Education

Education
Aug 2005 - Dec 2007

Juris Doctor

Wayne State University Law School

Completed law degree in five semesters by taking maximum course loads and attending summer classes.Also active in seeking out extra-curricular learning via independent research and through attending educational opportunities such as the annual ABA Tech Show in Chicago (featuring expert speakers on such topics as knowledge management, records management, e-discovery, computer forensics, and project management) and attend other law seminars offered locally.

Mar 1993 - Jul 1996

Master of Arts

University of Phoenix

Completed graduate degree by attending evening classes while simultaneously working full-time and raising a family.

Aug 1987 - May 1990

B.S. in Animal Science (Race Track Industry Program)

University of Arizona

Completed 4-year baccalaureate degree program (with an emphasis on gambling facility management) in 3 years.Named Outstanding Graduating Senior by department faculty; chosen by a selection committee to attend the University’s prestigious Institute for Leadership.Graduated with Cum Laude distinction.Have subsequently attended the annual “Symposium on Racing & Gaming” industry-wide conference hosted by the RTIP in Tucson on numerous occasions.

Summary

Business Operations Jack-of-all-Trades / Master of Organizational Management

Organizational Memberships and Continuing Education

Founder

Michigan Online Attorney Network

Established a dynamic professional networking resource via Linked In for lawyers within the Michigan legal community to share news, info and best practices; organize and promote events; provide a forum for mentoring and advice; etc.

Member of the Board of Directors

Wayne State University Law Alumni Association

Was recruited to join the Board by the president and past president in order to contribute my accumulated expertise in online networking, technological trends, and organizational strategic planning.Involved in planning a new online membership database and orchestrating a new online polling process as chairman of the communications committee.

Lifetime Scholarship Student

Solo Practice University

Gaining continued education related to the practical aspects of practicing law by way of such courses as Law Biz Mgmt., Client Relations 101, Marketing for Lawyers, Collaboration & Networking, Unbundling Legal Services and Virtual Law Practice taught by such noted authorities as Jay Foonberg, Ed Poll, Mark Merenda, Stephanie Kimbro and many others.My most recent course was e-Discovery Basics, taught by computer forensics/e-discovery expert, Jerry Saperstein.

Charter Member

Organization of Legal Professionals

The OLP is a non-profit organization establishing guidelines and standards for the legal field, with an emphasis on e-discovery.They provide monthly webinars on records management, e-Discovery, and computer forensics for their members.They are also in the process of establishing a certification program for e-Discovery professionals, which is something I plan on completing.Previously took a Legal Project Management course and am awaiting scheduling of a computer forensics class – both taught by a panel of distinguished law technology experts.

Graduate

e-Discovery Training Academy at the Georgetown University Law Center

Personally paid tuition costs and travel expenses to this prestigious week long training academy held by Georgetown University Law School for which the faculty included a number of the top authorities in the field of e-Discovery.Training centered on the practical application of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model ( http://edrm.net/ ) in simulated real-world scenarios – including a final group project which included the formulation of a start-to-finish e-Discovery project plan.See https://www.law.georgetown.edu/cle/pdfs/196.pdfHave also paid to receive audio transcripts, presentations and technical materials from the annual Advanced e-Discovery Institute, despite being unable to attend in-person.

Member

Midwest Knowledge Management Community

Participate in monthly meetings hosted by this group as well as ongoing forums created within the larger KM research and professional communities of practice.

Member

Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit

Attend periodic networking events and continuing education seminars including, most recently, a half-day program on tips and trends related to employment law.

Relationships Forged as a Consultant

Among my corporate clientele as an e-Learning Consultant and Implementation Project Manager were:

·AAA Auto Club

·Alticor (Amway)

·Analysts International

·DaimlerChrysler

·Dow Chemical

·Dow Corning

·DTE Energy

·Fanuc Robotics

·Flagstar Bank

·GMAC

·Kellogg

·Masco

·Meijer

·MSX International

·Mich. Dept of Corrections

·Steelcase

·St. John Health System

·Superior Consultants Co.

·U.S. Dept. of Defense

·Visteon

·Whirlpool

My educational accounts included:

·Henry Ford College

·Indiana University

·Marygrove College

·Michigan Virtual Univ.

·Oakland University

·Oakland College

·Schoolcraft College

·University of Michigan

·Walsh College

Interest

+ Law

+ Mediation (and Arbitration)+ Strategic Planning+ Project Management+ Business Process Management (Systems Thinking and Analysis)+ Customer Service & Satisfaction+ Enterprise Risk Management+ Regulatory Compliance+ Organizational Development+ Change Management+ Continuous Improvement+ e-Learning+ Knowledge Management+ Records Management+ Electronic Discovery+ Computer Forensics+ Social Media Marketing

+ Web Analytics+ Search Engine Optimization+ Content Aggregation and Management+ Online Community Organizer+ Group Facilitator+ Technology Implementation, Integration, and Optimization+ Communication, Collaboration, and Innovation+ Networking+ Writing

+ Teaching

Work History

Work History
Jul 2003 - Present

Principal Consultant

Access Strategic Knowledge Consultants LLC

Provide specialized guidance in human resources and regulatory compliance. Also provide extensive services in project management and technology implementation, integration and optimization. Offer additional consulting in such areas as organizational development (inc. training), strategic planning, knowledge management, records management and social media marketing.

Jan 2012 - Present

Operations Manager

Enovio, LLC

Responsible for managing the operational aspects of an organization involved in management consulting, outsourcing, and technology services. His role includes recruiting, human resources management, training and organizational development, knowledge management, strategic planning, budgeting, enterprise risk management, and business development.

Jan 2012 - Present

Operations Manager

Enovio, LLC

Responsible for managing the operational aspects of an organization involved in management consulting, outsourcing, and technology services. His role includes recruiting, human resources management, training and organizational development, knowledge management, strategic planning, budgeting, enterprise risk management, and business development.

Jan 2012 - Present

Operations Manager

Enovio, LLC

Responsible for managing the operational aspects of an organization involved in management consulting, outsourcing, and technology services. His role includes recruiting, human resources management, training and organizational development, knowledge management, strategic planning, budgeting, enterprise risk management, and business development.

May 2006 - Aug 2006

Law Clerk

Michigan Office of the Attorney General

Law school intern position assigned to the Gambling Enforcement Division.Researched and prepared a compendium of information on racing law and gaming law for reference by new attorneys.Assisted in preparing the defense of an appellate case for the Racing Commissioner.Logged training time with Michigan Gaming Control Board staff, including those departments responsible for issuing licenses and conducting investigations and hearings, as well as the gaming lab and the on-site offices that monitor Detroit casino operations.

Nov 1999 - Jun 2003

Corporate Training Consultant / I.T. Project Manager

Thomson-NETg

e-Learning implementation responsibilities included project planning, curriculum design, administrative training, and developing change management strategies.Conducted needs analyses; identified and assessed technical specifications; evaluated deployment strategies; developed end-user documentation; created and implemented marketing and communication campaigns; established evaluative metrics; developed and interpreted statistical reports and student surveys.Received recognition for servicing the largest client revenue base among all consultants within the company.

Jun 1999 - Oct 1999

Project Manager

Michigan Office of the Racing Commissioner

Engaged by the Michigan Racing Commissioner to manage various projects, including an analysis and action plan for implementing a new database system for maintaining information on occupational licensing and administrative rulings.

Aug 1998 - May 1999

Lecturer in Organizational Management

Midway College

Full-time faculty member teaching baccalaureate degree students: Group and Organizational Behavior (OM305); Organizational Communication (OM313); Human Resource Management (OM333); Organizational Concepts (OM402); and Issues in Management (OM409).Designed corporate training offerings.Developed “3-D SWOT Analysis” concept.

Jan 1998 - Sep 1998

Lecturer in Business Administration

Sullivan University

Adjunct instructor teaching baccalaureate degree students: Business Organization and Management (BUS114); Human Resource Fundamentals (MGT284); Human Relations in Business (MGT314); Organizational Behavior (MGT344); Analysis of Management Systems (MGT364); and Seminar in Business Topics (BUS404).

Sep 1996 - Jun 1997

General Manager

Payson Stud (KY) & Payson Park Thoroughbred Training Center (FL)

Ran a Thoroughbred stud farm in Kentucky standing champion race horses valued up to $25 million each.Monitored and controlled diverse operations at four satellite facilities in Florida and New York, including a top commercial training center stabling 500 horses.Effected significant improvements in human resources, risk management, and information systems.Managed the HR function and implemented changes to reduce expenses and ensure regulatory compliance.

Oct 1993 - Dec 1996

Operations Manager

Pony Express Courier Corp.

Directed branch operations encompassing the state of New Mexico and portions of Colorado and Texas.Managed a workforce of 80 employees and controlled a fleet of 35 vehicles.Oversaw a 24-hour dispatch operation that included communications with metro- & remote-area couriers, line-haul freight routes, airfreight companies, and customer service agents.Ensured regulatory compliance (including D.O.T. regulations) and managed the HR function including training.

Dec 1991 - Sep 1993

Director of Operations

The Downs at Albuquerque & The Downs at Santa Fe

Oversaw the day-to-day operations of the admissions, wagering, concessions, maintenance, and security departments as well as an off-site simulcasting facility.Managed the human resource function of a company with over 500 employees.Responsible for customer service training, including complaint resolution procedures.Represented company before the State Racing Commission.Uncovered $750,000 in overpayment of prior operating expenses during initial months on job.

Jun 1990 - Dec 1991

Projects Coordinator

Association of Racing Commissioners International

Facilitated a committee’s effort in developing model rules for pari-mutuel horse racing in an effort to standardize the regulation of racetracks and licensees/participants across multiple jurisdictions.Established in-house development of an online subscription database system and automated office administrative functions.Generated statistical analyses for use in studying industry trends.Represented the organization at major industry conferences throughout North America. Engineered the transformation of information systems from an expense to revenue center.

Mar 1981 - Mar 1985

Non-Commissioned Officer

U.S. Air Force

Held top-secret security clearance for role in maintaining and transporting nuclear weapons while serving overseas (Lakenheath, England).Honorably discharged as a Sergeant (E-4) upon fulfillment of four-year enlistment.Awarded perfect ratings on each of four annual performance reviews.Graduate of the Air Force’s NCO Leadership Academy.