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Michelle E Parks

Michelle E Parks

Current City: Pueblo, CO
Chapter: Pueblo SCORE

CORE COMPETENCIES

Corporate Marketing or Operational Problem Solver

Best Practice - Business Management

Relationship Builder and Trainer

Marketing Strategy and Media Negotiations

Diversity Consultant / /Facilitator / Leadership Trainer

HIGHLIGHTS

Created “Inner Health – Outer Beauty” Cancer Education for Mary Kay Consultants yearly “Seminar”

Recruited, trained, and mentored 4 city sites (Hartford, Chicago, Kansas City, and Denver)

Built-out multiple “business-incubator” sites  combined value - $2 Million

VP Operations: including marketing themes for 12 retail locations

HR Manager with 350 employees...multiple levels of responsibility

Point of contact for Blue Chip Customers, and IT

Guest Speaker: Cancer Summits, NCI Conferences, and NSABP “Corporate Meetings”

Professional Development/Cultural Competency

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Adjunct Professor: Adams St University; UT Dallas: Healthcare< Information Technology, Marketing and Administration

Executive Director of Marketing: Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center and Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home - Created Branding strategy for critical access rural hospital, 4 rural clinics and veteran nursing home, including 8 TV commercials, multiple radio spots, and print media averaging 50 new designs yearly.  Cut budget by 33%, with positive exposure increased statewide

VP Marketing: ParkHurst Properties, Dallas, TX - Investigated, and confirmed housing trends; Designed lending information program, and analyzed outreach strategies 

Strategic Fiscal and Marketing Analyst: ACS, INC, Dallas, TX, (Consultant) - Analyzed marketing impact of new AR Software, created database road maps, and closed a $2 million disparity, limited fiscal exposure by controlling costs and leading a  team to improve financial processes in half the allotted  time and increased revenue by 3.4% weekly.

Negotiated contract, managed a team,  retrieved data from top 5 wireless vendors; recognized telecom billing discrepancies, migrated 11,000 users to multiple corporate accounts and increased device availability; resulting in a 14% cost reduction while developing instructional material for call centers and communicating  the new policies to all stakeholder levels.

Marketing VP: 1st Mtg. Source/Benchmark Dallas Mortgage, Dallas, TX, (Consultant) - Analyzed, and verified marketing trends to achieve improved outreach goals; Explored expectations for introduction of this mortgage branch in a competitive market, while establishing the monthly educational program; Designed Lending Referral Program,  generating 60% increase in applications in a year

(Recruiter) Director of Community Relations: Baylor University Hospital, Dallas, TX,  Cancer Div. - Outpaced (4) predecessors’ 5-year efforts by re-designing brochures, forms, presentational aids, working with IRB, and adapting marketing presentations;  Amplified attendees from 26,300 to 55,600 (in 2 years);  Tripled the impact of programs; Increased recruitment in cancer trials by 11%; Established new corporate contacts and enriched the existing relationships

President: MEP Creative Consulting, Dallas, Strategic Planning and  Marketing - CLIENTS: Kevlin Leasing, Best of Travel, Austin Ventures, Telecom Electric

Performed analytical reviews, risk assessments, revamped financial and  operational processes and performed complex quantitative/qualitative analysis on assigned projects; Facilitated Cultural Competency workshops; Developed specifications, schedules, established budgets, evaluated scope of work, negotiated bids, managed progress meeting, and coordinated with stakeholders; Recruited fledgling businesses for “Incubator Site”, made recommendations to approve or disapprove requests for funds.

Regional VP of HR, Operations, & Marketing:  Giant Video, CO - 12 locations with 350 FT/PT employees and all of the responsibility the title implies; Conducted training, general oversight, compensation & mediation under HR; Analyzed trends  and improved daily operations; Demonstrated mediation and negotiation skills with employees and vendors

 

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Education

<p> Attended (Chicago, IL) Loyola University</p> <p> BBA and MBA: London University - Business Administration (special emphasis)&nbsp;Marketing, Finance</p>

Jan Peckne

Jan Peckne

Current City: Inverness, FL

Extensive administrative experience in the health care industry.

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Education

<p> Bachelor of Science degree conferred by Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY</p>

Joseph Gerzina

Joseph Gerzina

Current City: Oil City, PA

Retired after 37 years in education as a teacher, job placement coordinator and consultant. Relevant experience includes contract negotiator, community organizer, and considerable construction experience. Currently own a small business creating and restoring stained glass windows.

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Education

<p> BA in Sociology, Grove City College MA in School Counseling, Edinboro University Certified to teach Special Education, Cooperative Vocational Education, Social Studies, and Secondary Guidance and Counseling.</p>

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Current City: Gulfport, FL

Experienced in high tech R&D and manufacturing; technical sales and marketing; research grant applications; intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing. Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.

Prior to retiring from IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene® supercomputers developed and delivered by IBM Systems & Technology Group.  Previous assignments included leading the Linux and Grid (Cloud) deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managing sales and marketing activities for IBM Microelectronics, contributing to IBM’s business transformation and development of ibm.com.

Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco (both now BP plc) and managed R&D at AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies). He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology (now NXP Semiconductors) and Tandy Electronics (now RadioShack), and taught statistics, linear programming and operations research as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Tulsa.

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Education

BS, MS, PhD (all in Electrical Engineering) from University of Missouri, Rice University and University of Tennessee, respectively. Executive management program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Jack Dunigan

Jack Dunigan

Current City: North Fort Myers, FL

30 years experience as trainer and consultant. Primary clients were non-profit agencies, tribal governments, small and larger businesses.

10 years experience as owner and operator of the 3rd largest millwork company in the Caribbean islands.

Published author, internet marketer and blogger.

 

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Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Theology, San Bernardino Bible College, Colton, California, Certificate of Course Completion, Counseling, Christian Counseling Education Foundation, Master's Degree, Religious Education, International Christian Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, Certificate of Honorable Course Completion, Spanish Language, El Colegio de Idiomas, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico&

William Donald Coole

William Donald Coole

Current City: Bradenton, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

Bill Coole has over 40 years of extensive financial (CFO), operational experience in award winning companies. Bill;s background in finance, accounting, HR, banking, risk management, cost containment, gross margin improvement and sales building assignments make him uniquely qualified to be of assistance to any business. Bill is a CPA & has also completed the UIC course on Entrepreneurial Studies in 2002 in addition to a B of S Major in Accounting in 1970.

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Education

CPA, Ohio and Certificate of Entrepreneurial Studies from UIC Chicago. BS from David Meyers University major in Accounting

CONTINUING EDUCATION

                 

Process improvement, JWI University 2008

Dynamics of Leadership, SkillSoft 2008

SEC’s Journey to IFRS, JWI University 2008

Recommended solutions and consulting excellence, JWI University 2008

IFRS, JWI University 2007

Gaining Agreement, JWI University 2007

Service Quality Process, JWI University 2007

Consulting Excellence, JWI University, 2006

Strategic Cost Reduction, University of WI, 2005

Modern Financial Modeling, NCCE, 2004

Mary Beth Huffman

Mary Beth Huffman

Current City: Carpentersville, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

Expertise: Business Strategy, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Communications.

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Education

Eastern Illinois University - M.S.

Eastern Illinois University - B.S.

 

Jeffrey Hartman

Jeffrey Hartman

Current City: Westminister, MD
Chapter: SCORE Frederick

Carroll County Public Schools Westminster, MD 2009-Present Guest Teacher Available at a moments notice to step it and teach any subject matter, while maintaining the focus of the students. A favored substitute at several middle and high schools in Carroll County, MD Hold an Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate issued by the Maryland State Department of Education Robinson Technical (dba Techniweld) Atlanta, GA 2008-2009 Account Manager, Business Development Established a presence in Northeastern US for Robinson Technical. Prior to my tenure no sales effort existed in the North. Served as technical representative for Techniweld, solving welding issues for distributors and end users. Developed sales literature, and technical data sheets for products. Planed and implemented sales strategies. Researched data, met with community and distributor leaders, and recommend a site location in the Pittsburgh, PA market for a warehouse. Jackson Safety St. Charles, MO 1989-2006 Sales Manager, Canada (2000-2006) Initiated Jackson

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Education

Master of Arts, Industrial Technology, University of MD, College Park, MD Bachelor of Science, Education, University of MD, College Park, MD

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About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Ask SCORE

       Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and 
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What 
types of activities can you suggest?

 

 

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

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