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Summary

Cultivator of positive traits by employing characteristics learned during my career of failures and successes in teaching, leading, managing, mentoring, and listening amidst the daily onslaught of ignominious political, social, and business behaviors.

Experience & Skills
Education:
• Online & Face-to-Face Instruction, Classroom Management, Differentiation, Research • Asynchronous, Synchronous, Hybrid, Traditional, and Competency-Based Education
• Blackboard, Canvas, Google Classroom, MyLab, SkillSoft

Business:
• Management, Development, Operations—Start-up and Turnaround
• Multimillion Dollar P&L/Budget Oversight
• Multi-Site Operational Leadership
• Distribution Center, Transportation, and Warehouse Operations
• Quality, safety, health, and environmental—ISO, Six Sigma, DOT, OSHA, HAZMAT

Software:
• Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Word

Research Focus
Leadership—Ethical and Transformative, Online Faculty Behavior & Student Perceptions, Online Learning Environments, Social Context of Virtual Learning Environments, Online Course Redesign/Continuous Improvement, Company Culture

Work Experience

iGROUPone LLC

Jan 2009Present

Business Process & Solution Advisor / Instructor

  • Evaluate client organizations' culture, processes, and performance.
  • Articulate connections between behavior and improvement.
  • Construct improvement plans and corroborative processes and procedures.
  • Instruct online—individual and team.

Customers: ECO Energy, Kalan Technologies, Cars Enterprises, Stonebridge Construction, Choice Auctions, Clear Choice Real Estate

Southshore Companies

Oct 2007 Dec 2008

Director of Operations

  • Instituted company-wide quality program, which culminated in ISO registration. 
  • Successfully led distribution center operations comprised of more than one million square feet of multi-client facilities located in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Connecticut.

Customers: Nestle Water, Mann+Hummel, Robert Bosch Corporation, USDA, USPS, Motion Industries

Kuehne+Nagel

Dec 2004 Oct 2007

Distribution Center Manager

  • Drove an operational and financial turn-around of K+N's Chicago multi-client warehousing and distribution center operations by consolidating five ineffective facilities into two efficient operations and attaining revenue growth from existing client account penetration and new business.
  • Led two 3PL multi-client pharmaceutical and food grade facilities in the Chicago market—371,000 square foot and 238,000 square foot Midwest regional distribution centers.

Customers: Merisant Food Corp, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Omron Health Care, ManRoland, Rheem

General Manager

  • Reinvigorated enthusiasm by employing a team-based culture with employee participation on all levels.
  • Inspired, mentored, and guided teams of managers and associates through administrative and operational changes—encouraged a culture of continuous improvement at each facility.
  • Led and managed operations for three 3PL facilities including a KRAFT FOODS 560,000 square foot distribution center, a HORMEL FOODS 140,000 square foot refrigerated distribution center, and a HOME DEPOT 90,000 square foot 232 door cross-dock facility.

Customers: Kraft Foods North America, Hormel Foods, and The Home Depot

Education

Doctor of Education, Ed.D.

Educational / Transformative Leadership

Dissertation

Understanding Disinterest: How Online Undergraduate Students Perceive and Respond to Disengaged Faculty Members

Link to Dissertation: http://dune.une.edu/theses/173

  • Doctoral dissertation focused on identifying faculty behaviors online undergraduate students perceived negatively; behaviors with the potential to deteriorate student satisfaction and success in online learning environments.
  • The study provides data and findings for future research and will assist faculty and institutions with improving faculty-student interaction in asynchronous online learning environments.

Master of Science, M.S.

Strategic Leadership

Final Project—Cohort Group

Developed business plan for Cottonwood Farm located in North Dakota. Guided Cottonwood Farm principals on where to focus business management efforts, product and service expansion, lender financing activities, capitalization projects & as investor recruitment tool.

WGU Indiana

20092013

Bachelor of Science, B.S.

Business Management

Activities/Societies

Chancellor's Club