Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Kenneth (Ken) Eitel Jr.

Kenneth (Ken) Eitel Jr.

Current City: Greencastle, IN

Multiple careers in small business, education, and community service provide the foundation and desire to engage in continuing community service, mentorship, and leadership development for individuals, small business, and communities; more than 40 years of experience in the operating and growing a lifestyle, retail business, including marketing, finance, and organizational leadership; community collaborations, visioning, and non-profit development; facilitating and developing curriculum in community college classrooms and online for business, leadership, personal selling, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, and business law classes; guided and molded non-profits in numerous leadership roles, as well as participated in organizational development, funding, and community visioning initiatives.

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Education

INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: Masters of Science in Management, Business Administration and Management,1997 – 2004

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Current City: Gulfport, FL

Experienced in high tech R&D and manufacturing; technical sales and marketing; research grant applications; intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing. Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.

Prior to retiring from IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene® supercomputers developed and delivered by IBM Systems & Technology Group.  Previous assignments included leading the Linux and Grid (Cloud) deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managing sales and marketing activities for IBM Microelectronics, contributing to IBM’s business transformation and development of ibm.com.

Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco (both now BP plc) and managed R&D at AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies). He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology (now NXP Semiconductors) and Tandy Electronics (now RadioShack), and taught statistics, linear programming and operations research as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Tulsa.

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BS, MS, PhD (all in Electrical Engineering) from University of Missouri, Rice University and University of Tennessee, respectively. Executive management program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Thomas Gaiennie

Andrew Thomas Gaiennie

Current City: Shreveport, LA

Graduate of Nicholls State's Geomatics program, Andrew has over a decade of experience in training entrepreneurs and opening his own ventures from working along side his father and grandfather.

Professionally, Andrew has worked outdoors as a land surveyor, owned an employment agency while in collage, managed two nightclubs and a radio station, and is currently an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and a SCORE chairman. 

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Education

Collage Degree: BS of Geomatics, Nicholls State

Constant Contact ALE training program

Kauffman Foundation entrepreneurship series veteran

Mary Beth Huffman

Mary Beth Huffman

Current City: Carpentersville, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

Expertise: Business Strategy, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Communications.

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Eastern Illinois University - M.S.

Eastern Illinois University - B.S.

 

P. Simon Mahler

P. Simon Mahler

Current City: Richland, WA

I have been a part of 6 business start-ups in the past and just signed on for number 7 last week. Three companies continue significant growth and success. Two companies were sold to competitors, and one company closed its doors. I have written 4 complete business plans, participated in business plan competitions finishing in the top 10 each time.  My latest startup company is called Pando Logic which was featured in the news on KEPR TV, and was originated at Startup Weekend.  

 

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Education

BA from Washington State University

Continued Education:

University of Virginia:  Business Course (Small Business Strategies)

University of Penn (Effective Small Business Management)

University of Michigan (Customer Relationship Management)

Ann Z Crane

Ann Z Crane

Current City: Jefferson, MD
Chapter: SCORE Frederick

Ms. Crane brings more than 15 years of experience managing  the development of proposals to Federal and state governments. She has supported companies of all sizes, from small businesses to major corporations and has managed both large teams (>25 people) and small. She applies proposal best practices from Shipley, the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), and large proposal shops such as Northrop Grumman and L-3 to ensure that her teams produce proposals that are compliant, compelling, and on-time. She understands what it takes to win business in the government marketplace, which she reflects in clear, concise guidance to her teams.

Ms. Crane is a also seasoned proposal writer with more than 30 years of experience in writing Technical, Management, and Past Performance volumes, as well as Executive Summaries, resumes, and other required plans. As a former systems engineer, solutions architect, and program manager; she brings subject matter understanding that enables her to effectively describe and sell her clients’ solutions.

Member of Association of Proposal Management Professionals.

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Education

B.S.E.E. and B.S. Psychology

Marc Goldberg

Marc Goldberg

Current City: West Dennis, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Trade show and event marketing expertise.  Successfully founded and managed a business focusing on strategic market planning, training and measuring exhibitor staff performance for 28 years.  One of the highest ranking presenters at the Exhibitor Show, TSEA, IAEE, HCEA and AMPRFEC.  Author and blogger.

Entrepreneurship, Strategic Marketing, and  Relational Sales

Account Management at National Student Marketing Corporation, 1st Lt US Army Infantry, Manager Division Administration (Purchasing, Inventory Control, HR) and Marketing Manager, Westingouse Gas Turbines, President & CEO Morgan Pump Co and President & CEO Flow Bend, Inc. Founder and Partner, Marketech, Inc. (1985 to 2013).  Marketech specialized in Planning, Training and Measurement in the Trade Show and Event industry.  

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Education

BSBA, Marketing, American University, 1967

Timothy Herrmann

Timothy Herrmann

Current City: Fort Myers , FL

Have owned multiple businesses over the past 30 years including a mailing/courier company, fast food and consulting services. Currently a realtor specializing in commercial properties.

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Carolyn Gay Arnold

Carolyn Gay Arnold

Current City: Lake Charles, LA

Bookkeeper for rental store

Piano teacher

Mathematics teacher at Barbe High School, Lake Charles, LA, 1977 - 1992

Supervisor of Gifted and Talented for Calcasieu Parish School System -  1992 - 2003

Retired - 2003

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Education

Masters in Mathematics Education

Certification for Supervisionin Education

B.S. in Social Studies and Mathematics Education

James Mike Lee

James Mike Lee

Current City: Montgomery, AL

Qualifications  Executive management experience, with an emphasis in service related industries.  Experience includes strategic planning, managing financial resources, sales and marketing, operations, human resource management, training and development, and employee safety.  Proven ability to make decisions and operate with substantial latitude without review.  Able to assess situations, evaluate risks, and implement strategies to achieve results.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all organizational levels.  The ability to coach, mentor, and develop successful business owners and managers. Experience 2003 – 2013 LeeCo Services, Inc. dba Alabama Sport Clips Area Developer Montgomery, AL President and Chief Executive Officer  Responsible for the franchise sales and brand development of Sport Clips Haircuts in Alabama.  Sold twenty six licenses and opened eighteen successful locations, with zero closures.  Recruited, trained and advised multi-unit owners on all areas of the franchise business.  Owned and operated a Sport Clips Pilot Store and Training Center.  Conducted site evaluations and negotiated commercial lease terms.  Coordinated and supervised construction, staffing, and grand openings for new store locations.  Responsible for brand compliance, quality control, and continuous Franchisee support. 1996 – 2001 LeeCo Services, Inc. dba Norrell Services Montgomery, AL President and Chief Executive Officer  Licensed Franchisee for a national leader in human capital and outsourcing services.  Responsible for all management functions, including strategic planning, marketing, customer service, accounts receivable, employment practices, training, and employee relations.  Provided consulting services for area businesses regarding workforce utilization.  Conducted job analyses to develop customized employment and training practices for clients.  Directed a five member management team with over 200 employees.  Assisted legal counsel with EEOC, workers compensation, and liability challenges. 1995 – 1996 EarthGrains Co. Montgomery, AL Human Resources Manager  Accountable for all Human Resource functions in the Montgomery plant and satellite distribution facilities, including employment, safety, workers compensation, labor relations, and training and development.  Maintained environmental records and governmental reporting for the manufacturing facility.  Implemented corporate Total Quality initiative and facilitated employee involvement.  Created a safety program that lead to zero lost time injuries for an entire year. 1981 – 1995 United Parcel Service Birmingham, AL Health and Safety Supervisor - Alabama District: 1995  Analyzed trends to develop and implement strategies and programs to reduce auto accidents and personal injury losses for a district with 3,000 employees.  Taught “Train the Trainer” safety procedures and training methods.  Conducted auto accident and employee injury investigations to protect corporate liability.  Monitored processing of safety related documents to ensure compliance with government regulations and company policies. Division Human Resources Supervisor: 1993 – 1995 UPS  Managed a five person staff responsible for recruiting, employment, training, safety, internal publications, and administrative duties.  Organized a model Human Resources Department as part of UPS “Total Quality” implementation. The department structure was adopted as a “best practice” for Hub Operations.  Audited facilities for OSHA, DOT, and safety compliance.  Facilitated labor dispute resolutions.  Coordinated and lead the annual United Way campaign activities. Human Resources Representative: 1987 - 1993 UPS Part-Time Hub Operation Supervisor: 1981 - 1987 UPS Education B.S. Business Administration Auburn University Montgomery, AL Community and Professional Service  Volunteer Mentor and Central Alabama Chapter Vice President - Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE).  Auburn University -Montgomery Alumni Board of Directors.  Arrowhead Country Club Board of Governors.  Virginia College Business Advisory Board.  Past President – Society for Human Resource Management, Montgomery Area Chapter.  Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce – School to Career Initiative.  Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce – Ambassador.  United Way Campaign Coordinator for UPS Central and South Divisions: 1987 – 1994

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