Counselors to America's Small Business
Currently business marketing coordinator partnering with a premier financial institution. Execute business websites, businesss cards, brochures, logo branding,m etc. Licenced cosmetologist. Well rounded technical background to include basics of social media and google services,
Expert in growing small and large businesses, and solving business problems. Experience includes 10 years in finance, 12 years in marketing and sales, 10 years in operations, and 10 years in executive management. Until Nov. 2011, EVP and Group President for Tetra Tech (NASDAQ), duties included running the full service engineering and construction business, revenues - $1 Billion, also CEO of Tetra Tech EC, revenues $650 Million. Identified and acquired companies to help expand the business, improved cash flow, and modified operations processes and procedures to improve safety and quality and improve efficiency. Familiar with most resource problems, procurement processes, and general business issues. Also have extensive experience in government contracting, for both small and large businesses. Previously COO for Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.,EVP of Marketing and Sales for Ebasco Constructors, VP of Development, and Co-generation and Alternate Energy for Ebasco
<p> BA, Economics - University of Bridgeport, MA, Economics - New School for Social Research, Advanced Executive MBA - Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania</p>
Summary of Qualifications:
Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI (2013 – Present)
HIRE Program Manager
Provide job placement and case management support to individuals with disabilities and criminal backgrounds to assist them in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment. Also provide vocational assessment, job development services.
Keeter Consulting LLC, Grand Rapids, MI (2006 – 2013)
Assisted customers of Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Veterans Administration with validating, developing and implementing business plans for self-employment; assisted individuals, agencies and businesses with vocational rehabilitation counseling issues including assessment, labor market surveys, employer accommodation analyses and recommendations, transferable skills analyses, job search skills training and support.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Muskegon, MI (2005 – 2006)
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Assisted persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities with identifying, preparing for, obtaining and retaining competive employment. Conducted vocational assessments, transferable skills analyses, labor market surveys; wrote résumés and related correspondence.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Lansing, MI (2003 – 2005)
Contracted, "blended staff" team member of Michigan Rehabilitation Services Disability Management Program. This program provided vocational rehabilitation counseling services to State of Michigan employees and individuals displaced from work due to disabilities covered by workers' compensation, auto no-fault and long term disability insurance plans.
Steelcase, Grand Rapids, MI (1994 – 2002)
Supervisor, HR Web Services
Developed and maintained Inter- , Intra- and Extranet based HR content including implementation of SAP Employee Self Service functionality.
Vocational Career Counselor
Participated in development of comprehensive disability management program for corporation; facilitated internal “job club” and job placement activities; acted as case manager for individuals off work for short- and long-term disability claims; facilitated return-to-work activities; performed employee accommodation analyses for ADA compliance. First 12 months were as a contractor.
SCORE - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI (2014 – Present)
Animal Rescue Project, Kalamazoo, MI (2013 – Present)
Kentwood AYSO, Kentwood, MI (2012)
Assistant Coach, Boy’s U-14 soccer team
Excel Charter Academy, Grand Rapids, MI (2010 – 2013)
Web Developer/Webmaster for www.exceleaglessports.com web site
FOCUS+ ADHD Support Group, Holland, MI (2008 – 2010)
Crash’s Landing, Grand Rapids, MI (2006 – 2008)
Volunteer at local no-kill cat sanctuary
American Cancer Society, Grand Rapids, MI (1997 – 2001)
Planning Committee Member
Skills and Abilities:
Eleven years active duty military. Thirty years of high technology and aerospace business. Specialized in Program/Project Management, Turn Around Leadership,Strategic Planning, Logistics and General Management. Eight years as President/CEO of technology business.
BA, St. John's University. MS Logistics, Florida Institute of Technology. MBA, University of Iowa.
I have started businesses for myself and for my clients in the legal field, retail (stationary sales, clothing sales) and consulting (party planning). During my years in practice i represented clients that purchased and sold businesses, large and small, and I helped entrepreneurs acquire franchises in many fields. As an attorney and the owner of a number of business, I have helped many with closing loans and preparing packages to present to loan officers and reviewing the loan documents for the items relevant to different businesses. I have knowledge of real estate transactions, corporate structure and compliance issues. I also teach leadership training, conflict resolution and team building for non-profit organizations.