Abigail Rethore

Abigail Rethore

Work History

Work History

Business Development Unit Intern

Management Systems International (MSI)

·Composed compelling ‘Corporate Capability’ sections for several company proposals, which helped increase contracts awarded and provided models for subsequent proposals and RFP responses; analyzed past projects and synthesized relevant company accomplishments and experiences

·Communicated clearly the qualifications and expertise of personnel proposed for projects, in alignment with RFPs needs

Policy and Planning Committee Member; Assistant Teacher, Lower School

Phoenix Country Day School

·Academic Policy Committee – Guided committee of department/division heads to take decisions on school-wide policies and academic standards by asking critical questions, reiterating expressed points-of-view, and ensuring committee’s objective remained top of mind; revised homework and course placement and credit policies that demonstrated school’s responsiveness to evolving academic environment alongside high academic standards for PreK-12th grades

·50th Anniversary Committee – Selected to help plan 2010/2011 milestone program of more than 20 celebratory events; spearheaded ‘memory project’ incorporating 50 years of yearbooks to tell school’s ‘story’ from multiple perspectives

·Supported cognitive and social development of children ages 4-5 through exploration and problem solving experiences

Jun 2009 - Present

Founding Leader, Standards Committee

Center for Sustainable Solutions

·Directed development process for cross-industry, business sustainability, standards program, which resulted in creation of beta-version that includes 5 key sustainability categories

·Organized test of standards program with 10 companies to assess the program’s  usability and incorporate necessary changes/improvements into final, Version 1

·Created and maintained project timeline to reach milestones and achieve agreed goals on schedule; facilitated group discussions among experts, which encouraged critical thinking and enabled progress to be made

Oct 2010 - Present

Independent Consultant

·Your Triple Bottom Line, Sustainability Correspondent – weekly talk radio show about corporate sustainability and social media – research, report, and blog about innovative sustainability and CSR programs to inform audience about latest achievements and best practices; successful first show pioneered weekly segment, On-the-Ground Reports, which now includes three additional sustainability experts to increase scope and depth of coverage (See www.Your3BL.com)

·M. Beacon Enterprises, LLC, Consultant – boutique strategy management consultancy with ‘green’ practice area – provide analytic support to varied engagements that help mid-sized organizations to develop and execute sound strategies

Jan 2009 - Aug 2009

Business Development Associate

Solisten, LLC

·Improved start-up business’s external communications approach and significantly increased customer response; refined email outreach after assessing the needs and interests of target audience

·Wrote employee training document about using Microsoft Access effectively and how to write new queries; updated customer database

Feb 2007 - Jun 2007

Orphanage Co-Manager; Principal and Lead Teacher

Volunteer Service in Nepal (VSN)

·Provided crucial continuity in students’ learning amid significant political turbulence and uncertainty; created structure in community school serving over 60 orphaned students aged 3-15; taught English, Health, and Physical Education

·Improved asset utilization by nonprofit and its volunteers; spearheaded creation of Resource Inventory at VSN office

·Attained habitable living conditions and improved health and self-sufficiency for 9 boys; developed and implemented consistent daily routine to increase sense of security; improved hygiene habits to combat persistent disease; organized career talks with small local businesses to introduce boys to possible vocations

Sep 2005 - Dec 2006

Editorial Assistant, Developmental Mathematics

Pearson/Prentice Hall Publishing

·Entrusted to direct 20-professor class test for 1st edition textbook – within first month of hire, whichinvolved communicating with multiple stakeholders, organizing and sending review materials under specific time constraints, and compiling feedback into easily reviewable packets

·Orchestrated publication of printed, supplemental textbook materials, which help facilitate student success – effective management and communication ensured supplements were launched on time and without content mistakes

·Organized all components of instructor reviews, including honorarium payments, which improved textbook quality


Sep 2007 - Dec 2008

Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management

Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • ThunderGreen – Vice President & Project Manager. Oversaw 6 project leaders and supervised their environmental-sustainability projects’ progress to increase project accountability; managed campus-wide Recycling Awareness Week, increasing knowledge and proper usage of local recycling facilities for 90% of participants and a 50% improvement in the use of recycling bags
  • Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, national Business Honor Society
Sep 2001 - May 2005


Boston College

Graduated Cum Laude

Elected to Phi Alpha Theta, national History Honor Society


Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability, International Development, Global Affairs, Education

Traveling, exercising, learning new things, movies, books, music


Apply effective communication, project leadership, and critical thinking skills to achieve business or client objectives via a communications role. Join company committed to creating positive social benefits and reducing its harmful impacts on the environment in addition to creating shareholder value. Contribute diverse international, corporate, and nonprofit experience.



Problem Solving

Anticipate needs and execute effectively

Effective oral and written communications

Project Management

Critical Thinking