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Donovan Hudson

Donovan Hudson

Current City: Opelousas, LA
Chapter: Acadiana SCORE

Private Legal Practice, Opelousas & Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Served as member of the La. Legislative Bureau &        2009 –Present

    

 

Office of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                           2004-2009

General Counsel/Special Asst. Urban Affairs

Responsible for legislative advocacy / out-reach, stakeholder coalition building, legislative bill tracking, and agency legal analysis and supervision

  • Provided supervision, analysis and direction to individuals tasked with grant writing efforts in the office of the Lieutenant Governor resulting in the procurement and administration of $20 million transparently and without any negative audit findings;
  • Spearheaded passage of 15 of 17 Lt. Gov. initiatives while serving as primary legislative liaison having direct supervision of 6 and indirect supervision of 30 plus state employees,
  • Ensured compliance with State and Federal  laws and regulatory by providing legal assistance and support during the development and drafting process of departmental legislation;
  • Cultivated and maintained effective working partnerships with all elected officials and stake-holders of legislation;
  • Created and  maintained operational procedures to keep the Lt. Gov. current and apprised of legislative activities;

 

 

Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                                                             2000-2004

Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Division – Medical Malpractice Section

Responsible for managing all phases of defense litigation pertaining to any medical malpractice claim against the state of Louisiana assigned to my care

  • Successfully handled 75+ cases over a four year period. (27 cases - resolved at trial with favorable verdicts – [22 of that 27 under appeal when I resigned], 34 cases;
  • Led efforts to streamline case management operations through the design, development, and implementation of software that functioned as a case status tracking / reporting system;
  • Designed, developed, and submitted a litigation document retention schedule at the request of the La. Attorney General for the entire La. Dept. of Justice;

 

 

 

Premier Title of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                                                                  1998-2000

Partner – Office Manager

Responsible for managerial and operational oversight of eighteen title company offices throughout the U.S.

 

  • Coordinated and supervised the creation of an internet software system that facilitated centralized office management of satellite operations;
  • Developed and coordinated educational curriculum to train office personnel on software and internal office procedures and protocols;
  • Supervised day to day office operations of personnel as well as all phases of title company work including document creation and tracking as well as financial logistics on all transactions;
  • Established procedures and protocols for establishing operations in a new location to insure local legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Directed and participated in business operations which grew from a single state to one with offices with 18 locations grossing 10 million per annum. 

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Education

EDUCATION

 

Juris Doctor, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1989)

 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Political Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana (1984)

Cliff Sullivan

A1,Business,Start Up,Operations,Marketing,Sales,Advertising,Growth,Corporation,

Cliff Sullivan

Current City: Largo, FL

 


 

 

A1,Business Mentor,Start up,Organize,Grow,Marketing,Sales,Accounting,Finance, Facebook, Linkedin. Owned and Operated several business ventures, a Petroleum Distributorship, which included Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Contracting, Residential and Commercial for over 35 years. Formerly Licensed Master Plumber and Master Electrician.Licensed, New Hampshire Broker Real Estate, Insurance Property,Casualty/Life Accident, Health, Securities. Internal Revenue Service (Retired), Real Estate Developer,Investor, Chairman Planning,Land Use Board 8 years. SCORE Business In person, and Email Mentor. Clearwater, Florida. SCORE Business Workshop Presenter: How to really start your own business. How to Grow Your Business, How to Make Your Business Thrive, Not Just Survive, Estimating and Bidding. Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Business Plan, Profit.

 https://www.score.org/mentors/cliff-sullivan​

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Education

 Central Catholic High School, U.S. Navy Electricians Mate School. U.S. Navy First Naval District Instructor School. Northern Essex Community College, AA Business Studies, New Hampshire College,1972, Southern New Hampshire University BS Business 2012.

Stephen Sandler

Stephen Sandler

Current City: Phoenix, AZ

After spending 5 years as a territory sales representative for Ciba Pharmaceutical Company, I started Financial Management Services, a full service collection agency serving the Metro Phoenix area. We handled the delinquent accounts for the medical and hospital industries, then began to specialize in property management accountants (apartment rentals) Spending a lot of time in court, I became very familiar with the legal process. Health Issues required me to sell my company in 2000 and I have spent the past 14 years volunteering. I have been a lay person member of the Arizona State Dental Board and currently serve on the Arizona State Barber Board. I spent 6 years as a small claims hearing officer in the State Justice Court system. For the past 5 years I have served as a consumer advocate for the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. I serve as a Board member of a non profit school in North Phoenix for hearing impaired children and have been a Score mentor for 14 years.

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Education

Graduated from Arizona State University in 1961 with a BS degree in business management.

Spent 1 year at the University of Arizona School of Law

John Roof

John Roof

Current City: Hudson, FL

Knowledgeable in  Business Operations. Specialized in International Business Operations. Highly Knowledgeable in Computer Systems.I am a well-rounded manager with extensive knowledge and experience in operations management which includes process Improvement (Six-Sigma – Green Belt), paralegal (purchase and service related contracts coupled with other related legal documentation, Project Management, strategic finance experience that collimated in seven years of experience as a member of the Board of Directors of 150+ million non-profit and IT technology including long-range telemetry and particle physics as well as training, coaching and/or mentoring experience. Professional Qualifications: Both business and technically competent that proved extremely useful as an important member of legal teams that worked on multiple multi-million dollar contracts. Extensive experience coordinating and obtaining equipment global safety certification (CE, CSA, etc.) for the world’s first manufactured MIX systems that were shipped world-wide. Able to analyze a business and offer recommendations for improvement in effectiveness and efficiency, Extensive knowledge and experience in the technical arena that includes IT, satellite remote tracking station equipment and High Energy Physics (HEP) hybrid networks. Effective written and oral communication skills which interfaces well with all levels of management, More than seven years on the Board of Directors of a financial non-profit organization where I played a significant role in in the strategic direction of the organization. Academic credentials: MBA; International Business, BBA, Business Management Computer Literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, with more than three dozen technical certifications in satellite remote tracking station and high Energy Physics (HEP) pieces of equipment.

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Education

 

BBA: Major: Business Management

MBA: Major: International Business

Training: Six-Sigma Project Management

William Mirkin

William Mirkin

Current City: Marlboro, NJ
Chapter: Monmouth SCORE

Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of experience. I spent 10 years in private practice as a controller, CFO and VP Finance and managed my own practice in public accounting for the remainder of my career. In addition the the experience listed above, I am also knowledgeable in business valuations, litigation support and various aspects of taxation.

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Education

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BBA Pace College, 1965. MBA Long Island University, 1969.</p>

Ray Staton

Ray Staton

Chapter: Willamette SCORE

Retired attorney.

Real property financing and acquisition.

Business acquisitions, businesss organization, business operations.

Business plans.

Non-profit organization, Charitable organizations.  Tax exempt status.

Professional Services management.  Professional services marketing.

Formation and management of business entities; partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements. bylaws.

Contracts, licenses, non-competition agreements, employment agreements.  Independent contractor or employee issues. 

Business buy - sell agreements.

Real estate sales and real estate leases.

 

 

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Education

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Alan M Shaver

Alan M Shaver

Current City: Harpswell, ME

Nearly 20 years with two different major American packaged food manufacturers, plus 4 years with a diversified chemical, plastics and consumer goods manufacturer. With partner, owned and operated a multi-unit franchised auto service business. Have been both an employee of a franchiser and owner of a franchisee. Extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning, and business organization.

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Education

Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts, major economics Yale Law School, Bachelor of laws, area of concentration labor law Extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, anti-trust, trademark, corporate organization and governance, contracts, international transactions, and SEC compliance.

Alan Simon

Alan Simon

Current City: Monarch Beach, CA

Employed at Omaha Steaks Omaha Ne. Major Skills include STARTING NEW BUSINESSES, FINANCING NEW BUSINESSES new company financial, sales and staffing start ups. Have extensive knowledge with Non Profit Organizations and their structures, organization and extensive fund raising. Have created several of this types of organizations. Heavy experience with BUSINESS STARTUPS, FINANCING AND SALES;  and all types of food manufacturing, marketing, sales, including web creations and web based sales. Experience also includes working with City, County, State and Federal Department to get funding for various projects and a variety of fundraising projects

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Education

BS Economics Wharton School of Finance University of Pennsylvania MBA Activities at University of Nebraska at Omaha Multitude of Universities on business, business ethics and social issues confronting our lives have been speaks at all of them.

Norbert 0 Grohmann

Norbert 0 Grohmann

Current City: Louisville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Corporate and international management in capital goods manufacturing, service and contracting. Global marketing, acquisitions, formation and management of joint ventures. Divestitures. Corporate staff and line experience.

 

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Education

Wabash College, University of Würzburg (Germany), Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

John J McKearney

John J McKearney

Current City: Nixa, MO

With 25 years of financial administration and planning experience at large corporations in New York and California, including positions as Chief Financial Officer, John founded and managed a commercial, digital technology based,printing company serving business customers in California.

Areas of experience include:

  • working capital management, cash, accounts receivable/payable and inventories
  • credit and collections
  • business planning, acquisitions and mergers
  • franchising
  • operations management
  • cost accounting
  • warehousing and transportation
  • business start ups
  • accounting and reporting systems

John has been a mentor in the SanFrancisco Bay Area, Las Vegas and Springfield Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Education

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BS Finance and Accounting- St Johns University.&lt;/p&gt;

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Advanced Management- Harvard Business School&lt;/p&gt;

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