Panama City Beach, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
Currently an educator, student, coach, and entrepreneur. I have taught in the private school setting for almost 20 years grades Pre - K through 8th grade. I have been an entrepreneur instructor for 4th through 10th graders during a 4 week summer program the last five years.
I am the Communications Director for a nonprofit called Moving Beyond Hope, which serves to help low and middle income families transition off of the "system" cycle and regain their financial freedom through education.
I received my diploma from Princeton High School, Cincinnati, Ohio in May of 1988
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication in May of 1993
I have certifications in Landmark Education, NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship)
Ice House Entrepreneurship,
• Wide array of innovative business approaches due to work experience in various countries, cultures and different organizations; • Wrote grants/proposal; • Consistent record of forging strong business relationships with prospects and clients; • Worldwide marketing, business development and international strategist with more than 20 years of unique cross-functional expertise in computers, designed and developed electronics/computers and mechanical systems, business development, management and sales, project management and leadership experience; • Ability to perform with a global perspective in a competitive and fast-paced business environment. Extensive international business experience, travel and exposure to different projects and cultures; • Successful record of leading teams in the development of high-quality deliverables and peak performance while focusing on responsibilities and commitments. • Foster professional growth through mentoring relationships and focus on training and development; • Competently juggle multiple projects while maintaining the uppermost emphasis on productivity and profitability.
• Turnarounds | Business Development | Strategic Planning | Management | Board Development | Organizational Development | Forecasting | Technology Adoption | Entrepreneurship | Growth Strategies • Sales Leadership | Channel Sales Strategies, Processes & Programs | Go-to-Market Strategies | Demand Generation | Marketing | Market-Segments | Social Media | Public Relations | Promotion | Creative Writing| • Prototyping |Financing | Communications | Market-Penetration |Packaging | Branding |New Product Analysis | Manufacturing | Engineering | Computers | Electronics |
<p> PhD International College Major: Management Science MSM (MBA) Northrop University Major: Management, Marketing, Economics & Finance BSEE Northrop University Major: Electronics Engineering, Minor in Business DIP (ASEE) Lakehead University Major: Computer &amp; Electronics Engineering Florida Teacher's Certification: Physics and Mathematics (Held)</p>
Owner and Innkeeper of a small business (Walnut Lawn Bed and Breakfast) located in Lampeter, PA. My background before becoming a business person, three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand and thirty years as an administrator in the Pennsylvania Public Schools. During the professional years, facilitated numerous workshops, supervised personnel, managed inventories and budgets, prepared briefs and evaluated programs and personnel. Retirement brought three years teaching English as a second language in Northern Thailand as a Peace Corps Volunteer. On return from Thailand we settled in Lancaster County with the purchase of the B&B. Expertise is in search, evaluation, operation accounting, budgets and management of a small business. My experiences include presentations, mentoring, evaluations and human relations. Joined SCORE in 2015.
Peace Corps Pre-Service Training – Thailand: Thai Language, Thai Culture and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
Masters of Education – Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Completed requirements for Public School Elementary and Secondary Principal’s Certification as well as Supervisor of Mathematics Certification.
B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in General Arts and Sciences – Pennsylvania State University College Park, Pennsylvania
Helenville Mutual Insurance Company, Helenville, WI 1970-1971, Sales Associate with Father's agency
Metropolitian Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee WI 1973-1974, Sales Agent
South Gate Beverage Center, Jefferson, WI 1973-1976, Store Manager
UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 1975-1976 Graduate Assistant to Business/Finance Department
Wauzeka Public Schools, Wauzeka, WI 1977-1978, Business Education Instructor
Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Milwaukee WI 1978-2002, Business Education/Social Studies Instructor
St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, North Mankato, MN 2002 to present, Church Administrator
Attended and graduated from:
Jefferson Sr. High School, Jefferson, WI 1969
UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 1973 Bachelor of Business Administration
UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 1976 Masters of Arts in Teaching
Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN 1984 Certification in Ministry
Leonard Stokes, PhD, CMA Professor of Accounting has taught for over 26 years. Prior to teaching his professional experiences included public accounting with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co, and his own account, as well as experience in manufacturing. He has taught a variety of undergraduate courses including Intermediate and Advanced Financial Accounting, Fraud and Forensic Accounting, Auditing and graduate level Auditing, Accounting Communication and Research, and Ethics in Business and Society. His articles have been published in journals including: Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, The CPA Journal, The International Journal of Learning, and Advances in Accounting. He has also authored textbooks: Accounting for Partnerships, and Through the Students’ Eyes: A Novella Approach to Ethics for College Age Business Students.
<p> PhD Union college 1997</p> <p> MS Accounting University at Albany 1977</p> <p> BS Finance & law University at Albany, 1972</p> <p> AAS Accounting, Delhi Ag & Tech 1969.</p>
Expert in IT Services, IT Consulting , Sales and Marketing, Business Development, Branding and Public Relations.
M.B.A. (Marketing) from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India
B. Tech. from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, U.P., India