Local man joins AshBritt

Published 5:38 pm Tuesday, May 11, 2021

AshBritt, a leading rapid-response emergency management, logistics and disaster response company, announced last month that Jason Fawcett, a former executive with The Davey Tree Expert Company, joined AshBritt as vice president of operations and client relations.

Fawcett, who is an experienced, highly regarded industry leader, will take an active role in operations, planning, client relations and business development.

Fawcett will be based in the Hampton Roads area and will oversee AshBritt’s current COVID-19 operations in the commonwealth. AshBritt is managing turnkey vaccine administration sites for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

“Jason’s industry knowledge and credentials combined with his extensive experience and relationships will be a valuable asset to our company and our future growth,” said Chief Executive Officer Brittany Perkins Castillo. “He is a strategic thinker, knows operations and logistics, and delivers nothing less than the best for clients and his team.”

Fawcett joined AshBritt from The Davey Tree Expert Company, where he was in charge of national account business development. In 2002, the Portsmouth native founded, grew, and served as chief executive officer of Elizabeth River Lawn & Landscape, a leading landscape management company headquartered in Suffolk. The company was acquired by Davey Tree in 2018. He also served as a firefighter at Naval Station Norfolk.

Fawcett earned an Associate of Science in occupational safety and health from Columbia Southern University.

“I am honored to begin my career at AshBritt managing the company’s operations at COVID-19 vaccination sites and serving my neighbors,” Fawcett said. “I look forward to working with the AshBritt team and their customers nationwide and making a difference in every community we serve.”