Sep 28, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
Landscape Services lost a beloved teammate when Andrew McKinney died this month.
McKinney, landscape turf supervisor and a certified arborist and former U.S. Army serviceman, started at Georgia Tech in 2010 and quickly proved to be a top performer. He began as a groundskeeper and rose to the role of grounds foreman. He maintained perfect attendance up until his first health challenges in 2014.
McKinney was willing to take ownership of any task necessary to get the job done and to serve Landscape Services. He volunteered as Santa Claus for Facilities Management’s annual holiday parties and is remembered for always having a joke to share. He was known for spending time on campus on weekends and reporting if something looked out of place, even when not on the job.
He was heavily involved in Georgia Tech’s Professional Grounds Management Society Accreditation that was earned earlier this year, being one of the principal contributors to an extensive application. Before coming to Tech, McKinney was employed with the city of Smyrna for 12 years.
Condolences may be sent to 3207 Lee Street S.E., Smyrna, GA 30080.