Meet Our Leadership Team

We have more than 30 years of experience in commercial interiors and secured facilities.

Palmer’s Contracting Group (Woman Owned Small Business) specializes in tenant construction and SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) construction in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We’ve built a reputation for professionalism, integrity and service that fosters lasting relationships with our clients and within the industry—and makes us the construction partner of choice in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Texas and many other markets.

Trish Palmer

Trish Palmer

CEO

With more than 30 years of office management and business support experience, Trish assisted Scott Palmer in creating and building Palmer’s Contracting Group before taking on the position as CEO. Now, Trish oversees the day-to-day operations of the company—human resources, payroll, taxes, financials, insurance, accounts receivable, accounts payable, company vehicles, and so much more. She’s always double checking the details to ensure a smooth work flow and client expectations are met—on time and on budget.

Scott Palmer

Scott Palmer

COO

Scott brings over 30 years of experience in Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) Construction and is recognized by his peers as a Subject Matter Expert in SCIF design, construction, and consulting. Throughout his career he has built countless SCIF environments and RF enclosures from Secret Closed through TS/SCI with TEMPEST Requirements. He has implemented solutions to meet the Intelligence Community Directive 705; the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), JFAN and other standards. Mr. Palmer has served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) instructor on multiple panels where he taught and trained on ICD 705 policy to military and civilian organizations. He has also been a speaker for the National Classification Management System (NCMS) for ICD 705 and NISPOM.
Scott is known in the industry for delivering first rate projects and ensuring the projects are built correctly and accredited every time. Scott uses his years of experience and knowledge on each project while also training and teaching PCG staff on the ever-changing requirements and protocols of security.
Mr. Palmer holds certifications in Overly and Lockmaster door units, vault door installations, sound rated window systems, and high security locking systems.

Bethany Baughan

Bethany Baughan

VP of Construction

Bethany has over fourteen years of industry experience in Project Management, Estimating and Operations/Logistics roles. Her background encompasses a wide range of projects including secured (SCIF/SAPF) spaces and controlled government facilities as well as tenant interior, base-building commercial and churches. Bethany began her career in an administrative support role and has worked in almost every facet of construction management including support roles, estimating and project management. Her experience and years’ doing the background work give her an in-depth understanding of what it takes to execute a project successfully from fully understanding plans, specifications and scope to communicating with field staff, support staff and subcontractors to ensuring documentation is accurate, concise and effective.
In her current role Bethany manages projects, oversees company operations and personnel and ensures that each project is delivered on-time, on-budget and to the high standards PCG and our clients require.

Brent Hadway

Brent Hadway

Director of Physical Security

Brent joined the PCG team in 2021 as the Director of Physical Security following a career in the US Air Force that spanned two decades. While serving in the AF, he spent majority of his career within the Intelligence Community (IC) supporting Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. He has a decade of experience within Air Force Space Command (now Space Operations Command) while serving as the Chief, Special Security Officer (SSO) at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Brent also served in several key roles as a Government SAP Security Officer (GSSO), Superintendent of Physical Security and an NSA SCIF Accreditor. While assigned to NSA as a SCIF accreditor, he traveled the world meeting with clients to ensure all SCIF requirements met proper standards prior to issuing a physical security accreditation.
Brent is extremely well versed in Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705, Technical Specification for Construction and Management of SCIFs. He brings a unique perspective and wealth of knowledge as he approaches each project from the viewpoint of the government allowing our team to hone in on the government’s needs from the beginning of the project. Brent remains in contact with the General Contractor, Security Officer, clients and the Accrediting Office (AO) to ensure any potential complications are mitigated to avoid delays.

Eddie Ortiz

Eddie Ortiz

Director of Training – Special Advanced Programs

Eddie Ortiz has served as a security professional for over 35 years. He has an extensive background in security management and operations to include physical security, information systems security, personnel security, classification and information
management, as well as training course design, development, and delivery and education programs. He has participated and contributed toward the development of policies, procedures and standards for a number of Intelligence Community (IC) and other federal agencies. Mr. Ortiz has successfully established, managed and supervised the functions of several Special Programs Security Offices, an Information Services staff, a Facility Management staff and Training Operations staff (supervising three Assistant Training Managers). His broad experience includes research, budgets, acquisition of major computing systems supporting internal customers, and contracts of vendors who provided facilities and grounds maintenance.
His operational experience includes writing classification guides for both national collateral and SCI programs, and serving as a Site Security Manager on multiple SCIF construction projects. He possesses and continually demonstrates strong written and oral communications skills. In the last several years he has a solid background in business development.
Throughout his career he has held positions where he has demonstrated a strong desire and ability to take on assignments with significantly higher responsibilities. He is a former Office of the Director of National Intelligence serving in the former Special Security Center as the Community Databases Program Manager.

Christopher Williams, PhD AAP

Christopher Williams, PhD AAP

IT Manager

Chris Williams has a 20-year track record of designing, implementing, administering and managing professional technical systems. He’s a dedicated I.T. veteran with a PhD in Physics Engineering and a Masters in Information Systems and Operations Management. Chris manages all aspects of Palmer’s Contracting Group’s I.T. operations from maintaining servers to supporting hardware, software, our team members and clients in our technologically-advanced office.

Weston Shaffer

Weston Shaffer

Project Manager

Weston has over twelve years’ experience in the construction field, beginning his career as a trade electrician and joining PCG as a seasoned superintendent whose career focus had been on the design/build and construction of secure spaces throughout the continental US. Most recently, Weston took on the role of Project Manager where he continues to oversee and manage SWA and standard tenant construction fit-outs from design through construction. His experience, attention to detail and steadfast commitment to quality ensure that each project he oversees is completed not only on-time and on-budget but per plans, policy and with the quality expected from any PCG project.

David Stone

David Stone

Project Manager

David has over 23 years of construction management experience and provides each client with project management expertise. His professionalism, ability to foster business relationships, organizational and leadership skills make him a natural leader for a project team. His goal is to effectively and efficiently manage a project team including all internal and external stakeholders. He has successfully managed a diverse number of projects nationwide including healthcare, cleanrooms, SCIF construction, tenant fit-out, security systems, and site work. His highlighted credentials include LEED AP O+M, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, OSHA 30, and a Bachelor of Science in Management. He is committed to ensuring that each project meets or exceeds customer expectations so that you continue to make PCG your construction partner of choice.

Kendra Posey

Kendra Posey

Project Accountant

Kendra has been with PCG for more than ten years, working in a variety of roles from assistant project manager to her current role of project accountant. Kendra works with our project management team to process and oversee the financial aspects of our projects including contracts, subcontracts, change orders and invoicing. She also assists Trish with A/P, A/R, payroll and other accounting functions. Kendra’s attention to detail and commitment to quality make her an invaluable member of the PCG project team.

Jessenia Hernandez

Jessenia Hernandez

Assistant Project Manager

During her 8 years in the commercial construction industry, Jessenia managed and delivered high end commercial real estate suites, industrial kitchens, and tenant fit outs. She supports the project management team by being the central hub of the project – processing paperwork, reviewing schedules, coordinating access, and documenting and distributing information. Jessenia’s attention to detail and methodical approach to her work make her an integral part of the team as she works closely with the client, designers, subcontractors and other vendors to assist and implement project logistics, schedules and site access coordination. Ms. Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from George Mason University.

Brittany Gentry

Brittany Gentry

Project Engineer

Brittany joined the PCG team in 2020 following a decade-long career in the construction industry where she has worked as an estimator, shop manager and assistant project manager. In her current role Brittany works in our estimating department where she coordinates subcontractor coverage and scopes, prepares bid documents and proposals and oversees the day-to-day workings of the estimating process.

Arielle Welch

Arielle Welch

Office Coordinator

Arielle Welch joined PCG in 2020 as an Office Coordinator. Arielle provides business administrative duties to ensure Palmer’s Contracting Group office processes run smoothly, including managing employee documentation, managing office activities, providing operational support and assisting with the estimating department.

Bob Foster

Bob Foster

Superintendent

Bob Foster brings over 30 years of experience in the construction industry including a wide-range of commercial projects in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Bob effectively manages construction subcontractors to ensure quality control and timely completion of all projects. He has extensive experience in site work, base building construction, and tenant renovations. Bob has been involved in countless secure construction projects including SCIF spaces, SAPF spaces and CLOSED areas and brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to each new project.