Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Full-Time Faculty

Oakland Community College

Bring fresh ideas to general business courses that are current, relevant, and lend a historical, philosophical, and long term perspective so students can view the role of business within a larger social and ethical context. 

Help students understand how to market themselves and adapt to a challenging, dynamic job market.

Courses:  Introduction to Business, Starting/Operating a Small Business, Global Business.

Jun 2009 - Present

Brand Creation & Multimedia Design

Ev/olutions/Solutions LLC

Hired by Wayne State University College of Engineering to market "the EDGE," an entrepreneurial certificate program.  (http://bit.ly/o2Av50)

HIred by Mark Wilk Law to design a branding & communication strategy to publicize the services of MIchigan Mortgage Negotiators.  Designed company website:    markwilklaw.com

May 1995 - Jun 2011

Business Manager

Unisearch Partners, Inc.

Managed cash flow for marketing research consultants servicing multinational clients including Frito-Lay, Colgate-Palmolive, and Wal-Mart.

Coordinated logistics regarding the execution of custom marketing research projects; administered payroll, quarterly taxes, diversity reporting, and employee benefits.

Jan 2007 - Jun 2011

Founding Member

Detroit Passport to the Arts

Originated the passport idea and contributed as an active member of the Steering Committee to champion it. The DP2A mission is to cultivate the next generation of arts & culture enthusiasts in Metro Detroit.

2007 - 2009

Puppy Raiser

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Raised and socialized Mackenzie, an energetic, mischievous, and totally lovable yellow lab/golden retriever mix. She graduated in 2007 and is currently teamed up with a woman in Seville Spain.

Jan 1994 - Jun 1997

PTO President and Parent Volunteer

Troy School District

'Outstanding Volunteer' (State of Michigan, 1997) for successfully spearheading the effort to integrate conversational Spanish into the Troy School District (grades 1-5).

1984 - 1990

Market Analyst - Chevrolet, GM Overseas, Pontiac

General Motors Corporation

Wrote "Voice of the Customer" marketing analysis and short term positioning recommendations for Chevrolet sporty and small cars.  

Developed a database of Eastern European markets for GM Overseas future programs.

Adapted a statistical tool to identify "Strengths and Weaknesses" of Pontiac carlines relative to the competition using customer research data.

1981 - 1984

Systems Engineer - Pontiac

General Motors Corporation

Transformed idle CAD system into indispensable engineering tool by developing "user friendly" interfaces and training program.

Education

Education

B.S.E.

University of Michigan

Member of Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society.

M.B.A.

University of Michigan

Awarded General Motors Fellowship 

Skills

Skills

Instruction & Training

Individual & Corporate Branding

Video Editing

Producing Documentaries

PowerPoint/Keynote Presentations

Business Writing

Web Design

Digital Introductions