Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Westwood Professional Services Inc. has hired archaeologist Laura Kennedy for its cultural resource services staff. Kennedy's experience throughout the Great Lakes and American South expands Westwood's cultural resource management capabilities beyond the Midwest.
Kennedy has worked as a field director and principal investigator for 15 years and is experienced in all aspects of cultural resource project management. She has completed data recovery excavations and numerous phase-one and phase-two archaeological field surveys for transportation projects, multi-state utility corridors and wind energy turbine fields. Kennedy has worked with consulting firms, universities, and state agencies and was employed previously by Michigan State University, the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Michigan Office of the State Archaeologist.