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Jennifer Olson // Principal

Jennifer is a Principal at KGO and has her MBA with a focus in Leadership. She has over twenty years experience beginning her career as a member of the U.S. Air Force holding a Top Secret security clearance working under the NSA. She successfully moved on to pursue a variety of special project management opportunities in fields ranging from education to finance.

At KGO, Jennifer is responsible for the strategic vision and oversight on a variety of commercial and special projects. Her excellent communication skills enable her to thrive in building successful cross-functional teams. Her ability to pay attention to detail while focusing on the big picture uniquely positions her teams to excel on projects by controlling costs, managing project schedules, and maintaining timely collaboration amongst the various professionals involved with the project.

Jennifer’s project management skills allow her to supervise and coordinate multiple, simultaneous activities while maintaining focus on the details. Primary project tasks begin with strategic planning and site selection and continue through project close-out and include but are not limited to master project planning, scheduling and sequencing of critical milestones, maintaining project budget and scopes of work, reviewing contracts, invoices and payment approvals, coordinating with appropriate vendors, quality inspections and oversight, identifying coordination items and recommending and implementing solutions, chairing and coordinating weekly team meetings with the designers and engineers, general contractor, and owners, and change management.

Partial Project List: 

Exelon Corporation, Baltimore, MD
360,000 sf headquarters
U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), Rockville, MD
250,000 sf multi phased renovation
Venable LLP, Washington, DC
300,000 sf law firm
Venable LLP, Towson, MD
35,000 sf law firm
Venable LLP, Tysons Corner, VA
30,000 sf law firm
International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC
50,000 sf headquarters renovation
15,000 sf expansion
Nixon Peabody, Washington, DC
65,000 sf
Laureate Education, Baltimore, MD
300,000 sf
CVENT, Tysons Corner, VA
120,000 sf headquarters

Publications:

Top 10 Challenges of Project Management, Disclosures, ALA, Maryland Chapter, November 2013

Educator:

Adjunct Professor, George Mason University

Speaker / Presenter:

  • GSA Round Table Presentation: The Triple Constraints of Project Management
  • Project Management Fundamentals presented to ALA
  • Communication Breakthrough - Seeing Through the Eyes of the Client, presented to national general contractor leadership teams
  • Intuition as a Key to Success, presented to Senior Real Estate Brokers
  • CREW Breakfast with the Stars - Project Management Panelist
  • UCREW Roundtable on Project Management Fundamentals for University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and American University