Counselors to America's Small Business
Alverta Lopez is the president of APL Solutions, LLC. Her primary focus is on winning and maintaining contract awards in the areas of Management Consulting (as it relates to Administrative Management, Human Resource Consulting, Telecommunications Consulting, Staffing Services, Project Management and Contracts Management). The company's primary focus is to help companies improve performance, comply with complex regulations, enhance infrastructure and stimulate growth. Our responsibilities include all aspects of the day-to-day operations as well as providing consulting services to clients who are interested in getting into the Federal space.
Prior to owning APL Solutions, LLC, Ms. Lopez served as the President of a full ground transportation company for over 6 years. Her responsibilities included Managing Projects, administering the management of the corporation, its employees and consultants and providing leadership to the team. She was the lead person responsible for the signature and audit of invoices, checks, releases, Billing, Accounts Receivables/Payables, and other documents in the name of the company. I was also responsible for executing Teaming Agreements (NDA/Joint Venture's (JV) ); overseeing contracts and proposal preparation; as well as hiring the right staff to support senior management as well as other Government Officials.
Before becoming president, Ms. Lopez served in a number of Billing, Finance and Contract support roles. She managed support staff; developed processes and procedures, provided Process improvement plans and Training Guides to be used by all employees and worked on several Government Contracts with GSA, making sure we were in compliance with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) from a billing perspective, managed Accounts Receivables/Payables/Collections . Ms. Lopez has a track record of being able to reduce accounts receivables. Previous Federal/Government project work included services to the following agencies: MCI/Verizon, AT&T, Winstar, and a Consultant to MODIS, Inc.
<p> <strong>BS, Mathematics, </strong>Elizabeth City State University, NC, 1982. Computer Science - Minor.</p> <p> <strong>Certificate, Mathematics</strong>, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1981. Computer Science - Minor.</p>
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.
New York State Restaurant Association, Sales Rep and Director of Membership 1999-2012
Royal Savage Inn Restaurant, Plattsburgh, NY, owner 1970-1999
Windows on the Bay Restaurant and Motel, owner 1985-1994
Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY, Operated Food Service Concession 1988-1994
The Barnstead Restaurant, Keeseville, NY, owner 1980-1987
Rippling River Motel,Keeseville, NY owner 1978-1987
Howard Johnson Restaurants, Parent Company, District Manger, Los Angeles Office 1965-1970
Chicago Office 1960-1965, and Manger Utica, NY 1959-1960
Paul Smith's College, Board of Trustees -n Board Member, Chairman of the Board, Board Member Emeritus 1975-present
Clinton County Tourism Bureau - Chair 1978-1998
Upstate New York "I Love New York" Advertising Committee - Chair 1973-1990
Fleet Bank Advisory Board, Plattsburgh, NY 1980-1987
Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital -Board Member 1979-1986
Plattsburgh and Clinton County Chamber of Commerce - Member and President 1979-1984
Paul Smiths&amp;#39; College, A.A.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, Class of 1956&lt;/p&gt;
Denver University, B.S., Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management Major, Class of 1959&lt;/p&gt;
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.
VP of Refining, Refining Facilities Manager, Corporate Refining, Commercial and Operations Planning Manager, and Business Development/Acquisition Manager; for Independent and Major Corporations. Broad experience in developing and purchasing new businesses, expanding and improving existing businesses-performances, and contracting-delivering many different business and consumer goods & services into local and national markets.
During my career I developed the skills and reputation for analyzing, troubleshooting and improving different businesses’ performances, including reliably delivering quality goods & services to markets-customers, and increasing short- and longer term business financial performance.
Expert in business development and operations improvement, purchasing and selling businesses, manufacturing and products/services development, supply chains and projects management, and developing many technologies. Available for face-to-face Counseling on Mondays 10 AM-2 PM at the Greater Phoenix SCORE office at E. Thomas Rd. and N. Central Ave. (September-May) and by Email year-round.
Professional Experience and Resume:
- During College years I owned and operated an independent auto repair shop.
- 25 years experience in the oil, gas and power businesses. Started as an Engineer with responsibilities to monitor, analyze, troubleshoot, improve and optimize Refining and Chemical Plant processing units. Over the years I held and advanced through numerous positions including Projects Design, Development & Management, Engineering Manager, and Plant Manager of multiple Refiners.
- 10 years experience at the Corporate Management level. Responsibilities included VP of Refining, Refining & Commercial Operations Planning, Optimization and Strategy Development Manager, Business Development Manager including Corporation acquisitions-mergers and major asset evaluations-acquisitions, and Supply Chain Management.
- After retiring from Corporate life, became an Energy Consultant and Researcher. Most recently joined the SCORE team to counsel and mentor entrepreneurs, new business startups, and help improve-grow existing small businesses.
B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from UC Davis, CA, and a MBA from Saint Marys/UC Berkley, CA; Certified Professional Engineer in CA
Business Management and Strategic Marketing Consulting.Key positions included