Posted: April 25, 2016
Last modified: June 15, 2016

LISBETH ACOSTA
Human Resources Coordinator
Resident of Altamonte Springs

Helping to blend the diverse staff and multiple corporate cultures of the I-4 Ultimate workforce into one team is an exciting challenge for Lisbeth Acosta, the project’s Human Resources Coordinator.

She loves seeing how dedication to the success of Florida’s largest public-private partnership inspires teamwork. “Even though there are people from many companies in our building, it’s hard to tell them apart,” Acosta said. “They collaborate and work together as teammates.”

Acosta enjoys being in the busy I-4 Ultimate headquarters in Maitland and realizing that while the engineers, designers, financial analysts, heavy machinery experts, traffic managers and others come from many companies and many places, they all seek the same goal: Increase safety and mobility on Interstate 4 (I-4).

Born in Ecuador, Acosta grew up and went to middle school and high school in New York. She was working with Skanska on an office construction project in Brooklyn when she heard about the $2.3 billion project to rebuild 21-miles of (I-4) in Central Florida.

She applied for a job to expand her professional and personal horizons. “This is my first chance to work on a highway project, and I’m learning a lot. I also get an opportunity to appreciate the perspectives of people from several companies.”

One of her next goals is to see how the team manages traffic shifts and lane closures at night and experience what it’s like to work on the interstate during those times. “I get to interact with many departments and get to understand their jobs better,” Acosta said.

Acosta, who lives in Altamonte Springs, likes to use her spare time to play tennis, practice yoga, travel and do ballroom dancing. She even performs occasionally as a ballroom dancer at Bongos Cuban Cafe in Disney Springs.