Retail Management and Operations expert. To include: merchandising, purchasing, marketing and advertising, sales and sales management, showroom layout and displays, bookkeeping and accounting, tax issues, human resources - hiring, firing, compensation, employee benefits, service department management, store maintenance, leasing - real estate and auto, purchase of land and buildings and capital equipment, franchising. Owned retail floor covering store; Owned wholesale floor covering business. Operated retail floor covering store for 42 years. Company became an early member of Carpet One. Opened a Prosource Wholesale Floor Covering Franchise that presently has locations in Louisville and Lexington, KY. Was an Armstrong Floor Fashion Center member and served on National Council. Served 2 years on active duty with U.S. Air Force as an accounting and budget officer.