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Work experience

Feb 2007Present

Vice President

Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation

I am responsible for creating economic packages for companies who desire to locate or relocate in Gun Barrel City, TX.  Some of the projects I have been responsible for are Beall's Department Store, Hibbett's Sports, La Quinta and Holiday Inn Express hotels, Cici's Pizza, Denny's, and Chicken Express restaurants and the new 8 screen movie theatre opening in December of 2009.

Jul 2000Jun 2006

Specialist - Training and Development

Verizon/GTE

Training instructor teaching telecommunications courses to union and management Verizon/GTE employees.  The courses I taught were residential and small business telephone installation and repair, special circuits, fiber optic splicing, pole climbing, bucket truck operation, Verizon Fios installation and repair including cable television and computer network set up, cable splicing, and network maintainer.

My class sizes were from 4-20 students with a success rate of 100%.  I received excellent and above average ratings on end of course surveys. I continue to have excellent relationship with former students.

I was senior instructor and acting on-site manager from November of 2003 to June 2006 when I retired.  During contingency training for the possible strike of Verizon union employees on the East Coast in 2003, I was responsible for training management employees in telephone installation and repair, pole climbing and ladder safety.  During the preparation for the rollout of Verizon Fios in the Dallas area, I was responsible for new employee orientation, employment verification, ID badge applications and photos, scheduling and hiring of contract instructors, scheduling of students during 24 hour per day, 5 day per week schedule, and the termination of students who resigned or failed classes.

Mar 1980Jul 2000

Customer Zone Technician I and II

GTE

I was responsible for the installation and repair of residential and business telephones, PBX, special circuits, ISDN, DSL, coin telephones, cable splicing and repair.  My business PBX customers were the city of Garland and Ingersoll Rand.  I was acting supervisor over 10 special circuit and business installation personnel during my supervisor's absences.

Education

Jan 2008Dec 2009

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

University of Texas at Tyler

I enrolled at the University of Texas at Tyler after my retirement to complete my degree.  My course concentration has been in Human Resource Development.

Jun 2001May 2005

Bachelor in Business Administration

Dallas Baptist University

I attended Dallas Baptist University in pursuit of a degree in Business Administration.