Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District (District), is proud to announce Kenneth D. Parrish, Jr., has been selected as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 2014 Program Manager of the Year.
Parish serves as a Regional Program Manager of the four hundred and sixty mile Mississippi River Levee System (MRL). The MRL successfully performed as designed during the Mississippi River Flood of 2011. Parrish has been the leader of the MRL team for almost twenty years, maintaining and managing the MRL projects prior to the 2011 Mississippi River Flood. His leadership, experience and relationships with local levee boards and communities proved invaluable during the event. During the post-2011 levee system recovery efforts, Parrish was a subject matter expert and key member of technical teams tasked with repairing the damage of the 2011 flood.
A Regional Program Manager is responsible for managing the work of other district offices and teams in the execution of civil works projects within a specified area in the District. The goal of program management is to provide quality results within budget and schedule limitations.
The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district balances a limited budget while engaged in hundreds of projects throughout the district boundary. For more information about the Vicksburg District or the Mississippi River Levees projects, please visit our website. http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil
Release no. 14-068