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Seasoned executive seeking next step in career to utilizing experience in marketing, business administration, project management, fundraising, and information technology to help support an organization in an entrepreneurial role.Demonstrated success in sales, marketing, and engineering technology; 12 years experience in governmental relations including service as alderman and mayor; leadership experience on a variety of governmental and community boards; recognized for superior problem-solving, project management, relationship building, and strategic planning skills

Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Marketing Consultant

Show-Me Promotions and Apparel

Consult with clients to provide guidance on marketing expenditures and best practicesProvide imprinted ad specialties to help clients increase sales, and stand out from the competitionContinually network, visit and call on prospective clients to grow customer base

Jul 2004Dec 2010

Director of Outreach / Administrator

Blue Springs First United Methoidst Church

Managed fourteen staff members, oversee budget expendituresCoordinated over 100 volunteers including programs, activities, and trainingDirected and created weekly activities and programs for 1,600 member churchCreated and placed advertising in media channelsWrote and produce newsletters, bulletins, web site and other documentsAdministered day to day management  and finance activities Developed activities and marketing plans for community outreach and fundraisingCreated and planned two three-year capital building campaigns that resulted in giving of $2,116,575Managed IT operations, web site design, and software / hardware purchasing

Apr 2000Dec 2006

Account Manager

Choice Solutions, LLC

Managed relationships in Midwest territory providing solutions for companies seeking to improve network administration, telecommunications and email securityDirected C-level decision makers in solving data and telecommunication needsCreate quotes and proposals for presentation; manage contract details.Worked with vendors to solve service and equipment problems that resulted in improved customer service and network up time


Continuing Education

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Avila University