Kyla Gutierrez

Work History

Work History


Chamber of Commerce
Director; Gulfport; Gulfport, MS(; January 2006-August 2006) Extensive experience in fundraising, establishment of annual planned-giving campaign, budget design and maintenance; chamber spokesperson, media relations, member relations and recruiting; event planning, community outreach; administrative responsibilities to active Board of Directors, Executive Committees, and extensive network of volunteers. Management Skills Program management specialties include but are not limited to the below areas: Personnel: 60+ Employees in multiple locations and across multiple states simultaneously Hire, Fire, Performance Review and Training Time approval and payroll Expense and mileage reimbursement Financial: Assist in creation of program budgets between $300,000-$10million Direct responsibility for multiple individual budgets covering all local sites and contracts Vendor selection and negotiation Direct approval of all program expenditures submitted to funding agency Government Contracting: Responsible for program compliance with all contractual obligations and/or federal and state regulations Monthly performance and financial reporting to agency serving as funding source Maintenance of participant intake, eligibility, performance and outcome data for entry into state tracking systems Community Outreach: Create marketing campaigns to recruit potential participants and increase awareness in the local business community Public presentations to local government, civic, professional and media organizations Establishment of local advisory council Training, Education and Staff Development: Development of participant workforce skills curriculum for adult and youth participants. Complete automation of all paper/manual training into a web based curriculum

Program Manager

Paxen Group, Inc MOIRA CO LLC
Program Manager;; Gulfport, MS & Wailuku, HI Mississippi Trained and Ready— Recruit, train and outcome 1300+ residents of coastal Mississippi adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina through WIA and NEG funded programming. Deliver employment training curriculum, life improvement skills and post traumatic stress recovery to unemployed or underemployed residents. Provide internship and permanent employment placement for program participants. Hawaii Summer Youth Employment Program— Provide classroom based instruction, employability skills training and on the job monitoring of 1000+ Hawaiian youth(14- 22 years old) across 4 islands. Lead corporate executive on the ground responsible for program success statewide and direct liaison with funding agency, Department of Defense. GED and GED Xcelrator— Provide intensive classroom based instruction, in 3 to 6 week cycles, for approximately 200 adults maintaining 80% + success rate in GED attainment. Lodging Learning Center— Deliver hospitality based curriculum to 350+program participants through NEG funded grant. Recruit, instruct and certify(American Hotel and Lodging Association) local adults and successfully place into paid internships and permanent employment within the local resort industry.

Director of Training, Education and Business Services

Director of Training, Education and Business Services; PSI/MAXIMUS Inc; Chattanooga, TN Tennessee Families First TANF Program— Oversight of two departments of a large TANF program spanning 27 counties of TN and serving 1800+ participants at any given time. As the Director of the Training and Education department I was responsible for maintaining in-house and partner provided training opportunities for our participants, monitoring and providing GED attainment opportunities throughout our service zone and continuously redeveloping and innovating creative and cost effective ways to service large participant populations under strict programmatic and logistical challenges. most notable being the complete transfer of all curriculum to online based courses. As the Director of Business Services, I was responsible for maintaining relationships with the business community at large and facilitating employment opportunities for our program participants. Both roles required strict contractual compliance management, employee relations, and extensive contact with the public as the most visible representative of our program within the City of Chattanooga.

Owner/managing Partner

Owner/Managing Partner; Managing partner of a small LLC administrative and management services consulting firm. Moira Co specialization has been in evaluation of workforce development, training and employee management programming for non-profit, government and private sector operations.

Project Director

ResCare Workforce Services
Project Director;; Orlando FL Operational Director for a ResCare workforce WIA(Department of Labor) grant funded contract in Central Florida. Program provides GED classes, skills training and job placement assistance to low income and at risk 16-21 year old youth as well as connection with community assistance organizations. Duties include program operations, community outreach, participant recruitment, ensuring performance metrics are met for both individual staff and overall program, staff management, technical guidance/compliance, financial oversight and interaction with funding customer.




University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi School of Law


University of South Alabama




Human Services