Government & Regulations


Mel Rachal

Mel Rachal

Current City: Vonore, TN

A Manufacturing Executive with broad domestic and international experience leading multiple-facilities in all aspects of Business Leadership including Employee Safety, Banking & Financial Accountability, Sales & Marketing, Business Strategy Formation & Execution, Engineering, Production Operations & Facility Management, Quality Systems Management, Product-Process Development/ Continuous Improvement & New Program Launch, Technology and Culture Change, Human Resources Hiring, Development & Retention, Customer Communications & Relations, Federal, State, Local Government and Third Party Standards Compliance.



Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, Back-to-Basic, 5S, 8D &amp; 5 Why &nbsp;Problem Solving Training, Quality Systems.</p>

MBA - Marketing &amp; Operations management, Wake Forest Babcock Graduate School of Management - 1981</p>

BS - Mechanical Engineering, Southern University - 1971&nbsp;</p>

David J Holt

David Holt

David J Holt

Current City: Saint Paul, MN
Chapter: St Paul SCORE

Please see my linkedin profile for my most updated resume. Happy to connect! LinkedIn [] 



B.Bm.E, Biomedical Engineering - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

J.D., Law - William Mitchell College of Law

Phil Bardos

Phil Bardos

Current City: Oxnard, CA

graduate of west point 1950--10 years active duty--served in combat in korea

entrepreneur/businessman for 60 years--management consulting company 25 years--owner hi tech company for

8 years--sold the company and went back to management consulting

specialized  in finance--operations--sales/marketing--acquisitions/mergers--

most of the fields of business--small as well as medium sized companies

extracurricular activities--elected LA Board of Education two terms for total eight years




graduate of west point--BS degree</p>

one year USC business</p>

John G. Caporal

John G. Caporal

Current City: Corolla, NC

-- Retired Air Force civilian with experience in government contracting as a buyer, Contracting Officer and procurement analyst (policy, government protests, small business protests, government purchase card, career development). -- Last eight years spent as Deputy Director for Air Force Office of Small Business Programs (Pentagon). Met with hundreds of small businesses on many issues regarding how to obtain Air Force contracts, how to be more competitive in the federal marketplace and who to talk to to "open the door" to Air Force procurement opportunities. Established and negotiated small business goals with the Small Business Administration and worked closely with Major Command acquisition officials to make goals. Dollars spent on small business in the AF increased by 100% during my tenure from $5 billion to $10 billion.



; B.S. Education (Social Studies Comprehensive), Miami University, 1975

M.A. Public Administration, University of Dayton, 1982

; Air Force Air Command and Staff College, (seminar) 1987;

Education With Industry (Radian Corporation, Austin Texas), 1996

Dean Hanawalt Vanderbilt

Dean Hanawalt Vanderbilt

Current City: Decatur, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

My experience includes the following:

10 years with the City of Dallas the last years as City Budget Director.  My involvement with the City of Dallas also included being elected for 3 terms to the Dallas City Council and service on numerous boards and commissions

Financial Planning and Division Management for a home building company

Vice President of Finance for a high technology manufacturing company

President of a regional, non-profit economic development organization

Founder, manager, owner, and office broker of 2 real estate companies.

Provider of real estate training courses using telephone and internet contacts 



My education included: Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 1964 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering,University of California Los Angeles, 1966 Ph D in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970</p>

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

Current City: Pasadena, CA


Paul Garry

Paul Garry

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

For 35 years I have practiced law.  My practice coveres the whole range of labor and employee relations law, from traditional National Labor Relations Board work to gender, racial, religious, age and disability discrimination and harassment litigation.  I also spend a significant amount of my time handling claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.   I have tried numerous employment related cases in the state courts of Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois,  California and Arizona.  I also tried to verdict both class and individual employment discrimination cases in the federal courts of Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, California, Kansas, New York and Nevada, among others. I won the vast majority of cases that I tried.  Some of my significant victories included a wage and hour class in which the plaintiffs sought damages in excess of $200 million dollars, defeating a class action in a gender discrimination lawsuit where the plaintiffs sought over $65 million and an individual gender discrimination claim in which the plaintiff sought $12 million in damages.

I have also worked with various clients in designing and implementing, employee handbooks, pay programs, performance evaluation programs, job classifications, affirmative action plans, diversity initiatives, and minority and female outreach programs that are consistent with federal guidelines. I have also worked with various clients to insure compliance with state and federal guidelines concerning whether employees should be paid as hourly or salaried. 

I have also spent considerable time drafting and litigating employment agreements which include non compete agreements that seek to protect trade secrets or unfair competition by former employees.

I have also presented numerous seminars and training modules on wage and hour issues, anti-harassment, diversity and inclusion to both clients and industry groups.  In addition to an active practice, for five years I was an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Graduatge School of Business where I taught employment law to MBA candidates.



Cornell Law School J.D. 1977</p>

University of Wisconsin B.A. 1974</p>

Robert C Patterson

Bob Patterson

Robert C Patterson

Current City: Williamsville, NY

R. Charles Patterson
716.481.4439 (cell) ●

Seasoned, experienced business development professional, civil engineer, labor-project consultant, construction industry expert, and entrepreneur. Energetic abilities with developing networks and relationships while managing projects. Able to plan work projects under resource constraints in order to ensure business continuity, growth, cost containment, and ultimate profitability.

Areas of Expertise
Business Development     Construction Projects    Scope Consultation     Project Management
Quality & Effectiveness    Cost-Containment Focus    Constraint Challenges    Efficiency Optimization
Licensed Contractor    Labor Issues    Field Work    


Patterson – Stevens, Inc.     Nov.1976– Dec. 2012
President & Co-owner
Director of Railroad Division – Consultant in track work, Inspector of track, Estimating, Bidding, Scheduling and Supervision of Railroad work. Also, estimator and project manager for the Concrete Repair division dealing with restoration of plant concrete structures and installation of chemical resistant coating and floorings.

·    Subway tunnel project. Spearheaded work with metropolitan transit authority to replace tunnel tie-plates under tight work window of 4-7 hours each night (scheduled downtime). Worked with various levels of government groups, contractors, and other parties. Innovated solution that allowed work to happen without interrupting service.
·    Plant rail restoration. Worked with a client to consult on how to re-establish abandoned rail service without dramatic expense of installing all new ties and rail. Ultimately scoped plan to phase rehabilitation over multiple years to accomplish this goal and put the client immediately back into service, saving significant capital expenditure.
·    West Valley project. Worked for client to scope how to re-connect rail for an abandoned waste processing facility that was vacant for 20+ years. Client had a $2M bid from engineer to do repairs and upgrades, but my team created solution to keep expenditures under $300,000 for first year and $100,000 for next two years.
·    Hamburg Rail Crossing. Scoped and scheduled this removal and installation within incredible operating time constraint of Friday-Monday work. Dismantled existing crossing and installed new crossing fully by Monday morning.
·    Buffalo Zoological Gardens. Worked with two-dimensional drawings to yield 3-D project by setting up special production facility to manufacture rock wall. Required building model of the entire exhibit to illustrate to workers what was going to happen, and where things would be positioned. Project specs required that we work around other craftsmen during assembly.
·    Galleria Shopping Mall. Worked with a penalty-based time constrained contract that imposed 2% of contract per day for late completion on this job that required work around the clock. Required innovative planning and execution to pump a grout mixture over 1500 feet horizontally to satisfy the project requirements.

Stone & Webster Engineering     Feb.1974- Aug.1976
Field Cost Engineer, Cost Engineer, and Estimator
Worked for this engineering firm in multiple roles, gaining business confidence and work experience along the way in these particular jobs:
·    Field Cost Engineer for Gulf States Utilities,                       St. Francisville, LA   
·    Cost Engineer in Satellite Office                                 Cherry Hill, NJ   
·    Headquarters Estimator on Nuclear Power Project                    Boston, MA

Professional Associations:
American Bridge Construction & Design, Buffalo Chapter; past president 1988-1989
Niagara Frontier Subcontractors Association of Western New York; past president and Board of Directors (currently);
Kenmore Rotary Club; Past President 2006-2007, current Board of Directors,
Kenmore Rotary Foundation; Current Board of Directors
Deerhurst Presbyterian Church; Past Session member and Chairman of Stewardship
National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association; National Convention Chairman 1990, and Co-Chairman 1991. Board of Directors (1990 - 1999, 2003 - 2012)
Greater Niagara Frontier Council – Boy Scouts of America - Board of Directors (Current)
Board of Directors (past) – American Bridge Construction & Design; American Concrete Institute; Buffalo Construction Exchange, Laborers Local 210 Pension Fund

Contractor License held in:
  Virginia & Florida

M.B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo  

B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University

Attended AREMA Inspection Class, Autumn 2012
Licensed Train the Trainer for on Track Safety - January 2013 for CSX and NS Railroads



MBA SUNY at UB 1979

BS Clarkson University 1973

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.




University of Illinois at Springfield, Illinois, Computer Science</p>

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, Associate Degree</p>


Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF)</p>

BPI Yellow Belt</p>

Margaret Keys, Executive Communications</p>

University of Virginia, Darden School Executive Program</p>

John Zachman, Enterprise Architecture</p>


Microsoft ADDP</p>

Dell Image Tools</p>


Dell / EMC SAN and NAS Storage</p>

Relational Database Design</p>

Teradata Relational Parallel Database Basics, Application Utilities and Physical Implementation</p>

Over 700 hours of additional technical classes</p>

Warren J Cook

Warren J Cook

Current City: Kalamazoo, MI



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.




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.



<p> Graduate: Economic Development Institute (EDI), University of Oklahoma, 1996</p> <p> M.U.P., Urban &amp; Regional Planning, University of Illinois, 1980</p> <p> B.S., Urban Studies, Michigan State University, 1969</p>

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