Overland Park, KS
Counselors to America's Small Business
MBA, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Henry Bloch School of Management Executive Program
BA - Biology, Wake Forest University
Electronic engineer at IBM Development Labs in Poughkeepsie, NY
Manager quality assurance at Harris Computer Systems Div
Product Manager at Airpax Inc
President Digital Data Systems Inc
Professor Business at Broward College and Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor Electrical Engineering, Cornell University Ithaca NY</p>
MBA, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL</p>
Doctorate in Higher Education, Florida International University, Miami, FL</p>
Consultant - Ran my own LLC for several years.
IT executive (CIO) leadership and management in healthcare and insurance industries.
Project Management Professional (PMP) in multiple industries.
MBA - Management</p>
PMP - Project Management Professional</p>
Certified SCORE Mentor</p>
CHA - Certificate in Healthcare Administration</p>
37 years as professional development trainer. Facilitated workshops on interpersonal skills such as:
<p> MBA in Personnel Administration</p>
Most of my career (+25 years) has been in the media business, primarily in a top managerial, head financial or sales role. Over the course of my career, I have managed human resources, IT, finance, general accounting, sales, marketing, customer service, production and other areas. I have proven experience in leading large teams, start-ups, acquisitions, change management, developing policies, etc. I believe strongly in developing and mentoring staff. Additionally, as traditional media business evolved it afforded me the opportunity to become involved with multi-platform sales, including web and mobile. I am well-versed in general accounting and business systems, and have proven strengths in supervision, planning, analytics, business metrics, negotiation, pricing, cost reduction, media buying, government relations, in addition to public speaking skills.
I have always been deeply involved with nonprofit organizations in various capacities that have included officer, director, management, fundraising and event organization since college. Probably most significant was my tenure as a board member with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of East County, where I was on their marketing committee. Until moving recently, I held an elected position with the County of San Diego (3 terms, Planning), and was the former president of a community organization, GMIA. Additionally, I have experience both from a financial and logistics side with events. These included San Diego's Big Bay Boom (not 2012’s or 2013’s) and six Pacific Islander cultural/sports events (I am their media and PR director).
<p> San Diego State University, <span><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2">Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Finance</font></span></p>
Expertise in management, consulting, training, analytics, survey development, software development, technology strategy, project management, business analysis, customer relationship management, team building and technical writing.
Experience in the following industries: computer, retail, financial services, healthcare insurance, education, survey research, and printing.
MBA - Business Administration</p>
BA - Mathematics</p>
I have 38 years of management experience, including Dist. Mr. for several major companies, covering a time frame form 1961 to 1996. Companies included F.W. Woolworth, Walgreens', Zayre Discount Stores, Arnold Drugs, Mich. D.M., SuperX-CVS Drug Stores. In 1996 I purchased Food Fantasies, a natural food store. My experience covers all area's of management including budgets, operations, payroll, personnel, marketing,etc
We were able to make this store a destination in Springfield, and a reputation for being the best Nat. Food Store in the area. We have grown from approx. 13 employees in 1996 to 32 employees in 2014.
1. American Management Association 2. LaSalle Business Management. 3. Various Company sponsored Management Seminars
<p> Montclair State University ~ Undergraduate Studies</p> <p> Focus on Business Administration & Psychology</p>
MFA - University of Hartford</p>
I was one of five founding partners who took TLA Entertainment Group from it's first phase as a Repertory Cinema with 20 employees through conception, funding, structural setup and operations. The company subsequently added seven award winning video stores, 12 catalogs annually, international websites, film festivals, wholesale distribution in the US and the UK, and has evolved into a leading multi-channel e-commerce business. At the peak of the video business, the company grossed 30 million dollars annually and employed 200 people. In January of 2014, the founding partners were bought out. I became an independent Silpada Designs sales representative, a home party based company. In September of 2014, I enrolled in the John Maxwell Leadership Training Certification Program and am in the process of becoming an executive coach.
I also helped start the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance and the Philadelphia Film Festival, 2 non-profit organizations that ran 2 film festivals annually. I oversaw operations, volunteers, ticketing and events.
I graduated from Kirkland College, now Hamilton College, with a BA in Anthropology.</p>