Counselors to America's Small Business
Recently retired from the US. Small Business Administration (SBA) after 33 years of service, as a Economic Development Specialist. I also had additional 3 years of Government Services under IRS and ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission. I am familiar with SBA's financing incentives and special programs, i.e. Government Contracting incentives under 8(a) Business Development, HubZone, Small Disadvantaged Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. Experienced in creating power-points and developing workshop programs. Knowledge of SBA's resource partnerships, i.e. Small Business Development (MSBDC), Chambers of Commerce, South Eastern Economic Development Corp (SEED), Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) and Veteran programs and services throughout SE MA, and the Cape & Islands.
Graduated 1969 Weymouth High
Graduated 1970 Quincy Vocation Surgical Technician Program
Varies courses through Quincy College and Bunker Hill Community College: Business and Marketing Development Programs; Real Estate practices and valuations
Master of Science in Banking and Financial Services Management - Boston University (Candidate)
Master in Financial Markets and Asset Management - IEB (Madrid, Spain)
Bachelor's Degree in Economics - UCAB (Caracas, Venezuela)
Prior to launching Alpha Consulting & Empowerment, Ann Marie worked at Citi Group, as an Assistant Vice President for Global Consumer Affairs, TIAA/CREF as a senior Accounting Associate in Tax planning and real estate investment, New York Life Insurance company as a Financial Professional and Psychology and Accounting adjunct professor at Bryant & Stratton College and Schiller International University respectively. She is the co-author of Customer Service & Professionalism for Women and the founder of Life Transformation & Connections, a non-profit organization for empowering women. She has published Aging Workforce: Generational Cohort as a Moderator of the Relationship between Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation and Job Satisfaction, ProQuest, May 2012. Ann Marie was nominated as Women of the year 2012 by National Association for Professional Women for her outstanding professionalism, she is a Business Psychologist and mentor and sits on several boards. She also authored and administers “The Empowered Woman, 21 Days Intensive” coaching program.
Ann Marie earned her PhD in Organizational Psychology and MBA in Business Management from Walden University and Regis University respectively with honors, and her BS in Accounting from St Francis College. She is also a member of PePsico external coaching pool. She’s a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Emotional Intelligence Society. She has coaching certifications from IPEC Inside Out Coaching and Behavioral Coaching Institute. She is also a certified diversity and conflict resolution trainer.
Small Business Owner, Financial Investment Consultant
A 50% owner with a partner who in 1991, created a company that grossed over $700K in revenue our first year to our best year in 2008 with revenue in excess of $27 million in the sale and installation of flooring products with commercial and production builders in the Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio markets. In 1994, our company made the Houston 100 – Houston’s Fastest Growing Companies.
New Mexico State University
BBA, Double Major: Finance ,Real Estate
Business Owner: Experienced in what it takes to turn a business around in a tough economic climate. Have created, purchased exisiting and exited business ventures. Each experience adds to life's education.
30 years in banking. Working in lending and management.
Graduate school of Banking at Madison WI
National Commercial Lending School at Norman Oklahoma