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Director of Information Technologies
Managed all phases of IT program planning, including venue selection, logistics, and vendor negotiations. Spearheaded targeted marketing strategies. Served as liaison with industry associations and government agencies.
Ø Coordinated development and adoption of GenCode, a structured text encoding initiative for the DoD and all military branches, which reduced their costs and eliminated duplication of processes.
Ø Championed formation of OASIS, the organization for the advancement of structured information standards and the leading authority on e-business standards.
Ø Elevated organizational visibility by coordinating new technology events, including the International XML Conference Series, and structuring strategic global partnerships with major corporations, including Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems, which also increased profitability by over 20% within three years.
Ø Increased revenue by 25% within two years by establishing publications bookstore, IT newsletter, and several technology training series.
Oct 2007 - Present
Developed and implemented integrated marketing strategy and continue to provide realtors with consultation on integrated marketing, new web technologies, and social networking. Communicate regularly with potential buyers and sellers to keep them aware of continuing changes in real estate law and mortgage processes and to increase listings / sales. Provide realtors with training and support on social networking, virtual tours, and evolving marketing tools.
Ø Collaborated with staff to redesign corporate website; optimized Internet presence by creating and maintaining both personal and corporate real estate blogs. Also integrated organization’s social networks. Achieved timely marketing of property changes, elevated Company visibility, and facilitated user-friendliness.
Ø Increase organizational footprint and improve PR by volunteering for numerous non-profit agency roles within community and attending civic meetings / events.
Ø Update technology, real estate, and marketing knowledge by regularly attending continuing education and technology seminars.
Jul 2006 - Dec 2006
Consultant/Project Management and Marketing
Strategically planned the marketing of several key projects to achieve seamless transition of staff responsibilities and meet budget expectations and customer satisfaction targets. Led and coordinated industry technical standards and specifications projects.
Ø Developed web content that included long-term promotional and marketing assets.
Ø Delivered comprehensive client training on several functional areas, including logistics, program management and web content development.
Ø Provided industry analysis and program needs assessment to ensure Association met customer training and events requirements. Also addressed potential future needs, including standards development, to prepare organization for sustainable growth and new revenue streams.
Dec 2003 - Jun 2006
Executive Vice President
Coordinated and oversaw multiple domestic and international projects. Managed costs, created detailed production schedules, and performed critical assessments of project status and viability. Developed supporting documentation to ensure BoDs acceptance of all Company programs within industries served. Handled administrative tasks including budget development / monitoring, conference coordination, and staff supervision, hiring, firing, and reviews.
Ø Initiated global projects and programs based on industry needs analysis and assessments to reduce membership’s corporate expenditures and standardize technology-based processes for both in-house and outside customers.
Ø Created cohesive, strategic marketing plans for Organization’s programs and projects; led full lifecycle of all programs, including annual international events, multiple standards development initiatives, and training efforts.
Ø Forged strategic relationships with major contributors including Microsoft, Sun, Apple, IBM, Boeing, GM, Time Inc., and Adobe to influence product development and support technology standards.
Ø Maintained communications with Board of Directors and project stakeholders; provided status reports and recommendations for modifications that enhanced deliverables while adhering to strategic plan and remaining within budget.
Ø Provided technical training and support to staff to achieve consistently high performance levels.
Ø Wrote several proposals to secure government and corporate funding ranging from $50K to over $2.5M.
Ø Added $100K+ to profitability by proposing and implementing new cost-cutting procedures, integrated marketing processes and streamlined program logistics while maintaining product quality.
Ø Served on executive committee to evaluate, downsize, and reassign staff, which reduced expenditures by 35%+.
Ø Contributed to management team that led successful Company split and reorganization.
Dec 1996 - Nov 2003
Vice President, Information Technologies
Managed all aspects of, and marketed, projects across four continents to increase Company’s footprint and expand scope of organizational goals and customer base. Created new events and other sources of revenue for the Organization. Forged alliances with industry groups and standards organizations such as the W3C, OASIS, AAP, STC, and others to increase co-industry cooperation and strengthen the breadth of Organization's influence and expertise.
Ø Elevated IT Division income from $500K to $3.5M within five years.
Ø Selected to serve as Vice President of GCARI, R&D arm of IDEAlliance.
Ø Expanded revenue by $2M+ within two years by securing alliances with and managing project work of key membership groups, e.g., Publishing Requirements for Information Systems Management (PRISM) and Industry Content Exchange (ICE) groups.
Ø Reduced IT promotional expenses by 60% within one year of establishing integrated marketing campaigns.
Ø Partnered with several industry leaders across government, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and health sectors to create dynamic seminars and working sessions on revolutionary technology and business solutions, which facilitated critical industry projects such as the HL7 initiative (electronic patient records) and FDA fast-tracking.
University of Virginia
Monitored two years accounting courses.
1970 - 1976
Extracurricular activities included the University Marching Band, Concert Band, Intramural Basketball and Tennis.
Areas of Expertise
Dynamic leader with history of improving organizational profitability and performance by leveraging strategic analysis, process improvement, and project management strengths. Proficient at leading large, complex projects and events and producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget. In-depth experience spans a broad range of organizational functions, including marketing, public relations, information technologies, financial management, business administration, employee training, and strategic alliances. Poised professional with superlative communication skills. Dedicated to providing world-class customer service.
Seeking a vibrant position in business management consulting to exercise my vast knowledge and experience to achieve corporate goals, generate new revenue streams, increase market share/visibility, and improve customer service and support.
I enjoy following and learning new Web technologies and marketing techniques as they evolve. During my spare time I maintain three blogs, care for two dogs, read mysteries and detective novels, participate in community non-profit organization Boards and the production of fundraising activities.