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Quality: Elijah Williams President of EPS Group (Mesa, AZ), a full-service consulting firm that is dedicated to exceeding expectations.
By LIISA ANDREASSEN Correspondent
A s president of EPS Group, Williams is responsible for all corporate functions including corporate strategic planning, financial oversight, and various general administrative functions. He also leads the public works department, and as a project manager, he’s responsible for design direction and review, resource allocation, scheduling, budget monitoring, client and agency coordination, public involvement, and sub-consultant management. “The word ‘Group’ in EPS Group, is indicative of the partners that form the ownership of the company,” Williams says. “I am blessed to have partners and executives who handle various aspects of the business and free up my time to do what I love about my job – designing/managing great projects.” A CONVERSATION WITH ELIJAH WILLIAMS. The Zweig Letter: How has COVID-19 impacted your firm’s policy on telecommuting/working remotely?
Elijah Williams: We did very little remote working before COVID-19 and do a great deal of it now. Most of our design staff work remotely. We have not decided if telecommuting will be part of our future once this pandemic has passed. TZL: Tell me about the “Feeding Arizona” commitment you made to provide 250,000 meals. Did you reach your goal? How did the project go overall? I see that your firm is very philanthropic (i.e., donating student computers). EW: We have always strived to support local charities with a focus on sustaining families. Early in the pandemic, we searched for ways we could help support families struggling with the economic effects of the stay-at- home orders. With the unprecedented demands on local food banks, we quickly identified St. Mary’s as our non- profit partner of choice and with their membership with Feed America, we had an opportunity to help families throughout Arizona. We just exceeded our goal of 250,000 meals. With respect to the computers for schools, we
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