Manager and supervisor with proven team and strategic achievements, and the ability to provide well-grounded recommendations and counsel in management, operations, project management, public relations and marketing.
A position as manager, director or vice president directing operations, budget, logistics and planning.
Feb 2005 - Present
Corpus Christi Police Department
Managed staff of 37 and budget of $1.8 million. Oversaw operations of all data entry functions for the Police Department, incoming Public Information Act requests, administering the City's burglar alarm ordinance and taking 42 percent of all incoming offense reports via our Telephone Reporting Unit.
Jul 2002 - Feb 2005
Director, Market Research
East Meets West Productions Inc.
Consulted with clients, provided account service and conducted market research on a variety of issues/projects/topics.
Jun 1990 - Aug 2002
Home-based pubic relations and marketing
Assisted Quaker Oats Co. with issues regarding product boycott, pre-emptive measures to take to minimize negative impact, fall-out. Conducted media training for senior executives at Anderson Advertising Inc. Counseled senior management of Builders Square in handling crisis situations. Serviced: Alamo Bowl, Citibank Data Systems Inc., Harcourt Brace & Co., Pioneer Flour Mills, USAA and its affiliates. Coordinated over 500 public relations and marketing campaigns -- concept to evaluation -- including graphic design, advertising, print and television production, photography. Worked as television grip for KMOL-TV; performed voice overs for on-air commercials; studied television production and directed all levels of production at KAMU-TV. Developed over 100 internal communication pieces -- editorial content, calendars, distribution. Orchestrated over 25 special events -- grand openings, ground breakings, dedications, sports events, donor recognition ceremonies, unveilings. Led media center operations for 4,000 journalists from 18 countries for San Antonio Summit, 800 journalists from four countries for NAFTA Initialing Ceremony. Arranged celebrity appearances and handled contract negotiation for Builders Square.
Jan 2001 - Apr 2002
Millican & Associates, Inc.
Mentored one junior consultant. Developed records retention schedules for Amtrak and the National Weather Service -- conducted 354 interviews across 54 line offices in eight months, coordinated with National Archives for compliance. Served as lead contact and project champion for minimum staff of five.
Mar 1999 - Dec 2000
Knowledge Managent Supervisor
Brown & Root Services Corp.
Performed sales coordination (Siebel) for $1.7 billion annual budget, revenue forecasting; helped direct sales strategy; monitored/analyzed top prospects. Relocated regional headquarters (Houston-Washington, DC); developed and implemented six-month staff/office transition plan and hiring strategy. Developed and implemented work methods for 250 research requests/year with maximum 48-hour turnaround time. Led project team and developed business process for conversion of 4.5 million sheets of paper records to digital images through scanning and indexing. Developed and implemented workflow for digitizing 500,000 pages of hard copy and 4,000 electronic documents on 500 projects.
Jan 1995 - Jan 1999
Various temporary agencies
Assisted in developing $32 million capital expenditure budget and leveraging $5 million year-end final spending to cash flow for Clarke American Checks Inc. Provided direction and support for joint initiatives with other operating units for Clarke American Checks, Citibank Data Systems. Prepared situation and competitive analyses of markets and market segments, industries for Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital and The Diversity Channel. Supervised freelance, agency work for Clarke American Checks Inc.
Feb 1993 - Sep 1994
Coordinator, Communication and Public Relations
Corpus Christi Independent School District
Managed staff of 15 and budget of $750,000. Eliminated recurring 10-year $75,000 deficit in four months for Corpus Christi Independent School District. Coordinated publicity, promotion, community relations for 63 campuses with emphasis on Hispanic market. Served as organizational representative to the community and coordinated public service involvement.
Feb 1992 - Feb 1993
Public Relations Manager
Regnier, Valdez & Associates Inc.
Handled office operations, client needs in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, developed creative concepts and collaterals for internal and external communication, client positioning, direct mail and advertising for Call Home America and other clients. Provided counsel to clients.
Oct 1990 - Feb 1992
Public Relations Coordinator
Baptist Memorial Hospital System
Developed creative concepts and collaterals for internal and external communication, client positioning, direct mail and advertising. Coordinated public relations needs and media relations for three hospitals.