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Keith King

Keith King

Current City: Detroit, MI

Keith King is the President and CEO of Keith King & Associates and has 40 years experience in advertising and public relations. He worked for the (then) parent Corporations of ABC, CBS and Sinclair Broadcasting television stations. He is the primary project manager on all business.

Keith was named the State of Michigan, Mid-West Regional and National Veteran Small Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the first Veteran from Michigan to ever win the National Champion award.

As quoted from the SBA award letter: “Specifically, you have combined your professional and entrepreneurial career with your passion to assist veterans, especially veteran entrepreneurs, not only in the Detroit area but across our great state and the nation. Through your position as National Public Affairs Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans of America and as a member of the Economic Opportunity Committee, you helped promote the idea of Veteran owned businesses throughout the country. Your involvement with Vet Force and their interaction with all of the Veteran Service Organizations helped to create the first Veteran Business Owners Conference”.

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Education

He studied Communications at University of Pittsburgh and over the last 20+ years he attended a multitude of industry sales and management training programs conducted by the RAB, TVB, INTV, NAB, DMA and the Sterling Institute. He graduated from Macomb County Comm. College: Warren, Mi with an Associates Degree in Business Management with Honors.

Jerold Freier

Jerold Freier

Current City: Montclair, NJ

Started four restaurants. Originated and managed all types of bank and finance company lending including small business, asset based, commercial real estate, and home mortgages. Merger acquisition and corporate planning consultant to 30+ companies. Frequent lecturer and instructor on accounting, banking and business finance topics. Also expert on flood insurance,and consumer protection regulations

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Education

Univ of Virginia BA Highest Honors in Economics Harvard Univ MCP Master of City Planning Harvard Univ EdM Master in Education

David E. Burch

David E. Burch

Current City: Endicott, NY

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Terry D Lake

Terry D Lake

Current City: Naples, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

I worked for Dell from 1998 through 2012. Performed in various management and individual contributor roles in Product Marketing, internal IT, Technology Consulting, Dell Managed Services, and Windows Application Management.  

From 1979 through 1998 I held engineering and consulting positions with NCR Corporation. Key roles were Consulting Partner in the IT Strategy & Architecture Consulting and engineering positions that included development and implementation of applications across many industries.

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Education

University:

University of Illinois at Springfield, Illinois, Computer Science

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, Associate Degree

Professional:

Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF)

BPI Yellow Belt

Margaret Keys, Executive Communications

University of Virginia, Darden School Executive Program

John Zachman, Enterprise Architecture

Technical:

Microsoft ADDP

Dell Image Tools

JavaScript

Dell / EMC SAN and NAS Storage

Relational Database Design

Teradata Relational Parallel Database Basics, Application Utilities and Physical Implementation

Over 700 hours of additional technical classes

Jeremiah Holt Jr.

Jeremiah Holt Jr.

Current City: Vancouver, WA

.  I am a fifteen-year Veteran of the Bartending Industry and I have for the past three years built my current company, Just Right Cocktails NW from being an “under the table” sole proprietorship into a WA State Licensed LLC.  The business I own is a Special Events Bartending Service.  This means I help bring the bar service to your desired location at the right price.  Prior to this I was an Intern with the Washington State Business Assistance Center helping aspiring and current entrepreneurs find the right resources they need to succeed.
In addition to this, I am also a member of Gamma Psi Beta Fraternity Incorporated, which is a service fraternity that strives to make a positive impact on our respective communities by taking the time to volunteer in various projects ranging from mentorship to other community activities.

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Education

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B.S. in Business Administration (Service and Hospitality Focus) in Winter 2015</p>

Dr. Max Goelling

Dr. Max Goelling

Current City: Winston Salem, NC

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Education

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Doctor of Philosophy - Religion (current)&lt;/p&gt;

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Doctor of Christian Studies, ULC Seminary&lt;/p&gt;

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Master of Healthcare Administration&lt;/p&gt;

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Master of Business Administration&lt;/p&gt;

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Master of Education (C)&lt;/p&gt;

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Bachelor of Science - Human Services Psychology/Sociology)&lt;/p&gt;

Warren J Cook

Warren J Cook

Current City: Kalamazoo, MI

 

President

Cook & Associates Consulting,                                                                           1995 to present:

  • Secure financing components for industrial investments and commercial start-ups.
  • Guide and coach firms through industrial tax abatement application processes.
  • Certify industrial parks within communities throughout Michigan for MEDA.
  • Site consultant sub-contractor for international horticultural consultant.
  • Tri-annual golf outings with extremely well seasoned Michigan E.D. practitioners.

 

Business Growth Specialist                                                                             2005 to 2012:

  • Conducted industrial retention visits and managed follow-up actions,
  • Managed two business Revolving Loan Funds - 15 loans totaling

     $2.8mm, leveraging $27mm with 135 jobs,

  • Provided admin support for Industrial Tax Increment Financing Authority,
  • Provided EDC project management for special projects,
  • Chair Statewide Certified Business Park Program within Michigan Economic

            Development Association (MEDA).

 

Vice President for Resource Development

The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc., Jackson, MI                                              1996 to 2004:

  • Exec. Dir. of the County Econ. Dev. Corp. (EDC) – managed Industrial Revenue Bond

     and $1.5 million Revolving Loan Fund Programs,

  • Established and Exec. Dir. of the County-wide Brownfield Redevelopment Authority,
  • Maintained industrial site and building location inventories,
  • Provided industrial facilities tax abatement guidance,
  • Conducted industrial retention visits and managed follow-up actions,
  • Provided relocation assistance to industrial and commercial inquiries,
  • Successfully secured $1.35 million EPA brownfield clean-up and site assessment grants

     & $450,000 in HUD grants for industrial infrastructure.

 

Executive Director

Branch County Economic Growth Alliance, Inc., Coldwater, MI                              1990 to 1995:

  • Created and presented incentives packages to firms resulting in 17 new firms and

                 $5,000,000 new investment,

  • Conducted retention visits with local industries; results included: $85+ million new

                 investment and 2,000 new jobs,

  • Guided development of three industrial parks in separate communities;
  • Prepared over $2.8 million in a variety of grant applications,
  • Guided Kellogg Community College development of new academic center in Coldwater.

 

Economic Development Coordinator

Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, Portage, MI                                            1987 to 1990:

            Responsible for industrial assistance throughout two rural counties resulting in over 2700 jobs and $56 million in investment.

            Responsible for annual development of community created local improvement project inventory in 3 rural and 2 urban counties.

 

Program Manager - Economic Development

West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, Muskegon, MI         1986 to 1987:

            *           Assisted communities in one rural and two urban counties to  develop physical and human resource infrastructure needed to meet local objectives.

 

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Assoc. Dean of Instruction - Business and Technical Studies

Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI                                         1983 to 1985:

            *           Responsible for 58 FTE faculty and staff; 34 Associate Degree and Certificate Programs; developing and managing a $1.8 million budget; evaluating faculty and staff; establishing articulation agreements with area high schools and colleges; and re-activating academic program advisory committees.

 

Regional Community Development Agent

Cooperative Extension Service

Pennsylvania State University, Reading, PA                                                         1980 to 1983:

            *           Worked with local government officials and groups to determine needs; provided legislative process information for citizen use; created, packaged and delivered community education programs including:

                                    - legislation impact on local government

                                    - land development ordinances (subdivisions)

                                    - land use planning and zoning

 

Research Assistant

Illinois State Geological Survey

University of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, IL                                                                                        1978 to 1980:

            *           Conceived, developed and co-authored "Land Use Impacts of Subsidence Over Illinois Coal Mines".

 

Assistant Planning Director

Kankakee County Planning Commission

Kankakee, IL                                                                                                     1974 to 1978:

            *           Supervised staff and technicians; directed community needs assessments; created community development plans with local officials and citizens; directed and completed successful Community Development Block Grant applications; and successfully re-initiated federal HUD contract activities.

 

Staff Writer

Governor's Office of Management and Budget

State of Michigan, Lansing, MI                                                                            1973 to 1974:

            *           Co-authored report on staffing Michigan's multi-county planning districts.

 

Management Analyst

United States Air Force

L. G. Hanscom Field

Bedford, MA                                                                                                      1969 to 1974:

            *           Co-developed computerized management program to monitor Department of Defense research and development contracts.

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Education

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Graduate: Economic Development Institute (EDI), University of Oklahoma, 1996</p>

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M.U.P., Urban &amp; Regional Planning, University of Illinois, 1980</p>

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B.S., Urban Studies, Michigan State University, 1969</p>

Arthur John Mahoney Jr.

Arthur John Mahoney Jr.

Current City: University Park, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

Art Mahoney comes to SCORE with a broad background  in the fields of marketing and business development.  He was president Morey Mahoney Advertising that was voted ‘Best Strategic Marketing Company’ in the Denver region for 2 years running and was one of the top 5 marketing agencies in the Denver market. He helped build the agency from $300,000 annual billings to over $25 million. He also owned 7 other small businesses over the years.

 

Art holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and did his Masters at Boston University’s Graduate School of Public Relations and Communication. Art has  volunteered as a Branding Advisor with several Sarasota area organizations: the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota Economic Development Corporation, and the Senior Friendship Center. Art has also played an important developmental role for the Sarasota Institute for the Ages and is a Board member of The Pines.

 

Art’s wife Pam Baron is Director of Senior Services at Jewish Family and Children’s Service. They have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. 

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Education

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Undergraduate/Rutgers University</p>

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Graduate/Boston University</p>

Perry Collins

Perry Collins

Current City: Roanoke, IN
Chapter: Fort Wayne SCORE

Perry is semi-retired working as a Consultant specializing in Leadership Training and Military Outreach.  He is owner of Collins and Associates Consulting LLC.  He also is a regional photography artist and has a small studio on Main Street Roanoke, Indiana.

Perry retired after serving 2 years and 4 months as Vice President of the College of Professional Studies, Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech). Perry drove more than 73 thousand miles during this period to provide leadership to 12 sites. During this period revenue has grown by an outstanding 72%.  Fishers, Mishawaka, and Hammond sites were developed and launched. A Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and PhD in Global Leadership were also started during this period. Most recently Perry helped the University develop a very aggressive marketing program to the military. A generous scholarship is helping soldiers and their spouses attain college degrees.

Collins came to Indiana Tech after serving as director of the EXCEL Program for Adults at Huntington University. During his two years at Huntington he increased enrollment by 67% and exceeded all income projections for both fiscal years he was the Director.   

He retired as a Colonel and Vice Commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing. He began his military career by enlisting in the Indiana Air National Guard, Fort Wayne, in 1964. The Indianapolis Star/News selected him for the prestigious Eugene C Pulliman Military Achievement Award in 1969. He attained the grade of Master Sergeant within seven years and was the unit's first active duty recruiter. He was accepted for the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science and received his commission in 1973. He has served as the chief career control officer, information officer, chief of personnel actions section, chief of security police, chief of personnel, base executive officer, commander of the combat support squadron, support group commander, and chief of staff before assuming the position of vice commander in August 2000.  He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Sagamore of the Wabash Awards during his retirement ceremony in 2003.

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John Robert Knecht

John Robert Knecht

Current City: Rochester, MN

General:

All Business phases MMM&O---Money, Marketing, Management, and Operations. Was the CEO of a 153 employee multi level Building Material supply business which included the following: Home Building, Remodeling, General Contracting, Land Development, non-profit Development,  Modular Home manufacturing, Component Home parts manufacturer, truss manufacturer,Cash and Carry Building Supply business,  Real Estate company, Board member Black Hills Power & Light, Mobile home court developer, Real Estate Appraisal, numerous American Management Association short courses.

Political involvement: Lobbyist, RC City Council,  Governors Advisory Board for Mental Illness, Formed the RC Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Served on the SD Alliance for the Mentally Ill Board, Hospital Psychiatric Center advisory board, County commitment Board, Journey Museum Marketing Board, Elder and Trustee First Presbyterian Church, Junior Chamber, Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Chairman, Board member National Retail Lumber Dealers Assn., Board member National Home Builders Assn., Boy Scouts Cub Pack Master and Scout master, RC Economic Development Board, Board member West Hills Village 220 unit retirement facility, SBA Small Business Advisory Council, Elks Lodge, Chair of the RC Planning Commission, Board member of Northwestern Lumber Dealers Assn., Board member Pennington Drainage Commission, and a member of the Naja Temple Shrine.

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Education

BS in Architectural Engineering, Life Insurance license,, Real Estate Appraisals, Real Estate License, Construction Management course. AMA courses: Marketing, Sensitivity 'training, Financial Management, Management of Managers, Management by Objective course, and Sales Management..

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