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Caught Doing Great Service

July Honorees

July 22, 2021
The Office of State Procurement nominates Alex Ferguson and Matthew Smith. Both Alex and Matthew work with our Commodities and Facilities Maintenance division, yet due to a difficult staffing situation in our IT and Services division, Alex and Matthew have stepped up to help their colleagues while still maintaining their  ...Learn more

June Honorees

June 24, 2021
The DGS employees that supported the filming of an FX pilot at State Center have been Caught Doing Great Service: Gary Gray, Marilyn Merlot, Haneef (Bam) Goode, Rick Tyson, Greg Brown, Maurice Jefferies, John McInerney, Chris Hobbs, Ken Britcher, Greg Smith, Casey Doy, William Bryan and Dave Jones. The FX  ...Learn more

May Honorees

May 27, 2021
Christy Johannasen is being recognized for her efforts during COVID-19 to provide ongoing coverage for the Office of Real Estate, for her assistance with critical annual reports and audits, and for her recent 5 months of full-time service to the Maryland Department of Health, Vaccination Task Force. The MDH Vaccination  ...Learn more

April Honorees

April 22, 2021
Tavon Winborne joined the Office of Real Estate, as an Agency Relationship Manager in October 2019.  His knowledge of the commercial real estate business has allowed him to step into the position and quickly become a rising star. He is the “go to” person for his client agencies and his  ...Learn more

March Honorees

March 25, 2021
Alicia Sweeney is temporarily reassigned to work with MDResponds, working on processing and onboarding volunteers to work on various COVID-19 Pandemic missions. Alicia has approached her reassignment with a customer service orientation, toward the volunteers, toward the staff at MDR, and with those of us who are also working on  ...Learn more

February Honorees

February 25, 2021
Catherine “Cat” Mateer is nominated for “Caught DGS” this month. She is being recognized for completing several high level projects, for her commitment to team work and “can do” attitude, and finally for her recent help in volunteering for the MDH Vaccination project. Cat is a Sr. Acquisition Agent for  ...Learn more

January Honorees

January 28, 2021
Tyler Rybkowski hit the ground running as the Building Manager for the Tawes Building. He made it clear that his goal was to take out any obstacles that would prevent him from making Tawes a building that people want to come to work. Tenants took to his can-do attitude and noticed  ...Learn more

December Honorees

December 3, 2020
Darrell Starks began his career with DGS in 1983 at a time when no office space, nor State vehicle, was available for inspectors tasked with inspecting DGS construction projects.  Working from home and driving his personal vehicle, Darrell was assigned to Southern Maryland and served as one of the State’s  ...Learn more

October Honorees

November 30, 2020
DGS Robotic Vacuum Team. Some homes now use robotic vacuums. Those are fine for household use. But they are not tough enough for a multi-story building with miles of hallways, lobbies and office space. Instead, DGS is now using a commercial robot at the 301 W. Preston Street Building.  It  ...Learn more

September Honorees

September 29, 2020
Alan Howard is very responsive and has taken complete ownership of his building, HOD. There have been major projects in the building related to the fire alarm and fire suppression systems and has ensured that he is involved in all aspects as he learns the systems himself. Even when matters became  ...Learn more