About Us

Since 1999, J. Y. Legner Associates, Inc. (JYLA) has provided highly-trained personnel and distinctive staffing services to address the workforce needs of their clients.  With specific expertise and experience in the engineering and utility industries, JYLA can secure temporary and transitional talent as well as facilitate part- to full-time placement in specialized positions such as:


  • Engineers
  • Inspectors
  • Mechanics
  • Operator technicians
  • Regulatory clerks


JYLA also recruits and retains a roster of talented people ready to fulfill a variety of administrative and light industrial positions.

Jozi Legner, President/CEO
Ms. Legner oversees the operations of J.Y. Legner Associates, including the areas of business development, marketing, and public relations. Ms. Legner has over two decades of experience in her field and has worked as an designer, research technician, and easement acquisition agent for a number of large commercial and residential developments. Ms. Legner was responsible for gathering all related property information as well as creating construction plans. Ms. Legner also performed graphic design with AutoCAD, hand drafting and renderings while working on sanitary sewer plans and profiles, pumping stations, wastewater treatment plants and storm drainage renovations. Ms. Legner has an Associates of Applied Science degree in Mechanical & Architectural Design from the Louisville Technical Institute and is a graduate of the Executive Education Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Matt Linville, Chief Financial Officer
As CFO and co-owner of J.Y. Legner Associates, Mr. Linville is responsible for the integrity of financial information and systems, administrative operations and providing quality assurance and quality control for the organization. Mr. Linville draws upon his experience as an engineer to facilitate and ensure J.Y. Legner Associate’s standards for its Engineering Support Services and to recruit specialized talent and screen applicants to place/fill technical positions. He also assists in project coordination and ensures that adequate resources are available and that projects remain on schedule and within budget. Mr. Linville received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisville as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Hanover College. Mr. Linville is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers.