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Work experience

Mar 1999Feb 2000

Executive Director

The National Consotrium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)

Appointed Executive Director of the GEM Consotrium, on a shared time program offered by the Ford Motor Company to management employees wishing to serve in a non-profit organization prior to planned retirement.  The GEM Consortium encompassed approximately 80 major companies and corporations, and approximaely 75 major universities, andf offered fellowships to underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate (MS and PhD) programs in engineering and the sciences.  Prior to this appointment, served for 5 years on the Executive Committee of the GEM Consotrium. 

During this assignment, work time was split equally between the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan and the GEM Consortium located in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Sep 1962Dec 1999

Human Resource Manager

Ford Motor Company

Broadly based experience as HR Manager, HR Supervisor and HR  Analyst in various manufacturing plants and staff operations.   HR Manager of the Product Design Staff, HR Manager of Engineering Recruiting and Placement and HR Manager Special Development Programs for the Engineering Operations.  As Recruiting and Placement Manager, my team sourced and hired between 700 and 1000 engineers, technicians and product planning specialists in a typical calendar year.  Launched first artificial intelligence resume scanning system in the Company at least 6 years in advance of the Corporate adoption of that same technology.  Developed the concept of Company job fairs used throughout the U.S. to source experienced enginneers and product planning talent. Exceptionally well developed leadership skills and hands on management experience in recruiting, placement, benefits programs, training, personnel development, organization development, personnel relations, union avoidance planning, union relations, EEOC compliance,  compensation planning.  Capstone assignment involved development, implementation and management of a engineering personnel development for approximately 400 engineering graduates from top engineering school.  Responsible for the initial two years of their individual development assignments and developed and managed a $52 million program budget for that program. 


Sep 1960Apr 1962

MS (theses not completed)

Attended Graduate school at PSU, pursuing a MS in Political Science (thesis topic- Practicality of Limited Warfare).  Thesis not completed due to illness in the immediate family and termination of educational studies. 

Jun 1958


University of Miami


Computer Skills
Computer literate and use MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint.  Experience with Artificial Intelligence resume evaluation software. 


Aerobic and Weight Training, travel and active in local church activities and groups.