Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

James McConnell

James McConnell

Current City: Decatur, IN

President & Chairman of Family Distribution Business, President All Temp Transport, General Mgr. FMS Enterprises DBA Southern Yankee BBQ

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Education

B.S. Finance Indiana University

Jim Schlusemann

JIm Schlusemann

Jim Schlusemann

Current City: Batavia, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

Jim Schlusemann is a transformational business leader who improves profitability and impacts business process and performance across multiple industries. Jim brings immediate value and impact by leveraging his experience to help companies navigate growth and change. As Founder and President of Prosperia International, a business consulting firm, he is focusing on business and process improvement.

   Jim began his career as a machinist, setting up, operating and programming conventional and CNC machines that made parts for construction equipment, engines and trucks at Navistar, a global manufacturing company. He held positions of process, industrial, and systems engineer. After introducing computers to factory floor operations, Jim achieved the executive position of Chief Information Officer for Navistar’s engine business. In that role, he directed initiatives that expanded business operations to Brazil, Mexico, India and China. He later helped Navistar re-launch manufacturing foundries in Indiana and Wisconsin.

  His career spans the gamut of life on the production floor, leading major company initiatives, improving business practices as well as bringing insight to the strategic issues facing organizations in today's world.

Experience

Prosperia International LLC - 2013 - Present

Independent business advisor specializing in business development, transformation and optimization.

Navistar, Inc., Lisle Illinois - 1973 - 2013

Global Business Development Executive --  2009-2012

Built entire business teams and led initiatives that expanded business operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico, India and China.

Information Technology Executive --  1987-2009

20+ years’ experience in IT, including 16-years as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Navistar’s Engine Group.

Manufacturing operations and Management --  1973-1987

10+ year’s experience in manufacturing operations, industrial and manufacturing engineering.

 

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Education

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<u><strong>North Central College, Naperville, Illinois</strong></u></p>

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&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;- MS MIS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;- BA Business Management (<em>minor</em> Computer Science)</p>

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College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois</p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - AAS Manufacturing Technology</p>

Ask SCORE

            I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do it?

            “If only I had more time….”

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.

Jose Jesus Figueroa

Jose Jesus Figueroa

Current City: Milton, PA
Chapter: Central PA SCORE

As a professional dedicated to the service of others, I seek to employ mi skills for the benefit of the organization and the population I serve.

I owned and managed several small businesses before moving to the United States; later I launched a brief business in 2006 as a free-lance translator from English to Spanish. Most recently to improve my understanding about businesses in USA on May 2013, I completed a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship. I also have experience in higher education including curricular design, development of assessment tools, served as academic adviser and taught introduction to business, operation research, quality control, and different mathematics subject courses.

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Education

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<span>Master of Entrepreneurship. Western Carolina University. Cullowhee, NC. May 2013</span></p>

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<span>BSEE. Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos. Cuernavaca, Mexico. July 1994</span></p>

William W Speakman

William W Speakman

Current City: Boalsburg, PA
Chapter: Central PA SCORE

Retired, Currently own and operate a Bed and Breakfast and Chocolate Shop

  • 4 Years, Department Store Buyer
  • 7 Years, Pharmaceutical Sales and Sales Management
  • ​2 Years, Restaurant Managing Partner
  • ​9 Years, Advertising and Marketing Agency VP
  • 7 Years, Penn State Development Director, Interim CEO for Public Broadcasring
  • 14 Years, Non Profit Development, Management, Governance

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Education

Slippery Rock State College

The Pennsylvania State University

The New School, NY, NY

CFRE Designation by NSFRE

 

Derrick D King

Derrick D King

Current City: Richmond, TX
Chapter: SCORE Houston

I have practiced law, in various practice settings since first becoming licensed in 2002 (Texas) and 2003 (Missouri), respectively. In that time, I have handled a variety of legal matters, and have served as general counsel for a number of companies.

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Education

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I am a former educator. As such, I consider myself a &quot;teaching attorney&quot; for my clients.</p>

Randy Williams

Randy Williams

Current City: Prescott, AZ

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Education

BA-Economics

Project Genesis

Project Genesis was founded in 1991 as a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving Connecticut adults and students who have disabilities. While our main office is located in Willimantic, our services are available in every county in the state. We serve over 200 individuals per year, some of whom participate in short-term job supports and many of whom receive long-term educational, vocational and life-skills supports. 

We believe in…

Individualized Services: Each person receiving services is unique and deserves to have our support focused on their own, specific dreams and goals. Since our inception in 1991 Project Genesis has been committed to individualized services and this has set us apart.

Trust: One of our strongest guiding principles is the belief that the relationships between our consumers and our staff are key to the development of productive services. When there is a relationship of trust people are better able to strive and to achieve their best.

Honesty: We have a commitment to open and honest communication. No organization is perfect and we at Project Genesis try to own our mistakes just as we celebrate our successes. We welcome the opinions of our consumers and we regularly request information about how we are doing. Both informal communication and satisfaction surveys provide us with information about how we can do our jobs better.

At Project Genesis we never stop trying to do our best. It is, simply, what you deserve. 

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Owner/Founder
Virginia Kerensky
My Location
Willimantic CT 06226
United States
Year Company Formed
2009
How SCORE Helped

"They valued what we did [here] as strongly as we did.....You will never find such a broad group of experts."

James Francis Dannhauser

James Francis Dannhauser

Current City: Cotuit, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

I have extensive experience in all aspects of finance and banking relationships, as well as in business acquisitions and sales, and in crafting business plans.  I am also very knowledgeable in accounting.  I was a chief financial officer of a public company for 11 years, an investment banker for 15 years, and also practiced commercial law for 5 years.  I have been an investor in small businesses and am familiar with the issues frequently arising in creating businesses and managing growth.  I have also advised non-profit entities and businesses seeking to provide services to non-profits.

I was an associate attorney with Kelley Drye & Warren, a New York City based law firm, from 1977 to 1982, including one year in Tokyo, Japan.  I was involved in the general commercial practice, including banking, finance, real estate finance, corporate acquisitions and advising non-profit entities.

I was an Investment banker with Lepercq, de Neuflize & Co., an international money management and investment banking firm, from 1982 to 1995.  During this time, I concentrated in real estate finance, including hospitality and senior housing assets, as well as private equity investments and corporate acquisitions.

I was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of Board of Directors of Six Flags, Inc. and predecessor entities, from 1995 to 2006.  I was a key participant in the growth of the company from a private enterprise with three assets to a publicly owned company with assets throughout United States and Europe.  I was responsible for all financial activities, including bank and other financings and relationships, budgeting, planning, and accounting, as well as other matters such as insurance and human resources.

I have been a private investor since 2006, investing in small to medium sized businesses seeking growth capital.

I have also served as director of two other public companies and two private enterprises, and as advisor to several start-up companies. 

 

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Education

Undergraduate: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Bachelor of Arts.  Graduated in 1974 with highest honors.  Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Graduate: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Juris Doctor.  Graduated in 1977 with honors.

Tom Ballantine

Tom Ballantine

Current City: Mandeville, LA
Chapter: Northshore SCORE

Mentoring Skills: Business Finance & Accounting, Business Operations, Government Regulations, Non-Profit Areas of Interest: Administration, Leadership, Marketing Industry Experience: Construction, Industrials and Utilities, Environmental Services, Technology and Web-Based Services, Waste Management Professional Experience: 38 years in oil field service and related businesses, marine , engineering, environmental, construction, military service in the Navy , currently Professional Photographer  : Executive....Retired President and Chief Operating Officer of a $700 million New York Stock Exchange Company

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Education

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Georgia Tech - MSEM Engineering Mechanics - 1967 US Naval Academt BSME _ 1967 Harvard Graduate Business School - 1980</p>

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