Counselors to America's Small Business
Cook & Associates Consulting, 1995 to present:
Business Growth Specialist 2005 to 2012:
$2.8mm, leveraging $27mm with 135 jobs,
Development Association (MEDA).
Vice President for Resource Development
The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc., Jackson, MI 1996 to 2004:
and $1.5 million Revolving Loan Fund Programs,
& $450,000 in HUD grants for industrial infrastructure.
Branch County Economic Growth Alliance, Inc., Coldwater, MI 1990 to 1995:
$5,000,000 new investment,
investment and 2,000 new jobs,
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
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.
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.
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 & Regional Planning, University of Illinois, 1980</p> <p> B.S., Urban Studies, Michigan State University, 1969</p>
Kate.email@example.com · 540 Old County Road, Etna, ME 04434· 207.423.5252
Multifaceted, dynamic sales and managerial leader with a strong background in prospecting and sourcing new business, account development, and human resources. Uncompromised commitment to management and customer service excellence balanced by the highest degree of integrity in all relationships and transactions. Characterized by demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities, initiative, and strong communication and presentation skills. Proud career track with consistent success in driving growth, generating revenues, improving team performance and enhancing business value at all levels. Mentors, motivates, and leads operations, sales, business development, and team development.
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce 20 South Street, Bangor, ME 04401
March 2012 – Present
Responsible for the growth and development of a vital membership program, including the acquisition of new members and the retention and satisfaction of existing members. Tasked with raising $500,000.00 in membership dues, sponsorships and event fees each calendar year. Realized 105% of budget goals for 2012. Repeated performance for 2013.
Time Warner Cable Business Class Central Maine Territory
May 2011 – April 2012
Function as a key account executive guiding and implementing sales activities for the organization. Executed creative strategies and programs to achieve maximum sales volume potential for products. Directly conducted sales, prospecting, proposals, pricing, presentations, and marketing to new and existing business customers in the Maine market
Verizon Wireless 6 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
May 2010 – April 2011
Resourceful thinker with a focus on creative sales, customer service strategies, and performance improvement. Unparalleled record of achieving business results through all levels of organizational change demonstrated by key performance indicators.
US Cellular 770 Center Street, Auburn, ME 04021
September 2004 – November 2009
Fast-track promotion from Business Consultant realizing Store Manager based on strong performance in customer service, process optimization, key account management, and productivity. Lead sales and support team for multiple retail locations. Afford continuous staff training, development, and operational leadership to effectively manage and drive business. 27 direct reports.
Geiger Mount Hope Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04210
1999 – 2003
Over saw the process of an order from start to finish with 37 employees in product research, order entry, order tracking, customer service, billing, and credit checks. Communicated and negotiated with Independent representatives’ to drive an efficient order process. Traveled to a myriad of regions within the United States, building strong rapport with the independent sales team.
Cole Haan One Cole Haan Way, Yarmouth, ME 04494
September 1991 – September 1998
Traveled the country, recruiting retail staff to train then open up new retail locations. Involved in the site selection, architectural build out, punch list, IT, inventory, merchandising, operations and sales training prior to store opening. Opened 11 locations on time and under budget.
Attended University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business-1984-1986
University of Phoenix, Business Administration-2001-Present
September 2004 – Present
August 2005 – Present
Microsoft Office Suite
September 2005 - Present
Business to Business Sales Training
June 2010 – Present
Completed a 36-year career with John Deere, retiring in 2014. Over the course of my career with Deere, I participated in the development and growth of a start-up health management company, created new business and product segments within the health care and equipment business units, developed and led strategic planning and business growth efforts and led the divestiture of several business units.
2002 University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in Corporate Strategy</p>
1999 Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Financial Program for Executives</p>
1986 University of Iowa, M.B.A.</p>
1976 Iowa State University, B.S., Computer Science</p>
May 2013 – Present (9 months)
6539 Market Avenue N Canton, Ohio 44721
2012 – Present (2 years)
2006 – 2013 (7 years)Canton, Ohio Area
Canton McKinley Sr. High School
• Advanced Calculus
• Advanced Geometry
• Advanced Algebra 2 w/ Trigomometry
• Probability (Senior Level)
• Ohio Graduation Test Prep
2006 – 2013 (7 years)Canton, Ohio Area
• Coordinate Varsity Wide Receivers
• Passing Game Coordinator
• Quarterback Coach
• Head JV Coach
• Head Freshmen Coach
June 2011 – August 2012 (1 year 3 months)
January 2014 – Present
January 2013 – Present
February 2013 – Present
October 2013 – Present
July 2008 – Present (5 years 7 months)Children
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Masters of Business Administration, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&keywords=Risk+Management+and+Corporate+Finance&sortCriteria=R&keepFacets=true&trk=prof-edu-field_of_study" style="outline-width: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit;" title="Find users with this keyword">Risk Management and Corporate Finance</a></h5>
2011 – 2013</div>
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Bachelor of Science, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&keywords=Mathematics+%2F+Education&sortCriteria=R&keepFacets=true&trk=prof-edu-field_of_study" style="outline-width: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit;" title="Find users with this keyword">Mathematics / Education</a></h5>
2001 – 2006</p>
• OMNOVA Physics Scholarship Recipient<br />
• Pioneer Field of Dreams Scholarship Recipient</p>
45 year career in Farm Equipment business, 15 years in wholesale side of the business & 30 years in Retail Farm Equipment business, last 20 years in Nebraska @ a John Deere dealership. Experienced in sales & marketing & analyzing income statements & balance sheets
B.S. from University of Minnesota in 1967 in Agricultural Economics