FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 11, 2022
Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard Welcomes McKissack & McKissack to The City of Mount Vernon
On Thursday, August 11, 2022, Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard welcomed McKissack and McKissack to the City of Mount Vernon. McKissack & McKissack has established a regional office in the City of Mount Vernon to introduce green job initiatives and training opportunities that will enhance the professionalism of those seeking new and enhanced employment opportunities in the planning, design, and construction industry.
McKissack is the oldest minority/women-owned professional design and construction firm in the United States. A family-owned business for more than 117 years, McKissack has been a leader in planning, design, and construction of more than 6,000 projects, proudly upholding the standards of excellence established by its forefathers.
President & CEO Cheryl McKissack Daniel leads the firm with more than 30 years of experience in all phases of the construction industry and provides executive leadership for project implementation. She serves as Principal-in-Charge and Project Executive on numerous high-profile projects, including major work in the commercial, healthcare, education and transportation sectors and is actively involved in project oversight and management, ensuring that diversity is implemented during each phase of a project or program.
McKissack & McKissack is currently performing the renovation of JFK Airport and other projects such as:
- ● LaGuardia Airport
- ● Columbia University, Manhattanville expansion
- ● Harlem Hospital renovation
- ● Atlantic Yards
- ● Medgar Evers College School of Science
- ● Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital & Skilled Nursing Facility NY.
- ● MTA Independent Engineering Consultant
McKissack provides a wide range of services to a variety of government agencies, municipalities, private institutions, industries, designers, and developers. Mckissack attributes its longevity and success to the talented, service-oriented professionals that comprise the McKissack organization.
“The Jewel of Westchester”