family and friends. Her hobbies include watching Indian University basketball, volunteering at her son’s school and listening to live music in Nashville.
Hudson said Jagoditz is a highly productive team player that produces the desired results necessary to successfully execute time sensitive and mission critical actions.
“Jagoditz’s professionalism, dedication to mission execution, and superior performance is a credit to the Nashville District, the region, and the Corps of Engineers,” said Hudson.
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