The Acuity Spotlight is our way of highlighting some of the incredibly talented individuals that we’re lucky enough to have on our team. At Acuity, we value diversity and inclusion and focus our attention on bringing candidates who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences onboard. Our mission is to build enduring relationships that provide secure, stable, and long-term predictable outcomes and we are grateful for the men and women of Acuity who embody our corporate values in everything they do.
Tell us a little about your professional background.
I am a geologist with 22 years of experience performing Environmental Remediation and Munitions Response services for both federal and private clients.
What does your job at Acuity International entail?
As a Senior Capture Manager supporting the Munitions and Environmental Remediation business unit, I am responsible for identifying federal opportunities that fit within Acuity’s experience and personnel expertise. I meet with both clients and industry members to better understand their specific needs and the problems they face. I then work within our team to identify and highlight Acuity expert capabilities which solve those customer problems.
What are you seeing that’s different in the workplace now vs. when you first started out?
When I started in May of 2020, the culture, landscape, and leadership team has changed completely. The direction of the MER business unit has also changed. In 2020, the direction of MER included gaining Continental United States Munitions Response contracts. As tasked, we were successful in winning two prominent federal contracts with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Since then, Acuity has pivoted the direction of the MER business unit to broaden into an environmental business, while still pursuing Munitions Response work. This presents a challenging but exciting opportunity for Acuity!
Who are some of the most influential people in your personal and/or professional life?
While I’ve gained influence from many people in my life, my biggest influencers are my parents. My parents are a constant source of inspiration and support for me. They are smart. They are both emotionally and physically healthy, open-minded, honest, fair, kind, and overall great people. They raised me to be an independent person, to believe in myself, and judge my successes and failures on myself and not the successes and failures of others. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been gifted the foundation of their love and support and I wish for many other children to be as fortunate. Their support has allowed me to have a successful career in a male-dominated industry.
What are you passionate about?
I have spent most of my life exploring and traveling. I find that experiencing new cultures and ways of life is an enriching experience.
How can we help shed light on the importance and meaning of Women’s History Month?
The purpose of Women’s History Month is to celebrate the global, social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. While companies can highlight some of history’s most influential women and provide that information to employees as a point of education, Acuity is focusing its efforts on current female employees who are accomplishing these achievements and celebrating them to their peers as part of a plan to create a culture of gender equality within the company.
Melanie Enman is Acuity’s Senior Capture Manager. Connect with Melanie at email@example.com.