2020 Future 10: Will Ivey
Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and South Brunswick Magazine recognize Brunswick County’s young professionals and future leaders.
WILL IVEY | ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER, ATMC | AGE: 35
Before taking the role of environmental health and safety manager at ATMC, Will Ivey wanted to make a career in cable TV, where he’d been since 2009, both as a mainline technician and a department foreman. In fact, Ivey began his career with ATMC 15 years ago as an installation and repair technician, working directly with hundreds of customers to help solve their phone and cable issues. Out in the field every day, Ivey always respected the safety considerations of his work — for himself and his colleagues.
Two and half years ago, ATMC announced an opening for an environmental, health and safety manager, and Ivey jumped at the chance to be part of the growing safety culture within the organization.
“Honestly, I love my job,” he says. “I have a passion for wanting to help make people’s lives better. I’m a people person, so I really enjoy walking back and forth through the company, being encouraged and encouraging others.”
Ivey has applied a guiding principle to every position he’s held— one that he learned from his dad, Gerald: “Be a man of integrity, set your standards high and do not lower those standards just to take the easy way out.” Ivey credits both his dad and his mother, Connie, who passed away recently, for his personal and professional successes.
Ivey’s Future 10 nomination leaves him feeling honored and “very grateful that somebody thought enough of me and my work to recognize me like this,” he says. He also credits the senior staff at ATMC for their support of his role and the significance they place on keeping the company’s employees safe.
The lasting impact he would like to make on his fellow coworkers is that safety isn’t an accident. It happens on purpose, and by making safety a habit he wants to ensure “that they leave safely at the end of the day and hopefully
they’re going home and changing the safety culture in their own homes.”
When he’s not at work, Ivey spends time with his wife, Alisha, and their two daughters, Haylie, 14, and Alexa, 8. He has volunteered at Harvest Fellowship Church for the past 20 years in the praise and worship band and is also a firefighter for the Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department and sits on their board of directors.