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Two KCNSC employees honored as Kansas City Black Achievers

February 6, 2017

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Kansas City National Security Campus team members RaShawnda Walker and David Ross were honored as Kansas City Black Achievers.

At NNSA, our motto is “Mission First. People Always.”

Two employees from the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) who exemplify this ideal were recently awarded high honors for their commitment to business and community.

David Ross and RaShawnda Walker were nominated by KCNSC’s manager and operator, Honeywell, for the honor from the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City, a not-for-profit organization to honor African Americans in business and industry. The award recognizes leaders for their corporate roles and involvement in the community.

Ross is a 35-year veteran at KCNSC who serves as senior engineering technical specialist. With his expertise, he is often sought out to create fabrication processes, train operators, and troubleshoot the most difficult electrical assemblies.

Meanwhile, he has served in local ministries, mentored youth, and volunteered with multiple organizations to address challenges faced by local communities.

As a senior engineering support specialist, Walker champions business processes to improve overall product quality while reducing costs.

Mentoring and training comes naturally for Walker. She not only trains individuals at KCNSC, she mentors young girls in cheerleading. She helps them understand the importance of education, goal-setting, and hard work.

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