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Shelia Sollis, 843-329-8121

What is your position?
Chief, Safety and Occupational Health

Describe your job.
As the Chief of Safety, it is my responsibility to ensure we, as a district, work together building the best safety program feasible. I mentor our future leaders, engineers, administrative and operations staff on the latest state of the safety equipment and safer means to complete a project. My goal is to send our employees, contractors and all others who work along beside USACE home safely and uninjured to their families and friends each and every day. I provide training and the tools necessary to build a strong safety culture. I build the safety partnership with our contractors, assisting and mentoring because, if they are successful, we are successful. Above all, I take care of our Charleston District team in regards to their safety at work and at home.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Mentoring a team that is hard at work building tomorrow’s future, while ensuring we think out of the box when it comes to safety. In my short time at Charleston, I have recognized many who always place safety in the forefront of all they do, protecting their co-workers and our partners. When I see this, I know I am doing my job. And, that is reward enough!

Tim Fudge, 843-329-8049

What is your position?
Chief, Operations Division

Describe your job.
I am responsible for the navigation mission that supports hydropower and fishlift operation and maintenance at the St. Stephen Powerhouse, as well as maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Charleston Harbor. The operations program is accomplished through four branches: Navigation Branch, Survey Section, GIS Branch and the St. Stephen Powerhouse which all work together to provide safe and navigable waterways to the public.

What goals do you hope to accomplish in your new position?
My goal is to continue successful maintenance of Charleston Harbor and our other navigation projects. I am excited about our new Geospatial Branch and am looking forward to growing the program in support of external customers, further showcasing the excellent products and capabilities that are generated by our team. I am also seeking opportunities to utilize alternate materials that resist corrosion and that can support project operations at St. Stephen and reduce overall required maintenance. I am excited about the potential that our highly capable Operations team brings to the table and recognize that the possibilities are endless for our program.