Counselors to America's Small Business
Completed a 36-year career with John Deere, retiring in 2014. Over the course of my career with Deere, I participated in the development and growth of a start-up health management company, created new business and product segments within the health care and equipment business units, developed and led strategic planning and business growth efforts and led the divestiture of several business units.
2002 University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in Corporate Strategy</p>
1999 Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Financial Program for Executives</p>
1986 University of Iowa, M.B.A.</p>
1976 Iowa State University, B.S., Computer Science</p>
MBA in International Business
Freelance Business Consultant, December 2012 – present
Buffalo MBA Consulting, Senior Consultant and VP of Public Relations, December 2010 – June 2012
Adventure Center Travel Agency, Sales and Operations Assistant and Independent Quality Control Contractor, October 2005 – June 2007
Stowarzyszenie Plenipotentow J.Tadeusza, Non-profit Organization, Assistant Director, April 1999 - November 2004
<p> <strong>University at Buffalo, </strong>The State University of New York<strong>, MBA,</strong> May 2012</p> <p> <strong>University of Gdansk, </strong>Poland, <strong>MA</strong>, October 2001</p>
Offering over 20 years of experience in public and business administration with proven accomplishments in organizational development and strategic planning, specifically in the areas of operations and human resources management, and in building and cultivating government, university and private sector partnerships through community and economic development. I enjoy improving performance and productivity through training, coaching and mentoring organizations and people.ommunity and economic development. I enjoy developing programs and projects, and being the change agent who improves performance and productivity through training, coaching and mentoring organizations and people.
Master of Public Administration, concentration in Information Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
All Business phases MMM&O---Money, Marketing, Management, and Operations. Was the CEO of a 153 employee multi level Building Material supply business which included the following: Home Building, Remodeling, General Contracting, Land Development, non-profit Development, Modular Home manufacturing, Component Home parts manufacturer, truss manufacturer,Cash and Carry Building Supply business, Real Estate company, Board member Black Hills Power & Light, Mobile home court developer, Real Estate Appraisal, numerous American Management Association short courses.
Political involvement: Lobbyist, RC City Council, Governors Advisory Board for Mental Illness, Formed the RC Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Served on the SD Alliance for the Mentally Ill Board, Hospital Psychiatric Center advisory board, County commitment Board, Journey Museum Marketing Board, Elder and Trustee First Presbyterian Church, Junior Chamber, Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Chairman, Board member National Retail Lumber Dealers Assn., Board member National Home Builders Assn., Boy Scouts Cub Pack Master and Scout master, RC Economic Development Board, Board member West Hills Village 220 unit retirement facility, SBA Small Business Advisory Council, Elks Lodge, Chair of the RC Planning Commission, Board member of Northwestern Lumber Dealers Assn., Board member Pennington Drainage Commission, and a member of the Naja Temple Shrine.
; BS in Architectural Engineering, Life Insurance license,, Real Estate Appraisals, Real Estate License, Construction Management course. AMA courses: Marketing, Sensitivity &#39;training, Financial Management, Management of Managers, Management by Objective course, and Sales Management..
Originally joined the Rapid City, SD SCORE Chapter.