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Kenneth Watman

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Boston, MA

Chapter: Boston SCORE

Languages:English

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The first fifteen years of my career was spent at the RAND Corporation, the federal government’s premier national strategy and defense consultancy, where I rose from junior researcher to Vice President.
Thereafter, I spent fifteen years at the highest levels of the federal government's as a member of the Senior Executive Service, Senior Intelligence Service, and Senior National Intelligence Service. I held senior positions including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of the US Navy’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Deputy Director of US Air Force’s Strategic Planning Directorate, Director of FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness department, and Deputy Director of Systems Analysis for the Director of National Intelligence.

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<p> Kenyon College, cum laude, with honors, BA</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.385em;">Ohio State University, MA, PhD</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.385em;">Case Western Reserve, School of Law, JD</span></p>

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Frank William Wilson Jr.

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Columbus, MT

Chapter: Billings SCORE

Languages:English

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MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR: PLUMBING, HEATING, PLUS

MASTER PLUMBER

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER: K-12

ICE HOCKEY USA, CANADA

BACHELOR OF ARTS: QUEENS COLLEGE NYC

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BACHELOR OF ARTS

MASTER PLUMBER

ICE HOCKEY

COACH

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Greg Call

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South Hutchinson, KS

Chapter: Hutchinson SCORE

Languages:English

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          My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in 
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?

          There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.

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70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one 
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Al Chiasson

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Nashville, TN

Chapter: SCORE Nashville

Languages:English

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1. General Manager - Hexagon Metrology Services June 2004 – February 2014 (9 years 9 months) Studied and analyzed financial and technological opportunities to provide strategic plans to a $3.2B global provider of integrated design, measurement and visualization technologies. Led to the startup of three successful divisions. Included complete Business Plan development and implementation.

2. National Aftermarket Business Manager 2001 – 2004 (3 years) Revised existing go-to-market sales strategy by transitioning several of the ‘commercially savvy’ Application Engineers into Technical Sales Specialists. Direct result of studying the buying habits of the customer base and launching something innovative. As a result of this focus, the sales strategy changed dramatically and realized record revenues.

3. Regional Sales Manager, Aftermarket 1997 – 2000 (3 years) Southeast Region Partnered with Direct Sales Representatives and Certified Distributors to grow market share. Established growth plans for accounts with more potential. Continuously developed resolutions to affect long-term process improvements and successful outcomes. Consistently surpassed sales quotas year over year. Mostly software and retrofit sales (hardware), with impressive EBIT percentages.

4. Key Account Manager, Aftermarket 1996 – 1997 (1 year) Michigan Spearheaded complete line of SPC software products into each stamping plant operation. Delivered a full range of data reporting tools for each of the US small car assembly plants. Grew account by 20%.

5. Application Engineer 1995 – 1996 (1 year) Michigan Provided training and technical support to the company’s full range of software products. Arranged and installed on line software systems to several different OEM machines.

6. Adjunct Instructor - Mathematics 1993 – 1994 (1 year) Pensacola, Florida Area Taught classes in College Algebra and Pre-Calculus.

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Mathematics, MA</p>

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University of West Florida</p>

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Art Ferber

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Carlsbad, CA

Languages:English

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Art’s business career focused on engineering, safety, risk management, and training in petrochemical products operations for Exxon, Allied Chemical, and Union Texas (became ARCO, then BP) in New Jersey and Houston.  His areas of operational experience ranged from project management, strategic and business planning, petrochemical manufacturing, transportation, and storage. Art was the national chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s Training and Development Committee, earning their highest recognition award for service to the petroleum industry. After an early retirement from industry, he reinvented himself as a creator of unique three-dimensional wall sculptures, a small business he operates out of his home (www.artferber.com). His photographs have won several awards and he enjoys teaching Photoshop to individuals.

He served on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. He is a Dale Carnegie Instructor and has been teaching their Leadership Training for Managers seminar for over 25 years. Art has concluded that the core of good leadership and management hasn’t changed over the years.  He believes that coaching and mentoring is the art of assisting self-discovery.

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B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn N.Y.

M.S., Engineering Management, N.J. Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J.

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