New Blue Grass Human Resources Manager Provides Wealth of Experience

Kelli Schifferer, human resources manager, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass.
Kelli Schifferer, human resources manager, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass.

A new human resources manager joined the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team in June.

“In my 33 years with Bechtel National, this is one of the more involved projects I have been part of,” said Kelli Schifferer, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG). “I really enjoy the complexity of it and the opportunity to be a part of starting it up.”

Schifferer said she oversees all human resources functions for the project, including the current 940 employees, as well as the ramp up to an anticipated 1,100 project personnel. Consultation with the project’s sister site in Pueblo, Colorado, to ensure consistency in HR practices, is also part of the job, she said.

“The people here are top-notch,” said Schifferer. “They are excited about what they are doing. I love watching the personal satisfaction they get from their work. We work hard to find good matches from the local community and beyond to be a part of this final chemical demilitarization family.”

Schifferer’s background includes international as well as U.S. assignments in multiple business units, and she has many years of government-contract HR experience, said Ron Hink, project manager, BPBG.

“We are pleased to welcome Kelli to Blue Grass,” said Hink. “Her wealth of professional knowledge and experience, as well as her energy and enthusiasm, will be of great benefit to the project.”

Schifferer replaces Joanne Torrico, who transferred to assist with a new company initiative in Tennessee.

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