SOLUTIONS FROM AKATA GLOBAL DEFINE PERFORMANCE
Being a good partner is about more than hitting marks for schedules and budgets. It means maximizing value as part of a team, in collaboration with owners, stakeholders, local and regional agencies, and the community at large.
Our highly capable project management teams specialize in applying an old-school work ethic to large-scale construction, facilities management, and logistics challenges. We leverage powerful support from innovative technology solutions, alongside the kind of uniquely capable knowledge leadership that comes from over three decades’ experience in the field.
From working through daunting technical challenges to building a diverse management team and workforce, we focus on supporting the well-being of our business and community partners.
Akata Global construction projects provide integrated solutions to our clients and the communities we serve, with an emphasis on quality, safety, and dynamic performance.
Commercial and industrial projects have their own unique needs and challenges, from larger scale and greater complexity, to enhanced requirements for safety and compliance. Akata Global is experienced at working with the business community to build warehouses, production facilities, offices, retail outlets, and more.
We design cost-effective and quality-focused plans to efficiently develop project budgets, manage schedules, and supervise collaboration with local architects and subcontractors. We control your building project from concept and initiation, through construction and finishing, to the ribbon cutting and beyond.
Renovations and improvements are complex projects that require proven expertise in the field, to ensure minimal disruption and least possible impact to daily operations. Akata Global is trusted by major government agencies and leading private sector organizations to deliver according to rigorous safety and compliance measures, with superb attention to detail.
Our network of specialty subcontractors is uniquely qualified to provide heavy equipment removal and replacement in complex spaces. Choose Akata Global as your partner for the most challenging HVAC/R, piping, wiring, and machinery replacement projects.
Preservation projects require painstaking care from uniquely qualified service providers, because there’s no room for error in bringing new life to an irreplaceable structure. Our team is able to precisely manage the finest details, while keeping your project on-time and on-budget – it’s the perfect combination to ensure the past shines as brightly as ever into the future.
End-to-end construction services for waterfront projects, including innovative design and necessary permitting. Akata Global has a proven record of success with concrete decking, underwater work, piling construction and replacement, ship lift repairs, lighthouse renovations, and more.
Akata Global is the preferred partner for organizations that require management simplification strategies and support for mission critical operations, to realize the best balance between performance and value.
Our Operations Maintenance teams are experienced at providing critical planning and support to help you maintain best-case continuity. Solutions are fully customized and connected to precise metrics and well-defined strategic goals, for an ideal package of performance outputs.
Highly skilled support for your critical HVAC/R systems, including repair, replacement, and maintenance for all brands and configurations. Our highly capable engineers and technicians will keep your equipment running at the optimum performance levels needed, in environments of any complexity.
Extend, enhance, and maintain the functional life of your critical facilities infrastructure, with performance-optimizing mechanical systems servicing from Akata Global. We are a single-source provider, with best-in-class capabilities for the full range of industrial and commercial equipment types, including HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical, energy, and more.
We specialize in managing projects that require complex electrical systems expertise, including uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), cost-effective low-voltage systems, solar, and LEED design. Our proven record for performance and safety helps you derive added value from the engineering, operations, and maintenance of your electrical infrastructure.
Akata Global is well equipped to manage the full spectrum of plumbing services, from emergency repairs and scheduled maintenance, to design and installation of new systems. We specialize in meeting needs for scale in large commercial and industrial projects.
Global supply logistics is an essential service from Akata Global. Our partners enjoy access to sector-leading supply chain, transportation, warehousing, and management solutions that define the difference between just getting by and leaping ahead of the competition. Strategy, value, and performance from the single-source logistics experts.
Manage your bulk fuel operations smarter, faster, with more precision and higher margins. Our proven-in-the-field personnel and technology solutions allow you to optimize logistics with real-time inventory tracking, price modeling, demand forecasting, and remote monitoring. Our services include:
Advanced technology tools and unmatched knowledge leadership strategies position you to succeed when you choose Akata Global. We have decades of experience managing energy needs for globe-spanning military, government, and commercial partners. 24/7 real-time monitoring and precision metrics provide new insights and unrivaled transparency into the most dynamic sector of your supply chain.
Akata Global has been at the scene of major disasters, assisting partners with the difficult and complex challenges required for recovery. We have experience working with FEMA, the Red Cross, and the United States military. When the worst case scenario strikes, trust us for the support, technical expertise, and leadership capabilities needed to get your operations back online.
Effective warehousing solutions are much more than just packing up and storing your assets. Through our strategic partners, we have access to millions of square feet of clean, secure, climate-controlled warehouse space. Our advanced logistics technology tools also help you reduce transportation and handling costs, while optimizing location. Services include:
SOLUTIONS FROM AKATA GLOBAL DEFINE PERFORMANCE
Akata Global is a single-source provider and award-winning leader in the Construction, Facilities Management, and Logistics services industries. Originally founded in 2006 as H&S Resources to service high-level contracts for United States Government agencies including the Department of Defense, US Air Force, and Department of Homeland Security, the company today has expanded its reach into the commercial and private sectors, with a focus on Fortune 500 companies.
Akata Global is minority-woman owned and headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with additional regional offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. The company has over 200 full-time employees, as well as resources, partners, contractors, and suppliers located in major markets around the world.
We are enthusiastic supporters of the encouragement, advancement and utilization of minority, women and small businesses. Those characteristics describe the foundation of our business identity and philosophy. It is our demonstrated policy that these entrepreneurs and firms are given opportunities to participate and thrive in the performance of all work. This includes our trade contractor partners, as well as equipment, services and material suppliers at any tier.
CEO | President
Sonja Hines is President/CEO and Owner of Akata Global. She sets the company’s vision and strategic direction and is responsible for the management and oversight of Akata’s global operations. Sonja is based at Akata’s corporate offices in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Prior to founding H&S Resources Corporation (the predecessor company to Akata Global) in 2006, Sonja was responsible for Safety Hazard Program Development and Safety Hazard Mitigation Support for over 400 employees at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. From 1993 to 1996, she worked at Sandia National Laboratories as a Safety Engineer.
Sonja graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Occupational Safety & Health from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and a Master of Science degree in Safety & Systems Management from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.
Chief Operating Officer
Devin Scott is the Chief Operating Officer at Akata Global. He provides oversight and management for all of the company’s construction projects, and his industry experience includes over two decades as a contractor, executive and business owner, coordinating construction projects from conceptualization to completion. Devin is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Amy Wareham is the Controller at Akata Global and is based in Sandy, Utah. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in managing government contracts to her current position, and has held CFO and controller positions in the private sector for several companies.
Chief People Officer
Dr. Keith McMorris is the Chief People Officer at Akata Global, a role that is supported by over two decades of experience as a human resources professional in the government, non-profit and private sectors. He is based at Akata’s corporate offices in Columbia, Maryland.
Keith holds doctoral degrees in Organizational Psychology and Leadership Development and Management, as well as an MBA in Organizational Development and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Managing Division Director, Logistics
Allison Blango is the Managing Director of Logistics Services at Akata Global. She supports strategic goal setting, management and oversight throughout the organization, and leads planning and development for the Logistics division.
Allison is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Fuels and Safety Officer
Jim Harper is Akata Global’s Fuels and Safety Officer, a position that is preceded by nearly 20 years’ experience managing primarily government and military refueling contracts. He joined H&S Resources Corporation, Akata’s predecessor, in 2009 as the Project Manager for Field Support Services at NAWS China Lake. Jim is based in China Lake, California.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Edinburgh University in Scotland.
Area Division Director
Warren Patterson is Area Division Director at Akata Global. He served in the United States Army, concluding his military career as the officer in charge of the Walter Reed Army Hospital Transportation Division.
Warren joined H&S Resources Corporation, the company that became Akata, in 2012 and is based in Columbia, Maryland.
Human Resources Coordinator
Anne Reeder brings over 20 years of experience in human resources to her current position as Human Resources Coordinator at Akata Global.
She has been with Akata since 2018 and is based at the company’s corporate offices in Columbia, Maryland.
Accounts Payable Specialist
Clarence Davis is an Accounts Payable Specialist at Akata Global, based in Columbia, Maryland. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and has numerous years of experience in the private sector as a finance executive.
Clarence earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Howard University.