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TCI: Celebrations Abound as Four New Master’s Degrees Earned by FortisTCI Staff

#Providenciales, October 28, 2019 – Turks and Caicos Islands – FortisTCI congratulates Alexandria Missick, Hortnel Johnson, Garrett Jones, and Cleola Ward for the successful completion of Master’s degrees in various areas of expertise within the past year. Through their studies, the four gained skills in human resources, information technology, legal and regulatory, and engineering. This knowledge will help them lead the new energy future of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Director of Legal Services Alexandria Missick earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Imperial College Business School (ICBS), London, after a two-year course of study. The Global MBA program combines innovative thinking and insight with new technology to develop practical solutions to real-world issues, benefiting business, and to improve society. ICBS’ Global MBA program is triple-accredited and ranked as number one in the UK in the QS Distance Online MBA rankings.

Manager of Engineering and Substation Operations Maintenance Hortnel Johnson completed a two-year course of study earning a Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Electrical Power Engineering from Washington State University (WSU), Washington, U.S.A. WSU’s PSM program combines advanced scientific courses along with professional management training, to aid in the advancement of professional and leadership skills of electrical engineering professionals. The program’s faculty comprises members of the National Academy of Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Manager of Enterprise Technology Solutions Garrett Jones completed a three-year course of study and earned a Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) degree in Information Systems Management from Harvard University-Extension School (HES), Massachusetts, U.S.A. The program explores the building of complex information management systems and frameworks for solving technology problems. HES is fully accredited and its MLA in Information Systems Management program draws on the expertise of leading industry professionals and the greater academic community, including MIT and Princeton.

Human Resource Officer Cleola Ward earned a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The yearlong distance-learning course focused on human resources management. ENU’s MSc in Business and Human Resources focuses on issues faced by organizations every day, such as culture, change management and strategic planning. Participants developed skills around successfully leading and motivating employees while navigating the role of a human resources professional.

Speaking about the achievements, FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “We are proud of our colleagues and their academic achievements. The sacrifice and dedication required are noteworthy. The range of disciplines involved – human resources, information technology, legal and regulatory, and engineering – exemplifies the talent requirements of a modern utility company. As an Investors in People (IIP) certified organization, talent development and enabling self-actualization are ingrained in our corporate DNA. Congratulations from the FortisTCI family.”

Release: FortisTCI

Photo Caption: Director of Legal Services Alexandria Missick (left) at her graduation ceremony with her sister Honorable Akierra Missick. Manager of Engineering and Substation Operations Maintenance Hortnel Johnson (second image from left) pictured holding his Master’s Degree from Washington State University. Manager of Enterprise Technology Solutions Garrett Jones on his graduation day. Human Resources Officer Cleola Ward earned her Master’s Degree from Edinburgh Napier University in Business and Human Resources Management.

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