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Michael Baltzell

Michael Baltzell

Michael Baltzell

Current City: Louisville, TN

B. Michael Baltzell (Mike) Baltzell retired from Alcoa in September of 2005 after more than 34 years of service in the Aluminium Industry from the position of President Primary Growth for Alcoa to which he was appointed in December 2001. In that position he was responsible for developing organic growth opportunities in the Primary Group from initiation through start up. In that role he developed and staffed the Growth Organization and was the Lead Negotiator for the Alcoa Fjardaal Aluminium Smelter in Eastern Iceland. Prior to his current position he was President, Alcoa World Alumina - Australia and Managing Director, Alcoa of Australia in from December 1998 and was stationed in Perth, Australia.  He joined Alcoa in July 1998 following Alcoa’s acquisition of Alumax Inc. as executive vice president, Manufacturing for the Primary Metals business unit.  Prior to joining Alcoa, Mike was president of Alumax Primary Aluminum Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alumax Inc. 

 

After retirement, Mike consulted exclusively with Alcoa in the areas of Smelting Technology, Raw Material Supply Strategy, and due diligence for smelters until September 2007.  He has extensive experience in China.

 

Mike is currently President of Baltzell Management Consulting, LLC and has consulted for a Chinese company selling technology into the United States. In additon he has provided consulting assistance to a Saudi Arabian Company building and Aluminum Complex in Saudi Arabia.

 

Mike began his career in 1971 as an industrial engineer with the Eastalco Aluminum Company, then owned by Howmet Corporation located in Frederick, Maryland.  He became production services superintendent in 1977 and potline superintendent in 1981.  In 1987, Mike was named senior vice president and general manager of Eastalco.  He was elected president of Alumax Primary Aluminum Corporation in 1994, which was located in Norcross, Georgia.

 

Mike was born April 29, 1949 in Thurmont, Maryland.  He received his bachelor of engineering science degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1971 and a Master of Science degree in operations research from George Washington University in 1976.  Mike also conducted postgraduate studies at Hood College and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Program.

 

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Education

May 1997 Graduate of the University of Michigan’s Executive Education Program

 

1978 - 79 Completed nine credit hours of graduate work in Management and Accounting at Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

 

1976 Masters of Science in Operations Research from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 

1971 B.E.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Vincent Crisci

Vincent Crisci

Current City: Watertown, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

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Education

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bachelor of science in Accounting</p>

Michael E Fiffik

Michael E. Fiffik, Esq.

Michael E Fiffik

Current City: Pittsburgh, PA
Chapter: Pittsburgh SCORE

I was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1992, My practice focuses in the areas of Business, Commercial Transactions, Litigation and Real Estate. He has also practiced extensively in the areas of Workers Compensation, Employment Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration. I have been a Partner with Welch, Gold, Siegel & Fiffik, P.C. since 1996.  I handle a significant portion of the daily management of my firm and its forty-five employees.

I was privileged to be selected for inclusion as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2005 and 2006 and then selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from  2011-2014 in the areas of business, corporate and real estate.

I have been a speaker at several estate planning seminars and am a regular presenter at Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education courses on subjects including business formation and worker’s compensation. I've made regular appearances to speak on the topic of Group Legal Plans and how they are changing the delivery of legal services in our country. I have been quoted in press releases from Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (now known as LegalShield), the Oklahoma Journal-Record, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

 

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Education

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I received my law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992. My undergraduate degree in History and Business Administration is from Penn State University in 1989.</p>

Kenneth Watman

Kenneth Watman

Current City: Boston, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

15 years rising from junior researcher to a vice-president of the RAND Corporation, the federal government’s premier consultancy specializing in high technology industries, such as IT, aerospace, sensors, and advanced computer applications.
15 years as a member of the federal Senior Executive Service in positions including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of the US Navy’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Deputy Director of US Air Force’s Strategic Planning directorate, and Director of FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness department.

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Education

Kenyon College, BA

Ohio State University, MA, PhD

Case Western Reserve, School of Law, JD

David Phillips

David E Phillips

David Phillips

Current City: Bedford, NH

Career spent in the Information Technology and Communications industry with a strong technical and support management foundation then progressing to executive leadership of software and services businesses internationally driving profitable multi-channel revenue growth. Track record of building winning teams during operational restructuring and turnaround and for new market penetration in a variety of industrial and commercial sectors.

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Education

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BSc Mathematics</p>

Robbie Grady

Robbie Grady

Current City: Hooksett, NH

Strong background in non-profit management with additional expertise in marketing, training and development, and project management.  Certified Downtown manager with over 15 years of experience in design, economic development, and promotion for both individual businesses and communities. Trained in information and referral services, career counseling and relocation assistance, with MS in Human Resources and Development.  Additional expertise in retail management, customer service, business communication, and building consensus. 

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Education

 MS, Human Resources Development, University of Central Texas, formerly American Technological University, Killeen, TX, 1987. BA, Asian Studies, Wheaton College, 1976. Certified Main Street Manager, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002

Salimah Rashied

Salimah Rashied

Current City: Stone Mountain, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

Salimah has worked with many exceptional community organizations including – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, Piedmont Park Conservancy, SUMMECH Community Development Corporation, The Atlanta Voice Newspaper, The Jasmine Guy Ace Foundation for the Arts, Music Rocks Foundation, The Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (commonly known as The Grammy’s), and Tyler Perry Studios.

A few of her business accomplishments include earning 7 prestigious distinctions and awards in low-income housing development with affordable housing agency SUMMECH CDC, working with Grammy Award nominated artists, with two records earning recognition on Billboard’s Top 40 and Top 100 lists, working on the film For Colored Girls, on television productions Meet the Browns and House of Payne, all produced by Tyler Perry Studios.

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Education

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<span style="font-size: 16px;">Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Certificate, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA</span></p>

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<span style="font-size: 16px;">Georgia Center for Non-profits Non-profit-U participant</span></p>

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<span style="font-size: 16px;">Certified Volunteer Literacy Teacher (LVA&nbsp;&amp; Laubach Method)</span></p>

Susan Holmes

Susan Holmes

Current City: Swannanoa, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

Certified Associate Project Manager

Financial Analysis for 8 years - budgeting, forecasting, project management, auditing, negotiating contracts

Management for 7 years - 5 as financial manager and 3 as sales manager

Sales budget $2 million - top 10% sales performance

Ownership responsibilities - incorporation, sales, customer support, financial management

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Education

MBA with specialization in Healthcare Administration               University of Phoenix

MA in Accounting                                                                  Bentley University

BS in Finance                                                                       Bowling Green State University

Johanne Cimon

Johanne Cimon

Johanne Cimon

Current City: Leominster, MA
Chapter: Worcester SCORE
  • Tour Guide for British travel tour operator stationed in North Africa and then in Eastern Europe
  • Legal Assistant for litigation attorneys and malpractice Boston firms for several years
  • Sales Assistant for Sales Manager and 24 sales personnel at a global plastics corporation in Leominster, MA for eight years
  • Owner and operator of a small but fast paced pack, ship and office services center located in Fitchburg/Leominster for eight years
  • Customer Service Rep for condominium property management firm in Bedford, MA for 4 1/2 years
  • Accounts Receivable in Finance Department at Simplex, Westminister, MA for 2 years

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Education

<ul> <li> St. Joseph&#39;s High School, Salem, MA (French)</li> <li> Bay State Jr. College, Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA - one year travel / trade including Spanish</li> <li> Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA - Associates in Business with honors, pursuing additional courses</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p>

Stephen Tunstall

Stephen Tunstall

Current City: Red Bank, NJ
Chapter: Monmouth SCORE

A MANAGING DIRECTOR with expertise in building profitable international software businesses, through effective business development and technical skills.
 

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Education

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MBA&nbsp; - International Business and Sales - University of Durham.<br />
B.Sc. - Computing &amp; Chemistry - University of Durham.<br />
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