Andy Schleicher

Andy Schleicher

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Response (Emergency Management)

Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, disaster medical triage procedures, and shelter and mass care operations training through the American Red Cross, West Chicago C.E.R.T. and West Chicago Emergency Services Disaster Agency Worked to organize West Chicago C.E.R.T yearly goals and objectives in 2011

Preparedness (Emergency Management)

Assisted in preparedness exercises at both National Defense University (military context) and West Chicago C.E.R.T. (emergency management context) Academic familiarity with NIMS, ICS, HSEEP and NRF frameworks and procedures Interest in tabletop and drill scenarios    

Video Creation

Worked on both personal and professional video projects, gaining understanding of both camera technique and editing software.

Policy Analysis

The Ford School prides itself on its teaching of how to think about the policy problems of today - this is accomplished through analysis not only on a policy specific basis, but on external considerations and future analytics, as well.

Microsoft Office Products

Through interning at Microsystems, I've developed unique knowledge about Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft Word.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

E-Communication Consultant

Microsystems

In a part time role, managed and delivered the e-marketing portfolio of Microsystems, reaching over 6,000 business professionals.

  • Quickly learned new technologies necessary for role, including web and desktop software
  • Developed eNewsletter content, design and delivery methods, integrating new technology options with current processes
  • Worked within demanding marketing schedule and successfully met every scheduled (and unscheduled) communication date
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

Research Intern

National Defense University

Researched military strategy and logistics in past and current U.S. conflict. Additionally contributed with administrative and teaching assistant responsibilities.

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Marketing Intern

Microsystems

Assisted with sales support and marketing/busdev projects, including product demo creation and the research of new vertical markets. Created and implemented video projects for new verticals.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Marketing Intern

Microsystems

Assisted with sales support and marketing/busdev projects, including product demo creation and the research of new vertical markets. Created and implemented video projects for new verticals.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Client Services Intern

Microsystems

Designed legal firm documents in a document assembly tool. Work directly with firm project managers to design document flows and to validate document logic. Trained co-workers in technology initiatives related to XML; performed product quality assurance, created product presentations on multiple products used for internal and external training.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.), West Chicago, IL (Member)
  • Emergency Services Disaster Agency (E.S.D.A.), West Chicago, IL (Member)
  • International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (Member)
  • American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Disaster Action Team (Member)

Summary

My professional experience stems from interning at Microsystems, which has introduced me not only to the technical aspects of document creation software, but also the workplace dynamics of a successful small business.I continue to work towards my goal of finding a career in Emergency Management or Homeland Security.

Interest

My interests include playing pool, reading, and creating video projects with my friends. I am an avid fencer and enjoy watching Blackhawks hockey in my free time.