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 …

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 …

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…

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…

Field Leadership

Laura DV Smets

Coordination and Logistics Management

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 … 

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 …

Kim Somvongsiri, DBIA

Project Manager/Stakeholder Manager

Kim Somvongsiri provides construction management services at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and is currently assigned to the new Midfield Satellite Concourse project. She … 

Mitch Canter, PMP

Senior Commissioning Manager

Mitch has over 40 years of domestic and international experience in project management, construction management, mechanical completion/commissioning management and…