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Dan Langford

Dan Langford

Current City: Matthews, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Dan Langford

Dan Langford is a Certified Charlotte SCORE Mentor. He tries to assist entrepreneurs who are not quite sure if they want to establish a business or not.  He tries to help formulate, design, and get people moving in the right direction to be successful in their own small businesses. He tries to make entrepreneurs see the full potential of their business mature and grow from their passion and separate that passion into a successful healthy business. His expertise is building a model business from the real estate side, hiring the right people, assisting with methods and procedures for daily and monthly processes, pricing the cost of materials to open a business, liability issues, and what the business can do effectively to make money. He will try to help you build your business plan as an added value for no charge.  During a 40 year career with AT&T & its operating companies, he was known as a fixer, focused on fixing things & moving on to fixing the next thing.

DanLangford@BellSouth.net

704-806-3470

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Education

Under Graduate Degree in Business Administration,                                        Montreat College

Master's Degree in Business, with a concentration in Business Management,   Montreat College

 

       I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of 
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can 
you offer?

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.

Laura Dunleavy

Laura Dunleavy

Current City: Glastonbury, CT
Expertise in non-profit management including strategic planning and organizational development, program development and expansion, staff and leadership development, grant and contract administration, budgeting and fiscal management.

 

I am knowledgeable in staff management and running day-to-day operations. I also have expertise in financial analysis. For the past twenty years I have held management positions in non-profit agencies.  The last 15 years, was the Executive Director of a non-profit childcare organization.  During my tenure at the organization, in addition to day-to-day operations, I managed a $1.2 million capital expansion project which featured the creation of a state-of-the-art early childhood center.  I also created and implemented a comprehensive five-year strategic plan, including expansion from a single site to multi-site programs which resulted in an increase of the agency’s income and total operating budget by 40%. 

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Education

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD – West Hartford, Connecticut

Executive Master of Business Administration, 2008 

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY – New Britain, Connecticut

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, 1992

 

Riley A Chavis

Riley A Chavis

Current City: Sacramento, CA
Chapter: Sacramento SCORE

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Dr. Judith A. Bassett

Dr. Judith A. Bassett

Current City: York, PA

Over 25 years in performance and outcome measurement/management, quality improvement. Worked in the education, health and social services, and government industries. Provided training and consultation in over 25 states, and with over 95 organizations.

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Education

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Ed.D - Leadership Development, Community Health Planning, Organizational Effectiveness MHA - Healthcare Administration BS - Education, special education, early childhood</p>

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       I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?

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.

James Biteman

James Biteman

Current City: McKinleyville, CA

Chemical engineer. Worked in specialty chemicals and polymer research and application.  Advanced to general management. Moved to wire and cable industry.  Served as engineer, corporate buyer and acquisitions specialist.  Managed a wire and cable (electrical) manufacturing facility.

Proprietor of a retail book store. Office/business manager - architecture and medical.

Professor of Business - strategy, management and entrepreneurship.  Executive educator in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

 

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Education

<p> Chemical Engineering: B.S.Ch.E. (Purdue University)</p> <p> Business: Doctor of Business Administration (Harvard Business School)</p> <p> Secondary Education (separate credentials): Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Business (Humboldt State University)</p> <p> Finance: Master of Finance (incomplete) (Indiana-Purdue University - Fort Wayne)</p> <p> Chemistry: Ph.D. studies (Western Reserve University)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>

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

Jan Peckne

Jan Peckne

Current City: Inverness, FL

Extensive administrative experience in the health care industry.

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Education

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&amp;lt;p&amp;gt; Bachelor of Science degree conferred by Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt;

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>

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