Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

William Foster

William Foster

Current City: Kennebunk, ME

An experienced executive 20 years in the telecommunications industry and an additional 6 years in Information Technology management. A technology industry professional with significant sales and business development experience and a strategic thinker with good instincts coupled with the proven ability to achieve results. A committed team player with extensive management experience, interested in proving leadership to firms requiring a strong blend of client services and technology experience, in the development of new market opportunities, in the development of new products and services, and/or in the growth of existing business.

Edgegraphics - President (2012 - present)

XRoads Consulting - COO&EVP (2006 - 2011)

Nexiance - VP Sales & Marketing (2003 - 2005)

Nortel Networks - Business Development & Marketing (1987 - 2003)

Nortel Networks - IT Director (1979 - 1986)

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Education

<p> University of Waterloo - Hons. B. Math</p>

Stan Starrett

Stan Starrett

Current City: Wimberley, TX
Chapter: SCORE Austin

For the past 39 years I have been actively involved in the real estate business, primarily as a real estate developer and consultant.  Prior to being in the real estate business, I was a stock broker, and also in the oil business.  I have been actively involved in real estate projects all over the world, including, but not limited to: Hawaii, Mexico, Belgium, Egypt, Cyprus, etc.

In the past decade my projects  have received awards for Environmental Excellence and Keep Texas Beautiful. Many of the Starrett Development projects have been waterfront oriented.   I have always had a keen interest in being a good steward of all lands I have developed

I have an International Appraisal License plus brokers' licenses for Texas and Florida.

Eight years ago I started a 501c.3 foundation, (THE TEXAS FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATIVE COMMUNITIES).

In the past 15 years I have bought 11 ranches in central Texas and have developed each of them into attractive communities specializing in Wildlife management Plans, which provide ag exemptions for the property owners.

 

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Education

B.S. Degree from the University of Houston.  Degree in Finance from the New York Institute of Finance.  And have taken a myriad of courses world wide on real estate development, plus being a speaker at International Conferences on Real Estate in the United States and Europe.

Stephen E Reade

Stephen E Reade

Current City: Randolph, NJ

Over twenty years experience successfully selling and managing in excess of $55 million dollars' worth of projects for Fortune 1000 corporations ... both in the US and internationally.

-  project-managed multi-functional sales and implementation teams integrating new technology with legacy systems while avoiding major (or even minor) disruptions to on-going revenue-critical operations.

-  successfully managed dynamic infrastructure, networking, telecommunications and virtualization application build-outs, including projects for major organizations such as GE, NBC, American Standard, Pfizer, Prudential, Ernst & Young, KPMG and RR Donnelley.

-  successfully managed projects that included working with resellers, distributors, manufacturer’s reps, and integrators -- I thoroughly understand supply channel & inventory management operations, trouble-shooting and development.


-  directly managed technical installation teams of up to 12 staff, 30 indirect staff and installation cycles ranging from 3 months to 3 years.

 

-   PMP certified/member of the PMI. Trained in TQM, TQM II, Lean, Six Sigma, SPC, Theory of Constraints, & Critical Chain Project Management.

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Education

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<em>Stevens Institute of Technology:</em></p>

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PhD Information Management (dissertation phase)</p>

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MS Information Management (Summa Cum Laude)</p>

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<em>Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.: </em>MBA&nbsp;</p>

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<em>Union College: </em>BS Physics</p>

Steve Lesniak

Steve Lesniak

Current City: Mt. Pleasant, SC

CEO started Celadon Home Inc, retail home furnishing store based in Mt Pleasant SC 20 years ago. Also experience in manufacturing and importing

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Education

B.Sc (Econ) in Law and Industrial Relations from University College, Cardiff, Wales 1979

Michelle E Parks

Michelle E Parks

Current City: Pueblo, CO
Chapter: Pueblo SCORE

CORE COMPETENCIES

Corporate Marketing or Operational Problem Solver

Best Practice - Business Management

Relationship Builder and Trainer

Marketing Strategy and Media Negotiations

Diversity Consultant / /Facilitator / Leadership Trainer

HIGHLIGHTS

Created “Inner Health – Outer Beauty” Cancer Education for Mary Kay Consultants yearly “Seminar”

Recruited, trained, and mentored 4 city sites (Hartford, Chicago, Kansas City, and Denver)

Built-out multiple “business-incubator” sites  combined value - $2 Million

VP Operations: including marketing themes for 12 retail locations

HR Manager with 350 employees...multiple levels of responsibility

Point of contact for Blue Chip Customers, and IT

Guest Speaker: Cancer Summits, NCI Conferences, and NSABP “Corporate Meetings”

Professional Development/Cultural Competency

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Adjunct Professor: Adams St University; UT Dallas: Healthcare< Information Technology, Marketing and Administration

Executive Director of Marketing: Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center and Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home - Created Branding strategy for critical access rural hospital, 4 rural clinics and veteran nursing home, including 8 TV commercials, multiple radio spots, and print media averaging 50 new designs yearly.  Cut budget by 33%, with positive exposure increased statewide

VP Marketing: ParkHurst Properties, Dallas, TX - Investigated, and confirmed housing trends; Designed lending information program, and analyzed outreach strategies 

Strategic Fiscal and Marketing Analyst: ACS, INC, Dallas, TX, (Consultant) - Analyzed marketing impact of new AR Software, created database road maps, and closed a $2 million disparity, limited fiscal exposure by controlling costs and leading a  team to improve financial processes in half the allotted  time and increased revenue by 3.4% weekly.

Negotiated contract, managed a team,  retrieved data from top 5 wireless vendors; recognized telecom billing discrepancies, migrated 11,000 users to multiple corporate accounts and increased device availability; resulting in a 14% cost reduction while developing instructional material for call centers and communicating  the new policies to all stakeholder levels.

Marketing VP: 1st Mtg. Source/Benchmark Dallas Mortgage, Dallas, TX, (Consultant) - Analyzed, and verified marketing trends to achieve improved outreach goals; Explored expectations for introduction of this mortgage branch in a competitive market, while establishing the monthly educational program; Designed Lending Referral Program,  generating 60% increase in applications in a year

(Recruiter) Director of Community Relations: Baylor University Hospital, Dallas, TX,  Cancer Div. - Outpaced (4) predecessors’ 5-year efforts by re-designing brochures, forms, presentational aids, working with IRB, and adapting marketing presentations;  Amplified attendees from 26,300 to 55,600 (in 2 years);  Tripled the impact of programs; Increased recruitment in cancer trials by 11%; Established new corporate contacts and enriched the existing relationships

President: MEP Creative Consulting, Dallas, Strategic Planning and  Marketing - CLIENTS: Kevlin Leasing, Best of Travel, Austin Ventures, Telecom Electric

Performed analytical reviews, risk assessments, revamped financial and  operational processes and performed complex quantitative/qualitative analysis on assigned projects; Facilitated Cultural Competency workshops; Developed specifications, schedules, established budgets, evaluated scope of work, negotiated bids, managed progress meeting, and coordinated with stakeholders; Recruited fledgling businesses for “Incubator Site”, made recommendations to approve or disapprove requests for funds.

Regional VP of HR, Operations, & Marketing:  Giant Video, CO - 12 locations with 350 FT/PT employees and all of the responsibility the title implies; Conducted training, general oversight, compensation & mediation under HR; Analyzed trends  and improved daily operations; Demonstrated mediation and negotiation skills with employees and vendors

 

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; Attended (Chicago, IL) Loyola University&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt; &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; BBA and MBA: London University - Business Administration (special emphasis)&amp;amp;nbsp;Marketing, Finance&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Fred Rubey

Fred Rubey

Current City: Terre Haute, IN

Graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS in EE in 1957.  Worked for a chemical manufacturer for 3 years until 1960 designing safety circuits for the manufacture of Ammonium Nitrate.  Worked for a common carrier trucking company for 11 years until 1971.  Started a computer service bureau and ran it for 11 years until 1981.  Worked for a bank in marketing and trust for 19 years until 2000.  Retired from the bank and formed an investment LLC.  Worked as a Registered Investment Adviser from 2000 until the present.

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Education

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BS in EE from Louisiana Tech in 1957.&nbsp; Graduate study at Indiana University in 1960.</p>

Donald Morrison

Donald Morrison

Current City: Portland, TX

Retired US Navy - Surface Warfare Officer; Co-Founder Morrison Insurance Group, PC.

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Education

University of San Diego School of Business-BBA, Harvard Business School-OPM.

Murray Burk

Murray Burk

Current City: Santa Monica, CA

Owner/Operator of a successful Vermont Specialty Food Company, sold products nationally in large and small retail stores, on TV and via mail order. Board member & President Vermont Specialty Food Association. Small Business Consultant to new and growing food & other businesses of many kinds. 

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Education

A.A.S. Business Admin B.A. English/Philosophy M.A. Public Affairs/Administration

Dr. Dawn D. Boyer

Dr. Dawn D. Boyer

Current City: Virginia Beach, VA

Dawn Boyer recently finished her Ph.D. Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA for a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Occupational & Technical Studies, with a concentration in Training & Development in Human Resources).  Her dissertation is entitled, ‘Competencies of Human Resources Practitioners within the Government Contracting Industry,’ which identifies unique KSAs for Human Resources Managers working for federal level government contracting companies.

 

She has been an entrepreneur and business owner over 13 years, with a successful business in Richmond (1980s), and currently in her own consulting firm, as well as a business partner with her husband in Virginia Beach, VA.  Her background experience is 22+ years in the Human Resources field, of which 11+ years are within the Federal & Defense Contracting industry.

 

She currently works with job and new career seekers to write Search Engine Optimized resumes for increased visibility to recruiters – getting the candidates past the recruiting ‘firewall’ and interviewed for faster hires and job placement.  Her tech-based knowledge of how the ATS software systems work help job seekers in structuring a resume for recruiters’ Boolean search queries.

 

She assists business owners working on developing their brand and marketing plans within social media marketing, planning, and management. She works with entrepreneurs to write business plans, as well as helping them protect their business from liabilities with human resources consulting for employment law and compliance. 

 

She is the author of 43 books on the topics of genealogy, family lineage, business and career search practice, and quotes for self-improvement (“2,000+ series”).  Her books can be found on Amazon.com under Dawn D. Boyer.

 

Dawn has been a member of LinkedIn since the summer of 2004 (a few months after they released the beta version).  She has developed a rich profile for consistent and constant communications to over 7,700 connections.  Her earnings are over six figures in the last five years from her consulting and business activities directly from LinkedIn. She loves teaching others on how to take advantage of this long-term marketing and branding tool. Her clients call her ‘The Queen of LinkedIn’ and she offers a quarterly, hands-on, PowerBall Training Class on how to use LinkedIn to her clients and customers in the Hampton Roads, VA area.

 

She may be reached via her business website: http://DBoyerConsulting.com or emailed via Dawn.Boyer@DBoyerConsulting.com

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/ABD), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (2013); Occupational & Technical Studies (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Professional Studies (STEMPS); Training & Development in Human Resources; GPA:3.65

Masters Degree in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1989), Adult Education - Human Resources, Training & Development, Personnel/Staffing; GPA:3.67

Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, Advertising, and Graphic Illustration, Radford University, Radford, VA (1983); Graphic Advertising & Illustration, Fine Art, and Art History; GPA:3.25

Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson

Current City: The Villages, FL

Irelynn Golf, LLC, The Villages, FL
Managing Partner

Synergy Medical Communications, Tampa, FL
(advertising/marketing services)
Senior Vice President for this start-up company

Curtin&Pease/Peneco, Dunedin/Tampa, FL
(advertising/marketing services, database systems, printing, publishing)
Production Manager, Database Development Manager, Operations Manager, Writer, Creative Director, VP/Sales, Executive VP, and President/CEO of this Penton Media subsidiary for over 20 years

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Storer Broadcasting – Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, New York
On-Air Director - Television

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