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Work experience


Merrill Lynch

Earned college credit for work completed in the financial investments industry.

Numerous Sales and Management Positions

Ronny's Main Dollar Stores, Inc

Worked in family retail stores, distribution warehouse, and administrative offices throughout high school and college.

Assistant Manager

Midway Wine and Spirits

Managed daily operations in the absence of the manager. Trained and supervised a staff of 7. Provided exceptional customer service to employees and customers.

Management Associate

Retail Leadership Development Program

Selected from over 1600 applicants to participate in Region Bank’s Retail Leadership Development Program. Received structured training in cash management, personal banking, branch management, and loan processing. Managed 3 retail bank branches within my region as needed.

Financial Assistance Director

Bryan College

Managed the Financial Aid Department, Student Services Department and the Campus Bookstore. Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of approximately 200 student accounts. Researched and initiated grants, scholarships and other financial assistance programs benefiting students. Developed class curriculum and student schedules in coordination with the academic department.

Media Consultant


Participated in business to business advertising sales. Primarily responsible for developing new business and securing yearly renewals.

Finance Manager

Little Rock Job Corps, US Department of Labor

Managed the finance department, finance staff, and an annual budget of $8 million.Supervised payroll activities for 120 employees and 300 students. Lead weekly meetings with finance, purchasing and receiving officers to resolve cross-departmental issues. Approved and allocated all center expenses. Prepared and held accountable for monthly financial statements submitted to the Department of Labor.

Graduate Assistant

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center ASBTDC

Managed market research and industry analysis projects for all 7 ASBTDC offices in Arkansas. Met with clients and assisted with business start-ups, expansions, capital requirements, and feasibility analyses. Helped businesses create business plans, strategic plans, marketing plans, grant proposals, and SWOT analyses. Mentored new team members as they worked to complete complex research projects.

Project Manager

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center ASBTDC

Project Manager of "Informed Businesses: Navigating the Affordable Care Act;" the state's official program designed to educate Arkansas businesses on changing healthcare laws, taxes, fees, and compliance. Managed 95 business learning events, a project team of 8, and a budget of $280,000. Exceeded 100% of project objectives 2 months ahead of schedule. Created project work plan, schedule, benchmarks, curriculum, marketing materials, and stakeholder reports. Developed and facilitated train-the-trainer events, and provided on-going support to project team. Coordinated project details across numerous public, private, and government sectors simultaneously. Marketed project events to businesses using news interviews, press releases, social media, email, and flyers. Recruited community partners, non-profit groups, and local businesses to sponsor project events.



University of Arkansas


University of Arkansas at Little Rock