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Work experience

May 2008Dec 2009

Assistant to Deputy Director

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Provide administrative services and management assistance, including planning assistance, information and financial analysis, executive support
  • Assist in recruitment and selection of staff
  • Manage performance of operations staff; prepare and conduct performance reviews, provide coaching and feedback; communicate quality standards and criteria
  • Provide leadership for operations staff team building
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and act as liaison for the Vice President-Programs and Deputy Director with all staff
  • Provide assistance with grantmaking administration
  • Assist with background research and analysis for various issues
Sep 2006May 2008

Budget Specialist/Program Operations Supervisor

  • Provide budget and other assistance to the Vice President-Programs
  • Provide analytical and technical support, budget planning support, troubleshooting and problem solving following accepted procedures and guidelines
  • Facilitate effective budget tracking strategies
  • Lead and supervise department operations staff, including manage and approve work, travel, and time off schedules
  • Provide mentoring/coaching on professional development
  • Track,monitor, verify, analyze and report on data
Sep 2001Sep 2006

Budget Specialist

  • Provide budget and other assistance to Vice President-Programs
  • Provide analytical and technical support, budget planning support, troubleshooting and problem solving following accepted procedures and guidelines
  • Facilitate effective budget tracking strategies
  • Track, monitor, verify, analyze and report on data
Jan 2001Sep 2001


Gregory Consulting
  • Consultant: assignment at W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    • Co-wrote training materials for Latin American staff
    •  Updated data base
    • Technology project: sorted electronic files and transferred to new drive
    • Program Assistant support to Program Director
    • Other projects as assigned
Dec 1996Dec 2000

Executive Secretary

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Provided executive secretarial support to Regional Director for Southern Africa and Vice President
  • Grant maintenance
  • Drafted, proofread, and edited funding documents
  • Co-wrote training materials for staff in southern African office
  • Conducted training sessions via teleconference
Feb 1996Dec 1996


  • Assignment at W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    • Secretarial support in Africa Department
Apr 1994Feb 1996

Legal Secretary

Leatherwood Walker Todd & Mann, P.C.
  • Worked as an independent consultant (April-June 1994)
  • Provided operational support to two attorneys (patent and trademark practice)
  • Performed paralegal duties
  • Streamlined docket system and response to clients
  • Created procedure manual
Jul 1991Jun 1994

Program Secretary/Administrative Assistant

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Supervised and trained secretarial employees and temporaries
  • Organized conferences and meetings
  • Prepared minutes; managed calendars
  • Proofread and edited funding documents and correspondence


Apr 2009


University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Business Acumen and Strategy for Managers
  • How to Influence Without Direct Authority
  • Advanced Negotiation Skills for Managers
  • Strategic Talent Management
  • People Skills for Managers
  • Developing Management Skills


General Office Machines
Copiers Fax machines Scanner 10-key adding machine


Experienced supervisor with a successful track record of leading direct reports to meet grant payout targets before deadlines.Committed to formal and informal learning for direct reports and self.Developed and maintained strong working relationships with colleagues at all levels.Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential information.Demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely financial and grant making reports extracted from a variety of data bases.Talent for quickly mastering technology.



Formal and informal learning



Self-learning (2010)

  • A Woman's Guide to the Language of Success by Phyllis Mindell
  • How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell
  • Instant Persuasion by Laurie Pugh
  • Investing for Your Future by Larry Burkett
  • Leading with Kindness by William Baker and Michael O'Malley
  • How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half theTime by Milo Frank
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell
  • The Job Search Solution by Tony Beshara
  • The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey
  • The Way We're Working Isn't Working by Tony Schwartz
  • The Drama-Free Office by Jim Warner & Kaley Klemp


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