The Villages, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
I specialize in helping companies grow their businesses, acquire and retain customers and improve margins.
Personnel and leadership development; how to hire, train, and develop customer-focused employees.
Expertise in problem solving, dealing with difficult customers and employees.
Additional skills include sales force development and sales management, compelling compensation, creative thinking, and behavioral event interviewing.
20 years experience in creating and delivering interactive seminars, face-to-face and on-line.
Former Director National Accounts, Ryder/P-I-E Nationwide; Group VP Sales, Sherwin-Williams Transportation Services; President, Top Line Specialists, Inc.
BA Social Sciences; MBA Business Generalist
I attended undergraduate school on an NROTC scholarship and entered the Navy immediately after college. I was in the nuclear submarine program from 1963 until 1970 serving on the USS Triton (SSN-586).I also taught nuclear power technology and inertial navigation. Upon leaving active duty, I started working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the nuclear power business unit. Over 25 years i progressed through a series of professional and managerial positions. Highlights include managing the multimillion dollar nuclear training division and creating a joint venture for nuclear power plant instrumentation in Ukraine which still operates today.
Upon leaving Westinghouse in 1994, I started a business and personnel management consulting business which I ran for seven years. After retirement from consulting, my wife and I purchased a tourism lodging business in Alaska which we still operate today.
Volunteer activities include President of the Alaska B&B Association, member of the Alaska Tourism Association Board of Directors, parish lay leader.
<p> Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 1963</p> <p> Master of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC 1970</p>
Seasoned executive at Vice President, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and CEO and COO levels(14 years) and professional consultant (34 years) in all areas of business (Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retailing) associated with consumer package goods. Serviced over 200 clients on 3 continents with Business Policy, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Operations, Finance and Accounting, Distribution and Logistics, Store Operations, Technology (fluent in RFID and bar coding) and Change Implementation and Management. Clients include: small startups to largest trading company in the world. Frequent speaker at industry events, author of several articles, trusted interview and comment source for a number of industry periodicals and contributing author of the Supply Chain Handbook. Known in industry circles for thought leadership and implementation of significant business improvements. Father of Demand Chain concept and account principal on landmark study of all machine readable technologies for the UCC and Volunteer Inter-industry Communication Standards. Started own consulting business and operated on two continents for over 15 years.
BBA - Management, minor in Industrial Engineering, University of North Florida 1975. Completed 2/3 of Masters Program before family and work pressures required interruption. Numerous classes from International Institute of Engineers, American Management Association, Council of Logistics Management. Many seminars, trade conventions and discussions with key industry professionals from all facets of consumer products industry.</p>
My experience includes the following:
10 years with the City of Dallas the last years as City Budget Director. My involvement with the City of Dallas also included being elected for 3 terms to the Dallas City Council and service on numerous boards and commissions
Financial Planning and Division Management for a home building company
Vice President of Finance for a high technology manufacturing company
President of a regional, non-profit economic development organization
Founder, manager, owner, and office broker of 2 real estate companies.
Provider of real estate training courses using telephone and internet contacts
My education included: Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 1964 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering,University of California Los Angeles, 1966 Ph D in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970</p>
Retired from Boeing in 1999 after 34 years in Finance, Planning, Strategic Planning and Program Management.
Not for Profit activities include Habitat for Humanity (Project Manager and Treasurer), Long Beach City College Foundation (President and Treasurer)
Adjunct Faculty, St. Louis Community College
BSEE Univ. of Cincinnati 1965 MSEE ST. Louis University 1969
Management and business development executive specializing in strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, process improvement and training in non-manufacturing industries. A twice-successful entrepreneur herself, Mary understands small business needs. She has specific expertise with nonprofits, fundraising, hospitality, parking, management consulting, and start-ups.
Mary is currently VP for NonProfit Partnerships at Go Buy Local, a technology and social entrepreneurial start-up venture. She previously served for 4+ years as EVP of Operations & Business Development for Parking Solutions Inc., 13 years at Entrepreneurial Solutions (her own management consulting business) and 5 years as the start-up District Manager for Market Day.
Master in Public Administration
BA in Anthropology