KDG LEADERSHIP

Corporate Team

Lydia Kennard

CEO/Founder

Lydia Kennard currently serves as the President and CEO of KDG Construction Consulting. Founded in 1980 as an offshoot of her father’s renowned architectural firm, KDG provides…

Jeffrey Lilly

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 

Jeff Lilly is responsible for the firm’s finance and administrative functions including accounting, human resources, talent management and treasury…..

Chelsea Holder, MBA, PHR

Vice President of Human Resources

Chelsea Holder, Vice President and KDG’s Director of Human Resources (HR) leads KDG’s talent management and human resources business functions. As an …

Laura DV Smets

Vice President – Client Development

With over 20 years of experience in construction/project management and project controls, Laura DV Smets represents the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Construction and …

Hurley Gammon

Vice President – Business Development

Hurley Gammon is a twenty-three year veteran of construction management and inspection from managing infrastructure projects for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions…

Brittany Storozinski, CAPM

Director of Operations – Business Development

Brittany Storozinski is KDG’s Director of Operations – Business Development. She coordinates and manages corporate resources to achieve business development goals …

LaShonda Hass

Director of Corporate Services

LaShonda Hass serves as KDG’s Director of Corporate Services. Her role encompasses several areas, including risk management and IT management. Ms. Hass…

Melle Amade, MFA, CP.APMP

Director of Marketing and Communications

Melle Amade directs the marketing and communication efforts of KDG. Her focus is to drive company brand, strategic communications, and lead all of our marketing activities …

Jen Palaski

Controller

Jen Palaski is KDG’s Controller with nine years of accounting experience in ever increasing roles of responsibility working with non-profit organizations, economic…

Field Leadership

Shelia Taylor

Vice President

Shelia Taylor is KDG’s Vice President, responsible for developing operational improvement initiatives, and providing construction management oversight for multiple projects…

Mike Sullivan

Electrical Utility Coordination

Mike Sullivan currently serves as KDG’s Electrical Utility Coordination leader and manages utility coordination and logistics for all electrical systems at Los Angeles International …