Human Resources & Internal Communications

Kate Grover

Kate Grover

Current City: Etna, ME
Chapter: Bangor SCORE

   

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Kate Grover

Kate.grover@yahoo.com ·  540 Old County Road, Etna, ME 04434· 207.423.5252

Summary

Multifaceted, dynamic sales and managerial leader with a strong background in prospecting and sourcing new business, account development, and human resources. Uncompromised commitment to management and customer service excellence balanced by the highest degree of integrity in all relationships and transactions. Characterized by demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities, initiative, and strong communication and presentation skills. Proud career track with consistent success in driving growth, generating revenues, improving team performance and enhancing business value at all levels. Mentors, motivates, and leads operations, sales, business development, and team development.

Experience

Director of Membership Services

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce 20 South Street, Bangor, ME 04401

March 2012 – Present 

Responsible for the growth and development of a vital membership program, including the acquisition of new members and the retention and satisfaction of existing members. Tasked with raising $500,000.00 in membership dues, sponsorships and event fees each calendar year. Realized 105% of budget goals for 2012. Repeated performance for 2013.

 

Business Account Executive

Time Warner Cable Business Class Central Maine Territory

May 2011 – April 2012

Function as a key account executive guiding and implementing sales activities for the organization. Executed creative strategies and programs to achieve maximum sales volume potential for products. Directly conducted sales, prospecting, proposals, pricing, presentations, and marketing to new and existing business customers in the Maine market

 

Business Account Executive

Verizon Wireless 6 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401

May 2010 – April 2011

Resourceful thinker with a focus on creative sales, customer service strategies, and performance improvement. Unparalleled record of achieving business results through all levels of organizational change demonstrated by key performance indicators.

 

Leader

US Cellular 770 Center Street, Auburn, ME 04021

September 2004 – November 2009 

Fast-track promotion from Business Consultant realizing Store Manager based on strong performance in customer service, process optimization, key account management, and productivity. Lead sales and support team for multiple retail locations. Afford continuous staff training, development, and operational leadership to effectively manage and drive business. 27 direct reports.

 

Regional Manager

Geiger Mount Hope Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04210

1999 – 2003 

 

Over saw the process of an order from start to finish with 37 employees in product research, order entry, order tracking, customer service, billing, and credit checks. Communicated and negotiated with Independent representatives’ to drive an efficient order process. Traveled to a myriad of regions within the United States, building strong rapport with the independent sales team.

 

Regional Manager

Cole Haan One Cole Haan Way, Yarmouth, ME 04494

September 1991 – September 1998 

Traveled the country, recruiting retail staff to train then open up new retail locations. Involved in the site selection, architectural build out, punch list, IT, inventory, merchandising, operations and sales training prior to store opening. Opened 11 locations on time and under budget.

Education

Attended University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business-1984-1986

University of Phoenix, Business Administration-2001-Present

Skills

BlackBerry and iPhone Power User

September 2004 – Present

Servant Leadership

August 2005 – Present

Microsoft Office Suite

September 2005 - Present

 

Business to Business Sales Training

June 2010 – Present

            

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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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Eugene E. Holmen

Eugene E. Holmen

Current City: Parkville, MD

Production Supervisor, Safety Engineer, Employment Manager for Procter & Gamble.   Personnel Administrator,  Manager of Labor Relations for the Bendix Corporation.   Adjunct Instructor, at several Baltimore area colleges.   Professor of Management at the  Community College of Baltimore County.. Arbitrator for the  Baltimore Better Business Bureau and the American Arbitration Association.

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Education

Intests: Mentoring, Leadership, Recruiting, Workshop Instructor, Volunteer Development, Training

Willene Jo White

Willene Jo White

Current City: Ottumwa, IA

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Regis Rulifson

Regis Rulifson

Current City: Morrisville, NC
Chapter: Raleigh SCORE

Completed a 36-year career with John Deere, retiring in 2014.  Over the course of my career with Deere, I participated in the development and growth of a start-up health management company, created new business and product segments within the health care and equipment business units, developed and led strategic planning and business growth efforts and led the divestiture of several business units.

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Education

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2002&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in Corporate Strategy</p>

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1999&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Financial Program for Executives</p>

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1986&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Iowa, M.B.A.</p>

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1976&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Iowa State University, B.S., Computer Science</p>

Shelby Handley

Shelby Handley

Current City: Columbus, GA
Chapter: SCORE Columbus

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Nathanusoro Friday Idio

Nathanusoro Friday Idio

Current City: Chambersburg, PA
Chapter: Hagerstown SCORE

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Gaby Peden

Gaby Peden

Current City: Naples, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

Gaby operated and sold 3 successful businesses in 3 different industries – Day Care, Retail and Wholesale.  Each of the ventures proofed to be challenging and brought along rewards and growth in her professional  life. 

WHOLESALE/MANUFACTURING: In 2010 her latest company was awarded  ‘Vendor of the Year’  by Paradies Airport Shops – one of the largest operators of airport retail stores.

RETAIL:  Her retail store in Naples FL consistently grossed the highest per square foot sales next to the restaurant operators in the shopping center. 

DAY CARE: When opening the 2nd location for the day care operation in Denver Colorado the word had spread about the innovative and fun school and Happy Day Learning Center II was filled to capacity within 3 months of opening its doors.

Her business philosophy is quite simple – WHO IS THE BOSS? – stressing customer/team member satisfaction as the corner stone of her professional success.

Skill Highlights

Business operations                                                           Customer relationship building
Text Box:   Project management                                                          Leadership/communication
Text Box:   Text Box:   Product development                                                         Employee relations

                                                  

 

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Education

Educated in Europe: 2 year college degree;

continuing education throughout my career:

Employee relationship building
      How to interview and hire the best candidate

Social media for business
     Social media for business 

 

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..