How I can help you
Starting in 1970, Worked 7 years for the federal government, at the General Services Administration as a Contracting Officer.
After 8 years, I left federal employment and joined a small, family owned dealership selling office furniture, representing Steelcase, Inc. to both private companies and federal agencies. Eventually I became Vice President of Operations., which including logistical planning, and oversight of our 50,000 warehouse, fleet of 5 trucks and Teamster Union employees.
After nine more years, in 1984 I had the opportunity to start from scratch a similar business with the help and guidance of another office furniture manufacturer, Haworth, Inc. I owned 1/3 of that business for 30 years, with two male partners. Our business sold to both private corporations and federal agencies, and we held two GSA contracts in our own name.
During that period of time I got involved with an advisory group for the primary manufacturer we represented. This in turn led to the organization of a non-profit association of dealers around the country which still exists today. We went from a 100% voluntary organization to one with an Executive Director, holding two or three meetings a year in various cities for the purpose of idea exchange and joint projects such as web site development to reduce costs.
We were able to sell that business in 2014 and I am now fully retired.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Finance & Accounting
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Business Operations
- Human Resources & Internal Communications
- Technology & IT Services
- Retail and Wholesale Trade
BS, from University of Maryland
MBA from American University