A degree in civil engineering, Disney Imagineering experience, and a positive attitude have given this AOA team-mate the tricks-of-the-trade needed to turn creative solutions into a reality. Gena Gillispie is an engineer-in-training with experience across large-scale projects across the globe. With her effective communication skills and fantastic technical knowledge, her high-quality work strikes a lasting impact on any project she touches.
Gena’s prior project propositions have included various back-of-house initiatives at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. In her role with Walt Disney Imagineering, Gena assisted in building out infrastructure to support the continued growth of both world-class Disney parks. Additionally, as a safety leader and OSHA-certified professional, Gena led training seminars for hundreds of laborers to ensure safe working conditions across the park. Her dedication towards safe working conditions is visible in everything she does at AOA. From making sure documentation is readily available for field personnel to catching near-misses, Gena ensures that caution is never thrown to the wind.
In her role with AOA, Gena continues to support laborers and direct team-mates alike. From design development into contract administration and ongoing construction, Gena coordinates with architects, engineers, and other consultants to ensure that design seamlessly integrates with real-world construction. While she wears a lot of hats at AOA, her work is mostly organizational: efficient file organization, clear documentation, and visual logistics plans are where she thrives.
And when it comes to close-out, Gena’s careful documentation is a key part of an easy transition. After construction, she wraps up all documentation so that clients can have an at-a-glance look at all content. AOA’s dedication to transparency wouldn’t be possible without people like Gena, who box up those documents with a neat bow for each and every client.
For Gena, the people are what make the project. At AOA, Gena is proud to support a team of world-class professionals on world-class projects; incredible guest experiences start with terrific teams, and Gena is proud to help make amazing happen.