Tom Hastings is the General Manager of One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc. where he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the corporation. He has held this position since 1997. Prior to being named General Manager, Tom worked for 6 years as a Field Technician and Area Supervisor for One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc. He has served on the committee to establish Marking Standard Guidelines for the state of Maryland and DC. He also served as the Contract Locating Representative to the Title 12 (Underground Utilities Protection Act) Revision Sub-committee.
Following high school graduation, Tom attended the University of Maryland at College Park from 1979 – 1983. Tom and his wife of 25 years, Maria, are life-long Maryland residents.
Vincent Healy is currently a Verizon Local Manager overseeing contractor services performance and scheduling for all of Maryland and Washington DC. Vince has been employed by Verizon since 1998. Prior to his current contract services role he managed Verizon’s damage prevention and investigation teams for Maryland & Washington DC.
Prior to joining the Verizon team Vince worked for PEPCO as a high voltage cable splicer. He also served 4 years in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electrician.
Vince is currently the Vice Chairman of the MD/DC Subscribers Committee Board of Directors. He was the Telecommunications Representative on the title 12 rewrite that created this Authority. He is currently serving in the same role on the DC title 34 rewrite. He is passionate about damage prevention & safety and he is honored to be appointed to this very important position.
Vince has been married to his wife Dixie for 27 years; they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Matt Ruddo currently holds the position of Director, Customer Relations for One Call Concepts. Matt began his career with One Call Concepts in 1998 as a Customer Service Representative and has since served in various roles that have allowed him to gain an extensive knowledge and understanding of the One Call business.
In the role of Director, Customer Relations, Matt seamlessly manages the relationships between One Call Concepts and its customers. He advocates for consumers within the business and responds to inquiries from a diverse range of clients. He supports the day-to-day activities of One Call Concepts through One Call Board interaction and business development throughout the fifteen states and the District of Columbia. Further, Matt plays a vital role in helping to direct the future growth and success of One Call Concepts by his natural ability to provide solutions, information, and bring customers together.
Matt is past President of the Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland and continues to serve on their Board. He is also Chairman of the Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Training Conference that annually partners stakeholders throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region to review damage prevention best practices.
Veronica Davila-Steele is a lifelong Prince George’s County resident. She has owned and operated her own business since 1982 and has been active in her community for some time. Over the years she has been actively involved in several organizations including the following:
President, Woods End HOA, 12 years to present
Former Community Liaison, District 26
Member, Barnaby Manor Civic Association
President, District IV Police Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)
Member, Police Chief Citizen Advisory Council (CCAC)
Graduate, Citizens Police Academy
Former 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer, Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee
Walter F. Gainer was born in Olney, Maryland and grew up in Richwood, W.V., Graduated from Rio Grande University in 1969. Employed by W.F. Wilson & Sons, Inc, a heavy utility contractor, for 42 years and has been the President of the firm for 25 years. Mr. Gainer was the Past President of both the National Utility Contractor Association and the Maryland Utility Contractors Association. Chairman of the Excavation Committee for National Pipeline Safety. A member of the Maryland Water Quality Committee. Mr. Gainer received the Maryland Ditch Diggers of the Year Award and the Maryland Utility Contractors Founders Award.
Married to Kris Gainer for 42 years with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Jim DiPietro is a 1980 graduate of the University of Maryland and currently holds the position of Deputy Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works managing the Bureau of Utility Operations.
Jim has over 29 years of Utility Operations experience and carries numerous industry certificates.
He is also a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the American Public Works Association (APWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA).
Mr. DiPietro also serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies (MAMWA).
Jeffrey S. Garner is currently the Director of Public Works for the Town of La Plata, he has been in the Public Works Field for over 30 years. He is also currently the Vice President of the Maryland Municipal Public Works Officials Association.
George E. “Bucky” Taylor is the President of Taylor Utilities, Inc. Bucky formed Taylor Utilities in 1979 and has over 45 years experience in the underground construction business. Taylor Utilities main concentration is in the installation and replacement of water and sewer mains within Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.
Bucky has served as the past President of the Public Works Contractors Association of Maryland and currently serves as a member of their Board of Directors. In the past, he has served as a board member of the National Utility Contractors Association.
Charlie McCadden is currently a BGE Supervisor who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Damage Prevention unit and manages the BGE facility locate contract. Charlie has been employed by BGE since 1977 working in many areas of Gas Operations until selected to his current position in 2011. He is presently a member of the CGA Best Practices Team and was honored to be appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority (MUFDPA) in 2016. Charlie is committed to Public Awareness activities at BGE and is currently a member of the Miss Utility Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Conference Committee. He has previously served as a Deputy Chairman for the Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course (AGMSC) in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and other committees related to public safety and BGE system reliability.
Charlie was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and resides in Baltimore County. He is happily married to his wife Wendy and has four children and six grandchildren.