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Ms. Tate possesses a diverse professional background with more than 15 years managing resources, financial assets, and administrative services. Her ability to think strategically and execute on a plan translates into tangible results. Here are some recent examples: Organizational Design: Partnered with CEO and executive team of a medical device company through three financing rounds and an IPO enabling the company to expand from 7 to 70 employees. Spearheaded development function of a community association, focusing on new program design and execution to generate a 13% increase in membership. Human Resources: Developed a comprehensive human resources function: establishing compensation policy, employee benefits program, training and performance management plans and employee communications. Developed competitive pay structure, conducting a comprehensive review of salary levels and pay practices for a community non-profit organization. Conducted HR audits to ensure procedures and practices comply with employment law for a medical device company. Health and Safety Programs: Defined and created standard operating procedures, coordinated training, launched, and served as safety director for the employee health and safety program for a medical device company. Negotiated and created employee health program to meet the needs of service providers, clinical site, managers and employees for a medical device company. Management Consulting: Cultivated working relationships with political leaders, economic development resources, and CEOs to strengthen business development in the county for a community association. Guided a multi-disciplinary team to plan, finance and host several small business conferences in coordination with a community association. Established policy and procedure to develop a comprehensive investment portfolio and grew it ten-fold for a community non-profit organization.

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Project Manager


Advise and guide a heavy and diverse case load of clients with their career development and employment planning activities. Successfully launched new federal grant program to serve disadvantaged workers. Serve with management on Creative Staffing and Government Relations committees. Provide leadership and training among work group on technology tools (Outlook, Excel, equipment use, etc.) Conduct outreach to employers in support of business development needs and job creation. Represent HIRED with media outlets through broadcast interviews with Minnesota Public Radio and Fox 9 television news.

Dec 2008Aug 2009

Organizational Management Professional

Business Directives
I provide consulting expertise in managing human resources, administration and business development.
Jan 2004Dec 2008

Human Resource Manager

EnteroMedics Inc
Manage and direct the human resource management function including recruitment/staffing, benefits program analysis and administration, compensation planning, performance appraisals, policy development, employee relations, employee development and training program and strategic planning. Negotiate contracts and consulting agreements and manage general corporate legal issues. Direct health and safety program including developing standard operating procedures, coordinate training and serve as lead on safety committee. Lead employee relations efforts in building a strong, supportive corporate culture.
Sep 2002Jan 2004

Business Development Consulting

Business Directives
Developed strategy to build executive customer base for marketing and business planning services. Developed and conducted training on strategic planning, marketing and public relations topics. Recognized by CityBusiness with a Most Innovative Women award for development of a cable television program. Led a multi-disciplinary team to plan and host “Recognizing the Possibilities”, a small business expo focusing on women-owned businesses. Developed and maintained close working relationships with political leaders, economic development resources and CEOs to strengthen business development in the county. Appeared regularly as a guest speaker at small business development events and programs. Directed creation of all marketing materials including product brochures, direct promotional mail, and information pieces.
May 2000Sep 2002

Director of Business Development

Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
Provided leadership for the business development, marketing, and conceptual selling activities for a member-driven organization. Board relations and managed board and committee communication and activity. Directed company’s marketing function with special emphasis on new program development. Managed public relations and marketing communications aimed a business leaders. Initiated and led various member activities for the company. Secured county-wide executive participation in political and issue-driven initiatives. Managed several committees and taskforces in support of organizational objectives. Led development of the company’s strategic marketing and communications plan.
Jan 1998Dec 1999


Business Women's Network
Lead this non-profit organization comprised of energetic, professional women from many industry sectors. Grew membership 100% forming a second chapter and creating a conference featuring women-owned businesses.
May 1993Jan 1997

Finance & Operations Manager

Bloomington Convention Bureau
Managed operations, human resources, accounting and financial planning, administrative services and systems maintenance. Coordinated all board communications and activities. -Developed policy and procedure forming a comprehensive investment portfolio, growing it ten-fold. -Conducted comprehensive review of salary levels resulting in more competitive pay scales. -Installed, trained staff and maintained computer-based voicemail system. -Completed conversion to new accounting system.
May 1982Jun 1993

Office Administrator

The Pillsbury Company


Bachelors of Arts

Augsburg College

Major: Marketing

Minors: Economics, Communications



University of Saint Thomas

Masters of Arts

Concordia University-St. Paul


Human Resource Management
Training & Public Speaking
Project Management


First Aid / CPR / AED

National Safety Council

Profession in Human Resource Management

Human Resource Certification Institute